Posts Tagged hunting

NZ Woman Hunter Gets Death Threats

From The Daily Wire:

An avid huntress from Wanaka, New Zealand says she’s been getting death threats after posting a series of risqué photos of some of her successful hunts — criticism she says fails to take into account that her family eats the animals she kills in part as an attempt to avoid promoting factory farms.

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Varmints: Easy Hunting Intro

From Guns.com:

Varmint hunting teaches and perfects the basics like stalking, spotting, and firearm safety. Additionally, it’s a great way to put your gear to the test. Got a new budget-friendly scope, like a Redfield Rampage or Konus Konusport, you want to test out? Take it to the field. Getting started with some binoculars? Try those out on some unsuspecting groundhogs. Varmint hunting is an awesome and fun way to work on skills and solidify your gun and gear preferences.

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Gun Ban Would Decimate Wildlife Conservation

From The Federalist:

Almost $1 billion each year goes to state wildlife and natural resource agencies courtesy of checks written by firearms, ammunition, and related manufacturers. It is the result of an 11 percent excise tax on firearms, ammunition, and related goods known as Pittman-Robertson, or the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937.

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NJ Group Wants To Ban Hunting

From Bearing Arms:

Energized by wins such as arbitrarily pushing the bear hunt off state lands (over 60% of the available bear hunting land in the state) and wins in other towns such as Holmdel, anti-hunters are now trying to sneak a through a legal backdoor to ban hunting, by going to each of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities and ban our sports town by town, borough by borough, until there is no land left to hunt in the state.

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California Bans Lead Ammo For Hunting

From The Truth About Guns:

As a reminder to anyone hunting in California this year, the state’s full lead ammunition ban will take effect July 1. California’s lead ammo ban, which was officially signed as a new law in 2013, required the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to gradually build up to a full prohibition.

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More Federal Lands Open For Hunting

From Guns.com:

The proposed rule would include big changes such opening Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin to hunting and fishing for the first time and opening of Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming to deer and elk hunting for the first time. Other facilities would see smaller expansions with the net result of some 1.4 million new acres of public land opened for access to sportsmen.

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Texas Passes Unrestricted Hog Hunting

From Guns.com:

Sponsored by state Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, SB 317 is designed to cut away layers of red tape when it comes to combating the growing scourge of wild hogs in the Lone Star State. Approved unanimously in the Texas Senate and only garnering two “no” votes in the House, Abbott, a Republican, signed the bill last week.

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MN To Add Gun Safety To P.E. Classes

From Guns.com:

The omnibus environment and natural resources spending bill, SF 7, was approved by lawmakers last week by a large, bipartisan vote and presented to Walz. Included in the plan is $500,000 from the state’s game and fish fund for grants to school districts to increase firearms safety, trap shooting, archery, hunting, and angling activities in physical education classes.

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Botswana To Issue New Hunting Licenses After 5 Years

From Guns.com:

Citing increased human-wildlife conflicts and deaths after a five-year ban on elephant hunting, the African country of Botswana is now reinstating the practice.
Home to the largest population of elephants in Africa, Botswana says their herds have been exploding in size, growing from 50,000 in 1991 to more than 130,000 today. A 2001 government Elephant Management Plan recommended that Botswana’s environment could best maintain only 54,000 of the animals. This, according to President Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi, is “far more than Botswana’s fragile environment, already stressed by drought and other effects of climate change, can safely accommodate.”

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New Attack On Long Range Shooting

From Bearing Arms:

Who the hell needs to hit something, anything, from over a mile away? I’ll tell you who: an Army or Marine sniper, that’s who. They’re selling military-grade rifles to the general public. That’s what this sniper rifle is, and that’s what all the various iterations of the AR-15 style assault rifles are. Military-grade killing machines. All of them are for sale on the open market here in the United States of America. You can go down to your local gun store and buy one tomorrow. That means you’ll be able to set the damn Scorpion up on its bi-pod and hit a so-called “soft target” so far away you need a goddamn telescope to see it.

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New .350 Legend Cartridge

From Guns.com:

The new round, which premiered at SHOT Show last month and caused buzz for its attributes that included a claim to the throne of the fastest production straight wall cartridge on the market, offers more energy than the classic .30-30 Win. with less recoil than the .243 Win.

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Budget Mauser M18

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Scotland Succumbs To Mob On Hunter

From Breitbart:

Numerous respondents demanded that Scotland do something to stop such hunts from taking place. The outcry eventually grew strong enough that Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, pledged the government would “review the current situation and consider whether changes to the law [for hunting such animals] are required.”

Fox News reports that Scotland had now brought charges against Switlyk for “firearms offenses.” Police released a statement saying, “Following several complaints of wild goat ‘trophy’ hunting on Islay in (October), Police Scotland can now confirm that a 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from the USA have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for firearms offences.”

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Hunters Donate Game Meat

From Guns.com:

Since 1991, a venison donation program that enlists hunters to share their extra harvest with food banks across the Keystone State has fed thousands.

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Women Flocking To Hunting

From KTVA:

Women have become the fastest-growing hunting demographic in the U.S., and according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, it’s a trend that extends to the 49th state, too.

The department says increased interest led to new women-only hunter education classes.

“We’ve found over the years that women sometimes like a more safe environment where they can ask questions,” Ginamaria Smith, the program coordinator for the department’s hunter information and training program. “They don’t have to feel like they might be asking what they would term ‘stupid questions,’ even though they’re not.”

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