Feb 4th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Francolins – A Rose by Any Other Name

You’d think with birds this ubiquitous, the “experts” could come to an agreement. That doesn’t seem to be the case. By Ken Bailey Sitting on my desk are five of the most universally accepted and highly regarded books describing the birds of southern Africa. I’ve looked up in each of them the species of birds […]

Feb 1st

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Five Great Winter Hunts

Beat the cold-weather blues with these off-season adventures. Here in North America, the winter doldrums are here. I’m writing this on the eve of the New Year, with major interstates blocked by blizzards on both coasts. There are still some late deer and elk seasons ongoing, and January can be a great month for waterfowl […]

Jan 29th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

10 Things to Prepare for If You’re Getting Married to a Hunter

It takes a special person to marry a hunter. When you say “I do” to one, you’re committing not just to a person, but to a lifestyle. While it in no way reflects how much your spouse loves you, when it comes to hunting season, you often take a backseat. You often find yourself making a […]

Jan 26th

2020

CategoryPosted in New Hampshire Fish & Game

Register Today to Learn to Hunt Wild Turkeys

Registration is now open for a special turkey hunting program co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and your local National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapter. These workshops, offered across the state, are designed for new or novice […] CONTACT: Josh Mackay: (603) 271-0459 Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212 January 6, 2020 CONCORD, NH […]

Jan 24th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Trophy Hunting: A Form of Conservation

The ongoing offensive against trophy hunting is being waged largely on social media by keyboard warriors in comfortable offices, far from the heat, dust, dirt and flies of rural Africa. These self-righteous, self-appointed guardians of animal rights and ethics have no qualms about name-calling and insults directed against hunters who come to Africa to spend […]

Jan 20th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

The proposed Namibian Hunting Trophy Measurement System

It is a growing concern by conservation-orientated hunters and other stakeholders that the constant removal of breeding males in their prime (or even at a younger age) has a severe negative effect on the gene pool of the hunted species. This does not only affect the trophy potential of the species in question but the […]

Jan 16th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Massachusetts Just Banned Coyote Hunting Competitions

Massachusetts has officially banned coyote hunting contests. Hunters in the state of Massachusetts will no longer be able to participate in hunting contests for coyotes and a variety of other animals after a decision by the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board. MassLive reports the voted-upon ban will not only end hunting contests for coyotes, but also […]

Jan 14th

2020

CategoryPosted in All Outdoor

Hunting in Africa, What You Need to Know

Africa is a truly magical place and I would recommend every hunter put it on their bucket list.  It can seem a bit daunting though, the thought of traveling half way around the world to hunt in a land you have never seen and mostly for animals you have only viewed on TV or in […]

Jan 12th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Ballot-Box Biology

California’s Proposition 117, a ban on mountain lion hunting, passed in 1990 and inspired similar anti-hunting ballot initiatives in other states. Photo by GaryKramer.net Wildlife management decisions must be based on the best available science–not on the whims of public opinion. I was browsing the craft booths at a summer festival in my Colorado town […]

Is winter weather changing in northern and central Maine?

By Regional Wildlife Biologist Shawn Haskell A year ago, some meteorologists examined intercontinental atmospheric and oceanic trends and predicted another cold and snowy winter for northern New England.  This was a few weeks after the 80-degree weather we had in early September of 2018.  For Aroostook County at least, they nailed it. Our snow period […]

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