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Is Poaching Becoming Epidemic?

Poaching and antler theft incidents have more than quadrupled in the past 40 years. Comparably, law-enforcement budgets have not kept up with inflation. By Les Davenport It is a rare deer hunter who does not know at least one person who has had a deer, antlers or a shoulder mount stolen from them at...

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Today’s Tree Stands More Comfortable, Safe

Thanks to modern stand manufacturers, newer materials and better designs, hunting whitetails in comfort up in a tree is easier than ever. By Patrick Meitin It’s a safe assumption that most of you spend almost every spare autumn moment perched in trees. Years ago, I’d sit or stand on branches or a 2-by-4 tacked...

New Website Offers Hunter Education Online

Wisconsin residents can now complete the first part of their hunter education certification using the leading online hunter education course, HUNTERcourse.com. This new option improves the interactivity and convenience of online hunter education in the state. In Wisconsin, anyone born on or after January 1st, 1973 must obtain a certificate of hunter education before...

How To Stop Tree Stand Falls

The real story of life and death in the deer woods is that hunters are still falling from tree stands and dying. They don’t have to. By Jacob Edson On opening day of bow season 2008, my life almost changed forever … or ended. Luckily for me and my family, it was instead simply...

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How To Teach Kids Hunting

Want to create a lifelong hunter? Here are 21 tips to get you started on the road to success. by Tom Carpenter We live in a pivotal time for the sport of deer hunting. One of the biggest factors at play is the steady aging of the deer hunting community. According to the National...

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Better Hunter Education Classes Would Create More Hunters

Findings from a recent hunter education study conducted by Responsive Management suggest that fine-tuning current hunter education programs could bolster numbers of licensed hunters. “To capitalize on peak interest, state natural resource agencies should provide information on mentored hunting opportunities as well as maps of public hunting lands during hunter education courses or immediately...

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Cash Available for Shooting Ranges

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, invites public and private shooting facilities to apply for up to $400,000 in grants that can assist in developing strategies to put more target shooters on their firing lines. By providing this funding to qualifying ranges, NSSF’s Range Partnership Grant...

Women Gettin’ in the Outdoors

You’d think after years of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshops that it wouldn’t be a surprise to find out that – gasp! – women actually enjoy hunting, shooting, fishing and being outdoors. It always seems whenever a media outlet picks up on the interest of women and the outdoors that it’s some kind...

NSSF Launches Site for Election Firearms Issues

To assist eligible voters with registering and with evaluating candidates’ positions on Second Amendment issues, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched GunVote, a voter education website at nssf.org/gunvote. To reach the most voters possible with this educational effort, NSSF is encouraging Twitter users to tag their election-related tweets with #gunvote and to keep...

Deer Dogs Banned on Kisatchie National Forest

U.S. Forest Service officials announced Thursday a ban on the use of dogs to hunt deer on the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Officials say complaints have been reported for years. Hunters have said they will appeal to the court system for relief, a move that resulted in a similar USFS decision being overturned...