This bear hunting video on Ron Spomer Outdoors You Tube channel prompted what appeared to be a polite, sincere query from a viewer: "That's awesome that you're supporting wildlife and habitat programs, but what was the point of shooting this bear? Was it a threat to your life? … [Read more...] about But Why Must You Hunt Bears?
Where do you draw the line? I once sat in a tree with a Mossberg lever-action 30-30 Winchester and Hornady GMX bullet and shot a bear as it foraged around a barrel filled with junk food. Another time I boated the shores of Vancouver Island and shot a bear with a Borden … [Read more...] about The Right and Wrong of Hunting Bears
The Boone & Crockett Records of North American Big Game “book,” 13th Edition of 2011, reveals not just the biggest typical and non-typical whitetail antlers ever recorded by that august organization, but some of the weirdest, too. Via the B&C scoring system, a rack must … [Read more...] about Weird and Wild Trophy Whitetails
I don't make a big fuss over birthdays, but they are a reminder to reflect, especially when more have faded in the rearview mirror than will approach the windshield. My resume' is padded with plenty of mistakes and sorrows, but more accomplishments and joys. I should … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Us
After centuries of uninformed overuse and abuse of wildlife, American conservationists/scientists in the early 20th century finally convinced a generation -- mine -- that wildlife couldn't be categorized into "good" and "bad." All native wildlife was good, playing a … [Read more...] about Preying on Predators, Honestly
Our little "guess the place" contest proved too easy. We imagined readers would need a half dozen clues before figuring this one out. After all, how many of us have seen this isolated lake at the base of the highest peak in Alaska's Brook's Range, 9,020-foot … [Read more...] about Mystery Lake Revealed
Here's a critter you might see drinking from the Mystery Lake shown in my previous blog. Don't be sheepish. Go to http://ow.ly/tbmqb and hazard a guess. … [Read more...] about Clue To Mystery Lake
Despite the world growing ever smaller, planet Earth is still a big place with many lovely scenes. I came across this pristine tundra lake on one of my adventures. Guess where it is. The first person to name the lake, state or province and … [Read more...] about Mystery Location Contest — Part One