Regular readers may have noticed that I often harp on the theme of sustainable hunting. That’s because sustainable use of wildlife is the only way to save it from extinction -- because it's Nature's way. Allow me to repeat that for emphasis. The sustainable hunting of wildlife … [Read more...] about Sustainable Hunting — Only Hope for Wildlife
Thou shalt not hunt? Hunters and non-hunters often ponder why humans hunt. Historically we all hunted, but no one pondered. We just climbed out of the trees, clubbed a rabbit and ate it. After a few thousands of years of this activity, humans enjoyed a cognizant awakening. We … [Read more...] about Thou Shalt Not Hunt
Gauging the age of a wild buck deer isn’t as easy as counting antler tines. As detailed in this article on this website, you can't depend solely on antler size when visually aging bucks. A 4x4 rack does not indicate a 4-year-old buck. Neither does a wide, tall rack. Bucks … [Read more...] about Aging Bucks by Body Traits
Culling bucks doesn't work. Shooting "cull bucks" to improve the antler configuration in a wild herd of whitetails, elk or mule deer is a popular exercise -- but a waste of time. A better way to produce bucks and bulls with big antlers is to NOT shoot young bucks, … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why Culling Bucks Doesn’t Work
by Ron Spomer The philosophy of Little Bo Peep kills. “Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them. Leave them alone and they’ll come home, wagging their tails behind them.” The Little Bo Peep syndrome, a persistent, modern myth perpetuated by … [Read more...] about Little Bo Peep Kills Wildlife
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
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!