Archive for ben o'brien

The Inside Scoop on the Hoyt Carbon Element

Randy Walk, the president of Hoyt, was kind enough to answer some questions about his company’s new carbon bows, and American Hunter magazine Executive Field Editor Frank Miniter was kind enough to share those answers with One-Track Mind. Here’s what he had to say in the exclusive interview for an article in the August issue of Hunter.

June 09, 2011

The 2011 Dumbest Poacher Awards

In the first four Poachey Awards, One-Track Mind has celebrated outdoor stupidity in the mold of the famed Darwin Awards. You've witnessed everything from the adventures of Robo Deer to a murder mystery-style thriller involving “Poacher X."

May 25, 2011

Maryland to Use Deer Birth Control

Maryland has become the first state to get approval for a new, non-lethal option to control its deer population. The state will use the FDA-approved chemical Gonacon to curb deer numbers in urban areas.

May 23, 2011

The Largest Whitetail on Record?

The video below features a buck named “Free Agent” that is said to be the largest whitetail on record. Battle Ridge Whitetails, a deer breeding operation in McConnellsburg, Pa., is home to this behemoth that is likely worth six figures. While this kind of business has nothing to do with fair chase pursuits, it has found a place in today’s deer hunting world. High-fence game operations are thriving in some areas of the country, and we shouldn’t expect them to go away anytime soon. Regardless of your opinion on the matter, this whitetail is an impressive sight. His seed is being sold to the highest bidder.

May 06, 2011

Meat Glue: Another Reason to Go Hunting

Today Tonight exposes a secret butchers don't want you to know about: a product called Meat Glue. Watch the five minute video and tell me you wouldn't rather have fresh venison backstrap you just removed from your latest kill than a fillet mignon stuck together with this screwed up concoction.

April 15, 2011

Famous” BP” Buck Poacher Loses Hunting Privileges

Residents of Oklahoma and Texas had been following the “BP” buck since 2007. Oklahoma Game Warden Shane Fields posted a trail camera photo of the buck on local message boards and the big brute’s mug shot spread around the Web like wildfire. It became known as the “BP” buck because it spent most of its time on land owned by British Petroleum.

April 06, 2011

Top Laser Rangefinders for 2011

By Bob Robb, AmericanHunter.org contributor

March 29, 2011

Maine Targets Coyotes to Bolster Deer Population

According to Maine Governor Paul Le Page, severe winters, poaching, car collisions and predation— namely coyotes—have resulted in a significant decline in the state's deer population in recent years. While other states attempt to control burgeoning whitetail numbers in urban areas, the "Pine Tree State" is attempting to bolster its population.

March 21, 2011

Benelli On Assignment's Exciting New Season

If you haven't been watching Joe Coogan's Benelli On Assigment in year's past, it's about time you tuned in. Coogan is a class act, and the show is definitely well put together. But you don't have to take it from me, check out the Outdoor Channel this fall for a new season of BOA. There's no doubt you're in for some unforgettable adventures.

March 17, 2011

Steelers Fans Poach Deer For Super Bowl Feast

As a Baltimore Ravens fan/diehard deer hunter I am naturally opposed to all things related to the Pittsburgh Steelers/poaching. It's rare that I get to report on a story that combines the two things I hate most in this world.

March 15, 2011

Can Steven Rinella Make You A Better Hunter?

Find out what "The Wild Within" host Steven Rinella can teach you about cooking wild game, his hunter-gatherer philosophy and much more.

March 08, 2011

New-Age Inventions We Can Use for Hunting

Last month TIME magazine ranked "The 50 Best Inventions of 2010." After reading their exhaustive list I was inspired to find a way to get these technological marvels into the woods. Yes, I'm a lazy, tech-dependent product of the smart phone generation, but read this list and try to tell me it wouldn't be more fun to go afield with these once unheard of contraptions. But I'm probably just dreaming…

March 08, 2011

Watching Steven Rinella's "The Wild Within"

I first found out about Steven Rinella when his award-winning book American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon hit the scene in 2008. It was a terrific account of a buffalo hunt in Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains woven together with the history one of America’s most revered beasts. In those days he was just an author, and a fine one at that. Nowadays, they’re calling him a modern day hunter-gather and cable’s mainstream hunting star. His show “The Wild Within” debuted in January and was met with praise from viewers and critics alike.

March 06, 2011