Thanks to longtime blogger Cody for this report: Mike: My brother and I started hunting years ago with my dad and a few other family members. I live for it. I still get as excited now when I kill or even see deer as I did when I first started. I go every chance I get. My sister Amy, 26, didn't have any interest in hunting until a couple years ago, even though we had tried to get her to go when she was younger. She killed 2 does on drives a couple years ago, and was hooked. My dad got Amy her own rifle for Christmas a year ago, so she was more than ready for the 2012 [...]
Longtime blogger Necbone sent this: Hey Mike, shed season here in southern Illinois is in full swing. My little boy and I had a pretty successful weekend. Briar, who is just 4, found his first shed of the year. It's not the first one he’s ever found, but definitely his biggest. Keep up the good work Mike. Way to Briar…dig those binoculars buddy!
Kevin Medlin didn’t have time to think about such things as rewriting Mississippi’s archery record book when a monster buck walked out of a thicket 50 yards from his stand on Nov. 11 in DeSoto County. “I didn’t even have time to get nervous,” Medlin said. “It all happened so fast. I guess from the time I saw him to the time I watched him crash down in a thicket wasn’t much more than a minute, if it was that long. It all happened that quick.” Read the full story here. http://www.ms-sportsman.com/details.php?id=2065
From Fox News.com: Hunters across Louisiana are outraged after state health officials ordered a rescue mission to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because venison is not allowed to be served in homeless shelters. “Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” said a Health Dept. official in an email to Fox News. “While we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this meat, we must protect the people who eat at the Rescue Mission, and we cannot allow a potentially serious health threat to endanger the public.” A potentially serious health threat? The operator of the mission, a man named Henry Martin, said that [...]
Thanks to Dean Weimer for this report. Thirty-seven year-old Indiana hunter Robert “Bob” Jones was very busy in the early archery and firearms season last year, and he wanted to hunt all-day at least once during gun season to make up for lost time. The owner of a home inspection company and also a construction business, Bob doesn’t get to hunt as much as he did earlier in his deer hunting career. He thought about it and decided that he would hunt all-day on Friday, November 30, 2012. “I wanted to sit out all day before the weekend when everyone would be out,” he says. Bob set out to one of his favorite stands on the edge [...]