Liberte Austin’s Hunting Digest

Woah, that’s a lot of boots, belts and handbags. Husbands, get your wife a 17-foot python for Christmas. It’s the gift that keeps giving . . . Snake hunter catches 17-foot python in Florida Everglades

A monster Burmese python has been captured by a snake hunter in the Florida Everglades.

The female snake caught Friday at the Big Cypress National Preserve measured just over 17 feet long and weighed 132 pounds.

The snake was captured by a hunter participating in the South Florida Water Management District?s python elimination program and beats the hunt?s previous record length by 2 inches.

Snake hunter Jason Leon tells the Miami Herald he spotted the snake in submerged in the water and quickly grabbed it and shot it in the head. He said a smaller male python was nearby but not captured.

So far this year, hunters have captured 738 of the invasive snakes, which have become the top predator in the Everglades.

My buddy Nikki Tate pissed off the Brits this past week. Big surprise. The lawyer apparently has not met their etiquette standards when she skins animals while sporting blonde hair . . . LAW UNTO HERSELF Lawyer claims she?s ?addicted? to hunting wild deer, duck and hogs with a bow and arrow? and brags about her bloody hobby on Instagram

A BLONDE lawyer who loves nothing more than hunting waterfowl and deer has defended her controversial lifestyle.

Nikki Tate, from Dallas, Texas, posts pictures of herself posing with her kills ? including deer, ducks and hogs ? on her Instagram page.

Other striking shots show the attorney skinning her catches, posing with her gun and her friends and enjoying social time when she is not hunting.

And amazing video footage shows the 27-year-old?s husband Khris catch a duck in his hand when one flies right at him.

Nikki shares her hunting exploits with her 11k followers on Instagram @nikkitateoutdoors and claims there is no feeling that compares to hunting.

She said: ?I became involved in hunting about 10 years ago when I went to my uncle?s ranch in South Texas.?

make sure the gun fits the size of the hunter

Yes, they should . . . Guns should fit the size of the hunter

In addition to recognizing the needs of youth and smaller adults, companies have begun chambering their rifles in short-action calibers with lighter recoil, such as the .243 and .308 Winchester, and the 7mm-08 Remington. For example, Ruger American’s Compact hunting rifle in .308 Winchester, has an overall length of 363/4 inches and a length of pull of 121/2 inches. It weighs about six pounds.

Those dimensions are much more appropriate for children ages 10-15 or for an adult of smaller stature. Remington and Savage Arms are two companies that make youth/compact models that feature a shorter overall length, a lighter weight and a length of pull about 123/8 inches. Overall lengths are about 39 inches, all weighing under seven pounds.

That’s a lot of deer jerky, venison tamales and deer sausage Ohio . . . Hunters in Ohio check nearly 73K deer in weeklong hunting season

COLUMBUS (AP) ? State officials say hunters checked nearly 73,000 white-tailed deer during Ohio?s weeklong deer-gun hunting season.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says 72,814 deer were checked last week. Hunters last year checked more than 66,700 deer over the weeklong period.Hunters will have two more days of deer-gun season on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17.

The department says Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation?s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication says hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio.

Then there is Maine… who will not be enjoying as much jerky, tamales and sausage this year. Christmas comes early for Maine deer: hunting season?s over

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) ? The final phase of Maine?s annual deer hunt is coming to an end for 2017.

Saturday is the last day of the year on which it is legal to hunt deer via muzzleloaders or archery. The deer hunting season began three months ago this year.

Hunters are limited in terms of where they can harvest deer. Muzzleloader hunters can only hunt in 14 of the state?s 29 wildlife management districts. Archery is limited to designated areas around a handful of urban locales in the state.

Maine has separate hunting seasons for firearms, archery and muzzleloaders. The state gave out thousands more firearms permits this year because wildlife managers said the deer population could withstand more hunting. Mild winters have led to high levels of deer survival in recent years.

I feel like I’m looking at a scene from a crime show. I hate poachers and I’m glad they got caught . . . Four nabbed for illegal hunting practices 

Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife found this slaughtered deer in the trunk of a suspect?s vehicle. The driver and three others were arrested and charged with hunting provision violations.

Three men and a woman were arrested Sunday morning for violating hunting laws, including hunting from a vehicle, hunting white-tailed deer at night and hunting with the aid of a light.

Forgive me but I didn’t know deer decoys were a thing. I thought they were used for target practice and not used to lure in deer. The deer pictured above clearly looks confused at his plastic counterpart, which I’m sure led to his sudden death. Seems wrong to shoot a deer that is clearly looking for answers about life . . . Flambeau® Masters Series Buck Deer Decoy

Flambeau’s Masters Series decoys are true standouts in the field because of their game-luring realism. This stunningly accurate deer decoy is the creation of award-winning wildlife sculptor Chris Schiller. It features a twist-locking leg system that adds unsurpassed stability, durability and ease of assembly. The limbs, head and antlers all fit into a storage cavity inside the body for easy transport. Comfortable shoulder strap attached between chest and hind quarters enables you to easily carry the decoy. The rear leg is designed to accept scent pads using Flambeau’s scent-management system.

YOU KNOW YOU?RE A GUN NUT WHEN . . .

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  1. avatar jwm says:

    Big snake. Really big snake. I’ll be staying out of Florida swamps.

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    “I hate poachers and I’m glad they got caught”

    There was a time when taking the King’s deer was a hanging offense. The King is more generous now and he lets his subjects take a couple of deer if they pay the King’s ransom.

    1. avatar BLoving says:

      I guess Maine did something to tick the King off… maybe Nikki Tate should go talk to him on their behalf…
      🤠

      1. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

        We could use a Nikki Tate up here. Pickings are pretty thin for next years Governors race. Plus we need to primary Angus King and Susan Collins at some point. Unless we can get a few yearbooks or some photo’s that will compromise things. Seems to be a more expedient way to deal with these entrenched leeches.

    2. avatar ironicatbest says:

      That hit the nail on the head so many ways, not only hunting but fishing and target shooting too. It’s sad, the good old days are gone. …Money

    3. avatar TX_Lawyer says:

      Which is actually the legal foundation for why states have always had the authority to prescribe hunting laws, regardless of whose property the animals were on.

      I’m not really going to argue with that basic and well settled principle, but I don’t agree with any hunting laws that have a goal other than maintaining a healthy (both in number and individual health) population of what is a considered a public good (wild animals). Any laws that have anything to do with sportsmanship are, in my opinion, unnecessary limits on freedom.

  3. avatar adverse5 says:

    I run across a snake like that my next stop is going to be walmart.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I know I’ll regret this in the morning. But why Wal Mart?

    2. avatar BLoving says:

      A sale on new underwear.
      🤠

      1. avatar jwm says:

        I knew I should have just left it alone.

  4. avatar Southern Cross says:

    My son was checking out the Ruger Scout in .223 I bought last weekend. He really likes it and was practising the operation of the bolt and magazine with some snap caps i had. He was dry firing with the snap caps (isn’t that what they are for?) and liked the Ruger’s trigger. Opening the bolt was a bit stiff because of a new gun and cick-on-open but that will wear in with use. Stock is a little long but he has some growing years before he is using the rifle on the range.

    He then wanted to check the bolt and triggers on some of other rifles. After the Ruger, he said the Lee-Enfield No4 had the next best trigger and easiest bolt operation. The M48 Mauser bolt was similar to the Ruger but needed more effort to operate. The M48 trigger was still okay. The Mosin-Nagant? He described it as the worst bolt and THE worst trigger (he tried both the 91/30 and M44). He says he has better triggers on his nerf guns.

    1. avatar ironicatbest says:

      So from mere children come, The Truth About Guns, that’s ironic

      1. avatar ATFAgentBob says:

        Hey they are putting some awesome triggers in youth guns. Just bought my middle son a Savage Rascal and it has probably the best trigger out of all my guns. Light with no take up once that center blade it pressed and it breaks like glass with little over travel. It’s just a freakin dream! Wish my AK and 1911 had that trigger.

    2. avatar Scoutino says:

      Mosins have atrocious triggers. That’s why god gave us Timney.

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Well, I guess I’m a gun nut.

  6. avatar ORCON says:

    Why the snakes…why’s it always gotta be snakes. This is a major reason that I live in the frozen North.

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    Dang that’s a large snake! So what’s worse in Floriduh?!? Snakes or pigs?

  8. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “Forgive me but I didn’t know deer decoys were a thing.”

    Seriously?

    They are *very* popular with the ‘Game Warden’ folks, who use them to ‘bait’ hunters who shoot from their vehicles.

    A typical tactic is for them to scout rural roads for a spot the wardens can hide while watching their ‘bait’ deer.

    They even make advanced dummies that can be remote-control motorized to make the deer to look alive.

    If duck hunters can use duck decoys, why not deer hunters where (and if) legal?

  9. avatar LeroyScoob says:

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    1. avatar ironicatbest says:

      Sooners? . Kansas blows, Oklahoma sucks, it’s what keeps Texas from falling in the water.

  10. avatar ironicatbest says:

    ~~~~• If there are any herpetologist on here, do you think the Burmese Python are abundant in Florida. In my observations of most North American water dwelling snakes I’ve found that the female releases a pheromone attracting most all the male’s in the area, ” ball of snakes” usually consist of one female and many male’s. If this is true of the Burmese Python, I’m deducing that they are not that numerous in that area. I doubt the female was impregnated or had given birth recently do to the proximity of the male. Guns are cool, but critters rock my world

    1. avatar ironicatbest says:

      Do,,delete, delete.. replace> due

    2. avatar Jeh says:

      100,000+ in the everglades.

      1. avatar ironicatbest says:

        Invasive species classified then. Good

  11. avatar jwtaylor says:

    “And amazing video footage shows the 27-year-old’s husband Khris catch a duck in his hand when one flies right at him.”
    WTF? Seriously?
    Jesus Christ I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      2 words. Catchers mitt.

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