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State Board Proposes Allowing Suppressors for Hunting

The move to allow suppressors, also inaccurately known as “silencers,” has been growing throughout the country in the last few years with fits and spurts. Some state wildlife agencies or legislatures, or both, have balked. Others have been at odds, one proposing and one pushing back. Perceptions about poachers running rampant with “silencers” on...

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State Finally Amends Archaic Law Banning Hunting on Sunday

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed Sunday hunting into law, allowing Virginia to join the 40 other states that allow hunting on privately owned lands on Sundays. Sponsored by Delegate Todd Gilbert, and cosponsored by many members of the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, HB 1237 passed the Senate on Feb. 18 (28-11) after clearing the...

A mountain lion cub works on a deer in the Malibu Creek State Park in California, part of about 350 photos caught on a game camera. (Photo: NPS)

Mountain Lion Cubs Devouring a Deer

Hang on to your ball of yarn, because these photos of mountain lion cubs with a deer carcass are better than any funny cat videos, LOLcats or funniest pet videos you’ll see. Why? Because mountain lion cubs doing their thing in nature, and with mother mountain lion nearby protecting her crew, is better than...

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Get Your New Hunting License So You Don’t Get Busted

Wisconsin hunting, fishing, trapping and other licenses for the 2014-15 seasons go on sale March 5 and are valid through March 31, 2015. Hunting and fishing licenses for the 2013-14 license year will expire March 31, 2014. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages long-time license buyers in Wisconsin to consider purchasing a Conservation Patron license....

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UPDATE: Did Tink’s Roadkill Voters Get Flattened?

Well, ol’ Tink Nathan won’t be heading to Austin in the Texas House of Representatives. Nathan was running for the House GOP seat in District 53, which is Bexar County north of San Antonio. One of his campaign promises was to introduce a bill to legalize the pickup and use of roadkill. That, of...

Tests Reveal Fatal Deer Disease Has Doubled Despite Efforts

Despite chronic wasting disease having been around for more than four decades, wildlife biologists still haven’t been able to figure out how to stop or slow the spread of the fatal deer disease. Now, it appears to have doubled in the percentage of deer in one state where officials are trying to take their...

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Is Someone Lying About This Gun Confiscation Letter?

Surrender your guns, make them inoperable or sell them, but you can’t have them anymore or we’ll come to confiscate them and arrest you! That sounds like something straight out of an Orwell novel, or maybe the oppressive playbook from overlords running Germany in the early 1940s. Right? Supposedly, this paraphrased demand about assault...

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What State is Limiting or Eliminating Antlerless Deer Licenses?

Deer management plans sometimes call for drastic measures, and sometimes that includes putting the kibosh on some of the hunting opportunities for the public. Management isn’t always easy, nor is it always fun. It’s work. Sometimes it means making tough choices. Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commissioners recently adopted a number of new regulations that...