From the first time he saw the monster grizzly, Tyler Freel knew that his fate would be intertwined with the boar's. A story of hardship and belief.
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Canadian Brad Paras and his cousin Dan England were mountain biking in Jasper National Park last week when Paras spotted a grizzly and her cub roughly 35 feet from him.
Paras spewed an "Oh, s--t!" before making a hasty getaway. (More appropriate words have never been muttered.) Unfortunately, his “getaway” took him off the trail by a drop of about 50 feet in elevation that dead-ended into a tree.
While Paras was dealing with the crash, England got off his bike and got his pepper spray ready. The mother grizz charged England but stopped just shy of the spray’s effective range of 10 meters before heading back into the woods. Paras climbed back up the mountain with the bike in tow to find his cousin watching the bear disappear into the forest. [ Read Full Post ]
I met Jay Ramseier and his son Brad at the Illinois Deer and Turkey Expo last weekend while they were waiting to check in this beautiful 10-point buck. Jay shot the deer last November but had a heck of a time recovering it. [ Read Full Post ]
A week or so ago we blogged on how some northern states use the Winter Severity Index (WSI) to gauge potential winterkill. Basically, the more snow cover and sub zero temps, the harder it is on the deer. But the WSI covers relatively large geographic areas. What really matters are conditions for the deer herd you hunt; not conditions somewhere else in the state.
The first thing you need to do is march (or mush) your way out to your deer woods to see what’s going on. If there are no deer around, don’t be overly alarmed. They could simply have shifted areas. In some locations, it’s a simple shift to a hemlock gully or dense conifer stand that has less snow and retains heat better. It could also be a southern slope with its sun gathering exposures and patches of bare ground. In some areas, deer travel major distances to wintering areas. It all depends on local conditions. [ Read Full Post ]
A woman walking down the street in Smithers, B.C. was caught by surprise last week when a cow moose sucker punched her from behind.
This short video shows the moose standing near a house along King Street while a woman walks past. She either doesn’t see the moose or is completely unfazed since they’re common in the area. But seconds later, the cow flattens its ears and follows her into the road. The moose speeds up and the woman turns around just in time to get kicked in the head. [ Read Full Post ]
At the annual Dallas Safari Club convention I was lucky enough to sit down with two African Professional Hunters – one old school, one a relatively new comer - whose combined experience culminates in nearly a century worth of stories.
Hannes Els (the relative new comer) is the owner and operator of Limcroma Safaris. He began his career at the ripe age of 12 when he guided clients after plains game in his native South Africa. Twenty-two years later, he is one of the most sought after PH’s in Africa and his outfit hosts hundreds of clients each year.
Gayne Young: You’ve been guiding since you were 12?
Hannes Els: Yeah. Not professionally, of course. You can’t get a license in South Africa until you’re 21. That’s when I got mine. I couldn’t wait. [ Read Full Post ]
It took me longer than it should have. But, eventually, I saw it. The issue beneath the issue. And it ticked me off...
Outdoor Life Editor Andrew McKean, as he is known to do from time to time, sent me a somewhat-cryptic e-mail about a “possible Open Country blog topic.”
The e-mail contained a string of comments from Facebook in which several hunters were fired up about the killing of two wild burros in Arizona. [ Read Full Post ]
On Christmas Eve last year Louisiana hunter Bobby Neames shot a big 6-point buck before even climbing his stand. But 15 minutes later the buck charged, and Neames found himself fighting for his life.
The 46-year-old hunter set out the morning before Christmas in East Feliciana Parish, La., reports the Louisana Sportsman. Neames was expecting company for lunch and still had cooking to do, but the rut peaked on Christmas and he couldn’t resist a quick hunt.
Neames walked just 400 yards from his home to his hunting spot. As he approached the food plot near his box stand, he stopped in a shooting lane to scan the field. He spotted a 6-point eating rice bran from a feeder 75 yards away. Neames recognized the deer as a buck he’d been hunting for three years, although this was the first time he encountered it during daylight.
But the bruiser saw Neames at the field’s edge and took off toward a thicket. Neames backpedalled and dropped to one knee, raising his .270 Winchester. He aimed for its neck, the only shot available, and squeezed the trigger. The buck made it just 20 yards along a main trail before Neames heard it crash.
Neames said he usually waits 45 minutes before recovering a deer. But he felt pressed for time and was confident in his shot, so instead he set off to retrieve the buck after waiting just 15 minutes. [ Read Full Post ]