Right now, with deer seasons heating up across the country, the federal government has issued directives to close accessible public lands while the government is shut down. At stake are millions of acres of public land administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and the like. According to the United States Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) these agencies are being told to close access to their lands because of the standoff taking place over funding the federal government. “These lands are generally accessible to the public without special entrance fees, passage through gates, or access via controlled roads or waterways,” said Nick Pinizzotto, USSA President and CEO. “Not only are these closures unnecessary, they run contrary to law. [...]
A guy said he saw this listing on eBay and asked: Hanback, is this what hunting is coming to? 165” - 170" BUCK FOR THE TAKING! COME BOW OR GUN HUNT (BOW PREFERRED) AND SHOOT A DEER OF A LIFETIME FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST. BRING YOUR CHILD AS WELL, WE WANT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO ENJOY A GOOD EXPERIENCE. HE IS IN A 3 ACRE PASTURE RIGHT NOW. GET AN AWESOME SET OF ANTLERS AND LOTS OF GREAT TASTING, HEALTHY MEAT! THERE ARE SEVERAL HOTELS WITHIN 10 MIN. FROM THE FARM IF YOU REQUIRE AN OVERNIGHT STAY. THIS LISTING IS FOR ONE BUCK. $2,600. I don’t know where to start. Anyone who would shoot that poor buck [...]
Mike: I think I may have another candidate for your big nose deer collection. I took this doe in Duluth, Minnesota. It looks a lot like those other deer with the big muzzles, but not as severe. I still have the head and am wondering if I should get in contact with Kevin Keel, the wildlife pathologist at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study in Athens, Georgia. Let me know what you think. I posted more photos to my blog. –Leif B. I advised Leif to contact Kevin and possibly send the scientist some tissue samples for further on this phenomenon. To date, scientists believe these big noses are caused by bacterial infections. Yesterday Leif wrote back: "I finished up de-boning the deer earlier this [...]
MONSTER ALERT! This is my dream buck, the drop tine is one thing but check out that club! Joe at America’s Best Bowstrings says that a friend of theirs, Buck Owen, shot the giant that he’s been hunting for a couple years. It's supposed to an amazing story of hard work, dedication and perseverance for this free-range monster. We have reached out to Buck, and hope to tell his story soon.
I hope you can catch this new episode tonight at 8 and 11 PM ET on Sportsman Channel (or set your DVR). It is actually very rare to hunt somewhere for 4 days and hit the rut right, I mean just right. But that we did in South Dakota last November, and the hunting was nothing short of spectacular. Rutting deer all over the place, as you will see. I shot this great old thick-bodied buck and was thrilled about that, but wait until you see the one that got away one evening as I hunted out of a ground blind. Danny Dodge had a big camera with a big lens along, and he was able to reach out to 500 yards [...]