On Monday the Center of Disease control released a list of guidelines on how to survive an uprising from the living dead (no, the zombie apocalypse is not upon us, so put your zombie guns back in the gun safe … at least for now.)
The CDC post was written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan and gives helpful advice such as "Once you've made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan … this includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake or other emergency."
Spring turkey seasons have opened down south in places like Florida, Alabama, Georgia and elsewhere, with buddies in my broad turkey-hunting circle sharing tales of gobblers with hens, and the frustration that brings, but also 100% success. Hey, that's turkey hunting.
C.J. Davis just checked in from South Carolina, where the limit is 5 gobblers statewide, no more than 2 per day. He reported that he just got back from hunting the fabled Low Country. “Found plenty of gobbling turkeys, but they were henned-up and generally shut up by 8:30 leaving me to ponder life and admire the beauty of the Savannah River swamp. Two others in our party did better with one killing on the last day while another missed.”
In recent years The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest environmental membership organization, has gone to great lengths to appear supportive of hunting, fishing and scientific wildlife management in an attempt to distance itself from more recognizable—and radical—anti-hunting organizations.
It’s now a supporting member of a national professional organization of hunting and fishing writers and features biographies of its “conservation leaders” who hunt and fish on its Web site.
On Wednesday, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal signed legislation adopting an official Wyoming state code based on the tenets known in the West as “Cowboy Ethics.”
Although the historic Code of the West was unwritten, cowboys, trappers, hunters and others in the U.S. frontier knew it was about maintaining honesty, integrity and courage in a wide-open region where the affects of government barely reached and laws were not always enforced.
Before you answer, think about the last couple of years. Have you been jammed up on a shot opportunity because your variable-power scope was on the highest setting? Were you not able to find a close-in deer because you only saw hair at 12x?
After spending a couple days here in Vegas looking at new products it is clear that this is not going to be a huge year for new guns. No, instead the story is going to be ammunition. The themes? Value and performance.
For value there is a new line of ammunition that Weatherby is introducing that will cost significantly less than what we currently pay to shoot rifles in Weatherby chamberings. Shooters who own either a .257 Wby. or a .300 Wby. will soon be able to purchase a box of ammunition that doesn’t require a second mortgage.
If you think that Americans are obsessed with preserving their gun rights, you haven't seen anything until you've been to Switzerland.
Rich Wehr, in a column published earlier in the month in the Evansville, Ind. Courier & Press, offers some interesting observations about Switzerland that may stun Nanny-Fascists and anti-gun whackoes.
Sure, I want to be in better shape, a more thoughtful spouse, and in better touch with old friends, but my resolutions on this New Year’s Eve shade more toward the achievable.
Because I’m a hunter, I’m interested in both the journey and the outcome. I love where I’ve been, but I’m mighty curious about where I’m going, and in 2010 I hope to be going both far and staying near.
It’s both the curse and the blessing of all hunters that we are never quite finished. There is always another region to explore, another animal to study and pursue, another skill to acquire. So, in the spirit of self-improvement, here are a few simple goals and resolutions for a new year of hunting: