Lindsay Persico: Bannack High Country Antelope

1lFast paced, action packed fun…that is what this long awaited antelope hunt turned out to be. For months, my husband, father and I were anticipating the adventure. Finally, the day arrived to set out in search of the prairie goat. We left our home at 3:00 AM in order to make the four hour drive. We wanted to get to the sage covered country where the deer and the antelope play, by shooting light.          
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Firearm Safety Rules

The four basic rules of firearms safety, known by the acronym TABK, are as follows:

T – Treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Never assume a firearm is unloaded.

A – Always point the firearm in a safe direction. Even if an unwanted discharge occurs no one will be hurt if you always point the gun in a safe direction.  Continue reading

Americans Say ‘Gun Violence’ is Criminal Justice, Not Public Health Issue, National Poll Finds

criminalmisuseNEWTOWN, Conn. — More than eight out of ten Americans say that the misuse of guns in violent crimes is a matter for the criminal justice system, not a public health issue, and that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) should not spend resources on the study of “gun violence” but instead concentrate on viruses and disease. Continue reading

Bluetongue Virus Confirmed in Two Deer in New Jersey

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed New Jersey’s first cases of bluetongue virus in two deer.

The virus was confirmed in one deer that died in Basking Ridge, Somerset County on Sept. 4 and another that died in Stirling, Morris County on Sept. 19. The clinical signs of bluetongue are identical to epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), which has occurred seven times in the state since 1995.

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Georgia : Hunters Helping Farmers Program

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral Pigs. No matter the term, hogs can be a big problem. Especially for landowners who depend on their property to supply crops that provide for their livelihood. Hunters Helping Farmers is a new program combining the efforts of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to help alleviate the agricultural and financial damage caused by these non-native invasive pests. Continue reading

Puzzle Pieces by Lindsay Persico

Lindsay Persico writes about “hunting and existing outdoors” in her Blog, Huntfiber.

“My love of hunting began as a little girl as I watched my daddy head out on hunting trips and later packed my own gear along and headed out with him. He taught me so much and really helped me develop my love for wildlife and the outdoors.”

As Lindsay describes her Fathers influence on her passion for hunting, I think back to my summers on the Lake in Odessa and my Uncles influence on mine. It seems to be for Lindsay as it was for me, not simply about the taking of life, but, in fact, about the many enduring lessons of it that we take from those experiences. In the process we get closer to who we really are as human beings which is about as close to the natural order as we will ever get. This is the draw that leads to such a passion.

“I want to share my love and experiences with others and show the world that a regular girl can be an avid and successful hunter on public land.” Continue reading