Archive for wyoming

Unusual Antlers

The configuration and dimensions of deer antlers are dependent on genetics and physical condition, and at times can be quite odd.

March 06, 2014

Well Whaddya Know?

Well whaddya know: Wyoming finally has been blessed with its first wolf hunt. After years of obfuscative litigation we’re finally going to have an opportunity to manage this top-tier predator. As I write this, the trophy season is starting its third day. Two wolves have been taken—one in the Sunlight Basin about 50 miles west of me and another up Pacific Creek, considerably further south. Amazingly, the world is still turning upon its axis, the Rapture and Armageddon have yet to occur, and there are still plenty of wolves living quite well within the Yellowstone ecosystem.

October 05, 2012

Rekindling an Old Flame

I must have been about 12 years old when I first became aware of her. My dad—who had absolutely no interest in guns or the outdoors—would occasionally relent to my incessant pleas to go shooting and take me to Red Larsen’s Indoor Range behind the hospital in Torrance, Calif., where for a couple of bucks I could borrow a .22 and shoot a hundred rounds or so. Most of the loaner guns were worn out .22 rifles, but on one visit none of the rifles were available, so Red let me shoot a revolver. I vividly recall seeing Smith & Wesson stamped along the long barrel. Even at that innocent time I knew Smith & Wesson meant quality.

July 31, 2012

CSI…Wyoming?

As most of you know, I love my rather bucolic state of residence. A lot of folks like to characterize us as backward and unsophisticated. But as if it were a scene from the CSI television series, some Wyoming game wardens were able to determine that a 185-inch 4x5 mule deer buck was taken in an area closed to hunting in 2010 because of the contents of the buck’s stomach.

February 21, 2012

Do Coyotes Kill Mature Deer?

By Jeff Johnston

Many of my friends in the online hunting community received an email forward recently that shows two scrawny coyotes attacking and killing a mature, healthy-looking whitetail buck. There was also another one of a cougar killing a big buck near a deer feeder. So this led many people to proclaim the opposite of what we usually hear from anti-hunters and armchair biologists: that predators prey on only the weak, old or sick animals. This email seems to lend credibility to disproving the following myth:

December 27, 2011

Montana Bowhunter Injured by Grizzly

If hunters could hunt burgeoning populations of fearless grizzly bears, the headline above could be reversed.

September 17, 2010

Idaho To Fight No Wolf Hunt Decision

After a successful 2009 hunt that reduce wolf populations to healthy levels and raised revenue, a judge called off the hunt. But Idaho fires back.

August 20, 2010

Rule Requires SSN to Hunt

A proposed rule would require Wyoming hunters and fishermen to provide their Social Security number to purchase or apply for a hunting or fishing license.

May 24, 2010

Wyoming Antelope Hunt, Day 1

As soon as we touch ground in Wyoming it'll be officially the farthest west this hunter's ever been.

October 06, 2009