The Louisiana Delta is the perfect place for a beginner to learn how to fish, and I know, because until I went there my fishing experience consisted of three backyard-pond bluegills.
Two weeks ago the Field & Stream and Outdoor Life staff trucked it all the way down the road to Buras, Louisiana to spend some time with Cajun Fishing Adventures. We spent the mornings in meetings and the afternoons fishing.
On the marsh a novice angler, of which we had a few, could easily catch an array of fish including: redfish, alligator gar, drum, flounder and more. There are at least 183 species of freshwater fish in the Mississippi Delta. One coworker caught three redfish for three casts. Some coworkers were smacked by flying Asian carp.
Last fall I went on my first deer hunt and killed two deer in about three hours. This spring, I got to go on my first turkey hunt with some of the guys from Outdoor Life and learned something very valuable: my first deer hunt was pure luck.
Last week Susan Nelson of Whiteford, Maryland landed what may be Virginia’s next state-record wahoo. She was fishing off Wachapreague while trolling a ballyhoo on a mono leader. The fish weighed in at a hefty 122 lbs.,1 oz. and measured 80.25 inches.
Nelson and Captain Keith Neal got the fish aboard after hitting it with the gaff twice, according to the Salt Water Sportsman. Neal then realized the fish had a good chance of beating the current record, which was caught in 1994 and weighed 109 pounds.
If you’ve never heard of Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society, then listen up. In pictures this too tan, always-smiling, puppy cuddling man seems simulated and phony; but don’t be fooled.
Pacelle is threatening the hunting community with the banning of all bear and bobcat hunting, and it appears that his ultimate goal is to eradicate hunting altogether.
Pacelle and the Humane Society are a much-feared political force, especially in regards to current Senate Bill 1221. This bill proposing to ban using dogs when hunting bears and bobcats looks like a shoo-in, but if it is contested Pacelle threatens to go after all bear and bobcat hunting.
Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department has scored big with many hunters and landowners, by creating new regulations that would allow an unlimited number of mountain lions to be taken in one area of the Black Hills.
This new regulation is one of many proposals officials suggested after fielding complaints about lion numbers and their potential impact on livestock and public safety. The dwindling deer population is another indicator that the mountain lion numbers are too high.
In this day and age battles are waged… on Facebook. If you didn’t already know, McMillan Group International, the firearms manufacturer, is looking for a new bank that supports 2nd amendment rights. It is all over their Facebook page. The first post regarding the big change was about Bank of America dropping them as a client:
McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years…
The state of Minnesota has many state symbols. The state fish is the walleye. The state flower was originally the wild lady slipper, but hark – that was incorrect. The state legislature corrected the error to their grievous mistake to the correct flower, the showy lady slipper. The state drink is milk. The state muffin is the blueberry muffin -- a good choice if I do say so myself.
All of these state symbols, yet when an impassioned group of 1st graders want to make the black bear the state’s official mammal they are told that the bill is merely a “fluff” bill.
Mexico has some of the strictest gun laws, yet – as we all know – also has a rising crime rate and prosperous black market gun sales. Also, the country only has one legal gun store that is found in Mexico City on a military base, reports the Miami Herald.
People looking to legally obtain a firearm must go all the way to Mexico City to get their permits and guns. When they arrive at the store a metal detector greets them, and a slew of soldiers keep an eye on them. The law states that if you are purchasing a gun for home protection you are only allowed one pistol or revolver (from .22 to .38 calibers) with 200 rounds of ammunition available per person each year.
A group of junior high and high school students left their youth night at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Texas on Sunday to to find a SWAT team surrouding them at gun point, reports mywesttexas.com.
Luckily, it was all one big misunderstanding.
One of the youth group members brought his paintball gun to the meeting in the hopes of getting his friends into the activity. A bystander saw one person with a "gun" and other kids without firearms, assumed that there was a hostage situation and called the authorities.