hunting safety

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Would You Hunt Deer with One of These?

by Alan Clemons Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission officials have offered a proposal to allow suppressors for hunting game animals, including deer, joining a handful of other states considering the move. Lone Star Outdoor News reported the proposal should have more discussion and possibly some formal action at the TPWC’s next meeting...

Hunting Safety is No Accident

Many of you might have already seen this story this week, but I’m re-posting it here in case you haven’t. It is very sad and troubling. There’s really not much more to say other than send this to all of your deer hunting friends. If this tragedy helps save one life...

Is Hunting Killing Your Heart?

by Brandon Smith, D&DH reader Not until last season, when I strapped on a monitor, have I ever considered how hard my heart beats while hunting. Although opinion varies, many doctors caution against exercising at a level greater than 85 percent of a person’s maximum heart rate. This increases the risk...

Reader: “I’m Going to Die” After Fall

by John Smith, D&DH reader My first day hunting the 2010 Wisconsin bow season nearly became my last. On Nov. 8, I went to hunt a 40-acre wooded lot in the central part of the state. I have hunted the land more than 20 years. Although it is small, it features...