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Ethics and Long-Range Shooting: When is a Shot too Far?

This article is an excerpt from… Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting, 2nd Edition Get the most recent advances in guns and gear to extend your range for hunting, informal target shooting, and formal competition. Discover new tools for long-range shooters both in the field and on the firing range, with coverage of new...

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Two Busted For Alleged Deer Poaching in Closed Season

Vermont state game wardens charged two Northeast Kingdom men recently for allegedly poaching several deer during March and April in the Stannard area. On June 22, game wardens, assisted by officers from the Hardwick Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Shawn Bell, 37, of Greensboro and based on evidence gathered...

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Poaching, Posting on Social Media is a Terribly Stupid Idea

It happens every day. Every. Single. Day. Someone does something stupid, horrible or criminal, posts on social media about it or posts actual photos or video of the event happening and then they get caught. Sometimes they take it another step and say “That wasn’t supposed to be public, it’s on my private social...

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Investigation Reveals Multiple Violations; Guide Gets Huge Fine

  A hunting guide has been hit with multiple fines and restitution penalties after pleading guilty following a lengthy investigation by a state wildlife agency.   Brandon R. Greeley, 28, a licensed bear guide in Tofte, Minn., was found with more than 150 traps, six black bear hides, multiple deer quarters and other wildlife...

Should hunters be able to sell parts of a deer they kill?

Should Hunters be Allowed to Sell Deer Hides, Parts?

The legality of selling parts of a white-tailed deer depends on the state you live in and whether its laws or regulations apply to commercially licensed dealers or private individuals. That’s a point of contention among some hunters who wouldn’t mind picking up a few extra bucks — no pun intended — after removing the meat...

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Drones Under Attack as Unethical for Hunting

Drones may be cool to fly and get neat footage of events, but state wildlife agencies and hunters are taking aim at the unmanned flying aircraft as unethical when it comes to scouting and hunting for deer and other game animals. Wyoming Game & Fish Department is the latest state wildlife agency to take...

Hunters typically go through different stages during their lives, from wanting to shoot just about anything to mellowing out and enjoying the experience.

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking around yesterday for an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some...

Captive deer would have been reclassified as livestock under a bill that was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Missouri's legislature failed to override the veto by one vote.

Deer Wars Intensify as State Agency Bans Captive Imports

State wildlife agencies throughout the country are grappling with numerous issues related to white-tailed deer and other cervids as well as legislatures trying to strip or shift agency powers. One of the biggest issues in the last few years has been captive deer farming and shooting preserves. Advocates say that where legal, they’re merely...

California poacher rifle, deer heads confiscated by state officials

Tip Helps Wildlife Officers Make Case Against Poacher

A Plymouth man was convicted in Amador Superior Court of multiple deer poaching charges after wildlife officers investigated following information provided on a tip line. Gary Michael Creason Jr., age 24, was fined $19,520 for activities involving the take of trophy deer out of season, among other charges. Acting on a tip, wildlife officers...