In The Stand With:

We’ve invited some of our favorite deer hunters to join us in our blogs and share their amazing hunting experiences with you.


Role of the Hunter in the Debate About Firearms, Gun Control

This guest blog is from George C. Thornton, CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation: Sportsmen were the original conservationists and remain the driving force in conservation today. By purchasing hunting and fishing licenses, paying a voluntarily imposed excise tax on all firearms, ammunition and other sporting equipment (Pittman-Robertson Act and Dingell-Johnson Act), and...

Hall of Fame inductee Gail Martin (left), patriarch of Martin Archery, with Archery Hall of Fame president, M.R. James. (Photo: The Archery Wire)

Archery Hall of Fame Opens With Fanfare

It was an atmosphere filled with spirited archers and bowhunters, in addition to the unmistakable spirits of archers and bowhunters from the past. By J.R. Absher, The Archery Wire There’s simply no more accurate depiction of last weekend’s official opening of the Archery Hall of Fame and induction of its new class at the...

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Bowhunters: Are You Legal?

It’s been said that in order to fully understand and comply with hunting and fishing rules and regulations as they appear in annual directories of some states, it may be beneficial to first obtain legal counsel. By J.R. Absher, The Archery Wire Does that sound like a joke? If you’re a bowhunter who travels...

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Hunting is Green, Sustainable Living

In The Stand With Keith Warnke Our tradition of hunting is a modern answer to environmental concerns. By Keith Warnke, Wisconsin DNR Hunting and Shooting Sport Coordinator I always knew that one of my primary reasons for hunting is to obtain food. I enjoy everything about using wild game as food — all the...


Will Wisconsin Privatize Public Land?

Guest blog provided by the Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative Walker to Deer Hunters: Pay Up or Get Lost Deer hunting may soon join open government and good schools on the pile of Wisconsin traditions trashed by Governor Scott Walker. Each November, hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites take to the woods to hunt, thinning our...