Archive for bird hunting

He's a Pheasant, Not a "Ditch Chicken"

On paper the ring-necked pheasant shouldn't be all that tough to kill. He's a predictable fellow, feeding around the same time each morning and afternoon and rarely straying more than 800 yards from his roost. So, he's far from the most elusive bird in the uplands, and when flushed he isn't the swiftest creature either. (Though if given time to accelerate, pheasants can top out around 60 mph, just 5 mph shy of the powerful mallard.)

October 13, 2011

Dog E-Collars Disrupt French Army Communications

The French military has long been the brunt of jokes (my personal favorite: How many gears does a French tank have? One forward and three in reverse).

October 12, 2011

PETA Asks Middleton to Halt Prince's Bird Hunt

Prince William just wants to take younger brother Harry bird hunting for his 27th birthday, but PETA has called for the event's cancellation. The "animal rights" group known more for over-the-top antics than actual accomplishments has written a letter to William's wife, Princess Kate Middleton, begging her to ask the princes to stop the hunt.

September 29, 2011

10 Tips for Hunting Pheasants

Whether you're hunting on private land or public ground, these practical tips will ensure success.

September 27, 2011

Canadian Prosecutor: Jeff Foiles Tortured Ducks

Disgraced duck-call maker and video producer Jeff Foiles pleaded guilty in an Edmonton, Canada, provincial courtroom yesterday to several charges under the Migratory Birds Convention Act and two charges of causing cruelty to animals.

September 15, 2011

Iowa Gets Dove Season, But Prohibits Lead Ammo

The good news is that final approval for Iowa's long-awaited dove season was granted late last week. The bad news is that the Iowa Natural Resource Commission added an amendment prohibiting the use of lead ammunition when dove hunting.

July 19, 2011

Kentucky Proposes Sandhill Crane Hunt

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission is set to address a proposal for a sandhill crane hunting season in 2011-12, but not without some debate.

May 31, 2011

Five Bird Dogs for Today's Suburbs

Did you know legendary wingshooting author and field-trial judge Nash Buckingham spent most of his life in a Memphis apartment? If you are among the increasing number of hunters living in heavily populated suburban areas, here are some small- to medium-sized breeds that offer calm temperaments, versatility and other traits suited to suburbia.

April 18, 2011

Iowa Senate Passes Dove-Hunting Bill

Following a 30-18 vote, the Iowa Senate passed a bill to allow dove hunting in the state, which has been illegal for almost a century.

March 24, 2011

Iowa May Finally Get Dove Hunting Season (UPDATED)

It's incredible that a state as rooted in the hunting culture as Iowa continues to deprive its sportsmen of one of the all-time greatest outdoor traditions: opening day of dove season.

March 22, 2011

Woman's Outlook

Open The Door To Hunting: Since 1999, WOT hunting excursions have brought women together who share a passion for the great outdoors.

February 02, 2011

QF's 2010 Quail Hunting Forecast

Quail Forever says the hunting should be as good as last year or better in the bobwhite stalwarts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

October 06, 2010

Pheasant Hunting Tips from The Experts

To make this season’s visit to your favorite pheasant destination more successful, here’s the inside advice from four pheasant masters.

September 15, 2010

Iowa Reports Low Pheasant Numbers

According to the Iowa DNR, a harsh winter and a cool, wet spring contributed to the state's extremely low pheasant numbers.

September 15, 2010

Gil Ash Teaches Wingshooting

Gil Ash gives American Hunter's Kyle Wintersteen a few wingshooting pointers.

June 24, 2010