hunting safety

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...

aa Suppressor

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 in March. Read...

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 in the future,...

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 of heart attack....

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 a nice oak...