Will wonders never cease? The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the U.S. Congress in its recent de-listing of the wolf from the Federal Endangered Species Act in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, the three states involved in the experimental re-introduction program begun in … [Read more...] about Sanity In Wolf Management
Two things in hunting are guaranteed: fenced game farms will be its ruin and fenced game farms will be its salvation. And therein lies the debate. And what a heated debate it is. People pick sides, call names, turn red, fuss and fume while anti-hunters … [Read more...] about Don’t Fence Me In: Game Farms, Pro and Con
Mountain lion madness is loose in the Golden Bear state. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live under the jurisdiction of an official government religion, check out the State Legislature in laid-back, tolerant California. According to a recent article by … [Read more...] about Politically Correct Mountain Lion Madness
Across many parts of America your hunting rights are literally washing away. This cornfield near the South Dakota village where I was raised epitomizes why we’re losing hunting opportunities – and why the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) grasslands are … [Read more...] about Are Your Hunting Opportunities Eroding?
Reader Educates Spomer on The Value of Rifle Rests I just received feedback about my article on shooting supports (“Supporting Shooting to One Degree or Another,” page 20, Rifle Magazine No. 260, January 2012) and I post it here because it raises a couple … [Read more...] about Dust Up Over Rifle Rests Educates Spomer
Have You Seen Bilateral Asymmetry in Antlers? A few years ago I shot this buck while hunting with Donna and Jake McDonald at Upper Canyon Ranch near Alder, MT. (www.ucomontana.com) Notice the right hind leg has been severed just at the dewclaws, probably by … [Read more...] about Why Weird Whitetail Antlers?
You may have noticed how some old whitetails during the rut develop rich, dark hairs on their foreheads. I always guessed this was the result of rubbing sap and dirt into the hair while making tree rubs. Now I’ve discovered this darkening might be a natural pigmentation … [Read more...] about Why Do Deer Get Dark Foreheads in Rut?
The Evil Crossbow Isn't the Real Danger Can you believe some folks want to hunt deer with crossbows? Can you believe some folks think this is evil? I don’t know what it is about hunting tools that set some people foaming, but for … [Read more...] about At Cross Purposes Over Crossbows