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The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on its proposal to revise hydraulic fracturing regulations on federal lands to Aug. 23.
The new proposal, published May 25, would modernize regulations and establish baseline environmental safeguards for a process -- fracking -- that is already used to drill 90 percent of wells on federal and Indian lands.
Fracking involves injecting pressurized water into rocks at fault lines to release natural gas for extraction. The BLM's proposed rule changes would be the first update of the federal fracking regulations since 1983. [ Read Full Post ]
If the name Dale Manning sounds familiar, it should. He’s a regular part of the OL Optics Test team, and he’s among one of the best taxidermists in the country. In fact, the world.
Manning, who owns Custom Bird Works and Big Game Connection taxidermy in Missoula, Mont., won the “Best in World” in the waterfowl category at the 2013 World Taxidermy Championships in May. His flying snow goose, according to internet message boards, wowed everyone in attendance. [ Read Full Post ]
If it seems like I’ve been blogging about soft mast for whitetails, it’s for good reason. Whitetails are slaves to there stomachs and it’s the smart deer hunter who pays close attention to what whitetails are eating. And, when it comes to what whitetails eat, few foods can compete with soft mast.
By soft mast I mean fruits and berries that typically mature in the early fall. Soft mast is typically high in sugar content and wandering whitetails can get hooked in a hurry. Anything within reach is ripped from the tree and once fruit starts falling, it’s scooped up like candy from a piñata. [ Read Full Post ]
Last week North Carolina State University graduate student Joshua Katz posted a series of maps depicting where a list of 122 words as used by region. Katz’s map set the Internet on fire garnering 17 million views in the first 24 hours! That got us thinking about all the different ways sportsmen have of describing the same thing. Even though Yankees, Southerners, East Coasters, and West Coasters all have the same passion for the outdoors, we can't seem to agree on how to describe that passion. So, take our survey and see how your sportsman vernacular from matches up with the rest of our readers.
Your ability to sink one arrow after another into the bull at 25 yards is awesome. But can you do it at 13 yards? Then at 31? Now at 45?
The foundation for consistent accuracy—at any range—is practice, but not just with your stick and string. Before you can make the shot, you have to know the distance, which is why your pre-season workouts should always begin with a range-estimation session.
You’ll need a buddy and a backyard, two commodities that most of us can find easily. And one of you needs a laser rangefinder. [ Read Full Post ]
Times sure have changed. A generation ago, when sportsmen headed into the bush they carried a map and a compass for navigation, and in case of an emergency, they had matches and maybe a flare. Nowadays, many sportsmen won’t leave the truck without a GPS, smartphone, and video camera.
These technological tools have their benefits and applications, but only as long as they have power. Losing juice on your phone during a great game of Angry Birds is annoying, but relying solely on a GPS with limited battery life to get you back to camp is a dangerous proposition. Enter the portable solar panel. [ Read Full Post ]
The numbers are in: Americans love rednecks.
A recent article on FoxNews.com brings to light just how popular redneck reality shows have become.
A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” a show about long-bearded, redneck gazillionaires who eat frogs and ducks and catch squirrels barehanded, delivered 9.6 million viewers for its recent Season 3 finale and averaged 8.4 million viewers through the season. History Channel’s “Swamp People,” a show about swamp-dwelling, gator-hunting, far-from-gazillionaire Cajuns averages 4.5 million per show. Other redneck shows like “Moonshiners,” “Redneck Island,” “Lady Hoggers,” “Rocket City Rednecks,” “My Big Redneck Wedding,” and “Backyard Oil” are also tearing up the Nielsen ratings. [ Read Full Post ]