1. PA “requirement” hunters wear orange facemasks is FAKE.
Sounds like a fake social media post got around…. LOT of “fake news” out there. Maybe more fake now than fact….
2. UT voting on making hunting/fishing a constitutional right.
Nice! It should be/is!
3. MI shatters deer-hunting license numbers.
Highest growth rate is among the 17-34 age group = good news:
> 751,310 deer hunting licenses [sold in 2020] compared to 584,802 licenses issued in 2019.
4. VT seeing more deer hunters.
Covid but also a bigger bag limit, which now allows hunters to take 4 deer (1 buck) rather than 3.
5. IL bow harvest steady but youth is down.
6. MN hunters struggling to find ammo.
Not just MN…. That post is at kbjr6.com, can’t link it.
7. IL state lands: Several Covid-related changes.
That governor seems a couple hotdogs short of a picnic…and sounds like people are also having trouble buying guns in that state….
8. FL wants hunters’ input on 2021-22 regs (survey).
9. WI DNR giving “first deer” certificates.
10. WY wants teeth samples from deer.
> Helps wildlife biologists understand population dynamics and other species-specific information….
11. WA: Lost hunter rescued.
> One LWFR team was able to reach Sargent by radio and asked him to fire a round from his rifle so his position could be triangulated.
> Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue coordinators would like to remind hunters to always carry the 10 [9?] essentials of survival while hiking: water, food, light, a map, shelter, fire starter, navigation tools, extra clothing and prescribed medications.
12. MN cracking down on amateur deer-processors.
Thanks to COVID, processors are under a lot of pressure so this won’t help.
13. Most treestand falls from no safety harness.
Glen Mayhew from the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation:
> Mayhew has worked tirelessly researching treestand falls and learning about the causes. His findings over 3 years show 35% of falls were related to failure to inspect stands and equipment, 86% happened because victims were not wearing a safety harness and 99% occurred because victims were not connected to tree they were climbing.
> “You can pretty much eliminate the risk of falling to the ground by following those steps,” he said. a) Always remove and inspect your equipment before you use it. b) Buckle your full-body harness securely each time you put it on. c) Connect to the tree using some sort of safety rope before your feet leave the ground.
14. NE poaching case results in 30 guilty pleas.
Largest in the state’s history. Sounds like more cases pending too. From the article:
> At least 97 game animals were illegally killed: 30 whitetail deer, 34 mule deer, 6 pronghorn antelope and 27 turkeys.
15. DC: Supreme Court says wardens can’t trespass without warrant.
Case involved an alleged deer poaching incident in VT, and reversed VT court decision.
16. CO: Is this the new WORLD RECORD velvet muley?
Green scored at 338 7/8″ with 28 points on the right side and 19 points on the left. A special P&Y panel will officially score it on Oct 28.
17. Chuck Adams logs 200th record-book animal.
> Adams’ 2020 mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and American elk should become the 198th, 199th, and 200th record class big game animals that the Wyoming archer has taken…
18. IN: ATA cancels in-person bow show.
Bummer. Will other shows (SHOT) follow suit? ATA still plans a “virtual show.”
19. DC: Hunting/fishing groups weigh in on UN 30×30 thing.
Sounds like the groups want to make sure sportsmen/women are included in whatever comes from this deal, which is good even tho the US isn’t “a party to the treaty” — which is supposed to be about “global threats to biodiversity.”
We’d rather see our country formulate its own policies for itself, but glad these folks are being sorta proactive just in case….
Don’t think this’ll be a surprise to you but:
Biden-Harris/Harris-Biden want to repeal gun commerce act.
> …the industry-essential Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The bipartisan law prevents activist lawyers and politicians from attacking the firearm industry with frivolous lawsuits that are designed to bankrupt manufacturers for the heinous crimes committed by individuals.
Biden would appoint anti-gun NY governor Cuomo as AG.
CO woman cited after deer raised in home attacks, gores neighbor
Antlered deer as a home pet??