The first phase of the ban will begin this summer and requires non-lead ammo be used for all hunting on California’s state-run wildlife areas and reserves. Lead ammunition was already banned in the state’s condor areas, but beginning in July, no lead ammo will be permitted on California Department of Fish and Wildlife areas.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed two bills into law that will eliminate county gun boards in the state by the end of the year. This makes Michigan a true "shall issue" state, as any applicant who does not fail a standard background check will be granted a concealed pistol license.
Over the past few years pressure to do away with carry permit requirements altogether has grown. Four states, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, and Wyoming, have joined Vermont by adopting what has become known as "Constitutional Carry." Legislators in additional states are introducing bills to do the same.
The mini action on this new Howa rifle cycles just a hair over 6 inches and weighs only 10.2 ounces, 12 percent shorter than short action bolts. This makes the rifle not only quicker and easier to cycle due to the shorter bolt throw, it saves precious ounces, too.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to striking "silencer-equipped" from the state’s list of prohibitions in General Rules of Taking Game, making their use legal for hunting deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail, and crow.
Every year broadhead manufacturers introduce new products aimed at delivering shorter blood trails, larger entrance holes and better arrow flight. Below are some of the latest and greatest broadheads for 2015.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced a white-tailed female deer in Ingham County's Meridian Township tested positive for the contagious and fatal disease that attacks the brains of infected deer and elk.
Not a belted bullet, not a saboted bullet — Federal's Trophy Copper Muzzleloader Bullet uses B.O.R. Lock MZ System to seal the bore and offer superb accuracy and ballistic performance for blackpowder hunters.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department is beginning to develop a new plan for managing mountain lions in the state. The current plan is about 20 years old, and officials hope to have a new plan ready by the end of this year.
Officials are gaining new information about how fish move, how long they live and what proportion of them are ending up on anglers' hooks. The goal is to use that information to further improve the quality of the popular Dakotas fishery.
The troubles plaguing deer and deer hunting in the United States are the same ones plaguing hunting itself. Whether it’s fewer hunters, access to land, or poor public perceptions of hunting, their impacts on deer hunting are obvious.
Police are urging residents not to leave small animals or children outside unattended. They also warn residents whose pets are attacked not to touch any saliva left by the coyote. That could transit rabies if the animal has the virus.
The Pope & Young Club is one of North America’s leading bowhunting and wildlife conservation organizations. The Club prides itself on its mission to protect our bowhunting heritage – promoting its rich values and the adherence to strong fair chase ethics.