predator control

Hot Gear: New Ammo for Great Predator Hunting

Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce it has expanded its American Eagle Varmint & Predator lineup with new 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads. The loads combine accuracy, consistency, reliable performance on target and an affordable price tag to create the perfect round for the avid varmint hunter. Shipments of these new...

Varmint Control Is a Conservation Responsibility

Political correctness and its inherent scourge of dishonesty and denial are bad and dangerous wherever you find them. When people living in Detroit can spew their comfortable disconnect and resultant ignorance about wolves and other predators to determine varmint control policies in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness, you know you are asking for trouble. The...

Trappers Prevail in Maine Lynx Incidental Take Lawsuit

Trappers in Maine and the state’s Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife won a court battle Feb. 15 against a lawsuit filed by four animal rights organizations regarding “incidental take” in regard to the Endangered Species Act. The ruling was handed down by U.S. District Judge Jon Levy. The Sportsman’s Alliance Foundation joined trappers and...

Hot Gear: Federal Premium Hunter Match .22 Ammo

Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle ammunition. The load raises the bar for high-performance rimfire hunting ammunition, providing true long-range accuracy and outstanding terminal effectiveness. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers. Serious small game and varmint hunters demand more than standard performance from their rimfire...

Thank You Hunting Industry Brotherhood

It’s real easy to get caught up in the whirlwind vortex of this stimulating hunting lifestyle, and well we should. Getting caught up means we are deep into it and therefor dedicate ourselves to be the best that we can be at ambushing our families’ meals while performing our stewardship balancing duties. Hunting in...

Save Our Deer Herds

I bet many of you believe as I do that the condition of our deer herds is in many ways directly connected to the condition of our quality of life. I know some casual deerhunters, two to be exact, but pretty much every deerhunter I know, and I know a bunch of em, agree...

Should Coyotes, Predators Have Financial Kill Bounties?

Bounties on predators are nothing new. They were common back in the 1800s and early 1900s on a variety of wildlife including wolves, mountain lions and other predators. Some of these bounties worked pretty well. Others, maybe not so much. They’re still in use today in some parts of the country. Louisiana, for example,...

Top Tips on Controlling Feral Hogs on Your Property

One of the worst nuisance animals around is the feral hog, which breeds like crazy, tears up food plots, agriculture fields and pastures, and is a threat to wildlife populations due to competition for many of the same food sources. They’re prolific in the Southeast and Southwest states, and are moving north. State and...

Don’t Let Humidity Hurt Your Deer Season Preparations

My brother joined me and Barry Estes, owner of Alabama Hog Control, for a little hunting and feral hog eradication last weekend down in central Alabama. The property we were on was a giant cattle farm that’s leased for deer and turkey hunting. A main creek with some smaller creeks, all in hardwoods, wend...

Best Game Camera Tips For Controlling Feral Hogs On Your Deer Hunting Land

Every year in Alabama and elsewhere, hunters and wildlife managers use motion-activated game cameras to monitor wildlife populations on their properties. By Chris Jaworowski Though game cameras most often are used by deer hunters and managers, landowners with feral hogs are increasingly using game cameras to improve hog trapping success rates. Game cameras allow...