1. Walmart stops playing hunting vids in stores.
> “Review your store for any signing or displays that contain violent images or aggressive behavior. Remove from the salesfloor or turn off these items,” the memo reads. “Turn off any hunting season videos that may be playing in Sporting Goods, and remove any monitors or displays that show the videos.”
> It’s unclear if this is permanent or temporary, but earlier this week CEO Doug McMillon said the company would have a “thoughtful and deliberate”response to recent events. …spokeswoman Tara House said the latest action was done “out of respect for the incidents of the past week.”
2. Vid: Don Kisky arrows an IA brute at 10 paces.
Whitetail freak Don Kisky is one heck of a deer hunter. he consistently tags 170-plus free-range corn-fed bucks. What’s more impressive is he often self-films his hunts. I have a hard enough time remembering my pre-shot routine — I can’t imagine making sure cameras are rolling, focused, and pointed in the right direction.
> “Here’s the deal with what happened. I wanted to spot for blood before I went to get the buggy and Kandi. So I tracked blood for a little ways. Great blood spraying out. I walked up to the edge and jumped the dang buck. That’s after I waited almost an hour.
> “Obviously, it wasn’t double-lunged. I think it was single lung and liver. So we made the decision last night to not push the deer again.”
3. VT might change deer limits.
> …would increase the number of deer a hunter can harvest…from 3 to 4 — but…reduce the number of bucks a hunter can kill, from 2 down to 1.
4. WV hunters still want buck limit lowered.
From 3 to 2.
5. FL uncovers alleged poaching group.
> …hunting deer out of season, alligators without permits and protected gopher tortoises among several other species.
> Officials said gopher tortoises would sell for about $25 per animal, while larger animals like deer would range from $100 to $300.
6. CO State Trust Lands are confusing.
Sounds like they’re not public, not private, not huntable…maybe changing….
7. New Sig Sauer Elite Hunter Tipped ammo.
Comes in 8 loads:
> …a yellow-tipped, lead-alloy bullet with an enhanced boat tail design for superior flight characteristics over a wide range of velocities.
8. New Thiessens hunting gear coming.
1. MN: New DNR director says CWD is “a big threat.”
> Harvesting an animal and using it is a really important tradition. Deer hunting is also hugely important to the state economy. CWD threatens all of this and we’re taking it very seriously, attempting to limit its spread as best we can.
2. MT offering 600 licenses for Libby-area CWD hunt.
3. NY proposing anti-CWD reg changes.
Several have to do with importing deer and moose parts into the state.
4. NV says: Keep out-of-state deer out.
> It is now unlawful for you, your agent or employee to knowingly bring into NV or possess the carcass or any part of the carcass of certain animals including, without limitation, of any elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, moose, reindeer, caribou or fallow deer which were obtained in another state, territory or country.
5. CWD testing still takes too long.
6. CWD miracle cure couldn’t come fast?
> Reports state that Dr. Frank Bastian will have a vaccine for CWD on deer farms within 2 years. …Dr. James Kroll pointed out that this is impossible because before a vaccine is registered, there must be data on its safety and effectiveness. That plus other licensing protocols will take years.