Mar 15th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Pennsylvania is Pushing for More CWD Defense

The Keystone State is looking for hunter input on their CWD response plan. By: Travis Smola Pennsylvania is trying to get ahead of chronic wasting disease and they’re looking for hunter input on their plans. CWD is an always fatal disease similar to mad cow disease. It affects members of the cervid family like deer, […]

Mar 12th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

An Outdoor Education

A unique pro-hunting curriculum is teaching outdoor skills to tens of thousands of public school students every year. Photo: Students in the Outdoor Adventures program at Mount Pleasant Junior High School work on their fire-building skills. School sure has changed a lot since most of us in the older generation went through it. I often […]

Exploring Maine’s Wildlife Management Areas

By Regional Wildlife Biologists Kendall Marden One of Maine’s most underappreciated natural resources is public land.  Many folks from the western U.S. are used to having access to millions of acres of public land. On the contrary, accessing private land in the west is a challenge and often involves paying for that privilege. We are lucky in […]

Mar 6th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

The Immorality of Saving Elephants

The battle for the hearts and minds of the international public over the African Elephant brings into sharp focus the activities of the animal rights movement. Here people who live in countries devoid of large and dangerous animals raise vast amounts of money to ‘save’ elephants. Recently two noted academics dissected this situation in a […]

Mar 3rd

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Craig Boddington: Thoughts on Proper Cape Buffalo Shot Placement

  Nothing will mess up a cape buffalo hunt faster than a poorly placed shot. Here’s what Craig Boddington has to say about cape buffalo shot placement. Cape buffalo have a well deserved reputation for toughness and aggression. They also have the ability to soak up incredible amounts of lead from poorly placed shots. The […]

Mar 1st

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

One Shot From a .458 Lott Puts This Bison Down

American Bison are extremely large creatures, but one shot from a .458 Lott was all this hunter needed to bring one down in Alberta, Canada. The .458 Lott is a very powerful cartridge designed for use on very large, thick skinned dangerous game like cape buffalo. The cartridge is not limited to use in Africa […]

Feb 27th

2020

CategoryPosted in DSC News Center

DSC’s Response to UK Call for Evidence on Trophy Imports/Exports

.et_post_meta_wrapper Please see DSC’s submission in response to the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ call for evidence on the impact of trophy imports and exports. The case for legal, regulated hunting as a conservation tool is well-established worldwide and there is no place for restrictions on any matters seeking to undermine hunting. […]

Feb 24th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Preliminary Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting Dates

After deliberation, the first of Pennsylvania’s Sunday hunting dates have been established and initially approved. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissions gave their preliminary approval to three Sunday hunting dates for the November, 2020 hunting season. The decision was determined during the Commission’s meeting in Harrisburg on January 25. A date during the statewide archery […]

Feb 21st

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Will We Ever Be Able to Stop Poaching?

Can we ever really stop people from poaching? All the law-abiding hunters I know hate poachers. They steal precious wildlife resources from the rest of us. Worse, they give all hunters a bad name because most members of the public don’t know how to differentiate between the true conservationists and the criminals. But can we […]

Feb 19th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

10 Politicians Looking Out for Our Sportsmen’s Rights

These politicians have shown they’re watching out for sportsmen. Politics and conservation are very intertwined, especially with the heated political climate in the United States right now. Hunter numbers are dropping, and some state and federal agencies are struggling with funding and wildlife management. Some are worried about our shooting sports rights and sportsmen’s rights […]


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