From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Spring Turkey permits go on sale January 12

SPRING TURKEY PERMITS GO ON SALE JAN. 12

Hunters have through Feb. 13 to apply online for Unit 4 Spring Turkey Permits

PRATT –  Have you been dreaming of longbeards? Do you find yourself spending extended periods of time listening for gobbles in the distance? Are you driving your family nuts practicing clucks and purrs on your turkey call? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing spring turkey hunting withdrawals. But don’t worry, help is on the way!

All 2015 Spring turkey permits will be available over-the-counter and online beginning Jan. 12, except for Unit 4 permits, available only to Kansas residents and are disbursed through a lottery drawing... get all the details on spring turkey hunts in Kansas ...

Outdoor Writer says Tactical Hunting: Sir, Yes Sir!

Smith & Wesson tactical rifle

Outdoor shaman Kevin Reese returns in a fury in his call for tactical rifle hunting ...
Corsicana, Texas - 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

ZEISS 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

Delaware 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 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

Sam Grandle with his dad Tim and his first elk, taken during the Glass Hill Youth Hunt (252T2) last year. 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 gets her first deer 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

White tail deer in Ohio 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, 2015.

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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