It seems that even prehistoric hunters knew that setting up on terrain funnels is the best way to consistently hunt big game.
Researchers based at the University of Michigan utilized sonar and remotely operated vehicles to discover a prehistoric, complex structure used for hunting caribou at pinch points during their migration. Oh yeah … and they found it 120 feet below the surface of Lake Huron.
If you practice shooting your bow all spring and summer by casually flinging arrows at a target from 30, 40, and 50 yards, you should be full prepared to shoot a tight group into a 3D target by the fall.
But if you want to get yourself hunt-ready, you have to practice for hunting scenarios: sitting, kneeling, shooting quickly, and holding at full draw. The video from Ceaser Lake Outfitters is all the proof you need.
Since it started in 2011, Kuiu has produced some of the finest mountain hunting gear on the planet. In the past, their efforts have focused mainly on apparel and packs, but for 2014 they have come out with a tent designed to withstand the strafing winds encountered by sheep and goat hunters on the highest peaks in North America.
We haven’t had a chance to test the Mountain Star Tent yet, but the first thing that caught our eye when looking at the photos is that, rather than sitting between the tent and the fly, the pole system serves as an exoskeleton over the tent’s fly. According to the press release Kuiu sent out this afternoon: “The unique, freestanding design of the Mountain Star Tent maximizes stability and increases structural integrity in the wind.”
A team of researchers working in Wyoming recently documented what is not only the longest migration of mule deer ever recorded, but also the second longest land migration in North America. The muleys in the study traveled 150 miles from their winter grounds in the Red Desert to their individual summer ranges in the Hoback Basin. These new findings reported by the Wyoming Migration Initiative are part of an overall effort to understand and conserve ungulate migration in Wyoming, according to the Gillette News Record.
A bighorn ram whose horns reportedly surpass the current world-record measurement has been found dead nearly a year after it disappeared from the grounds of the famous Cadomin Mine property in Alberta.
The ram was officially scored last week at 209-1/8 inches net, with only 2/8 inches of deductions. That score exceeds the current world-record bighorn, also from Alberta, which scores 208-3/8. The Boone & Crockett Club announced on Saturday the official score and indicated plans to convene a full panel to score the ram—-a condition required before bestowing world-record status-—in the coming weeks.
For nearly a year, bighorn sheep enthusiasts and Alberta Fish & Wildlife officers had speculated about the fate of the big ram, which some hunters claim might have measured 215 inches on the hoof. The ram disappeared from view last spring, leading some to suspect it had been poached. It turns out the ram died from natural causes, or was taken down by a grizzly bear.
A black bear mauled a Florida woman outside her home near Orlando Saturday evening. During the subsequent investigation in Seminole County, Fla., officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have shot one bear and euthanized five others, the agency announced in various press releases.
The Kruger Sightings YouTube channel has uploaded another great video of lions squaring off against cape buffalo. This from the video description: "Amazing video of a pride of lions hunting a buffalo, but then a fellow buffalo comes and saves the day … Taken from Ngwenya Lodge outside the Kruger National Park in South Africa."
Here's hoping you have an easier time hunting down your Monday lunch.