“Randy Newberg Unfiltered” Podcast: How Do Hunters Protect Their Heritage; Plus Who is Responsible for Youth Hunters

Randy Newberg Unfiltered PodcastExpect the Unexpected from Newberg as He Takes a Deeper Dive on Hot Topics Facing Hunters Today

BOZEMAN, MT– On the latest episode of (http://RandyNewberg.com) Randy Newberg Unfiltered radio show, host Randy Newberg, along with producers Dan Doty and Janis Putelis, answer listener questions from the HuntTalk forum where nothing is off limits. Plus, this week’s guests are David Brinker and Jeff Sposito of Sitka Gear. [Read more…]

Natural Deer Urine Attractants Illegal in Virginia

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland FisheriesEffective July 1, 2015, it will be illegal to possess or use deer scents/lures that contain natural deer urine or other bodily fluids while taking, attempting to take, attracting, or scouting wildlife in Virginia.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) poses a significant risk to the long-term health and stability of the Virginia white-deer populations. Since it was first found east of the Mississippi in Wisconsin in 2002, CWD has been found in a total of eight eastern states, including Virginia.  To date, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has spent over one million dollars on CWD monitoring and management efforts.  Importation bans on whole carcass and certain carcass parts (i.e., brain and spinal cord) from high-risk CWD areas (including areas or states infected with CWD or any North American enclosure intended to confine deer) are already in place in Virginia, along with a ban on interstate movement of captive deer and elk.   Reducing the use of natural deer urine attractants by prohibiting the possession or use while afield for the purposes of taking or attempting to take, attracting, or scouting will further minimize the risk of introducing CWD into a new area of Virginia. [Read more…]

Guided or DIY

Idaho DIY Hilleberg SouloI wrote an article a last month titled “Western Lottery Draw Planning” on how to set yourself up for the state’s lottery. Now that the draw game is winding down, it’s time to decide which route you’re going to take with your tag in hand! Will you hire an outfitter or take the hard route and plan yourself a D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) hunt? [Read more…]

Western Big Game Lottery Planning

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Much like any event you would like to do, you need to plan, plan, plan if you want the experience t very enjoyable. Some of these plans may be short-term 3-5 years, while others may be for 15-20 years especially when it comes to sheep, goat or moose.

Like the old saying goes, “You can’t win, if you don’t enter!” You must enter the drawings that you can afford, every year.

I would recommend these few points to note in your plans: [Read more…]

Outdoor Life Offers 3 Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts on Your List

Outdoor Life Hunting and Gathering Survival ManualEmbark on the ultimate safari. Hunt like a caveman. Pack only essential gear. The latest manuals from Outdoor Life have arrived.

These titles are in stores now, and review copies are available upon request.

How to Hunt Everything
Expert advice, breathtaking field-photography and riveting campfire tales make How to Hunt Everything a must-have for hunters of every skill level.

Species by species guide. Get expert hints on stalking and shooting 60 of the world’s most challenging and coveted species from Cape buffalo to caribou to Russian bears. [Read more…]

Remember to donate to Hunters for the Hungry

hunters for the hungryHunters – Remember to donate to Hunters for the Hungry when you purchase your hunting licenses this season.

The traditional $2 donation check-off option has been changed to allow you to donate any amount. Many sportsmen and hunt clubs are recommending at least $5. With all the news about the poor economy many of our neighbors are experiencing hard times. [Read more…]

New ALASKA Bowhunter Education Certification Requirement

Alaska Board of GameThe Alaska Board of Game recently passed a regulation stating that, “Bowhunters in hunts restricted to archery only must carry their IBEP or equivalent department approved certification card on them while archery hunting in the field, and must show their card to peace officers and department employees upon request. Beginning July 1, 2016, all big game hunters using archery will be required to have successfully completed a department approved certification course. Currently, this is required if the hunt is restricted to archery only.” [Read more…]

NRA Basic Pistol Course

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting CourseThe Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is offering a NRA Basic Pistol Course!

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, August 2nd 7:30am until approx 8:30pm

WHERE: Loudoun County Izaak Walton League
19237 Mountain Spring Ln., Leesburg, VA [Read more…]

Vermont Moose Hunting Applications Are Available

Vermont moose Vermont moose hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Printed applications will be available from Vermont license agents in early May.

The 285 regular moose season permits to be issued this year represent a 20 percent decrease from the 355 permits issued last year. Hunters are expected to harvest close to 150 moose during the regular season hunt which starts October 18 and ends October 23. [Read more…]

Big Game application workshop to be held in Springfield

Colorado Parks and WildlifeSPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Looking to hunt in Colorado this year but not sure which GMU to apply for? Not sure what a GMU is? No problem. Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Managers will help decode the hunt codes at a big game application workshop.

District Wildlife Managers Mike Brown and Aaron Bartleson will cover the upcoming big game license application process, assist participants in applying for big game licenses and share some tips and techniques regarding the annual big game license drawing. [Read more…]