Cleaning deer of lead will take more care, DNR saysA study, spurred by venison contamination found in the spring, shows bullets from some rifles can disperse farther into the animal, requiring new guidelines.By DOUG SMITHdsmith@startribune.com, Star TribuneSome lead bullets fired from high-powered rifles scatter lead fragments much farther into deer than hunters might assume, according … Continue reading Deer Poisoning…… Are your bullets bad?
This year has been bad for hunter safety in Minnesota. So far we are looking at 4 shootings and one fatality. Not a good year for hunting to say the least. In looking at the reports of when and why there seems to be nothing out of the ordinary. Most were driving deer or posting … Continue reading 4 shot in hunting accidents in MN
One thing that has been on my mind for some time is the lead free bullets. Back in the 1980's the USFWS determined that the lead was killing the California Condor and not too long afterward introduced a ban on Lead shot .What is Lead free ammo….. well checking out a few sites most would … Continue reading Lead Free Ammo ?
This is not just another "Me and Joe" went hunting story – THIS is a Troy, Joe and BIG MIKE went huntin' story . . . Wyoming 2005:Following a four year hiatus, during which he pursued American Wapiti, long-time huntin' pal, Troy Petersen, decided to join Joe and me in applying for our 2005 Wyoming … Continue reading Troy, Joe and Big Mike Went Hunting
This is what's GREAT about a coyote calling trip - no trying to decide, "is he big enough"! Ya just call and shoot . .Â . then, admire them for either being the smallest or, the biggest ya ever got! 😉 This pair were called and shot during my first hunting adventure with (now long-time … Continue reading This one’s for you, Todd . . got ’em right in your back yard
by Randy RobinetteDespite word from most of my cronies that the "bucks are running wild", here at Memory Valley, things were pretty dismal – during the Early Muzzle-loader Season, I had shot the best White-tail Buck which I had know to be lurking about the farm (Stan posted a pic of that buck earlier). Now, … Continue reading Memory Valley – Close to Madrid, Iowa
I knew before the end of our first day of hunting that BIG MIKE had stayed home – I was "on my own"; well, except for long-time huntin' Pal, Joe. About 4:00 PM that initial day, yours truly made a GREAT "spot" – that is, I "glassed" a very nice Mule Deer buck, which was … Continue reading Randy and Joe’s 2004 Wyoming Hunt
Hello from the Beaver Pond friends, My boys and I are going out in an hour or so to sight stuff in for the elk season. The nationals are several months behind us, TCL has wound down for a few months, finished mule deer season with a couple small bucks in the freezer. Eastern Oregon … Continue reading Beginning of Winter
Well, here he is. We gross scored him at 194 and after deductions he was 190. He is 25 wide and 20 high, has 7 scorable points on each side. We found him in the SW corner (south of the Hoff reservior along the south fence) of the O'Brian place on thurs. We were really … Continue reading Well Randy…What do you say now?
Stan, this buck isn't much in the way of BIG, but he was the best buck living in my "backyard" all summer/fall – I purchased an early ML tag this year and decided to try to shoot this particular buck and save the bow tag for Mr. BIG. (which, usually equates to "eating the tag!) … Continue reading Randy’s Deer
by Todd Nyhus It was one of those days that fox hunters dream of, cold and clear with a slight breeze. My hunting buddy Ken Deters and I were watching a red fox work his way up a fence line half a mile away. It was headed for a small patch of unpicked corn where … Continue reading The Perfect Predator Rifle
Take note Ronnie… Hope knows how it's done also… Good hunting Hope.
We think this is the current IBS National champion…. we are not sure as the camo is really great and one cannot tell for sure…. anyway the two jackrabbits made a sporty target on the run at 100 yards or so I am sure.
It was Sunday 6:30am the hunt was on. My first time out (this year)!! Mike Bigelow stopped by to pick me up, he let me use his 22br(my Remington 22-250 action is still in a br rig). The trusty White Truck found the first coyote not long into the hunt. Well lets just say … Continue reading Ronnie’s Coyote Hunt
This is a shot of RG's 2003 mule deer where [and as] he fell after being pierced by a 132 Gr. BIB from a distance of 268 Yd; the deer was not moved. However, note that the harvest/carcass tag was signed, cut and attached! About 1/2 hour prior to finding and shooting this OLD boy, … Continue reading Randy and Joe’s Hunting Trip
Stan, Hello Pal, I hope all is well in Westbrook….I hope things are going well there. As I e-mailed you earlier Ruth and I took off this week to do some hunting…weather here has been good for hunting as well as the bucks are starting to break out of their "bachelor groups", tonight all the … Continue reading Mrs. Hope C
Hope Carleton’s Deer…..now the story. As I had stated we have been covered up at work with surveys performed on three separate tracts in three different counties totaling about 1000 acres for new acquisition by the Dept. .My scouting has been a hurried effort but I had seen several nice deer and hung three stands … Continue reading Hope Carleton’s Deer
by Randy Robinette The pic was taken the first week end of Jan., 1985 - the last time Erv (my mentor) and I hunted together - Erv quit altogether after the following season; his ability to 'spot' ('glass') bare ground foxes was equaled by few. The fur in the pic was what we shot … Continue reading Erv and Randy Fox Hunt Dec 1985