Outdoor Writer says Tactical Hunting: Sir, Yes Sir!
Outdoor shaman Kevin Reese returns in a fury in his call for tactical rifle hunting ...
- My pop once told me I might fit into my dress blues if I used bungee cords; the truth hurts. Looking at me it’s hard to believe I spent eight years in the Marines. In all honestly, I’m not that bad off… I’m just not that well off; I could stand a few months of nonstop treadmill work. Beyond reminiscing about my life as a Marine and wishing I still looked the part, I miss many aspects of active duty life – chief among them being camaraderie and my trusty M-16 A2 Service Rifle.
I wasn’t a huge promoter of 62-grain 5.56 Ball NATO ammunition but it seemed to be sufficient. I qualified every year as a rifle expert and later in my second enlistment as a pistol sharpshooter, qualifying with an original Colt 1911 that had been in Marine Corps service for over 75 years and was still a sweet shooter.
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From Bushnell - Amp Up Your Scouting With The
Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor
No-Glow LED Series
Overland Park, Kansas - Bushnell®, an industry leader in high performance sports optics for more than 65 years and a market leader in the trail camera industry, has introduced a completely redesigned Trophy® Cam HD no-glow trail camera. Leading the industry with true one-year battery life and fast 0.2 second trigger speed, the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor offers a host of valuable features.
Featuring 48 no-glow Infrared LEDs with a flash range of 80 feet, a 14MP camera and high definition 1080p video, the Trophy Cam HD Aggressor produces the absolute best images and video day or night ever offered in a Trophy Cam No-Glow. The cameras include hybrid capture mode, a hyper passive infrared sensor (PIR) and an extended detection range.
The Trophy Cam HD Aggressor series has an aggressive design with a latch system that is more durable and easier to operate and a strengthened cable lock channel for enhanced security in the field. Also included with the camera is a removable ARD (anti-reflective device) that offers additional concealment of the LEDs.
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Friends of NRA partners with sports optics manufacturer for Pronghorn Dream Hunt contest
Fairfax, Virginia – We're proud to announce that Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, one of the leading optics manufacturers in the outdoor world, has become a sponsor of the Virginia Friends of NRA. A longtime ally of the NRA, ZEISS's support will help promote shooting sports and other firearm related programs across Virginia.
“ZEISS’s support of Virginia Friends of NRA and The NRA Foundation is providing us the opportunity to give more grants to shooting sports programs,” said Senior NRA Field Rep for Virginia David Wells. “On behalf of Virginia Friends of NRA we thank ZEISS and everything they’ve done to support the future of the shooting sports.”
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From the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife - DNREC Fish & Wildlife encourages successful deer hunters
to donate venison to Sportsmen Against Hunger
Dover, Delaware – With Delaware’s archery deer season continuing until Jan. 31 plus three more weeks of various firearm deer seasons coming up in January, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program gratefully accepts donated venison for processing and distribution to participating charitable groups who provide meals for hungry Delawareans.
“So far, our donations to Sportsmen Against Hunger are down for this season,” said Kent County Regional Wildlife Manager Bill Jones. “We would like to encourage successful hunters who have more venison than they can use to support this program and help those in need. With the January deer seasons still ahead, we have hopes of Delaware hunters matching – or maybe even surpassing – last year’s total of more than 21,000 pounds of donated venison.”
The 2014-2015 Delaware deer hunting seasons will conclude with seasons open on the following dates in January:
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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Don't miss out on late-season waterfowl hunts
Don’t store your waders; late season hunts can still prove fruitful
PRATT — Most hunting seasons, including those for ducks, deer and upland birds, will come to a close soon, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stow away your gear yet. Kansas has several seasons to keep you hunting through January, and goose hunting opportunities that run through early spring.
Depending on weather and snow cover conditions, numbers of geese can steadily build in late January and early February around Kansas reservoirs and wetlands. Consider hunting the Canada and light goose seasons, Nov. 12, 2014-Feb. 15, 2015, and the white-fronted goose season, Jan. 17-Feb. 15, 2015, during this time.
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From the Pennsylvania Game Commission - Picture it: Your hunting photo on TV
Hunters can visit GoHuntPA.org to submit photos that could selected for a television commercial
You’ve seen the GoHuntPA ads on TV.
Now is your chance to be in one.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is inviting hunters to submit photos of their favorite hunting moments for a chance to star in the next GoHuntPA TV commercial.
Photos can be submitted through the GoHuntPA website – www.gohuntpa.org. The initiative, called #MyGoHuntPAMoment, launched on Dec. 15 and will be live through January 2015.
Photos can be trophy shots from this season, or depict other scenes afield, including enjoying time with friends and family.
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First time hunter goes home with a big prize
Jessica Kim from NRA Publications decides to try her hand at deer hunting ...
The Origins of a Korean Huntress
A Korean-American woman steps outside her comfort zone—and her cultural heritage—to experience an American tradition.
As a senior graphic designer for Shooting Sports USA, I've been able to hear my colleagues tell stories from hunts all around the world. As time went by, I realized that I wanted to experience a hunt as well. One thing I noticed in all of these articles, (besides the beautiful hunt photos!) is that the hunters did not look quite like me. I haven’t seen many Asian women in the hunting culture. Growing up as a Korean American woman, my family believed that education was the key step to achieving the American dream. Studying, playing the violin, and art were my lifestyle, while hunting was a foreign idea.
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From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Ohio’s Deer-Muzzleloader Hunting Season is Jan. 2-5
Columbus, Ohio – Ohio’s white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting
season opens Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources (ODNR). Deer-muzzleloader hunting season runs through Monday, Jan. 5,
Hunters can pursue deer in Ohio with a muzzleloader or bow
during this four-day season. Hunters checked 16,464 deer during the 2014
four-day muzzleloader season.
Hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes
after sunset. Ohio's small game, furbearer and waterfowl seasons are also open
during the muzzleloader season. All hunters (except waterfowl hunters) must
wear a visible solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange coat, jacket,
vest or coveralls during the muzzleloader season.
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Gear up for your NRA Outdoors adventure next year with MidwayUSA
Fairfax, Virginia – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce a partnership between NRA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing Destinations, its new cost-effective adventure travel program, and MidwayUSA. Program sponsor MidwayUSA now offers a 15% discount on orders of $150 or more after booking a trip through NRA Outdoors.
“We are really excited to work with MidwayUSA and bring our members perfect hunting and fishing excursions,” said Managing Director of NRA Recreational Programs and Ranges Elizabeth Bush. “Once you’ve booked a trip with an NRA Outdoors-approved outfitter, you can head to MidwayUSA and get all the gear you need at a great price.”
NRA Outdoors builds relationships with outfitters throughout the world to provide NRA members with high quality, cost-effective hunting and fishing trips they will never forget. Together with the Women’s Wilderness Escape, Youth Hunter Education Challenge, hunter education classes, and hunter clinic instructor program, NRA Outdoors helps make the NRA the number one organization for hunters in the United States.
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