hunting ethics

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Pope and Young Rips High-Fence Deer Hunting Operations

With attention growing about captive deer and elk, high fences, diseases and ethical questions, hunters throughout the country are expressing opinions for and against “captive” cervids and their place in the hunting world. The Pope and Young Club recently issued a statement on the situation in regard to deer hunting, hunting other species, and...

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How Stupid Were These Poachers to Do What They Did?

Ever watch a television police drama and see the criminal do something that makes you think, “Duh, that wasn’t too smart. You’ll probably get caught for that mistake.” Yep, everyone makes mistakes. Ultimately, the stupid mistakes eventually catch up with you, as in the case of some poachers investigated and convicted for multiple violations...

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Drones and Hunting: Are They OK, or Do They Violate Fair Chase?

As technology improves in various segments of our society, hunters often are faced with decisions about how, at what lengths or even whether to use advances within the scope of our hunting pursuits. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems, commonly known as drones, are becoming popular with recreational users. These nifty flying machines are small, fun...

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Have You Had Your Hunter Safety Course Yet?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a free hunter safety course on Feb. 8 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. in Broward County. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course. The report does not have to be notarized....

Nicole McClain gives her niece her very first compound bow as a birthday gift

Nicole McClain: Replacing a Child’s iPhone With a Compound Bow

As hunters, patriots, and parents, we have an obligatory educational, judicial, and historical responsibility to the generations after us. We can’t rely on Disney’s Bambi to teach the importance and straight-forward story of hunting, gun ownership and archery, and we can’t let our children (or nieces and nephews) replace the outdoors ­­­with a constant...

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Man Arrested For Shooting Deer on College Property

A Michigan man has been charged with illegally killing a deer on property owned by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Gregory Shaw, 40, of Taylor, Mich., was seen hunting on the Old Prisoner of War Camp owned by UAM. The land is east of Monticello on Arkansas Highway 35 and is not attached...

Citations for Illegal Baiting Hits Record Level

As the number of citations issued for deer baiting has reached an all-time high, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds Minnesota deer hunters to review regulations before heading to the field this fall. Changes in the regulations last year affect penalties for deer baiting, which continues to plague the sport. “We’re seeing...