I don’t think anti-gun, anti-fun politicians have enough hot air to power the Lone Star State’s soon-to-be-authorized hunting balloons. But they might . . .
Lawmaker urged Abbott to veto bill legalizing hot air balloon hog hunting – A Republican lawmaker trying to convince Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill allowing the hunting of wild pigs and coyotes from hot air balloons wrote that it could lead to “future catastrophes” because of lax regulation of commercial ballooning.
“The serious problems that currently exist with hot air balloon flights were not adequately addressed during this bill’s consideration,” state Rep. John Cyrier wrote in the May 27 letter to Abbott, obtained recently by The Texas Tribune through an open records request.
Cyrier, whose hometown of Lockhart was the site of a deadly balloon crash last summer, added that he is “especially concerned that the bill creates a false sense of safety” when it comes to hot air balloons.
WTF- I don’t see a problem with technology? If you want to hunt traditionally without the assistance of gadgets then to each his own. You might as well start making your own weapons too. Drive? Don’t drive to your hunt that’s too much technology, instead ride your horse or walk but please stop being a cry baby.
Hunting Changes Could Include Electronics – STROUDSBURG — Electronic waterfowl decoys, electronic heated scents or lure dispensers and electronic devices that mask human scent could soon all be legal for hunters to use in Pennsylvania. The State Game Commission recently gave preliminary approval to a measure that would legalize the devices.
“There is going to be change all the time. Most of the change is for the better. Some things are always going to be controversial and dealt with on an issue to issue basis. However, with these new decoys, I don’t see a big issue with them,” said Jerry Dunkleberger, Dunkleberger’s owner.
For anyone that thinks you can escape the long arm of the game warden, think again. You get in more trouble for breaking a hunting law than getting caught with drugs in this country.
BAY CITY, MI — A Highland Township man who two years ago faded into a sea of phragmites to avoid repercussions for illegally hunting ducks has taken a plea deal. Damon A. Freeborn, 36, on Friday, June 30, appeared before Bay County District Judge Mark E. Janer and pleaded guilty to single counts of attempted assaulting, resisting or obstructing police and general violations of wildlife conservation. Both charges are misdemeanors. In exchange, the prosecution agreed to dismiss a two-year felony count of assaulting, resisting or obstructing police.
It’s summer and the season for camping. While your wife is sending you to pick up a tent go ahead and pick up one you can use for hunting too.
Kodiak Canvas 6010 Do you remember the good old days of camping in dad’s or grandpa’s canvas army tent? Those tents lasted for decades. Then suddenly, you couldn’t find them anywhere.
People were content with the cheaper nylon tent giving up the quality and rigidity to save a few dollars. The canvas tent has made quite the comeback. The quality is amazing and the reviews speak for themselves. They include a lifetime warranty giving your family a quality tent that can be used for decades.
In a sense they are more than just a camping tent, but a shelter for emergencies. Hundreds of Kodiak tents were shipped to Haiti after the infamous earthquake giving families refuge from the storm and comfort in a natural disaster. Many customers purchase these for camping, but have the peace of mind that comes with the emergency preparedness aspects.
It’s hot out and you need a cooler on that hike . . . oh wait use a cooler backpack! What a perfect way to carry your sandwich and juicebox. I’m obsessed with ORCA cooler products lately . . . YETI who?
14.25 Quart Backpack Cooler. Hello Podster! The ORCA Pod backpack cooler now comes in a handy day pack size. You’ll find it has most of the same features as our full size Pod, such as padded shoulder straps and cross-chest adjustable T-strap, just in a sportier size.. Molle webbing is also featured, allowing for carrying all those extra outdoor necessities. The ORCA Podster is made for day hikes, short trips, and everywhere in between.
Here’s another great Fall hunt to look forward to. On my recent trip to Wyoming, I saw pronghorn antelope everywhere. This is definitely a hunt I will be going on soon. These beautiful creatures can run at speeds up to 55 miles per hour!
Pronghorn Antelope Hunting Tips and Tactics – Besides a rifle capable of long-range precision, you need good optics and bullets with high ballistic coefficients that are relatively unaffected by the nudges of the relentless prairie wind.
The great challenge of pronghorn hunters, however, is not making long-range shots but seeing how close you can get to the wary animals. Use terrain features—dry streambeds, heavy sage stands, and even the rolling hills of the prairie itself—to hide your approach, and then belly-crawl the last few yards until you can set up for a shot. I wear volleyballers’ kneepads and heavy leather gloves for this ambush, since cactus and sharp rocks are abundant.
It’s not too late to book your Fall bear hunt, you can still find spots available in Maine fully inclusive for around $2500 for black bear.
Fall Black Bear Hunting Tips for Gear, Stands, and Strategies – Anyone who thinks hunting bears over bait is easy, should try to a get a big mature male to come to a bait in daylight, and they’ll see just how hard it is. The less scent you leave at the bait, the better; if you can put enough bait out to there to last for a week, it’s better than baiting more regularly. The bigger bears, they’ll circle the bait on the way in, and they’ll smell your ground scent, and they’ll pattern you. Let’s say you’re normally baiting at noon, and the day you hunt you come in at 5 p.m. When a big boar circles and catches your scent he knows the difference, and that might be enough for him to back off and wait till dark. Before I hunt a stand I’ll make sure to check the wind using my ScoutLook Hunting app, to ensure it’s the right wind for that particular stand. To fool the biggest bears, you’ve got to be scent-conscious in everything you do.