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Idaho Hunters Can Make Up to $2,500 for Every Dead Wolf Through New Reimbursement Program

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Wolf Reimbursement Program

Idaho’s wolf hunt just got more controversial. Hunting for wolves has been one of the hot button topics of conservation the last few years and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game may have just added a little more fuel to the fire with the announcement of payments set to be split with hunters and […]

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Louisiana Duck Hunting 101: Where to Go, What to Know

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Louisiana Duck Hunting

Louisiana duck hunting is some of the best in the world. When it comes to celebrated waterfowl hunting paradises, Louisiana ranks up there as one of the best in North America. For good reason too. The coastal zones of the southern part of the state, coupled with the Mississippi River, creates the ideal wetlands habitat […]

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3 Best Handguns Under $500


Whether you’re a new shooter looking for an everyday carry pistol or a seasoned pro ready to add to your home defense arsenal, these are some of the best options at an affordable price point. A full-size semi-automatic might be great for the range or your bedside table, but more compact options typically make better […]

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6 Best Semi-Automatic .380 Handguns for Less Than $500

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.380 Handguns

Browse the web for a short time, and you’ll find scores of quality .380 handguns available for under $400. But which ones are the best for self-defense and more? The group of .380-caliber handguns have long been a favorite choice concealed carry license holders. The .380 is large enough to stop an attacker in self-defense […]

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Sandhill Crane Hunting: Identification, Gear, and Tactics


Here’s what you should keep in mind for Sandhill crane hunting gear, strategy, and tactics. Have you ever seen a few Sandhill cranes gliding through the autumn sky? Did you know hunting them has become more and more popular by the season? These amazing birds with their distinctive cries might be best described by hunters

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Michigan Man Charged with 125 Wildlife Crimes Including Poaching of Wolves and Eagles


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Chippewa County man arraigned on 125 misdemeanor charges for poaching. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources say a Pickford man poached 18 wolves and three bald eagles after an investigation that lasted for months. Kurt Johnston Duncan, 56, was arraigned Wednesday in Chippewa County District court on a staggering 125 misdemeanor charges involving wildlife. He

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$500,000 in Taxpayer Money Has Been Paid to Deer Farms for CWD Buyouts

Travis Smola
Deer Farms

Wisconsin and Minnesota deer farms received more than $500,000 in bailouts for CWD testing. U.S. Department of Agriculture records have revealed $512,000 in buyouts given to Minnesota and Wisconsin deer farmers from 2017-2019 for herd depopulating and CWD testing purposes. The bombshell report by the Star Tribune says they obtained the data on these taxpayer-funded

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Will We Ever Be Able to Stop Poaching, or Do We Need to Handle It Differently?


Can we ever really stop people from poaching? All the law-abiding hunters I know hate poachers. They steal precious wildlife resources from the rest of us. Worse, they give all hunters a bad name because most members of the public don’t know how to differentiate between the true conservationists and the criminals. But can we

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Deer Taxidermy Options: 6 Different Ways to Memorialize Your Harvest

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Deer Taxidermy Options

Here are some taxidermy options for that big buck you harvested this year. Were you fortunate enough to harvest a nice buck this year? If you were, your next thought after how you were going to cook the backstraps was probably how you were going to display your latest harvest. After all, you worked hard

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These Are Our 10 Picks for the Warmest Winter Hunting Apparel


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If you plan on doing some extreme, cold-weather hunting, make sure to check out the warmest winter hunting apparel out there. There’s nothing worse than finally getting to your hunting spot, only to be freezing cold 20 minutes later. Stop that trend with some of the warmest winter hunting clothing on the market. Not all

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Brothers in Trouble After Illegal Swan Hunt in Michigan

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trumpeter swans

The two are in hot water after shooting federally protected birds. Two brothers from Houghton County, Michigan, are facing fines and possibly jail time after poaching a pair of trumpeter swans, which are federally protected, on Sept. 28. Officials haven’t identified either individual, but have disclosed both are in their late 20s. According to a

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