Great. Just what we need: more worldwide outrage over a lion (sigh). OMG and the management for this so called preserve, they suck! What was it that former president Bush said, “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”
Yeah, I’m not buying this story, I would like a DNA test to prove legitimacy. (Click here to watch W bloopers)
The son of Cecil the lion — Zimbabwe’s beloved big cat, whose death at the hands of an American trophy hunter triggered widespread outrage two summers ago — has been killed as well.
The Facebook group Lions of Hwange National Park said Thursday that Xanda, who was 6 and had several cubs, had been fatally shot several days ago by another trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. Andrew Loveridge, an Oxford University researcher who studies the park’s lions, said in an e-mail that the shooting took place on July 7 during a “legally sanctioned hunt.”
Anyone who knows hunting knows hunting a wolf isn’t easy. You may think you’re stalking them. In reality, they’re hunting you or outsmarting you. The thief in the night comes and goes and leaves only the remains of your beloved cattle or pets. This cunning creature will outsmart you every time.
By baiting them you might actually have a chance at protecting what’s yours . . .or will you? I honestly don’t think baiting will make the illusive creature any easier to hunt but it sure will be fun trying.
Ketchum, Idaho • The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering several changes to hunting rules, including allowing the use of bait to hunt wolves. The department is proposing the rule change in response to requests from hunters who want to use bait for hunting wolves outside of the black bear seasons.
Under current rules, wolves can be killed by hunters when they are attracted to bait set out for black bears, where hunting seasons are open for both black bear and wolf. But big game rules do not allow use of bait specific to hunting wolves, the Idaho Mountain Express reported Friday.
I wonder if working at a whitetail breeding operation feels the same as a door guy feels working at a strip joint? After you see one big rack, you’ve seen them all. I personally love working on a ranch. Give me a double wide and some land to roam free and I’m in.
- Participate with other ranch managers in all aspects of running an intensely managed whitetail breeding and hunting operation. Duties will include, but are not limited to: full time care of breeder deer including injury and illness care, working deer through facility, and intensive breeding management; guiding hunts, cleaning deer, property management (including landscaping, varmint/predator control, trail/road maintenance), fence management, filling feeders, vehicle maintenance, some cattle working, construction projects, and other ranch work as needed.
- Also will help ranch owner with outside projects as needed. Should expect to work long hours depending on the season. Individual must be self motivated and pay attention to detail, able to communicate with team, and take instruction. Must be reliable and hard working. Housing is provided and all ranch buildings have internet access. This is a full time position. Opportunity for advancement is available. Start date flexible.
COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs councilmembers are being urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits to combat high populations of deer. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have met with city leaders to discuss the issue. The state officials say the hunt could decrease crashes and garden conflicts. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Wednesday that one solution discussed is an urban-hunting program like those in some rural Colorado communities. The plan could recruit “sharpshooters” to residential areas.
City Councilman Don Knight believes urban hunting will work and says he will ask the council at Monday’s work session to approve researching the possibility. Studies by the state suggest 20 deer reside in every square mile of Colorado Spring’s southwest corner.
Remember last week when I said we should publicly humiliate poachers as part of their punishment? Syracuse, N.Y. is going to shame this poacher by making him take out ads apologizing for his actions. Wow, Judge Therese Wiley Dancks is savage. I almost feel bad for the guy. Almost.
Syracuse, N.Y. — A well-known, North Country outdoors guide and outdoors TV personality was fined $5,000 today in federal court on charges related to him illegally guiding waterfowl hunts over baited ponds for profit – a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In addition, William Saiff III, 53, of Henderson, he was put on probation, and had all his state hunting or guiding privileges (other than fishing) taken away until Jan. 1, 2019.
The sentence, handed down by United States Magistrate Judge Therese Wiley Dancks and part of a plea bargain and guilty plea by Saiff in late May, including the requirement that Saiff make charitable donations totaling $10,000 to non-profit wildlife organizations of his choice. Finally, he was instructed to pay for the publishing of half page ads within two weeks apologizing for his actions that will run in the Watertown Daily Times and New York Outdoors News.
What do y’all think of my new “tacti-cooler”? I never knew coolers could be so cool. The Molle by Orca Cooler is like the Build a Bear of coolers. You can buy accessories like wheels, trays and even clothe it with its very own tactical vest.
These guys don’t have any problems hunting wolves. The rest of us have to go to the zoo to catch a glimpse of seeing one in person. Tell me your wolf stories.
How to Hunt Wolves: Wolf Hunting Tips and Tactics from the Experts– Wolves make their living in the most remote places on the planet. They’re big, tough, and crazy smart. With few exceptions, almost every wolf taken during recently opened seasons in Idaho and Montana has been killed incidentally by a hunter who happened to have a wolf tag in a pocket when he was out hunting something else. Only a handful of hunters in North America can claim to be expert at consistently taking wolves without the aid of traps or a pack of hounds.