Hunting News Daily Hunting News. All The Time. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:41:47 +0000 en hourly 1 Antigun PSA encourages gun theft, other offenses Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:51:06 +0000 David Hardy Pretty appalling. The PSA has a kid stealing his mother's handgun, hiding it in his backpack, taking it to school, and handing it to a teacher, asking that she take it away since he doesn't feel safe with a gun in the house. Presumably, conduct the creator feels worthy of emulation.

As the web page points out, the student in the video commits five felonies -- theft, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying at a bus stop, on a school bus, and in a school. I'd add that if the teacher takes it, the teacher commits receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm in a school zone. And of course if either of them is untrained (and the kid being so scared of a gun is evidence that he is that), neither should be packing a gun in a school or anywhere else.

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Photo: Rare Albino Raccoon Trapped in Indiana Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:59:08 +0000 OutdoorHub Reporters 10313548_732492786833571_3450281874420626917_n

Have you ever seen an albino raccoon? This strange-looking creature was recently trapped in northeastern Indiana's District 2. According to officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, it appears to be a true albino. // Post by Indiana DNR Law District 2. How rare are albino raccoons? Some experts place them at one in 750,000, while others say that albinism in raccoons is either a little more...

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Major 6th Circuit case today! Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:38:38 +0000 David Hardy Tyler v. Hillsdale County -- as-applied challenge to prohibition against those who have a mental commitment.

Majority goes with strict scrutiny. Lengthy discussions of various prohibited person categories. Scalia's "presumptively lawful" treated as ambitious, with note that under any heightened scrutiny the law cannot be presumed valid.

Court concludes that statute is not "narrowly tailored" since those with mental commitments can apply for restoration of rights in States that have adopted a regime matching federal requirements (thereby getting grant money), the simple fact that Tyler's State hasn't should not leave him with a lifetime bar. Remanded for trial.

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Wisconsin Has a New Record Whitetail Buck Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:58:22 +0000 OutdoorHub Reporters 10379783_799043320160892_4391714936800478913_o

The Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club (WBBC) recently announced that they've certified a new state archery record for a typical whitetail buck that was harvested by bowhunter Adam Hupf in Dodge County on October 11. The new record was panel-scored to an official measurement of 200 4/8 inches gross and 191 6/8 inches net, surpassing the previous record taken by Dusty Gerrits in 2012. // Post by Read more »

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Shaking my head… Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:53:12 +0000 David Hardy How many mistakes can the AP make in one short story? "Stand your ground" was not an issue in the Montana shooting. Nor in the George Zimmerman case. I'm sure Montana law, prior to the amendment, allowed self-defense in cases there was no tumultuous entry into a house (as in, if outside the house, or in the house if there is a reasonable fear of death or great bodily injury). "Stand your ground" laws do not give "a person the right to use force or threaten to use force to protect his or her own home from unlawful entry or attack."

That's a pretty good list of errors for a twelve-sentence story.

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Survival Straps With Active Edge Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:52:40 +0000 Skinny Moose: Desert Rat Well, survival straps weren’t new to me but I was excited when Jason Ovitt from Asylum Public Relations reached out to me to tell me about the newest innovation with the folks from Survival Straps.

Jason posed it to me like this: “Training for a four day backpacking trip, epic mountain climb, week-long kayaking trip or other great adventure puts great stress on a body and stretches anyone to their physical limits. Rather than wearing a fitness bracelet that just tracks the number of calories you burn and how you are sleeping you could be wearing an Active Edge Survival Strap bracelet that can actually improve aspects of your health. This new survival bracelet, treated with a waterproof frequency technology, is now capable of giving athletes and people training for any sport a 7% average increase in range of motion, 12% average increase in grip strength, 8% average reduction in fatigue with an increase in REM restorative sleep time. Clinical trials have proven that wearing an Active Edge Survival Bracelet activates the sympathetic nervous system resulting in an increase of blood flow and decrease in inflammation, which helps to enhance performance. Wearing an Active Edge Survival Bracelet can help improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, endurance and recovery. But when your in a jam out in the woods it can also be unwound to provide the wearer with a paracord rope for gear repairs or medical uses that is strong enough to hold up to 500 pounds.

Would you be interested in learning more about the Active Edge bracelets by Survival Straps and giving one a try?”

I was trying to get ready for an elk hunt, so “Heck, yeah!” I wanted to try one…

Active Edge technology is incorporated into an already great survival bracelet. Why?

“Our Active Edge products are treated with InBalance Technology, a scientifically proven, cutting-edge, proprietary frequency technology developed here in America. When you wear an Active Edge bracelet or necklace, it will help your body to perform at a more optimal level. It will not give you super human strength. However, it can give you an extra edge and improve things like your flexibility, range of motion, strength, endurance, & recovery.

Medical experts believe when the treated bracelet or necklace comes into close proximity with the body, it activates the sympathetic nervous system. This increases blood flow and oxygen intake, while at the same time decreases inflammation, which all helps to enhance performance.”

So? I bet you’re wondering…. “Did it work?” I’d like to say resoundingly, “Yes!” but I think the best I can do is “I think so”. Here is experience: I was in the process of getting ready for an elk hunt. A few months ago, I had changed my eating habits, lost some weight, and had started hitting the gym regularly. I was hoping that the Active Edge bracelet would make a difference in the gym. Unfortunately when the bracelet arrived, I was a couple of weeks into some sciatic nerve issues which were sidelining me from the gym. I was undergoing chiropractic care and getting frustrated. I put on the bracelet, and in 3 days I had a significant reduction in pain, it was almost at a negligible level. Two weeks before my elk hunt, I bent over to pick up a book off of the bathtub and “POW”. It felt like I had been shot in the back, right at the site where I had been having sciatic issues. The pain was substantial and I hobbled to the couch. I thought my elk hunt was gone. By Monday I could still barely move so I called my family doc. They squeezed me in and I was prescribed pain medication, muscle relaxer, x-rays and physical therapy. Within 4 days, and with minimal pain medication I was able to get around pretty good. I was cautiously optimistic – my elk hunt was the following weekend.

The Friday after Thanksgiving I was sore but mobile. My truck was loaded and I was on the road by 5:30 AM. Two hours later I was on a hilltop in elk country, glassing for bulls with my friends. I only had Friday, Saturday and Sunday to hunt (you can read the story HERE) So 3 days of hiking up and down hills and rocky outcroppings and small canyons; 3 days of bouncing around in the Ranger, on some pretty hard-core trails.I honestly thought I was going to finish wrecking my back, and I would be looking at weeks to fully recover. Long story short, I shot a young spike at the 11th hour on Sunday. We packed him out, I picked up my gear at my friends and hit the road. I was home by 10:30 Sunday night. By Monday I was virtually pain free. I have been pain free for the most part, during the past 2 weeks. Was it because of the bracelet? I don’t know. I had a follow up appointment with my Doctor the other day and she couldn’t believe it – I was “cured”.

Honestly, based on the extensive clinical trials and my experience – quick resolution to an existing ailment, sudden extreme regression, and 2 weeks to pain free again…. I have to say, “I’m a believer”, and this technology works.

Here is what the clinical trials revealed:

Results of Clinical Trials

The results of the clinical trials with 2500 people were remarkable and consistent. The testing indicated that by wearing frequency treated products, physiological function had significantly improved in the areas of strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Ninety percent of the test participants showed statistically significant improvement in those areas. None of the test participants had any negative side effects or showed a decrease in physiological function. Test results showed the following:

Range of motion increased by an average of 15% – 20%
Strength increased by an average of 3% – 6%
Increased balance
Increased endurance
Increase in blood flow
Decrease in inflammation
In addition, many test participants reported the following:

Reduction in pain from things such as arthritis
Improved sleep
Improvement in breathing when exercising (many reported a feeling similar to getting a second wind)
Reduction in headaches

On my hunt, my “wind” definitely seemed better (I still have a ways to go, on my fitness quest). I do believe my arthritis symptoms have been pretty much absent, which is unusual. I have had some sleep issues however.

I believe in this technology.I certainly believe in the value and quality of Survival Straps, with or without the Active Edge technology. Seriously, I would encourage you to give it a try. I think it’s important to note that they offer wraps, necklaces, dog collars and more. You can visit them online HERE. Read the info, the testimonials, and decide for yourself. For me, I’m sold!

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Video: Deer Bucks Antlers after Being Shot Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:01:59 +0000 OutdoorHub Reporters deerhead

Filmmaker and hunter Jason Sebo got a late-season surprise when, after recovering a buck shot, he found its antlers discarded on the forest floor. "[It] ran about 60-70 yards, piled up," Sebo said in this video. "Unfortunately this time of the year, their horns begin to break off the pedestals and that's exactly what happened." Deer generally start shedding their antlers in late winter and start growing them again in late March or early April. It is not too uncommon for hunters to see bucks rubbing or shaking off their antlers, and older ones usually shed before younger ones. It also...

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More Sportsmen Opting for Hunting-themed “Camo Caskets” Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:29:31 +0000 OutdoorHub Reporters Is everything better when wrapped in camo? Some casket companies are offering camo caskets for devoted hunters.

The subject of casket design may be a morbid topic, but more and more people are looking into customizing their final arrangements---and that means choosing the right casket. From the traditional to something a little more unique, a number of companies offer custom-built caskets in a wide variety of styles. One of the designs on the market is a hunting-themed, camouflage-lined casket. Layouts from the subtle, with only certain parts of the casket adorned with camo, to the fully wrapped. Yet the existence of these caskets begs the question, do people actually buy them, or are...

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CT Supreme Ct holds that Second Amendment protects "dirks" and riot batons Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:53:22 +0000 David Hardy Prof. Volokh discusses the decision here.

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Muzzleloader Explodes Like Grenade, Takes Off Shooter’s Fingers Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:15:11 +0000 OutdoorHub Reporters boomgun

Most black powder muzzleloaders come with instructions that emphatically warn you to not use anything other than black powder, and any seasoned shooter will tell you that swapping powders can be a recipe for disaster. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources recently put up a photo of a completely shattered muzzleloader on its Law District 7 Facebook page. According to officials, this was one accident was not caused by a malfunction, but rather a...

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