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Finding the correct outfitter can make all the difference
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Finding a reputable outfitter can make or break a hunt, especially in a foreign country where a hunter often has paid thousands of dollars before ever squeezing the trigger. With 70,000 hunters headed to foreign soil to pursue big game during the next two years, finding the right outfitter is critical. More

Brothers in their 80s keep deer hunting trips going
Detroit Free-Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Between them, Ted and Nick Voutsaras have 150 years of deer hunting experience. Ted, who will be 88 soon, and brother Nick, 83, started hunting in the 1930s, when the deer population was exploding in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan while the southern Michigan Lower Peninsula was virtually deer-free. More

How to prep your gun for cold weather hunting
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Rich Simpson and his brother had struggled for several hours through the knee-deep snow before they settled into a position above and downwind from the bedded four-point buck. Resting his Ruger 7mm Mauser into the shooting sticks, Simpson's brother Bob removed his heavy gloves, clicked off the safety and began his trigger press. But instead of the snow-muffled blast and a solid hit, only the sickening click of a misfire reached their ears and those of the now-alerted mulie. A second round also failed to fire. Whispering over his shoulder, Bob told Simpson to hand over his Model 70 7x57. A quickly-aimed shot dropped the buck into its bed. More

Sports-themed conventions driving growth
Northern Nevada Business Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Together outdoors and sports-themed events are becoming a distinctively identifiable segment of the meetings and conventions business in Reno and Sparks, Nev., — and an increasingly important one as well. In fact, out of 23 major group events scheduled in the first half of 2011, nine of them represent an aspect of sports and outdoors. And that, in turn, is good news for the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority as it focuses on growth of conventions business as its top goal for the year. More

Hunting veteran named 'Unsung Hero' by Outdoor Life magazine
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Brad Borden has plowed thousands of hours into bow hunting — with great success — but it is the thousands of hours he has volunteered for outdoors education and conservation that brought him into the ranks of 25 annual award winners recognized by Outdoor Life magazine. The Flathead Valley, Mont., real estate broker is one of six "Unsung Hero" award winners, "who in quiet but important ways are doing great things for the outdoor sports." More

Keeping the hunt alive with books
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As the economics of the times remain difficult, hunting as therapy for the soul becomes more and more important; perhaps as important as putting some good, healthy food on the table. Each state has its hunting secrets — where to go, what species to target, what methods, etc. — that you have to learn to be successful without spending an arm and a leg, unless of course you have unlimited finances. More

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Legislators could take aim at hunting rules
Rio Grande Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The New Mexico state legislature could take up a proposal during its January 2011 session to increase the number of big game hunting licenses available to residents. Since 1997 state law has required 78 percent of the licenses available in the statewide big game drawing to go to resident hunters. The law also requires 10 percent of the licenses go to nonresidents and 12 percent to nonresidents guided by outfitters. All that may change come the 2011 session. More

The secret for big trophies: it's all about location
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Larry Wolfgram believes the single biggest factor in seeing large trophies is location — put yourself in a place that has few good hunters and good habitat and you may be rewarded with an excellent trophy. A fallow stag for his wife Mary Wolfgram and he was at the top of their hunting list on their fifth trip to Africa in June of 2007. More

When sheep didn't have wool
The Canada Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Today, farmers are accused of "tampering with Nature." But farmers have been doing such tampering for thousands of years. We had to, for survival. As one dramatic example, wild sheep didn't have wool. Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep still don't. Nature gave sheep a long, coarse hair coat instead. In the beginning, the wool was just a short insulating undercoat with fuzzy fibers too short to make thread. For the first 4,000 years we herded sheep, it was only for their meat. More

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