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Deer Talk Now

Deer Talk Now: Modern Sporting Rifles, Crossbows and More

There’s a changing of the guard with interest in crossbows, handguns, modern sporting rifles and new optics continuing to grow.Can the traditionalists and new wave get along? Sure, with a few potholes, of course. Find out more in this episode of Deer Talk Now with longtime hunter and industry veteran Mark Sidelinger.

Rick Bedar, founder of TenPoint and Wicked Ridge crossbows.

Watch: Hunting Deer with ARs, Crossbows and Handguns

Is there a new breed of deer hunter with today’s growth of crossbows, modern sporting rifles and handguns joining the legion of traditional hunting methods? That’s just one of the topics discussed on the latest Deer Talk Now episode with Mark Sidelinger, who works with several companies including Rock River Arms as well as...

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State Actually Expanding Hunting Season Dates?

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission will host two hearings in June to seek public comment on proposed changes to a number of fish and wildlife rules. The hearings will be Monday, June 10, at Mounds State Park in Anderson and Thursday, June 13, at Spring Mill Inn in Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell....

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Controversial Crossbows Get Legislative Hearing

After years of debate, rancor and a trial hunting season that ended earlier this year, Senate Bill 1699-A will be heard by the New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Tuesday at 9 a.m. The bill was introduced by Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan and is cosponsored by several members of the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s...

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Kansas Deer Hunters Get Expanded Regulations For Rifles, Crossbows

The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission has approved sweeping changes in its wildlife regulations, including the approval of more centerfire rifle ammunition and crossbows in archery seasons. The commission met March 21 and approved numerous proposals that remove some previous roadblocks for deer hunters. Michael Pearce, reporting in The Wichita Eagle, outlined the...

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Academy Crossbow Cocking Rope Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Academy Sports + Outdoors, of Katy, Texas, are recalling about 6,300 Game Winner crossbow cocking ropes. The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard. The company has received four...

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New York Crossbow Issue Stinks Like a Gutpile

Throughout the country where arguments rage about state wildlife agencies allowing crossbows for deer hunting, the same tired debates continue to stink like gutpiles in the sun. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor Crossbows have been around for hundreds of years. They’re powerful. They kill deer. They’re a tool to be used like a...

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Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt A Rousing Success

For Quinton Picone, 23, a native of nearby Panola, first times seem to be the charm. At least first-time hunting trips, that is. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation On his first deer hunt Oct. 12 on the 45,000-acre McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Picone harvested a nine-point buck that weighed just shy of 200 pounds...

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Crossbow Hunt Passed (With Compromises)

Illinois became the 25th state in the country to allow crossbows in some manner for use in archery hunting seasons with the signing of House Bill 4819 by Gov. Pat Quinn earlier this month. As originally written, HB 4819, which permitted the use of crossbows during archery-only deer seasons, sailed through the House by...