Tag: 2019

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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3 Mr. Heater Options for Hunting, Camping & More

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Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. When coveralls, jackets, and gloves aren’t cutting it in the hunting blind, it’s time to get a hunting heater. The Mr. Heater Portable Buddy is a popular choice for hunters […]

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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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What is the USFWS Waterfowl Population Survey?


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) annually releases their waterfowl population survey in an attempt to prepare a species-by-species report on the estimated numbers of waterfowl in North America. Since Covid-19, the FWS hasn’t been able to perform this much-needed task, with the last being done in 2019–but after a two-year hiatus, they’re back. […]

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5 Female-Founded Hunting Brands

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Women are the fasting growing demographic in the hunting industry. They are blazing trails and founding businesses along the way, and for good reason. Female representation in hunting is finally catching up, and hunting gear, services, and other helpful materials are being created specifically for their demographic on a larger scale than ever before. The […]

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The Brian Butcher Buck: The Most Lop-Sided Wild Non-Typical Ever


Brian Butcher Buck

There are some true freak non-typical whitetail deer that have either been harvested by hunters or found dead over the years. If you’re an avid hunter you likely know the names of the famous non-typical bucks that grace the pages of Pope and Young Club and Boone and Crockett club’s record books. Deer like the […]

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4 Deer Hunting Calibers That Are Quickly Gaining Momentum


Deer Hunting Calibers

As hunters, we are always looking for the next thing that will give us a better advantage in the field. That could come in the form of gear, camouflage, scent control, and even different caliber guns and ammunition. In recent years, firearm and ammunition companies have really been on the forward trend, developing some fascinating […]

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YouTube Hunting Video Leads to 16-Month Prison Sentence for California Felon

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California Felon

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife made a poaching bust with a little help from YouTube in May, and the man caught has now been sentenced to 16 months after pleading no contest to a glut of crimes including violation of the terms of his probation. The CDFW reported in a post on social […]

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GoWild: The Online Social Community and Gear Platform for Sportsmen

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GoWild

It is no secret that Facebook and Instagram can be unfriendly places for sportsmen. Between unprovoked attacks by anti-hunters, senseless censoring, and the need to constantly defend or justify the outdoor sports, it can be a real drag. GoWild, a different kind of online community for sportsmen, seeks to rectify those problems. Simply put, GoWild […]

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