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Oregon’s Spirit Animal is a Stoner Deer that Loves Weed, Sleep

Oregon is about as diverse a state as it gets, with geography spanning desert to seashore and a population ranging from hippies and liberals to far right conservatives. Safe to say there’s not anything specific to say about Oregon other than it has a big variety. That’s not a bad thing, either. Variety is...

This 132-year-old Winchester lever action rifle was found propped against a tree and was blended in well. (Photo: NPS)

How Many Deer Did the National Park Mystery Winchester Kill?

  Lever action rifles helped win the west and are among the most popular for hunters, then and today, but a mystery is unraveling in Great Basin National Park thanks to a stunning discovery. A Winchester lever action rifle believed to be 132 years old was discovered in the park. The rifle was leaning...

3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some nastier weather hitting the northeast and west this week it’s not a bad idea to whip up some venison chili. A hearty bowl of chili, some crusty garlic bread or cornbread, and whatever spicy hot sauce you may want to add … mmmm, mmmm....

PSE Archery Decree new for 2015

Best Bows for 2015: PSE Decree Leads Strong Lineup for Deer Hunters

It’s always interesting to ponder a bow when you’re sitting in a tree stand or ground blind, or it’s interesting to me. I mean, it’s a simple contraption that has been around for centuries: Stick, string, pointy stick that flies toward a target. That’s the basic version, of course. Stick. String. Pointy stick. Fwingggg!...

Opening a deer easily and quickly helps you get it cleaned and cooled down. Click the photo to learn more ...

3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...

California poacher rifle, deer heads confiscated by state officials

Tip Helps Wildlife Officers Make Case Against Poacher

A Plymouth man was convicted in Amador Superior Court of multiple deer poaching charges after wildlife officers investigated following information provided on a tip line. Gary Michael Creason Jr., age 24, was fined $19,520 for activities involving the take of trophy deer out of season, among other charges. Acting on a tip, wildlife officers...

California DFW Enforcement Chief David Bess (left).

Bess Appointed Chief of California DFW Law Enforcement

California wildlife officer David Bess has been appointed the new chief of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division, CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham announced. The position was recently vacated by the retirement of 33-year veteran wildlife officer, Chief Michael P. Carion. “California’s fish and wildlife and the sportsmen and...

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BREAKING NEWS: Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit by Anti-Hunters

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the dismissal of the latest lawsuit brought by anti-hunting groups petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue regulations banning traditional ammunition with lead components. The court’s decision was announced Dec. 23. The refusal by the EPA to consider the petition was challenged...