hunting ethics

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Against DNR Quarantine for CWD

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower ruling against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after the DNR’s quarantine of a hunting reserve where chronic wasting disease was discovered was challenged by the reserve’s owners. Tom and Ronda Brakke and McBra, Inc., owners of the former Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge in Bloomfield, Iowa,...

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking aroundfor an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some research work. Two professors at the University of...

Bluegrass Bunglers Pinched, Penalized for Poaching

Video may have killed the radio star, but hubris and television helped put two Kentucky men under the investigative eye of the Wyoming Game and Fish Division. Ricky J. Mills and Jimmy G. Duncan, both of Bedford, Ky., pled no contest to charges of poaching and other wildlife violations following an extensive investigation by...

WATCH: Hunter Shoots 3 Bucks in Less Than 1 Minute

This definitely is one of the wildest deer hunting videos you’ll ever see and we guarantee you’ll watch it more than once. You’ll probably watch it two or three times, at least. It’s pretty wild. Here’s what the description says on the YouTube post about it: While participating in a party hunt, John Oens...

Poacher Hit with Lifetime Ban for Felony Convictions

Hunters often say “that guy should be put in prison!” for a game violation, or something along those lines including jail, prison, heavy fines, loss of hunting rights or other penalties. Wyoming has tugged on the heartstrings of some of those folks by making poaching a felony. It didn’t take too long for someone...

What Are Your Hunting Ethics When No One is Watching?

The glorious Michigan bowseason has been blazing along ferociously for 20 days now. Well, maybe not actually blazing everyday, and I guess not really all that ferocious most of the time either. I take every day and every weather condition as it comes and do my best to improvise, adapt and overcome. I’m certainly...

New ‘Poach and Pay’ Program Getting Strong Support

MISSOULA, Mont. – Poaching is a crime committed by thieves — not hunters. Those who share in the Boone and Crockett Club’s long support of sustainable-use conservation want those thieves punished accordingly. A 2015 research study by the Boone and Crockett Club found that 92.6 percent of sportsmen support higher fines for those convicted...