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Hunter Survives Shocking Encounter in the Field

OK, seriously now, I’d have gone into cardiac arrest or wet my pants or soiled my britches or all of the above if I’d been the hunter in this video. I mean, dang. Can you imagine? Have you ever had something like this happen to you, or almost happen? I know of hunters who...

Dan Schmidt with his Texas turkey that dropped after a much quieter blast from his shotgun thanks to the SilencerCo Salvo 12 suppressor.

Benefits of Using Suppressors For Deer Hunting, Shooting Sports

Firearm sound suppressors, or “silencers” as they are sometimes called, are devices which help reduce the noise of gunfire to hearing safe levels when attached to the end of a firearm’s barrel. Suppressors are generally nothing more than containment systems with a series of baffles which help contain and re-direct the expanding gasses that...

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Deer-Tracking Bloodhound Makes Phenomenal Rescue

  Deer hunters using tracking dogs is becoming more popular since recovery is one of the most important parts of being a hunter. We want to do everything we can to seal the deal and be good stewards. A hunter’s hound made one of the most important recoveries of its life down in Louisiana...

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Fish & Wildlife Distributes More Than $1.1B to States

The keystone of annual funding for state wildlife agencies was put into place on March 6, 2016, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s distribution of $1.1 billion in revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. The funding, which supports critical state environmental conservation and recreation projects throughout...

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Ban on Public Land Shed Hunting Fuels Mixed Responses

Social media gets crazy like a bunch of coyotes running through the woods at night but is interesting to get a gauge on public sentiment about topics, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing. Both are recreational activities that we, the hunters and anglers, take in varying degrees of seriousness. Some of us...

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BREAKING: Eighteen Deer, 1 Elk Confirmed with CWD

Eighteen more deer and another elk have been confirmed to have chronic wasting disease in a shocking development for a state that until recently never had a positive test for the fatal disease. Veteran outdoor writer Bryan Hendricks, a DDH contributor and outdoor editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, broke the story late Wednesday night. It’s...

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Monster Buck Ignores Police, Goes on Leisurely Stroll

What would you do if you were driving merrily down the road, minding your own business and a giant 12-point buck blocked your path? That’s what happened in this 2012 video we ran across on YouTube from Wayne County, Ohio. Sheriff’s deputies got a call from a motorist who reported a big buck blocking...

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Hunters Donate More than 228K Pounds of Venison

More than 4,500 deer hunters donated nearly a quarter-million pounds of venison (228,306 pounds) from last season’s deer harvest to Missouri’s Share the Harvest program. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians. Share the Harvest is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM). It...

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Alleged Poachers Busted After Leaving Heads by Their Garage

If you’re going to do dumb stuff then you better be smart about it, and it appears two men with bad intent on their minds didn’t heed that advice. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers charged two Washington County men with numerous hunting related violations and misdemeanors after discovering a collection of...