This makes complete sense to me. After all, in the animal kingdom isn’t it the lioness that brings home dinner? . . . Women hunter numbers in Wyoming increase as male participate drops slightly
Lily Lonneker dropped her first pronghorn at 12 years old.
She rested in the grass next to her mom as they watched a a doe and a buck. And in one shot, Lily killed the doe.
“I felt really proud of myself. I didn’t know I could do that since it was my first one,” Lily said recently. “It is fun when you get an animal to know you’re feeding your family, and you know the animal died in a humane way.”
Now 14, Lily plans to chase a bull elk this year outside Jackson. In a sport historically dominated by men, who pass their skills along to sons, stories like Lily’s are becoming ever more common.
Between 2008 and 2016, female resident hunters went from 11,189 to 14,770. Male resident hunters during the same period dropped ever so slightly from 64,649 to 64,371, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
“Wyoming is one of the states where we’re not losing resident hunters,” said Kathryn Boswell, hunter and angler participation coordinator for the department. “Our numbers are going up, and it’s because women are increasing, and they’re making up the difference.”
“They wanted to live.” Oh please. Reminds me of that poor fellow that tragically got eaten by the bears he attempted to live with. October bear hunt: 5 protesters, 243 bears harvested
Five protesters were arrested and a total of 243 bears were harvested as the first segment of the state’s annual bear hunt closed on Saturday. The total was less than half the number taken during last year’s October segment.
The second segment, limited to shotguns and muzzleloading rifles, will be held Dec. 4-9 during the annual six-day shotgun deer season. It is also possible that biologists will allow up to four additional days of bear hunting, again limited to shotguns and muzzleloaders, the following week if harvest numbers warrant.
According to numbers from the Division of Fish and Wildlife, 135, or about 56 percent of the bears taken in the hunt were killed in Sussex County. Warren County accounted for 48 bears with 34 taken in Morris County.
Last week’s hunt — archery only the first three days with muzzleloaders allowed the second half of the segment — was the second time an October bear hunt was allowed since the state resumed annual hunts in 2010. Such an archery hunt was recommended by the updated Black Bear Management Policy approved in 2016.
Last year’s October hunt saw 562 bears reported taken while just 74 were reported at official check stations in the December hunt. The weather, cold, snow and rain, were noted as keeping down the number of hunters as well as limiting the movement of bears.
Here’s a real tear jerker. Not because the dog dies like in Old Yeller, but because any hunter dreams of having a dog like this. You can cry of envy and disappointment that your own mutt hasn’t even learned to fetch. That’s what I did . . . There are all-time great hunting dogs; this is one of them
My previous dogs were good hunters, too. Like Bailey, they saved me numerous times when my shots weren’t quite true. They were kind and affectionate, part of our family — great dogs all. I shed tears when they passed.
But Bailey is different. Special.
Did I mention she retrieves shotgun shell hulls? I never encouraged her to pick up spent shell casings, usually mine but sometimes others she finds in the woods and fields. I don’t know why she does it, but I pocket them and toss them in the trash.
There she was last fall on a northern Minnesota trail, retrieving the hull from a load of No. 7 steel that I fired at a fleeing ruffed grouse. I missed the bird, but Bailey didn’t miss the hull, bringing it back to me with glee. The same thing happened numerous times while pheasant hunting last fall.
And though Bailey isn’t a pointing lab, and has never been taught the technique, she points on occasion.
We were hunting a heavily wooded river bottom in western Minnesota when she locked up on point at a small clump of grass. I took two more steps and the rooster exploded and headed over the river.
I fired once through the trees, mostly in desperation. I heard a splash, followed by another. Soon Bailey scrambled up the riverbank with the wet bird — a point-shoot-retrieve etched forever in my memory.
We all have heard the saying, “die doing what you love.” This isn’t what they meant . . . Police: Man duck hunting accidentally shoots, kills self in Sherwood
A 26-year-old Hubbard man accidentally shot and killed himself Friday evening while duck hunting in Sherwood, Washington County authorities said.
Creed V. Brattain IV was trying to pull his shotgun toward himself and mistakenly fired the gun, hitting himself in the under arm, according to a news release issued Saturday afternoon about the accident.
Deputies responded to the incident at 5:54 p.m. in the 19200 block of S.W. Cipole Road in Sherwood, which is on the western edge of Sherwood, east of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Brattain was hunting with another man, who was not identified in the news release.
First, they play Russian roulette in front of our cars on a windy road and now they make us shoot our friends. Furry little demons . . . Tiffin man shot in hunting accident
A Tiffin man was transported by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center after a hunting accident in a woods near TR 175 and CR 38 Saturday morning.
Deputy Mark Lawson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said friends Ray Matthews and Marty McQuistion, both of Tiffin, were hunting squirrels when Matthews accidentally shot McQuistion.
“They came together,” he said.
McQuistion, who was shot once in his upper body, was taken by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center. He was in critical condition Saturday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.
McQuistion was alert and conscious at the scene, Lawson said.
Lawson said Matthews shot at a squirrel, the squirrel ran and popped back up, and Matthews shot again. He didn’t think his friend was that close, Seneca County Sheriff Bill Eckelberry said.
“He was focused on the squirrel,” Eckelberry said.
The men were using shotguns, and Matthews said they were about 50 feet apart, Lawson said.
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