28 10, 2019

Wisconsin Deer Stands Vandalized By Anti-Hunting Lunatics

2019-10-28T21:43:12-04:00October 28th, 2019|BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Hunting News|4 Comments

Multiple deer stands in Wisconsin’s Dunn County have been vandalized in recent weeks, tipped over and spray painted with messages like “Hunt the Hunters” and “All hunters are bastards.” “A.L.F." and the logo for the radical anti-hunting group Animal Liberation Front has appeared on some stands. The Animal Liberation Front told Fox News in a statement: "The North American Animal Liberation Press Office was very pleased to hear about the destruction of multiple hunting stands in Dunn County. It is an absurd idea that there is sport in lying in wait for an unsuspecting animal to stroll by and then blowing it away with a high-powered weapon. People who do this sort of thing are despicable and need to be [...]

24 10, 2019

Arkansas Hunter Killed By Deer He Shot

2019-10-28T21:49:39-04:00October 24th, 2019|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, whitetail deer|9 Comments

  I have blogged several times over the years that a “dead deer can kill you,” so be careful when you walk up on a buck you just shot. Every time I do, some tough guys send me snide comments of how ridiculous that sounds, and what a wuss I must be. Really? From Ky3.com: “I’ve worked for the Game and Fish Commission for 20 years, and it’s one of the stranger things that’s happened," said Keith Stephens, the Chief of Communications with the agency. Officials said 66-year-old Thomas Alexander shot a buck with his muzzleloader while hunting near Yellville (Marion County). When he walked up to the buck, it attacked. “It got back up, and he had several puncture [...]

6 09, 2019

Will You Buy Ammunition From Walmart Anymore?

2019-10-17T10:13:40-04:00September 6th, 2019|Big Deer TV, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, Remington|Comments Off on Will You Buy Ammunition From Walmart Anymore?

Walmart has clarified its policy on ammunition sales days after its CEO announced that America’s largest retailer would stop selling certain types of ammunition. “Our assortment (of ammo) will remain focused on the needs of hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts,” a Walmart spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon. “It will include rifles used for deer hunting and shotguns, much of the ammunition they require, as well as hunting and sporting accessories and apparel. In other words, if we sell the firearm, we will sell the ammunition for it (except .223) ... By implying that they are fully committed to supporting deer hunters, Walmart hopes to gloss over the fact that by banning the sale of 9mm and other handgun ammunition, [...]

13 08, 2019

The Debate Over Deer Urine

2019-10-17T09:57:44-04:00August 13th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science, Hunting News|Comments Off on The Debate Over Deer Urine

Earlier this summer South Carolina became the 9th state to ban the use of urine-based scents for deer hunting. In a press release, the South Carolina DNR said in part: “the department is following the lead of other states in proactively prohibiting the use of (urine) in order to minimize the potential for CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) introduction into South Carolina.” In response to this and other state bans on urine-based scents, two major scent companies—Wildlife Research Center and Tink’s, have issued this response: The argument made by rule makers to ban these products is that they unnaturally congregate deer like bait or feed, thereby increasing interaction between animals and possibly increasing the spread of disease. While a scent set-up [...]

7 05, 2019

2019 And Beyond: Warm, Wet Weather Means More Snakes

2019-10-11T13:21:38-04:00May 7th, 2019|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, Hunting News|3 Comments

I hate snakes and I cannot lie. Any snakes, from garters to rats to rattlers to moccasins. Any kind, color or size, I am scared of them all. My heart rate soared and my blood pressure spiked when I read this: After a winter (2018-19) that was warmer and wetter than average across much of the U.S., the country needs to be on snake watch… Snakes like those conditions. Increased populations are expected. And there is more bad news. A new study by Stanford University professor Grant Lipman and the University of Colorado’s Caleb Phillips shows that rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes may bite more people after rainy seasons. The study, which analyzed 20 years of snakebite data, found a significant [...]