I definitely wouldn’t mind filling my freezer with some tatanka courtesy of the Grand Canyon . . . Good with a gun? National Park Service wants your help thinning Grand Canyon bison herd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources.
Some bison would be shipped out of the area and others legally hunted in the adjacent forest. Within the Grand Canyon, shooters would be selected through a lottery to help bring the number of bison roaming the far northern reaches of the park to no more than 200 within three to five years.
About 600 of the animals now live in the region, and biologists say the bison numbers could hit 1,500 within 10 years if left uncontrolled.
Oy vey. Enough with the pink already. Geez, Michigan politicians debate pink vs. orange more than they debate important subjects like energy and teacher pension reform . . . Michigan hunters told orange, not pink, is safer choice
As hunting season rolls around, those looking to enjoy the sport in Michigan must wear “blaze orange.”
A ruling this week by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission rejected a proposal for hunters to have the option of wearing “hunter pink” as their primary safety color in the woods, the Detroit Free Press reported.
“The commission has retained the blaze orange requirement for hunter safety,” Ed Golder, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, told the Press.
With the decision, Michigan joins Illinois, Maine and Montana in rejecting “hunter pink,” an option that has been touted as a way of encouraging more women to take up hunting.
“Hunter pink” has been embraced in Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, Virginia and Wisconsin, the Press reported.
Great news to go along with National Hunting and Fishing Day next week. Sec. Ryan Zinke and President Trump making good on some promises and scoring brownie points with outdoorsmen . . . Trump admin to expand hunting access on public lands
Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order Friday morning aiming to expand access for hunters and fishers to public lands and monuments.
One of the great annual traditions in the outdoors, National Hunting and Fishing Day, is set for next Saturday. For the past 45 years, the day has served as a public reminder that hunters and anglers are America’s premier conservation supporters.
So, how do hunting and angling translate to conserving wild places? How exactly do sportsmen and sportswomen help the resources that are also enjoyed by mountain bikers, bird-watchers, backpackers and others?
Hunters and anglers do lots of things for conservation. They volunteer for work projects such as outdoor cleanup days. They help biologists develop water sources for wildlife. They teach hunter education classes, and do lots, lots more. But when you get right down to it, their most important contribution is cash, and lots of it. Can you guess how much?
Many times I have heard the saying that hunting is a man’s sport. But is it? Modern day women have decided they too want to get in on what the men have been doing for so many years. They are fast learning that the sports of hunting and shooting are a ton of fun.Many programs throughout the state in the “Becoming an Outdoor Woman” program are helping women learn about fishing for trout, freshwater bass and panfish as well as saltwater offerings.In addition to this the ladies are learning the shooting sports of waterfowl hunting and identification, upland-game hunting and big-game hunting for deer.Right now women are encouraged to register for the upcoming deer hunt which will be held the first Saturday in December at the deer-rich South Post of Fort Devens.Part 1 of the program is Oct. 28 at the Shirley Rod and Gun Club where there is a seminar on deer hunting plus live-fire training with your shotgun. Instructors will be behind every hunter for the program.The cost of the program is just $25 — a bargain no matter where you go. To sign up go to MassWildlife.com and click on becoming an outdoor woman. But please take note: You must register by this weekend or be left out.
Look out Duck Dynasty’s Robertson clan … the Angelo family is coming for you.
There is a family in Honeoye Falls that is the ultimate example of a family that hunts together stays together. Between them they have harvested well over 100 whitetail deer and that’s not counting Grandpa Ralph, Sr. Add in his deer harvest and you are well over 200 whitetails.
When it comes to an energetic discussion on hunting, Ralph Angelo makes me seem like a Trappist monk. The only difference between Ralph and myself is that his stories are interesting. The man has a passion!
I have one word to say about hunting hogs with thermal night vision . . . EPIC. Take a look at my hunt with Lone Star Boars last week. Article coming soon.