Archive for anti-hunting

"Animal Rights" Activist's Spy Camera Shot Down

"Animal rights" activist Steve Hindi's name may sound familiar. He's the guy who was arrested a few years ago for harassing hunters by hovering his paraglider above their goose blinds. And more recently he's made headlines for using remote-controlled, flying spy cameras to film live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania. Well, for the fourth time, Hindi alleges, participants in the shoot have shot down his spy drone.

November 26, 2012

California Bans Hunting with Hounds

Let this serve as a reminder of what we're up against: "Animal rights" activists have banned hunting bears and bobcats with hounds in the state of California. On Wednesday the bill was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

September 28, 2012

Hunters Help Delay Vote on Calif. Anti-Hound Bill

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee was all set to vote on SB 1221, which would outlaw the tradition of hunting bears and bobcats with hounds. But the huge crowd that showed up for the hearing, plus the immense financial impact that the bill would have on California, put the vote on hold for further consideration. It's estimated that about 300 people—most of them concerned hunters—packed the room, and dozens chose to testify. When the bill comes up for a vote late next week, let's hope the committee members recall the strong opposition to SB1221 displayed by hunters.

August 14, 2012

Calif. Senate Passes Ban on Hunting with Hounds

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) owes everything, from its occasional victories to its very existence, to lying. Consider the following: It has built up a huge war chest to push anti-hunting legislation and lawsuits by convincing donors it's affiliated with similarly named animal shelters (in reality HSUS donates just 1 percent of its budget to shelters). It led Michigan voters to confuse mourning doves with white doves. It has fought to ban the breeding of hunting dogs by lumping reputable kennels in with puppy mills.

May 23, 2012

Iowa Gov. Saves Use of Lead Ammo for Dove Hunting

Almost immediately following the Iowa state legislature's 2011 dove-hunting bill—which gave Hawkeye sportsmen their first dove season in nearly a century—a battle over the use of traditional (lead) ammo ensued.

May 16, 2012

HSUS Bill Would Ban Hunting with Hounds in Calif.

It's clear that while "animal rights" groups would ban all hunting practices if they could, they focus their attacks on what they perceive as its most controversial forms--issues in which they believe they can arouse public sympathy or even drive a wedge between hunters.

March 28, 2012

"Animal Rights" Terrorists Hit Pheasant Farm

An "animal rights" group is claiming responsibility for vandalizing a pheasant farm last week in Scio, Ore. The group, which I'm unable to name due to my "No Press for Jerks" policy, is best known for its proclivity toward violence, and is considered a domestic terrorist group by the FBI.

March 26, 2012

Camping World CEO Responds to Anti-Hunting Remarks

After criticizing photos of a Trump African safari, the CEO of Camping World reached out to members of the outdoor media to rectify his anti-hunting statements.

March 22, 2012

"Animal Rights" Activist Claims Drone Shot Down

Remember the "animal rights" wacko who used to hover his paraglider above goose blinds to intimidate hunters and scare away geese? (He was promptly arrested—there are laws against interfering with a hunt, after all.)

February 16, 2012

Post Says These Chessies Are "Playing" with Ducks

The Metro section of yesterday's Washington Post contains one of the most unintentionally hilarious news items I've ever seen. Under the headline "Fowl play" appears a photo of a 14-week-old Chessie hungrily chasing down a farm-raised drake mallard. Below that, a 9-week-old Chessie uses its paw to pin a hen mallard and lick her head. The photos, plus some that didn't appear in print, are available online. See photos 6-11 (9 and 10 were print published.)

April 07, 2011

Did WaPo Show Media Bias Against Duck Hunters?

The Washington Post ran a Potomac River duck-hunting story yesterday that's pretty misleading (as a Potomac waterfowler, I feel qualified to make that statement).

February 03, 2011

Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance Betrays Hunters

It appeared as of last week that this might be the year Virginia finally did away with its draconian ban on Sunday hunting: A bipartisan Sunday hunting bill was introduced to the senate by a northern Virginia Democrat; a pro-hunting governor was in office; and a new study found that allowing hunting on Sundays would bring $296 million and 3,927 jobs to the state.

February 02, 2011