South Africa Wildlife College is looking to create hunters, professional and otherwise. Check out Editor Andrew McKean's report from the campus of this new Professional Hunter school.
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This horseback hunt for elk is like stepping back in time.
Two muleys battle it out on the Southwest Desert.
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Photo by Nick Ferrari; Dermestid beetles courtesy of skulltaxidermy.com
Some trophies just don’t deserve a trip to thetaxidermist for a shoulder mount, yet they don’t deserve to be tacked to the tool shed, either. European skull mounts are the answer, and it’s a cinch to produce a classy mount in a single day. Which route to a clean skull should you take? [ Read Full Post ]
While it’s not exactly time to start hunting the rut, there are storm clouds on the horizon.
If the weather cooperates, this weekend could provide some very interesting whitetail hunting. I said “interesting,” mind you, not “exciting.” Exciting will come next week and the weekend after that.
This week across most of whitetail country was relatively quiet; the calm before the storm, so to speak. Ninety percent of the field reports we received confirmed this. Deer sightings were down as the need to feed (at least among bucks) subsided. Does and fawns were still on the feed but were shifting food sources, and hunting pressure has taken its toll on sightings. More than one of our reporters referenced the infamous “October lull” while wondering where all the deer are. [ Read Full Post ]
Late one night in my apartment, I took to wandering the corners of the Internet that interested me the most. Along my travels, I stumbled upon the etymology of "deer."
The history of the word deer seems more important now than ever, considering that whitetail farming has turned into a multi-million dollar business, high-fence deer hunting operations continue booking high-dollar trips, hunting television shows promote the idea of "hit-lists," and the most fortunate hunters among us lock away private deer leases with the vehemence of oil barons hot on a strike.
What exactly does "deer" mean to us anymore?
Before we decide, maybe we should know how the word originated. [ Read Full Post ]
The Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce and Couer d’Alene nations are demanding that Idaho's 34 million acres of federal public lands be returned to them rather than transferred to state control.
"If the federal government is going to transfer title to any lands, they should be transferred back to their rightful owner, which would be Indian tribes," said Helo Hancock, a lobbyist for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.
Leaders of the three tribes were among those who testified on Oct. 28 before the Idaho State Legislature's Federal Lands Interim Committee, which is pondering a resolution approved by state lawmakers in April requesting that the federal government “imminently transfer title” to more than 34 million acres of Idaho’s public land. The committee is expected to issue a report to the Legislature in 2015. [ Read Full Post ]
I arrived in British Columbia last month with four hunting tags: permits for moose, grizzly bear, wolf, and mountain caribou (see the story of my moose hunt here).
The wolf is incidental – nearly every hunter that journeys to Reg and Ray Collingwood’s (www.collingwoodbros.com) hunting camps in the Spatsizi River country gets a wolf tag just in case they encounter the wild canines. The other three tags were like Willy Wonka’s gold-foil tickets to the Chocolate Factory: precious, coveted invitations to a fantasy world of big-game hunting. [ Read Full Post ]
I get my television the old-fashioned way: by sucking the signal right out of the sky. No cable. No dish. Just free-flowing megahertz available to anyone with a primitive receiver and time to kill.
My limited reception means that I don’t get to see many of the highest-rated programs on The History Channel, or the latest satellite view on The Weather Channel, or any of the hunting and fishing coverage offered on the various networks devoted to televising our outdoor lives.
That’s probably okay. My wife calls outdoor programming generically “The Whisper Channel” because nearly every hunting program features the hushed voices of pasty white men dressed in camouflage, communicating the movements of various antlered animals with stage whispers and exaggerated body language. [ Read Full Post ]
The good folks at Backcountry Hunters & Anglers have sent us their next installment of Backcountry College. Check out the video for wilderness expert Clay Hayes' take on starting a fire in wet conditions. [ Read Full Post ]