1. MI will have a 90% fewer check stations??
Sounds like a serious hassle for all:
> “We’ve had anywhere typically between 100-150 [check stations]. This year when archery season opens we’ll probably be only looking at about somewhere between 10-15 to stations.”
> …hunters will have to remain in their cars when at the check stations. It’s for social distancing purposes and they’ll also be required to wear masks.
2. WI wants insight on “hunting behaviors.”
Can’t link it — at waow.com:
> …asking 130,000 deer hunters a 3-day period of their hunting behaviors as part of the department’s largest in history hunter diary.
> “Hunter selectivity has been changing over time, hunters now are more likely to pass on a buck than ever in the past, so we’re just looking to quantify that data.”
3. CA reopens some lands closed to fire risks.
The list is here (pdf), but lots still closed.
4. VT: New website about deer season changes.
Vids on new seasons/bag limits, calendars, FAQs.
5. TN: More folks need venison.
Because of Covid-related economic effects.
6. More Buck Knives web specials!
Here’s a couple we like — the Bantam BBW in Mossy Oak Infinity and the 738 Bow TRX:
Btw Buck is supporting The Harvest movie, which is supposed to be (haven’t seen it yet) about hunting in a positive/normal way.
7. Gore-Tex inventor passes on.
All outdoors folk owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Gore — God bless him:
> Robert Gore discovered that if you take PTFE, commonly known as DuPont’s Teflon, and give it a sudden yank, it expands by 1,000%. The material created is perforated with millions of tiny holes that are smaller than a water droplet.
8. Dennis Presley is new Careco sales/marketing dude.
> His background includes sales and management roles for Mossy Oak, and the former Petersen’s Publishing portfolio of assets that included Petersen’s Hunting, Bowhunting, and Guns & Ammo.
Careco’s also taking on a bigger role with the Pursuit Network.
9. GA: Ever heard of Skunk Ape ladder stands?
Gotta be a #bigfoot story behind that one….
10. P&Y opens non-typ Sitka blacktail deer category.
> “…was the only deer species that we did not have a non-typical category for.”
11. Leica app now can use bluetooth.
> …ballistic profiles can now be transferred offline using bluetooth technology. Previously, this was only possible with a cellular connection or Wi-Fi.
12. BC: Gun store owners suing Canadian gov’t…
…over recent anti-gun regs:
> When the Trudeau government banned hundreds of thousands of firearms from being legally owned by Canadians, it hit Parker and her business hard. Suddenly, 10s of thousands of dollars of stock was frozen. She couldn’t sell it. She couldn’t return it. She couldn’t reinvest that money back into her business.
13. 2A: Joe Biden doesn’t understand 2nd Amendment?
1. SD hunter arrows a trifecta!
Impressive: a muley, wapiti, and speed goat IN 1 WEEK! Jama Bourne had a heckuva time on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. From the post on SD Big Bucks FB:
> She bagged all of them! She donated 3/4 of the meat to the elderly in the Fort Thompson area! Very cool you did that Jama! Thanks for helping them out!
2. WI: 11-yr-old girl whacks 800+ lb black bear!
Whoa! Could be a state record:
3. MT: Yellowstone griz takes down big bull elk.
> He has been guarding his prize from other bears and wolves and sleeping next to or sometimes on top of the elk carcass, periodically eating for 30 minutes here and there.
If you haven’t seen the takedown video yet, it’s a drowning.