Month: December 2006

Canned Hunting

Check out this article about elk “hunting.” [John Martone] paid $8,000 to bag his trophy on the 1,200-acre Mountain View Elk Ranch, a private facility surrounded by a high fence where elk are bred to produce giant antlers and hunters

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Ohio Record 34-Point Buck

Check out this story about the 4th largest non-typical whitetail….taken in our sister state — Ohio! On Saturday, December 9, 2006 in Xenia, Ohio at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife’s Headquarters, history was made when

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Shop or Fish?

With Christmas just a few days away, I am suffering from a major quandary–do I shop tomorrow for those last-minute gifts (or at least start my shopping), or do I head to the River to fish? Which river you ask? 

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Smith & Wesson Acquires Thompson/Center Arms

Smith & Wesson announced that it will acquire Thompson/Center Arms, a 40-year-old, privately-held maker of premium hunting firearms, for $102 million in cash. Thompson/Center Arms, headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire, is the maker of Contender and Encore interchangeable firearm systems,

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Mice Camp 2006

An alert reader sent me this photo (click on it for a larger picture), taken this year at Deer Camp. Like so many hunters, this camp didn’t see any deer.  They did, however, still put some meat on the table. 

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Deer Riddle

What has seven legs, male and female sex organs, a white tail, and knobby antlers? You guessed it, a 7-legged hermaphroditic deer hit by a truck. Read more here. See pictures here. Taste it here.

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Revisit Sunday Hunting – US Map

A recent article in the Patriot-News shows Sunday hunting is still an important issue to Pennsylvania sportsman. A new petition circulating targets this The petition claims that “the current ban on Sunday hunting discriminates against the hard-working hunter and sportsman

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Everett’s First Buck

I was there when Everett shot his first deer; a large doe at 225 yards at the Boyington Plantation. Nice shot. The story was even better. We had been hunting the plantatiopn hard that year–without success. Everett posited that we

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Spike & Pike

The 2006 Deer Rifle Season has been a great surprise so far. First, I trekked up to the cabin to hunt with some buddies. Now, remember, I almost didn’t even hunt this year, mainly because of Upward Football, but partly

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