Tag: 2018

Indiana Poacher With Mile-Long, Multi-State Rap Sheet Banned From Hunting for Life


Poacher Lifetime Hunting Ban

An Indiana man now has the dubious distinction of being the first person to ever be banned for life from hunting in the state after the Warren County Circuit Court sentenced him for poaching wild turkeys. The Indy Star reports 25-year-old West Lafayette resident Hanson Pusey pleaded guilty to the illegal taking of wild turkey, […]

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Treestand Safety 101: Don’t Be a Statistic and Follow These Basic Guidelines

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Hunting from a treestand has a lot of benefits, but it is not without risk. Dr. Alan Lazzara spent five years researching hunting-related visits to the Henry Ford Health System. His research indicated that hunters are two-to-three times more likely to be injured by a fall from a tree stand than from a firearm. Injuries […]

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Here’s Where It’s Legal to Hunt Grizzly Bears

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Grizzly Bear Climbing Over Old Log In Autumn Woods in Montana

The contentious grizzly bear hunting issue continues to boil, even in places as wild as the Yukon. In 1975, the Endangered Species Act designated most of the remaining grizzly bears in the lower 48 states as threatened. The one exception was in northwestern Montana, where the state was allowed a harvest of up to 25 […]

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The Luke Brewster Buck: The Archery Non-Typical World Record


Luke Brewster Buck

In the pages of whitetail hunting history, there is no doubt the Luke Brewster buck is something incredibly special. The antlers of this once-in-a-lifetime deer sported 39 scorable points, with all the width, mass, and spread a hunter could ever hope for. This animal took the bowhunting world by storm when it was harvested in […]

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6 Things Women Should Consider Before Purchasing Their First Hunting Rifle


Getting into hunting can be daunting. When I started hunting four years ago, I remember being utterly overwhelmed. Not only did I need to learn a ton of information about how to field butcher big game, best practices for taking care of my wild game meat, and how to cook wild game, but I also […]

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Maine Fly Company: Small Batch Fly Rods and the Love of Fishing

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Maine Fly Company

Back in 2018, Jeff Davis, founder and CEO of the Maine Fly Company, planted the idea that craft-built fly rods in small batches was the key to keeping the fly fishing heritage alive in his native state. We all care about the sustainability of our woods, fields, and especially of our waterways as the first […]

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For The Nomadic Outdoorsman, Travel is About Faith, Connections, and Adventure

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A wild believer in Christ who’s passionate about connecting to the outdoors and other outdoorspeople, Dan Mathews is on to something. Mathews is behind the podcast The Nomadic Outdoorsman, which features average folks with above-average enthusiasm for hunting. The show has gained a large following since its inception in 2018, in large part due to […]

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6 World Class Bucks That Fell Decades Before High Fences Even Existed


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Have you ever noticed the whitetail hunting world has turned into a bunch of skeptics? World class deer fall across North America every fall, and with each one comes a whole slew of accusations against the lucky hunter. No doubt you’ve seen the comments on social media of “farm deer,” “high fence,” “genetically modified,” or […]

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The Mel Johnson Buck: The Archery World Record That Has Stood for 50+ Years and Counting


Mel Johnson Buck

In the deer hunting world, the typical whitetail buck records are some of the most sacred. They are the records every hunter wants to break, and because of the unpredictable nature of whitetail antlers, they are also the hardest records to break. Mostly because the big bucks at the top of the record books are of […]

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