For those of you who may find it to be an important statement to desecrate and destroy the American Flag, I would ask you to consider some things that perhaps you do not know…or do not care about. Our Flag is a powerful symbol of strength, perseverance and unity of the American people. Continue reading
As a disclaimer…I sincerely hope that you are not offended by my comments…but if you are, you will have to get over it or move on because I will not apologize for it…. Continue reading
At its meeting Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and increase effectiveness. Commissioners meeting at the Florida Institute of Public Safety near Tallahassee approved implementation of new black bass conservation measures, which will go into effect July 1. Continue reading
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering expanding white-tailed deer hunting into 14 counties across the western Panhandle, and creating additional deer hunting opportunities in East Texas. The recommendations are among a slate of proposed deer hunting regulation changes for 2016-17.
AUSTIN – A 3 1/2-year-old captive raised white-tailed buck harvested in early January by a hunter from a release site on a ranch in Medina and Uvalde counties has been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The deer’s origin has been identified as an onsite deer breeding facility and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are conducting an epidemiological investigation. Continue reading
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is working with private landowners throughout the state to help provide better habitat for Florida’s native fish and wildlife. At its Feb. 11 meeting, FWC staff provided the Commission with an update on efforts to foster conservation partnerships with private landowners to benefit Florida’s natural resources. Continue reading
As I read through the posts from all of the wonderful supporters of the Jones family, it is hard to imagine how even a small minority of people can be so insensitive. Kendall Jones, a Texas Tech Cheerleader and high profile hunter born and raised in Texas understands this as well as anyone. Kendall’s father, Cody, was tragically killed late last week in a vehicle accident, so naturally, thousands of supporters, well wishers and yes, even haters left comments on Kendall Facebook page. There is no question that there is widespread division (albeit grossly lopsided) on the subject of hunting and even fishing, much of it fueled on social media and as much by mainstream media. You should read some of the ridiculousness spilled on the web, directed at and about this family and others like them. I myself have been slandered by the anti-hunting establishment because I am a taxidermist and I haven’t even hunted in several years! Now, here’s my take…Its ok to have an opinion and even strong feelings about something…that’s the beauty of being an American. We could all agree to disagree and continue to support and defend our own positions without getting aggressively personal, but that is not going to happen because there will always be mouthy extremists who operate solely on emotion. Continue reading
Recent cougar sightings have been confirmed at four locations in Tennessee and the TWRA is taking a proactive stance in making information available. The cougar has not been seen in Tennessee since the early 20th century until recently. Cougars primarily inhabit the western region of the United States and extend to the east as far as the western edge of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and close to the eastern borders of Colorado and Texas.
The information can be viewed on the TWRA website http://www.tn.gov/twra/article/cougars-in-tennesseee.
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NEWTOWN, Conn.— Participation in target shooting is at an all-time high, and newcomers will be able to see what all the excitement is about by attending a free First Shots® seminar at one of six Las Vegas-area target-shooting facilities Jan. 15-17. Continue reading
Our new catalog is posted at www.taxidermytech.com. we are inside the 60-day enrollment window for February and most of March so if you are interested in dates during that period and have not yet put your name in please email me direct or go to www.taxidermylessons.com and fill out the quick form. It takes less than 30 seconds.
In response to the dramatic decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced it will list two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Panthera leo leo, located in India and western and central Africa, will be listed as endangered, and Panthera leo melanochaita, located in eastern and southern Africa, will be listed as threatened. Continue reading
FAIRFAX, Va. – NRA Gun Gurus Presented by Henry Repeating Arms, the National Rifle Association’s hit television series on the fascinating history of firearms, will premiere its third season on Wednesday, December 30 at 7:00 p.m. EST on Outdoor Channel. Continue reading
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2016, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can be caught and released during the closed season. Continue reading
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) commends Seminole County on its unanimous vote Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will help deter bears from lingering in Seminole County neighborhoods. The ordinance requires residents to take precautions to remove food attractants such as unsecured garbage, and encourages the use of bear-resistant trash receptacles. Continue reading
Let’s talk about Taxidermy prices for a minute. As an avid hunter myself, I can relate to the fact that hunting and fishing are expensive and time consuming hobbies. A lot of money is investing in licenses, trips, guns, bows, leases, trucks, 4 wheelers, clothing, tree-stands…it is an endless sea of consumer merchandise targeting hunting enthusiasts. The goal of all of that time and expense is to enjoy being one with nature, right? Wrong! Well, maybe that is part of it but next to having a freezer full of wild meat, most of us are after one thing…big horns. So after all of that time and expense, why would you settle for anything less than the highest quality when it comes to getting it mounted? Continue reading
How would you feel if your 14 year old child was suspended and subsequently arrested for bringing to school a “clock” project in a suitcase that just happened to look like a bomb? I know how I would feel…mad, pissed off with a case of the butt! I would be stomping my feet, pulling out my hair and screaming from the top of my lungs….I HAVE FAILED! MY CHILD HAS NO COMMON SENSE! SOMEBODY SHOOT ME! I mean, the last thing I would want would be to have to go to the Whitehouse or take a worldwide tour with the little knucklehead after a stunt like that.
To say that I am pretty po’d that this delinquent kid Ahmed Mohamed, with a history of behavior issues, has become a hero is an understatement….I am even more appalled that he and his parents are suing the city of Irving Texas for $10 Million and attempting to extort the School district for $5 Million…because, as their Attorney stated, “…the responsible adults involved irrationally assumed that Ahmed was dangerous because of his race, national origin and religion.” No stupid! It looked like a BOMB and in case you haven’t noticed our world has changed…all the picket fences are gone and nobody watches Leave It to Beaver anymore. Idiot. Continue reading
There’s finally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as many of us make plans to go afield during the holidays. It’s such a special time of year. Children will be out of school on winter break soon. Friends and family are gathering. And for some, there’s time off from work. This holiday season, celebrate the natural way by enjoying one of Florida’s traditional hunting opportunities listed below. Continue reading
Today at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Panama City Beach, staff presented the draft of the Florida Imperiled Species Management Plan, an innovative, integrated and comprehensive approach to conserving multiple imperiled species. Continue reading
AUSTIN – Prospects are good for the upcoming mule deer hunting season, which gets under way Saturday, Nov. 21 in the Texas Panhandle and Nov. 27 in the Trans Pecos. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists say above average habitat conditions have bolstered body weights and antler growth this year. Also, the state agency is asking hunters and landowners to submit harvested mule deer for sampling as part of enhanced, statewide monitoring efforts for Chronic Wasting Disease. Continue reading
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today designated a sandbar in Collier County, known as “Second Chance,” as a Critical Wildlife Area. The island, which is part of a larger shoal complex, is an important nesting site for Wilson’s plovers and state-listed least terns and black skimmers. Continue reading
NASHVILLE — One of Tennessee’s long-standing annual outdoors traditions begins Saturday, Nov. 21 with the opening of the 2015-16 gun hunting season for deer. Deer gun season has the permanent opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. Continue reading
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. The buck firearms season has opened the Monday before Thanksgiving every year since 1965. The timing of the season is a balance of hunting some of the “rut” (mating season) but still allowing for the annual renewal of the deer herd. Continue reading
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During the Nov. 18 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Panama City Beach, an officer, whose courage, training and perserverance saved his own life, received the agency’s Purple Heart and Award of Valor for his actions in the line of duty. Continue reading
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) just concluded Season 3 of the TrophyCatch citizen-science, conservation rewards program for anglers who catch, document and release largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds. One angler caught the biggest bass in three seasons and, for the first time, a woman joins the ranks of Hall of Fame winners in a big way. Continue reading
Do you spend 10 or more days each year bowhunting in Alabama? If so, you can help contribute to the conservation and management of white-tailed deer in the state. Continue reading
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JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently stocked bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish into two Northeast state park lakes. Approximately 31,850 bluegill and 13,650 redear sunfish were stocked into Tombigbee State Park Lake near Tupelo. Trace State Park Lake, a 565 acre lake located in Pontotoc County, received 38,750 bluegill; 21,125 redear sunfish; and 10,000 channel catfish. Continue reading
JACKSON – Mississippi’s special primitive weapons season for white-tailed deer will open November 9 in the Hill and Delta Deer Management Zones. The special primitive weapons season is for antlerless deer only on private lands and open public lands from November 9 – November 20. This special season is provided to help hunters in areas with higher deer densities earlier opportunities to achieve antlerless harvest objectives prior to the rut. Only archery equipment and primitive firearms may be used during this season. Continue reading
AUSTIN – Fourteen lucky sportsmen are making special plans for hunting season as winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts. The hunters were selected by random computer drawing from applicants in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program. Continue reading
NASHVILLE — Three of the five participants recorded harvests in the Tennessee Elk Hunt held Oct. 19-23 at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. Continue reading