OMG where do I start with the jokes? This dude’s dog shot him. That’s almost as funny as the time Dick Cheney shot his friend during a hunt. Almost . . . Dog shoots hunter after man leaves shotgun on ground
A dog stepped on a 12-gauge shotgun Wednesday, shooting a hunter in the back with bird-shot pellets.
William Rancourt, 36, of Lebanon, N.H., was nearly 22 yards away when a hunting dog stepped on the trigger guard of a shotgun lying on the ground, causing it to discharge, according to a news release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Rancourt sustained injuries that weren’t considered life threatening but still were “fairly moderate,” said Ken Lonneman, a state conservation officer.
Rancourt was conscious, alert and able to walk when he was transported to Trinity Hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As of 4 p.m. CT Wednesday, X-rays were being performed to ensure all pellets had been removed from his back, Lonneman said.
Lucky girl…my adrenaline would be through the roof if I saw this 12-pointer like that walk up . . . Area hunter nabs 12-point buck
At approximately 11 a.m., Harrell was sitting in a tree stand when she saw a doe run across her field of vision. A few moments later, she saw a large buck following the doe.
“It caught my eye,” Harrell said. “I’d never seen a deer that big in person. He was running, so I kind of gathered myself together because my adrenaline was going and I breathing was so hard.”
Harrell picked up her gun and followed the buck in her sights for 25 to 30 yards, she said, before she got the opportunity to shoot. She shot the buck below the neck, downing her third deer ever.
It was a 12-point buck that weighed more than 200 pounds, Harrell said.
“I was proud of myself because I did it on my own,” Harrell said. “It takes a lot of patience, and I had waited all day for that perfect opportunity.”
Interesting read. Never thought surfers would hunt but I suppose it makes sense . . . Why Is Hunting Becoming Increasingly Popular Among the Action Sports Community?
Though it seems to be a polarizing topic among many, the popularity of hunting has increased noticeably within the surfing and action sports communities. Taking the life of an animal, in an effort to support your own life, is often looked at from several viewpoints. Many believe that hunting is a necessary element of life, or even an enjoyable pursuit, while others think it’s unethical, and those who engage in it have a skewed set of morals.
In light of the surfing subculture’s growing interest in organic foods and farm-to-table dining, alongside the recognition that overpopulation of non-native species is causing negative effects on the environment, hunting has become a hobby that some surfers seem to be embracing.
Guys like Shane Dorian, Matt Meola, and Mark Healey are clearly leading the charge in normalizing hunting among pro surfers, but the list of action sports icons who double as hardcore hunters does not end there – Alex Gray, the Malloy brothers, pro skater Geoff Rowley, Dave Wassel, Raph Bruhwiler, and even surfing activist Kyle Thiermann, to name a few. Some of these guys appear to be seasoned hunters, while others are merely beginning their pursuit because they see the incredible benefits. Regardless, there is no question that hunting is quickly gaining popularity and credibility in the world of surfing.
So, as a hunter myself, it made me wonder: what’s with this sudden interest? Is it an element of this whole sustainability movement that we’re seeing? Perhaps just an instinctual connection or necessity that some of the world’s hardest chargers feel a draw to. I spoke to a few of these iconic surfers to get a little taste of why they hunt.
New Jersey…where gun rights — and now hunting — go to die . . . It’s the beginning of the end for New Jersey’s bear hunt
What is likely to be New Jersey’s final black bear hunt for the foreseeable future begins Monday morning at sunrise, the political winds having shifted once again around the divisive issue of how to control the state’s bruin population.
Incoming governor Phil Murphy is sticking to his campaign promise to impose a moratorium on bear-hunting when he takes office in January. He released a statement Friday that cast doubt on hunting as the most effective means of bear control.
“In the past, the bear hunt has been expanded without local input or evidence that it is effective at controlling the bear population,” Murphy said. “My first concern will always be for public safety, but before authorizing another hunt we need a fuller understanding and proof it works better than non-lethal options in the state’s long-term bear management policies. As governor my administration will institute a moratorium on the state’s bear hunt.”
It’s possible to take “start ’em young too far.” Is anyone actually taking infants into the field? . . . Wisconsin sells hunting licenses to 10 infants under new law
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sold 10 hunting licenses to infants after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that eliminated the state’s minimum hunting age.
Walker signed a Republican bill on Nov. 13 doing away with the 10-year-old minimum age to participate in a mentored hunt.
The DNR released data Tuesday that shows the agency had sold 1,814 mentored hunt licenses to children age nine or younger through Sunday. The vast majority — 1,011 licenses — went to nine-year-olds. Fifty-two licenses went to children under age 5, with 10 going to a child under a year old.
A four-year-old was the youngest licensee to register a kill. Harvest data doesn’t show who actually killed the deer, however.
Just in time for Christmas, GWG launches their latest hunting line for women.
Girls with Guns® Clothing is proud to announce that our highly anticipated and long awaited Fall 2017 Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® hunting collection is now available at www.gwgclothing.com! With a new and improved fit and upgraded fabrics, the Fall 2017 collection has everything the serious hunter is looking for. From articulated knees and elbows to adjustable waistbands and inseams, this gear is made to go the distance. No matter the climate, the DWR finish will keep you dry while the antimicrobial finish keeps you scent free, and the high quality Primaloft Silver insulation and butter pile fleece are sure to keep you nice and warm.