1. AL: Man shot by hunter who thought he was a deer.
> Troy police tell news outlets that a 61-year-old man died after being shot once in the chest with a high-powered rifle on Saturday evening.
> An initial investigation shows that the victim was hunting with another man who mistakenly thought he was a deer and opened fire.
RIP hunting brother. Please be careful out there folks.
2. PA might allow Sunday hunting.
Just a bill for now, along with a proposal to start the deer season the Saturday after Thanksgiving instead of the Monday after. Hype for both is to get more people hunting….
3. MN Gov wants so spend big on CWD.
> Gov. Tim Walz put forward a funding package that would provide $4.57 million to tackle the spread of the disease in the next 2 years, and $1.1 million annual thereafter.
4. WV: Bill to lower buck limit to 2 fails.
> “OH has a 1-buck limit. KY has a 1-buck limit and PA has a 1-buck limit with antler restrictions. WV has 3 with no restrictions,” said Justin Covert of Putnam County who addressed the committee. “I’m going to spend $594 this year to hunt OH and KY for 1 deer from each state because of their better management. I know I can go there and hunt mature deer.”
5. MI: Baiting ban as of Jan 31 to prevent CWD.
6. WI considering shortening crossbow season.
7. AL: Arrest made in swimming buck shooting.
Covered in the last DeerBlaster — here’s a pic again, click it for the video:
8. MS harvests the most mature bucks…again.
> In QDMA’s Whitetail Report 2019, 77% of [MS’s] antlered deer harvested in the 2017-18 season were 3.5 years old or older. That put MS at the top of the list for the 4th consecutive year. AR hunters came in 2nd place at 74% and LA took 3rd place at 73%.
9. A little on Hornady’s GMX monometal bullets.
Love me some Hornady, always have. I’ve never tried non-lead monometal stuff, but we prolly all oughta try it out and see what our rifles can do with it. Looks like it might be the future, whether we want it that way or not. An American Hunter opinion:
> Hornady’s GMX (Gilding Metal eXpanding) is among the best monometals on the market…. Known for its deep penetration, good expansion and high weight retention, the GMX makes an excellent choice for the big-game hunter.
> Hornady’s Outfitter line features nickel-plated cases…and sealed primers and case mouths to keep things dry as a bone and perfectly clean to ensure smooth feeding.
> Lead-free (copper alloy) bullets will be longer than their lead-core counterparts of the same weight, so in order to maximize case capacity, Hornady has chosen bullet weights on the lighter side of the spectrum. However, the lighter weight doesn’t mean lesser performance.
> The red polymer tip offers consistent expansion and the bullet has been wonderfully accurate.
10. Germany: Dog shot hunter while driving…
…and the hunter lost his license FOR LIFE because of a loaded firearm in the vehicle.
The moment hunters shoot at French vegan animal rights protesters who stepped in front of stag to try and save it
Seems like it really happened. Guess you CAN be French AND vegan AND an animal right protester and…still get enough nutrition to live?? lol!