Appreciating a Whitetail Buck Has Become Harder Thanks to Successful Wildlife Restoration Appreciating a whitetail buck should be easy, but... It's funny how a hunter's perspective can change. When we begin hunting, we're eager and happy to see a deer, let alone a buck, let … [Read more...] about Appreciating a Whitetail Buck
Natural History and Conservation
In this Conservation & Natural History section we will explore our hunting history and examine our obligations to the future of wildlife in North America. We’ll post news and alerts about human activities threatening wildlife and the places it needs to live. Read along. Chime in. Stay tuned and get involved. The wildlife habitat you save could be your own. It will certainly be your children’s future.
The dreaded whitetail lockdown. If you hunt whitetails you’ve probably heard whitetail lockdown used to describe the sudden disappearance of whitetails during the rut. Your daily sightings drop precipitously because the bucks are supposedly “locked down” with does. Really? … [Read more...] about Whitetail Lockdown Explained
Time is a funny thing, as Einstein illuminated with his time-space continuum theories, but deer hunters wishing to make the most of their time need to understand how time influences whitetail behavior. Veteran students of both deer and human nature have probably already figured … [Read more...] about Deer Hunter Timing is Everything
Moving elephants from their native territory to a "sanctuary" is not conservation. It's ignoring the real problem -- the ongoing destruction of Earth's natural habitats. According to a recent news report, officials in the African nation of Malawi exercised a … [Read more...] about Moving Elephants Isn’t Conservation
On the odd chance you don't already know animal rights activists are hopelessly delusional, their latest proposals for Staten Island's urban deer population should convince you. They want to capture this New York City island's whitetail bucks, snip them at a cost of … [Read more...] about Activists Plot Whitetail Vasectomies
I appreciate people who are concerned about wildlife, but I worry about those who take actions based only on emotion. It's knee-jerk easy to "hate" hunters for killing any "magnificent, innocent" animal, but... Old Ma Nature herself invented killing. Predation. It's … [Read more...] about Cruel Fox Hunters Save Animals. What?
by Ron Spomer Ron Spomer's blog on this site has been eclectic, somewhat entertaining and (I hope) educational -- but irregular. It's about to become regular. Regular as in "consistent" rather than "prunes." Regular in coverage of shooting, hunting, guns, ammo, optics, … [Read more...] about Spomer Reboots Blog!
Men have long asked the question "What do women want?" I'm not about to step into that mine field, but I can direct you to some of the answers to this question: "Why do women hunt?" In AIM: The Passion Of Pursuit several women demonstrate their shooting prowess and answer this … [Read more...] about Women AIM To Succeed At Hunting