Shotguns Versus Rifles — a Predator Hunting Exercise

By Randy D. Smith A simple exercise can demonstrate the value of a shotgun for predator calling. Bring a half-gallon milk jug and a shotgun the next time you go out target shooting with your predator rifle. Set the milk … [Read More]

Judging Distance at Night While Predator Hunting

By Dave Kaprocki Before you can learn to judge distance at night, you have to know what kind of light-beam your light produces. Is it a small hand-held light, a 6-volt headlight or a large spotlight? Your light source determines … [Read More]

Wild Hogs Cause $1.5 Billion in U.S. Agriculture Damage Each Year

More than six million feral hogs roam across 47 U.S. states and cause more than $1.5 billion in agriculture damages each year, according to a recent TODAY News report. The wild pigs are bringing their path of destruction further north … [Read More]

Canadian Motorcyclist Chased by Wolf, Takes Pictures

Being chased by a huge wolf is the type of thing many people have nightmares about, but a Canadian motorcyclist who experienced it earlier this month says his encounter was “more exciting than scary.” On Saturday, June 8, Tim Bartlett, … [Read More]

Appeals Court Backs Minnesota DNR on Wolf Regulations

A court decision issued yesterday by the Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ authority to set wolf hunting and trapping seasons. “This decision affirms that the DNR, as directed by the Legislature, set the … [Read More]

Proposal Would Remove Federal Protection From Wolves in Lower 48

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering eliminating endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48. The only exception would be for a small group of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. If the USFWS agrees … [Read More]

Turkey Hunter Attacked by Bobcat, Shoots it

A rookie turkey hunter lured in some unintended attention last week when a bobcat jumped at him as he sat against a tree making turkey calls. Bud Griffith, of Danville, Ky.,  told Central Kentucky News that the bobcat jumped on his left … [Read More]

Utah and West Virginia to Offer Coyote Bounties

As coyote populations rise in many areas, the predators can become a threat to farm animals and pets. And as that threat increases, some wildlife agencies find that they don’t have the resources to control the growing problem themselves. Outdoor … [Read More]