The Truth About Hunting TV Reality Shows

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that more than 13.7m people hunted in 2011, spending billions of dollars. Yes, but — real people can’t afford to hunt every day. Not every hunt results…

Donald Trump Jr. Picks Hunting Pal for Dept. of Interior Liaison

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Donald Trump, Jr. has asked his hunting buddy Jason Hairston — former San Francisco 49er and current owner of KUIU Ultralight Hunting Gear — to be an unpaid Department of the Interior go-between with…

Liberte Austin’s Hunting Digest

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Good news for Disney World! . . . Alligator hunting has become big business in Florida -“It’s a well-known fact that Florida has a lot of alligators. The Florida Fish and Wildlife…

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Veterans’ Hunt Harvests Hope

I was delighted and honored to be invited to a hunt for veterans hosted by Texas Deer Association, Record Rack, Valdina Ranch and country music singer Craig Morgan. Props to them for giving back…

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Liberte Austin’s Hunting Digest

From the state that doesn’t respect the right to bear arms, bear hunts . . . Connecticut lawmakers considering bear hunting season – “Opponents contend bears are a slow-to-reproduce species and would be…

Liberte Austin: Pink Camo Is Not For Me

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Montana is considering a bill that would allow hunters to wear fluorescent pink instead of blaza orange. If enacted, The Treasure State would join Wisconsin, New York, Colorado and Louisiana in…

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The Truth About High Fence Hunting

It’s no secret: The Lone Star State is the world leader in high fence hunting. Since the 1930’s, Texas ranches have stocked exotic animals for hunters who couldn’t or wouldn’t make the…

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The Truth About ‘Gun Bunnies’

There’s a growing trend within the firearms industry: women posing with firearms tucked into their panties or a barrel strategically placed across their chest, barely covering their nipples. Many gun guys and…

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Yes, Virginia, the AR-15 is a Hunting Rifle

People who know I hunt sometimes mistake me for a Fudd. “No one needs an AR-15 to kill a deer, right?” they say, expecting me to agree. I’m tempted to…

Four Important Tips for Duck Hunting Beginners

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Hunt ducks, they say. It’ll be easy, they say. Well, I’m sure duck hunting is easy after you’ve learned the many aspects of the sport. But if you plan on “winging it”…

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Hunting for Beginners: Meat Selection, Deer Management, Estimating a Deer’s Age

Sometimes I get to hunt for a trophy. Other times I simply need to fill the freezer. Although most hunters, including myself, make use of all the meat harvested from a…

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Hunting Myth #2: You Don’t Need Camo If You’re Hunting in a Blind

I’ve been on a few hunts where I was practically shamed by seasoned hunters for wearing camo in a blind. At first, I thought it was because I was a…