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  • Trophy hunters
    The truth about Trophy hunting
    With the recent shooting of the lion Cecil, the term "Trophy Hunting" has become much maligned. While the great majority of people in the USA can accept hunting as long as the hunter is going to eat the game that they kill, an ever...
  • Questioning why Cecil was killed
    Cecil the lion and bow and arrow hunting
    The death of Cecil the lion has touched the hearts of people around the globe. He was lured away from a national park in Zimbabwe, where he was protected and part of a study, and then killed by an American dentist named Walter Palmer. Palmer used...
  • Jericho the lion, brother to Cecil the lion, killed
    Brother to Cecil the lion, Jericho, also shot and killed
    According to ABC News on Saturday, yet another lion killing followed suit not so long after Cecil was shot by dentistWalter Palmer in July. Jericho, the brother of Cecil, was also shot and killed, according to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force...
  • Lost Hunter
    Hunters equipment for survival
    The basic rule for Survival kits is that they should be compact, and every item should have more than one use. It pays to spread your survival gear around so you don't loose the lot if you loose one item. You should know how to use the items...
  • Lion
    Where are the hunting skills?
    I am going to say this once, and I hope you can understand where I am coming from. It is my understanding when you hunt, you hunt for food. You track, put your instincts and skill up against the prey. When you have worked at hunting successfully...
  • Cecil the Lion: Celebs & World react to hated lion killer, Walter Palmer
    Cecil the Lion: Celebs & world react to hated lion killer Walter Palmer
    The last couple of days have been pretty rough for Walter J. Palmer, D.D.S., the dentist who brutally slaughtered the beloved and protected Cecil the Lion. According to an NBC News report published on July 30, after paying $50,000, Palmer and...
  • Where is Walter Palmer?  Authorities Looking for Dentist who Brutally Killed Cecil the Lion
    Where is Walter Palmer? Authorities ‘hunting’ for Cecil the Lion's killer
    In case you haven’t heard the news, Dr. Walter J. Palmer has had a very rough week! After forking out $50,000 the “smiling dentist” slaughtered a beloved and protected 13-year-old lion at a national park in Zimbabwe in the most...
  • Compassion for animals is associated with goodness of character
    Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character...
    "The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality....
  • Piers Morgan
    Piers Morgan compared to ISIS over grisly call to kill, behead Dr. Walter Palmer
    Responding to news that Dr. Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist accused of killing Cecil the Lion, former CNN talking head Piers Morgan suggested that Palmer and others like him be hunted down, skinned alive, beheaded and mounted on a wall,...
  • Poison Oak
    Poison Ivy, Oak and sumac, the hunters headache
    Hunters in their endeavors to hunt big game tend to overlook some of the smaller things in their surroundings. The writer once almost trod on a rabbit while deer hunting in Colorado, only to have it run forward about 20ft into the safety of a...
  • New conservation and sportsmen's bill introduced in House
    New conservation and sportsmen's bill introduced in House
    Members of Congress keep introducing major sportsmen’s bills. The latest one, the Sportsmen’s Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act, first became available online on the congressional website on Monday, July 27, 2015....
  • Cecil the lion killed
    Cecil the lion killed: Famous African lion shot dead, hunter becomes the hunted
    A hunter has killed Cecil the lion – a celebrity lion of sorts at the Hwange National Park, the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. Cecil, 13, was lured off the reserve, shot with a crossbow and arrow and left injured for two days before he...
  • Deer numbers, harvest drop in Michigan
    Michigan's 2014 Deer Harvest Down--Not A Surprise
    As anyone who traipsed into the woods last November in hopes of getting a deer during any of Michigan's hunting seasons knows, the deer harvest was down--way down--across the state. That's not a surprise to anyone. The DNR has been working...
  • Early season bird hunting frameworks proposed by FWS; comments sought
    Early season bird hunting frameworks proposed by FWS; comments sought
    Early hunting season frameworks for certain migratory birds for 2015-16 are begin proposed. The Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is announcing on Tuesday, July 21 that it has opened for public comment its suggested outer limits for hunting dates...
  • Spoor/Sign - Deer track
    Hunters need to learn how to read spoor or sign.
    Spoor and sign cover a whole spectrum of different things that can give the hunter clues as to the presence of game, which can range from antler sheds’ in March to feces in season. However the first need of the hunter is to become familiar...
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