Hunting and Fishing News & Blog Articles
Last week, a friend and I put together a wedding shower for another friend at my house. The couple both love to go fishing and hunting, and spend most of their time outdoors, so we called it “The Hunt is Over” and used pink camo decorations and supplies. She looooves Pink Camo.
We first went to dollar stores and thrift shops and purchased woodsy service ware such as tree bark and bear claw plates, wooden bowls, plates with animal drawing – anything that looked outdoorsy. Plus, a couple of tall glass vases and pink wildflowers. Everything fit into our budget and looked great.
We filled the vases with the pink wild flowers. Soooo pretty!
Recently the Casper Star Tribune reported on an issue that is getting some attention here in Wyoming. The issue revolves around Wyoming pronghorn permits being allocated to special interest groups to use as they see fit – 80 tags for one group alone.
While the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation espoused by individuals like Theodore Roosevelt states that our wildlife resources are “In the Public Trust”, groups like Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt are allocated 80 tags to do with as they wish and have been doing so since 1939.
The group claims to be doing good work with the money, and they may be, but many feel that any fundraising done with the public’s wildlife tags should be directly given back to the resource that helped raise the money, i.e. pronghorn in this case.
Accuracy with a firearm starts at the hands holding it steady, tightly against the shoulder pointed squarely down range! but what if the hands aren’t comfortable? That is where the iota Krux stock comes in! In this video review Dan Turvey of Eastmans’ Hunting Journals takes this stock on it’s maiden voyage mounting a Horizon Firearms action and barrel to while going through the features that make this an ideal option for the backcountry hunter. Give this video a watch and make sure you subscribe to the Eastmans’ YouTube channel to see how this rifle performs at the range in the second half of this review!
Duck hunting waders Hunting waders, Game Feeders
Hey! It’s almost hunting season. You’ve got to get ready. Physically ready. If you took some time off during the winter months and didn’t workout or do some form of exercise, chances are you’re out of shape. And, if you splurged during the holidays, well… Now is the time to start. You can’t be carrying a weapon through the wilderness huffing and puffing. Besides being no fun, that’s dangerous and unhealthy.
So, up! Get walking. Go hiking. Get back to the gym. Your membership is still active. Or re-activate it. Now! Lift those weights. At least twice a week. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to be driving your ATV or UTV out there. You still have to get off it and walk around. And, it might be cool in the mornings and as the sun goes down. No excuses! No arguing!
You also need to check your equipment…. After you exercise! We’ll wait. We’re not going anywhere.
If you have a hunter in your life, whether they are an adult or a child, and their birthday is approaching, why not celebrate their day with a Hunting Themed Party?
If possible, for the main courses, serve game type food such as venison, pheasant, and turkey. If you cook a whole turkey, put a fake arrow through it when you place it on the table. In addition:
• serve beef jerky and trail mix as snacks.
• order a cake with a camouflage design or in the shape of a deer or other game.
“Everyone is lucky until they aren’t…” – John Barklow
John could not have said it any better and to take it a step further, luck breeds complacency which results in contentment and culminates in over-confidence. So if we take equal parts luck, complacency and contentment combined, you have the recipe for a potentially life-ending situation. This really strikes home in our location of Wyoming.
In January a local newspaper reporter went missing in the North Fork drainage west of Cody. A horseback rider found him earlier this week and it was determined he died from hypothermia. He was a little over two miles from the main road.
Why do I bring this terribly tragic example up? Lest we lose a life in vain. To learn and possibly save the life of another. Simply put, you need the proper gear with you at all times when you decide to leave the trailhead. A simple “day hunt” has been the downfall of more than one of our fellow hunters. On an extended backcountry trip, the risk factor is even higher.
Last year I had one of the best years of my hunting career for pronghorn. I was lucky enough to have tags for Wyoming, Montana and Colorado to fill. With a little luck I filled all three on quality bucks that now have places in my office and home. All the time in the field got me to thinking that it might be time to offer our digital subscribers the chance to be drawn for an antelope hunt in southern Colorado. This is the same place that we have had the opportunity to hunt and harvest some great bucks for the last 10 years and has produced some of the best memories from the field with our family and friends.
Over the years, our hunt winners have taken some incredible mule deer bucks and bulls and adding a third winner this fall is exciting. Some of my favorite hunting memories and new friendships have come from these hunts. Getting to offer a third chance for the Eastmans’ subscriber family to hunt with us this fall is going to add even more great memories.
The lucky winner will get to hunt with the Eastmans’ team and hopefully harvest the buck of a lifetime. Just like the deer and elk winners, we will record this hunt for Eastmans’ Hunting TV and air it on the Outdoor Channel.
To be eligible for this hunt all you have to do is be a subscriber to an Eastmans’ digital subscription. To kick this off we are going to offer a 24 hour sale on digital subscriptions. For the next 24 hours, $10.00 gets you both magazines in the digital format and $5.00 gets you a single title.
“(AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Friday lifted protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from that list.”
After nearly four years of unchecked population control, Wyoming’s ever expanding, non-native gray wolf population may soon finally see the hand of sound wildlife management headed its way. At this point we are not 100% sure if this will actually mean a Wyoming wolf hunting season this fall for the super predator but things are certainly looking that way.
When asked late Tuesday about a possible wolf hunting season in Wyoming a prominent Game and Fish official responded with, “We believe it’s possible, the earliest would be this coming fall.” This was said by said Brian Nesvik, the Wyoming Game and Fish wildlife division chief.
Nesvik continued by saying, “Wyoming showed it could manage wolves in a conservative and responsible manner that met all objectives after delisting. We look forward to again taking on the important work of managing this public resource.” In my opinion the state almost seems to be surprised by the overwhelming 3-0 decision by the Federal Appellate Court in their favor. Either way, the state seems to be playing this out in a very conservative manner thus far.