Duh. Parents aren’t sending their babies out into the woods alone to hunt. Right? . . . Board Member: Publicity Over Infant Hunting Embarrassing
Wisconsin Republicans’ decision to eliminate the state’s minimum hunting age has created an embarrassing perception that infants are roaming the state’s woods with guns and could allow adults to kill more animals using young children’s tags, a state Department of Natural Resources board member said Tuesday
Board member Frederick Prehn told agency officials during a review of the 2017 nine-day gun deer season that he had taken calls about people questioning selling licenses to such young children. He said news of the sales had gone national and generated bad publicity, even though the infants couldn’t have been out hunting themselves.
“It was rather embarrassing,” Prehn said. “Wisconsin now has babies hunting, which clearly isn’t the case.”
Walker signed a Republican-backed bill heading into the nine-day hunting season that eliminated the requirement that a child be at least 10 years old to participate in a mentored hunt.
Apparently, even the royals love to hunt hogs . . . Day Harry and his pals shot dead 15 wild boars
The fifth in line to the throne, who like the rest of his family is a keen shot and once ‘bagged’ a one-tonne water buffalo in Argentina, apparently used a powerful rifle leant to him by his brother, Prince William, for the private jolly, the Mail understands.
Harry was part of a ten-strong group that flew out of the UK on Friday in a private jet for two days of blood sports, landing in Berlin.
They drove to Gorlsdorf, in Brandenburg, North East Germany, where they joined a group of 60 fellow huntsmen for two days of shooting.The gathering was organised by the prince’s close friend, German aristocrat Franz-Albrecht zu Oettingen-Spielberg, nicknamed The Boar Terminator, on his family estate.
Franz has been described as possessing ‘world-class’ shooting skills and found fame after a video emerged which purported to show him in a snowy forest killing a number of running wild boar in quick succession.
He has also recorded instructive videos on boar shooting which are available online.
An excellent gift idea for your favorite hunter this holiday season . . . Primos Alpha Dogg Combo
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It doesn’t make sense to me that a 58-year-old experienced hunter would mistake his best friend for a deer . . . Man who shot friend while deer hunting avoids prison
OAK HILL, Fla. (AP) – A Florida hunter who fatally shot a friend that he mistook for a deer will avoid prison.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 58-year-old Leeshawn Sutton was sentenced earlier this month to 15 years of probation after pleading no contest to manslaughter with a firearm and hunting with unregistered dogs.
Authorities say Sutton and 65-year-old Bruce Best were hunting at an Oak Hill ranch in January 2016 when the shooting occurred.
As part of a plea agreement, Sutton is prohibited from hunting or owning any firearms or ammunition while on probation.
These 60-somethings are pretty scrappy and apparently still hunt while snowshoeing alone in the wild. Since there is an argument as to when to start hunting, is an appropriate age to retire from hunting? . . . Labrador mayor shot while hunting dies
Labrador’s largest community is in mourning for mayor John Hickey, who struggled by snowshoe and snowmobile to get help after being shot in the face while hunting alone.
He died late Thursday in a St. John’s hospital surrounded by family. He was 62.
His younger brother, Hubert, said it was especially tough to lose him after he’d fought so hard to live.
“He had to get out of the woods, get on the Ski-Doo, get out to the road, wave down people. He walked aboard the ambulance and then got to the hospital. By that time, he certainly was in a bad situation,” he said in an interview.
Hickey had been checking rabbit snares alone Saturday just west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, a community of 8,000 he’s led since being elected in September.
He was somehow shot in the lower face but was not able to communicate exactly what happened. He travelled about a kilometre out of the woods to flag down help on the Trans-Labrador Highway.
“He loved snowshoeing and he would go check his snares,” Hubert Hickey said Friday in St. John’s. His brother had brought his gun along in case he saw ptarmigans, a grouse bird popular with local hunters.
“He would always take this .410 rifle with him, and throw it up over his shoulder in a sling type of thing. If there was ptarmigans around he would shoot them because he liked wild game.
Wow, the yoots in Louisiana sure do know how to have a “good time” . . . Louisiana lawmen bust pair for night hunting, drug possession
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a Benton, LA man and cited a juvenile for alleged drug possession and hunting violations on Saturday, December 9 in Bossier Parish.
Agents arrested Hunter Vaughn, 20, of Benton, and cited his 16-year-old passenger for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, hunting without basic and big game hunting licenses, hunting deer with artificial light during illegal hours, and hunting from a public roadway.
Vaughn was also cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Agents were patrolling public roads near Plain Dealing around 9 p.m. when they observed Vaughn operating a vehicle and spotlighting the ditches and fields on the sides of the road. Agents stopped the vehicle and found Vaughn and the 16-year-old in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a .17 caliber rifle, and a spotlight.
During questioning the two admitted to actively trying to hunt deer at night using a spotlight from a public road.
Agents booked Vaughn into the Bossier Parish Jail. Agents also seized the marijuana, drug paraphernalia, rifle, and spotlight.
I love it when people give back to those who deserve it most . . . America’s wounded veterans go hunting, and get healing, thanks to this York County couple
Eric Zastoupil from Crofton, Maryland, said he was “running around chasing bad guys” in Afghanistan in 2012 when his life changed.
Zastoupil was an Army infantry platoon leader in August of 2012. He turned a corner and stepped on a small mine. Instantly, his left leg below his knee was gone.
He had doubts about his physical capabilities, but that changed when he was with his wife at an ice cream shop one day. While there, a man thanked Zastoupil for his service and gave him information about a way that he could hunt and fish again.
LEEK was founded in 2008 by Fairview Township residents Ed and Kate Fisher. When Ed retired from the Army in 2007, he knew two things — he loved to hunt and fish, and he missed being around other soldiers. He started to develop a business plan for a nonprofit that would serve America’s wounded and injured veterans by giving them a chance to hunt and fish again. It took off.
The Fishers bought 138 acres of land in Potter County. Now, they own 382 acres of land and a building that houses and feeds the veterans. They’ve also grown to offer six different hunts a year ranging from coyote/fox hunts to bear hunts.
“This has got nothing to do with hunting,” Ed said. “This has everything to do with healing these men and women and helping them out.”
Carhartt has long been the go-to clothing choice of USA ranchers. So it makes perfect sense that Carhartt would finally venture into making hunting clothes. I hope they add a ladies’ line soon.
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