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Florida Legalizes Hunting with Suppressors Despite Push from Gun Control Groups

Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that it voted to lift the ban on hunting with suppressors in the state, despite delaying the vote from Thursday to Friday as a result of “increased public interest.” The issue …

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How Closely Are Grizzlies Following Hunters? Study Aims to Find Out

When hunting for elk or deer, the last thing most hunters want is an encounter with a hungry bear. Yet the large predators have an uncanny ability to track down animal carcasses, and a study by researchers with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team m…

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Video: Muskrat Trapper Accidentally Launches Truck into River

A Michigan muskrat trapper was left without a ride after an incident on Tuesday in which he launched his truck, boat, and nearly himself into the freezing Muskegon River. According to MLive, Jack Kirkpatrick was attempting to bring his boat out of the …

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Where Are Bucks Hiding? New Study Reveals Insights into Buck Behavior

Any hunter knows that as bucks behave differently as deer season drags on. Many inquisitive sportsmen will ask how large a buck’s home range is, how far the animal will travel, whether older bucks are smarter than younger bucks, and whether that 10-poi…

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Florida Expected to Legalize Suppressors for Hunting This Week

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet on November 20 to discuss whether the agency wants to overturn a 57-year ban on hunting with suppressors. Commonly known as silencers, these devices work by trapping the expanding ga…

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Video: Bowhunters Have Close Encounter of the Bull Moose Kind

This father-son hunting duo came within touching distance of a bull moose during recent trip to Colorado. The pair were hunting for elk, but managed to call the moose over instead. The large animal didn’t seem to mind—or see the hunters for that matt…

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Hunters Take “Unicorn” Deer on Two Different Continents

Unicorns may not exist, but these deer may have you believing in the myth after all. A hunter in Celje, Slovenia and another in Spokane, Washington both harvested what can only be described as “unicorn” deer. Caused by a rare form of antler deformity o…

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Study: Impact of Wolves on Minnesota Moose Greater Than Expected

A new study recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Management found that wolves may be a bigger factor in Minnesota’s moose decline than experts previously believed. The study, authored by two adjunct professors at the University of Minnesota, D…

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Land Rover Designs SUV So Luxurious It Has a Leather-trimmed Gun Box

What is the most you have ever paid for a hunting-related feature on your car? In partnership with British gun maker Holland & Holland, Land Rover has designed what they call one of the most luxurious SUVs for hunters and recreational shooters on …

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New Jersey Bill Could Allow a “Commercial” Deer Season

Is allowing commercial deer hunting a good idea? Some lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to overturn the state’s ban on hunters selling deer meat, and they are getting support from some ecologists. According to the Asbury Park Press, a bill was introdu…

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Hunters Have Deer Stolen Right off Their Lawn, Thief Caught by Deputies

Living in a small town has its benefits, like being able to clean and process deer right in your backyard. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a group of hunters in Millwood Township, Minnesota had returned from a successful deer hunt and left s…

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Alaska Bowhunter’s Grizzly Could Become New World Record

The Pope and Young Club announced on Monday that a grizzly bear taken in 2009 may be the new world record for the largest grizzly ever harvested by bow and arrow. That bear was killed by Rodney Debias near Unalakleet, Alaska and earned an initial entry…

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Video: How a Frozen Trigger and Firing Pin Almost Ruined an Elk Hunt

Hunters who have carried guns into cold environments know that moisture can be a very bad thing, and the same principle concerns gun oil as well. Of course, frozen gun parts tend to make themselves known at the most inopportune times, and they are rare…

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Alaska Deer Hunters Fend Off Attack by 5 Brown Bears

What do you call a group of bears? The most familiar term may a “pack,” but more interesting terms include a “sleuth,” a “sloth,” and perhaps most ominously, a “maul.” For hunters carrying deer meat, however, “trouble” may suffice. According to a repor…

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MLB First Baseman Adam LaRoche Bags Massive Elk

Baseball season may be over, but hunting season is still in full swing for many sportsmen and women across the country. First baseman Adam LaRoche is enjoying his time by doing a little bit of elk hunting in Wyoming, and took this impressive-looking sp…

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How ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Mountain Man Was Fired from a Job for Deer Hunting

What is the most that you have ever risked for a chance at a buck? In a recent interview with Fox News , Duck Dynasty cast member Tim Guraedy, or “Mountain Man” as he is known to fans, revealed how he lost a previous job due to his love for deer hunti…

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Video: How Many Tahr Can You Spot in This Clip?

How many critters can you spot at the beginning of this video? There are probably more than you think. Lots of animals have earned the right to call themselves masters of disguise, but few are as good at the art of camouflage as the common tahr.

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Utah Residents “Foster” Pheasant Chicks to Protect Hunt

Earlier this year, the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) gave out thousands of pheasant chicks for state residents to raise. The Day-old Pheasant Chick program was meant to boost success and participation in this year’s pheasant hunt, which op…

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Mississippi, Alabama Vote to Protect Hunting and Fishing in State Constitutions

Voters in Mississippi and Alabama overwhelmingly approved amendments to their state constitutions that protect the right to hunt and fish. Supporters of the proposals say that the amendments will make it harder for animal rights organizations to lobby …

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Michigan Wolf Hunt Proposals Fail, Impact on Future Seasons Unclear

Michigan’s debate over its controversial wolf hunting season came to a head on election day this week as voters decided whether or not they supported Proposals 1 and 2. Although the two hunting proposals affirmed the state’s ability to designate wolves…

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Sportsmen Rally Around Young Hunter and His Albino Buck

Last month, 11-year-old Gavin Dingman harvested a 12-point albino whitetail buck during a hunt with his dad in Southeastern Michigan. Pictures of the young hunter and his deer were then uploaded online, but the family hardly expected the backlash that …

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USFWS: Sport Hunting is No Threat to African Lions

Last week, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing the African lion as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. In contrast with some groups that claim hunting has harmed lion populations, USFWS stated that the primary factors i…

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Suspected Cop Killer Caught in Pennsylvania, Hunting Bans Lifted

Update 11-3-2014: As of Friday evening, restrictions on hunting and trapping in the areas affected by the search had been lifted.

For more than seven weeks, Eric Frein, 31, has been on the run in northeastern Pennsylvania after he is believed to have …

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First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Department of Agriculture announced last week that a case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been discovered in the state. The disease was positively identified in a captive deer herd in Holmes Count…

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Video: Is This the Largest Whitetail Buck Shot on Camera?

On October 12, hunter Joe Franz harvested a massive whitetail buck with a muzzleloader on his property in Iowa. Fortune has awarded this hunter the deer of a lifetime, but it was the foresight of the Trophy Pursuit team that put this incredible shot on…

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Suffers Seizure while Deer Hunting

Jep Robertson, the younger brother of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and a cast member on the popular A&E show Duck Dynasty, was hospitalized last week when he had a seizure in a treestand while hunting for deer. A representative for the famil…

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Video: Joe Rogan on the “Eat What You Kill” Movement

Joe Rogan may be better known for his stand-up comedy, hosting NBC’s Fear Factor, or his time as a commentator for the UFC, but he is also a newly-recruited hunter. Rogan appeared on Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, in which h…

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Utah Hunters Outraged after Thieves Steal Two Elk from Camp

Two hunters in northeastern Utah were speechless when they discovered that the meat from two elk they had killed was stolen from their camp earlier this month. For friends Tracy Jones and Jamie Vigil, it was a disappointing end to what had been an exhi…

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Washington Quarterback Colt McCoy Hijacks Training Field for Archery Practice

A lot of privileges come with being a quarterback, and for Colt McCoy of the Washington Redskins, that means a little bit of leeway when it comes to what he can bring to the field. What is McCoy’s secret to training? Why, shooting a few arrows into a d…

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One in 100,000: Young Michigan Hunter Harvests Rare Albino Buck

An 11-year-old hunter from Oceola Township, Michigan took the deer of a lifetime when he shot a 12-point albino buck with a crossbow on Monday. The animal was well-known to local hunters, but Gavin Dingman ended up being the one to harvest it.

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