If there are no elk in the forest, can you have an elk season? Apparently New York lawmakers are entertaining the idea, as a bill that recently passed the state’s Senate Environmental Conservation Committee will authorize moose and elk hunts in the sta…Go to New York Passes Bill to Authorize Elk Season, No Elk Present in State
"THOMAS, Chief Judge: Upon the vote of a majority of nonrecused active judges, it is ordered that this case be reheard en banc pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 35(a) and Circuit Rule 35-3. The three-judge panel opinion and…Go to Peruta just went en banc
On Wednesday Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) confirmed that a young mule deer found east of Denver was infested with exotic chewing lice, a species similar to the lice that is responsible for the widespread deer “hair loss syndrome” found in other s…Go to First Case of Exotic Chewing Lice Found in Colorado Deer
Many people think of night vision gear as cutting edge technology, and they wouldn’t be wrong. As evidenced by their exorbitant price, night vision scopes and goggles are highly sophisticated pieces of technology. Yet scientists are already looking in…Go to Hunting Tech of the Future? Scientists Discover Way to Inject Human Eyes with Night Vision
Even when done properly, supplemental winter feeding can bring up many complications for starving deer. When done improperly, feeding deer could mean an agonizing death. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reported on Tuesday that a group of 12 …Go to The Perils of Improper Winter Deer Feeding: Small Herd Found Dead in New Hamsphire
I heard from my old friend Steve Glass a couple of weeks ago. Steve runs Trophy Bag Kooler. Steve makes insulated game bags and other [...]Go to Trophy Bag Kooler – Kooler Gel – The Ice Extender
In many ways miniature horses already act very much like dogs. They can be trained as service animals and are commonly accepted in many countries as assistance animals for people with disabilities. Unlike their larger kin, miniature horses are often f…Go to Video: Watch These Miniature Horses Act Just Like Hunting Dogs
Of all the predators that a hunter could come across in the forest, wild cats can be among the most deadly. Equipped with razor sharp claws and a powerful bite, these stealthy predators can shadow humans for long distances without ever being noticed. …Go to Video: Hunter Shoots Charging Leopard at the Last Possible Second
Story here. She’s not one of those who would blame the neighbor for shooting her son, who was the drug-demented attacker. "Mendez is now beginning a painful recovery. She’s also mourning the loss of a son she feels she truly…Go to Phoenix: mother saved by armed neighbor
From an article in the Idaho Statesman (which cites Clayton Cramer and John Lott). Between 1986 and the present days: States prohibiting concealed carry, with no licenses to do so available, shrank from 16 to 0. States allowing permits on…Go to Interesting trends in concealed carry laws
What would you do if you found yourself surrounded by 15 wolves in the heart of the Montana wilderness, with nothing more than your bow? On a hunt several years ago, Elk Hunter editor Remi Warren found himself encircled by what appeared to be two pac…Go to Video: Elk Bowhunters Face Off with 2 Wolf Packs in Montana Wilderness
Let’s face it, animals generally have way better reflexes than humans. After all, they have to survive in a world full of ways to get hurt, and even the slightest injury in the wild could mean the end. That said, we usually don’t expect wild animals to…Go to Video: Bobcat with Matrix-like Reflexes Dodges Tracer Rounds
An Idaho woman charged with killing a falconer’s bird in January now faces up to 6 months in jail and a maximum of $5,000 in fines. According to the New York Daily News, 60-year-old Patti McDonald said she was upset that the falconer was hunting ducks …Go to Idaho Woman Faces Only 6 Months in Jail after Beating Hawker’s Falcon to Death
They may not look like much, but coyotes can be accomplished predators. Working in groups, coyotes are among the top predators for deer where larger carnivores are absent. They may not be as strong as wolves or mountain lions, but coyotes are still tak…Go to Video: Sharpshooting Hunter Saves Deer from Two Attacking Coyotes
As a publicity ploy, "States United to Prevent Gun Violence" (an astroturf group created by Bloomberg) sets up a fake gun store in New York City, with seemingly real guns hanging on the walls. But not too long ago, New…Go to More hypocrisy….
How do you feel after a hunt? Exhilarated? Hungry? Just plain tired? According to a study by researchers at UC Santa Barbara, male hunters returning from the field may experience a sudden rise in oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone.” This nickname is…Go to Study: Men Returning from the Hunt Experience Rush of the “Love Hormone”
Should you duck and cover?
Idaho wildlife officials have confirmed that thousands of migrating snow geese are being found dead across the state, seemingly dropping straight out of the air. The carcasses were first discovered at Camas National Wildlife…Go to Why Did Thousands of Snow Geese Drop out of the Sky over Idaho?
On Friday, the New Mexico House Agriculture, Water, and Wildlife Committee advanced a bill that would effectively treat the state’s mountain lions as nuisance animals. According to The New Mexican, the bill would overturn a regulations that currently…Go to New Mexico Lawmakers Advance Bill to Create Open Season on Mountain Lions
Joshua Prince has an interesting post. The key is that the NFA says a "person" may register and pay taxes on an MG, and 18 U.S.C. §922(o) says a "person" may not possess a post-ban MG, but the two statutes…Go to Can a gun trust own a "post ban" MG?
Video of his testimony here….Go to Former head of MD pistol licensing explains his change of view
Hunters often face many dangers in the wild, but a naked man claiming to be Sasquatch and armed with a handsaw is generally not among the usual hazards.
In October 2013, 58-year-old Jeff McDonald ventured into the woods of Manning, Oregon for a chance…Go to Naked Man Who Attacked Oregon Hunter while Pretending to Be Bigfoot Sentenced to 10 Years
Here’s something you don’t see on your trail cam every day. Lee and Tiffany Lakosky’s livestreaming trail camera set up next to a deer feeder in their Iowa hunting property recorded footage of an animal you don’t usually see near whitetails—a Sika d…Go to Video: Iowa Trail Cam Captures Footage of Sika Deer Next to Whitetails
Story here. My friend Phil Murphy had a similar experience. He held a burglar at gunpoint until police arrived. The local media did interview him. He mentioned that he’d used an AR, and, strangely, the story never saw the light…Go to A self-defense case that, strangely, was not covered by the media
Franz Albrecht Oettingen of Germany considers wild boar one of his favorite game animals—which is extremely unfortunate for the pigs. In this video taken from a driven boar hunt, Otettingen uses his .300 Win Mag rifle to great effect as he expertly …Go to Video: German Hunter Single-handedly Takes Down Group of Boars
Plaintiffs sue Harrisburg, PA, in state court, over its gun restrictions (I assume on preemption grounds). Harrisburg files a removal to Federal District Court (I assume some Federal legal issue was involved, don’t know the details). But the removal motion…Go to Some red faces on the other side
It’s gotten to where even WashPo is criticizing them….Go to Washington Post: "Obama’s Odd Series of Exaggerated Gun Claims"
For hunters in bear country, few things are as scary as being pinned down by a bear on your back. That is why former stuntman and Marine Billy Lucas designed the Back Attack Pack, a backpack attachment that can be activated to spray bear deterrent righ…Go to Former Marine Designs Backpack That Protects Hunters from Bears
I didn’t have time to say anything when the ballot arrived, I was swamped with work and barely had time to fill out my own, and besides, everyone on the ballot seemed qualified. But thinking of my associates from Interior…Go to NRA Board elections
What would you do if you ever came across a sleeping deer? Despite their reputation as skittish creatures, it seems that some deer are actually heavy sleepers. This hunter can’t believe his luck when he comes across a young deer in the middle of a nap…Go to Video: Hunter Sneaks Up On Sleeping Deer
Idaho Fish and Game announced on Monday that the department has concluded a wolf cull in the state’s northern Lolo zone, ending with 19 wolves killed. The aerial cull was carried out to help mitigate the effects of wolf predation on the region’s plumm…Go to Idaho Completes Cull of 19 Wolves, Seeks Funds to Bolster Program