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Deer Seasons, Suppressors Get Top Approval

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved opening a hunting season for deer in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Galveston counties as part of changes to the 2012-13 Statewide Hunting Proclamation. The Commission also adopted rules permitting the use of firearm silencers for the take of alligators, game animals or game birds. “These devices are...

Teaming up with a partner is a great way to enjoy a hunt and also have an extra set of eyes watching for action.

Predator Hunting Basics to Get Started

Want to help your deer herd and improve your deer hunting? Getting started in predator hunting isn’t as tough as you might think. By David W. Kaprocki How do you call? What do you use for a light? What type of gun do you use? How long do you stay at each location? Do...

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Giant Texas Whitetails

Texas is known for its monster bucks, and even the  “so-so” bucks by some Texans’ standards would be outstanding in other states. Thousands of hunters head to the Lone Star State each year with hopes of killing a big buck. (Photos: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department)  

FOX Admits Policy Against Ammo, Firearms Ads

An official with FOX Sports Media Group in California confirmed Monday its anti-gun and anti-hunting advertising policies after a request for clarification from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The NSSF request asking FOX to lift its ban on firearms and ammunition advertising on Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts was dismissed with a form letter from...

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Avoid Missteps For Predator Success

I can still vividly recall the first coyotes I ever called. They appeared as a pair, charging hard across a huge expanse of open snow. I was lying in the middle of a field of winter wheat just behind the crest of a terrace, with no camo, no concealment and a borrowed rifle 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 and to keep...

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Hunting Near Property Lines: When Should State Step In?

Alabama’s Conservation Commissioner has drawn the ire of hunters and landowners with an idea to create a 50-yard “buffer zone” along privately owned borders. by Alan Clemons At the state’s Conservation Advisory Board meeting earlier this month, Commissioner Gunter Guy made note of complaints about hunters putting up tree stands or shooting houses on...

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Southeast Deer Study Group Update: Have We Been Killing Too Many Does?

  SANDESTIN, Fla. – To say the least, the morning’s 2012 Southeast Deer Study Group sessions about predation impacts on whitetail populations were eye-opening and mesmerizing. The theme of this year’s two-day conference is “The Changing Face of Predation in the Southeast.” More than 400 biologists, land managers, state officials and others listened raptly...

Texas Eyes New Deer Seasons

Deer hunters in three counties of the Dallas-area “Metroplex” could have new seasons if a proposal from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission is approved. Discussion, research and public comment is ongoing for possible seasons in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Galveston counties, according to a report in Lone Star Outdoor News. All four counties...