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David Von Drehle recently wrote a great article for Time magazine titled "America's Pest Problem: Time to Cull the Herd." In the article, Von Drehle explains how many wild game populations have boomed back since the mid-1900s (for example, the American alligator population has increased by 400 percent, whitetails are up 800 percent, and Canada geese are up 370 percent) and now those extra critters are causing problems in urban and suburban areas.
"We have too many wild animals — from swine to swans," Von Drehle writes. "Whether you're a Walmart employee in Florida wondering what to do with the alligator at your door, a New Yorker with a hawk nesting on your high-rise or an Ohio golfer scattering a flock of Canada geese, you now live, work and play in closer proximity to untamed fauna than any other generation of Americans in more than a century." [ Read Full Post ]
Sometimes how you disperse scent is more important than which scent you use. The key is to match your dispersal method to the weather conditions. Check out the video and use these tips to lure in a big, rutting buck. [ Read Full Post ]
A consortium of conservation groups claimed during an Oct. 7 conference call that the federal government shutdown is taking an inordinate toll on a routinely abused constituency: sportsmen who pump more than $1.5 billion every year into the economy just in fishing and hunting license fees alone.
The federal shutdown has closed access to 329 huntable national wildlife refuges, as well as all national parks and other federal public lands.
"I think Congress's failure to act is really a slap in the face to all of us in this country, but particularly to hunters and anglers," said Dr. Steve Williams, the president of the Wildlife Management Institute and a former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [ Read Full Post ]
Photo by: Ralph Hensley/Windigo Images
Whether you’ve shot your buck early or are just looking for a new bowhunting challenge, wild turkeys offer opportunity and excitement—and the finest meal ever to hit your Thanksgiving table. While bowhunters continue to discover the joys of spring turkey hunting, autumn’s hunt doesn’t see much stick-and-string participation. Yet archery gear is legal in all states that have fall wild turkey seasons. [ Read Full Post ]
Could you survive for a week with just the gear you carry on your back?
That's the premise for a lot of backcountry hunting, and the promise of a lot of lightweight gear that we do-it-yourself hunters rely on.
So this year, I decided to test the limits of my pack and my endurance. A Wyoming sheep tag was all the motivation I needed, and as you can see from this video, I decided to go minimal, keeping my payload to under 35 pounds.
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Less than four days into Mississippi’s alligator season and already two record-breaking swamp dragons have surfaced.
Sunday morning found Dustin Brockman of Vicksburg, Miss., his brother, and friend return to the dock with a massive 727-pound, 13-foot, 4.5-inch lizard. The previous record holder weighed a wimpy 697.5 pounds.
“They have to be within 200 yards now,” I whispered softly to my son as the thick forest below our sagebrush knob blew up with elk bugles and the mews of cows trying to control the chaos. At least two bulls screamed at each other in throat-stinging threats. If I’d been dropped into the site without a clue, I’d have bet the September rut was in full swing. But I’d have been wrong. It was October.
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