Month: March 2005

Sad Morning

On my way to work this morning, I saw a doe that had lost a battle with a vehicle. She was clearly pregnant, the loss includes those yet-to-born fawns, as well as next years, etc. I thought about putting a

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GAME COMMISSION RELEASES 2004-2005 DEER HARVEST ESTIMATES

The PGC has release the 2004 Deer Harvest Estimates: GAME COMMISSION RELEASES 2004-2005 DEER HARVEST ESTIMATES HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth’s deer harvest estimates declined about 12 percent over the past year, down from an estimated 464,890 in 2003-04 to an

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Reloading 22-250 Safety Issues and Load Data

Check out this forum for a great discussion on reloading my favorite varmint cartdridge–the 22-250. Some sage advice: Extreme full length sizing can create excessive headspace, leading to short case life, and it can be dangerous. Throw away any brass

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Post Your Hunting Photos on PGC Site

Check this out: GAME COMMISSION UNVEILS HUNTER/TRAPPER PHOTO SCRAPBOOK HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently unveiled its “Hunter/Trapper Photo Scrapbook” on its website to showcase the achievements of successful hunters and trappers, and to promote the Commonwealth’s proud hunting

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New Long Range High Tech Rifle

This isn’t your average rifle. It is so high tech, some won’t even understand how it works. The frightening thing is that it exists, and the possibilities it creates for the next step. Are you a Bluetooth target? See this

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Duck Time

I know absolutely nothing about ducks or duck season. A good friend took this photo of ducks along the creek in their backyard. I know one of our readers is a duck hunter. Maybe he can identify these ducks and

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Cooper is 4!

Attention! My youngest turned four today! Happy Birthday Cooper! He had a super day. Chuck-E-Cheese, then too many presents. He had a great time with his grandparents. I found the perfect .22 bolt action for him; now to convince his

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Yelp, yelp, yelp — BANG! Hey, that Hurts!

This may come as a surprise. You go into the woods, dressed in full camouflage. You find a nice spot to hide. So you sit down, hide in some brush, and start making turkey sounds. So far, so good. Then

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Sad State of Affairs

This story and the numbers suggest the numbers of hunters is declining. Across the country, the number of hunters declined from 14.06 million to 13.03 million, or 7.3 percent, from 1991 to 2001, according to the Census Bureau and the

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Blame Hunters

US Airways, the airline crippled by bankruptcy and all other kinds of problems, now looks to blame hunters. This story, about a bullet hole in one of its planes, suggests a hunter may have shot the plane. Federal investigators said

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