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Must-See Video: Bowhunter/TV Host Jay Gregory Talks About the Day He was Shot Intentionally by a Poacher

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:38

No matter how busy you are today, find the time – MAKE the time – to watch this 16-minute video about Jay Gregory’s near-death experience at the hands of a poacher with a high-powered rifle. Jay is one of the best guys in the outdoor industry, and to think we almost lost him . . . in such an unfathomable way . . . is insane. This powerful film will give you chills. And make you thankful for family, friends and the gift of life.

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Ice Debate: Fast or Slow for Trophy Gills?

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 06:15

The best bluegill anglers I’ve ever fished with on hard water usually fall into one of two categories: speed freaks or snails. I’m not talking about their on-ice mobility, or how many holes they fish. I mean very simply, how fast they work whatever bait they have tied on at any given time. To break it down further – what speed, frequency, and cadences do they utilize in their jigging motion? These are deep-rooted questions, and for many of us it comes down to what we were taught at a very young age. Slow from the Get-Go My grandpa gave each of my brothers and me...

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Video: Rabies Alert Issued After Multiple Bobcat Attacks

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:17

Bobcats are normally non-aggressive and want nothing to do with humans, but this one was quite different. A rabies alert has been issued for Venice and North Port by the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County after discovering a rabid bobcat in the area. The Florida Department of Health reported two bobcat attacks within 4 miles of each other. The clip below shows what happened after one cat ran into a home, belonging to Karen Morse, and wildlife officers attempted to capture it:

The officer was eventually able to corral the cat, but not before it leaped up and got him...

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Gun Sales in America Reach Record Numbers in 2016; Thanks Obama!

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 14:05

Threats of terrorism and a potential Hillary Clinton administration were enough to tip the scales on gun sales in America to record levels in 2016. According to the Washington Examiner, FBI background check numbers totaled some 27,538,673 for 2016. That's 4 million more than in 2015, and nearly double the number in President Obama's first year as president. These background check numbers roughly equate to gun sales, and do not include guns sold to or given to friends and family. Read more »

Herald Hunts the World: Colorado Elk

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:54

Over the past 15 plus years, I have made my living in the outdoor industry as a writer, TV host, hunt consultant, and marketing professional. I’ve been beyond blessed to travel the globe hunting and fishing, and it has given me opportunities I never thought I’d have to see some of the world’s wildest and most beautiful places, and meet some of the most interesting people imaginable and see how they live in their homelands. I am very excited about this new feature for OutdoorHub where I will be able to share my travels and adventures with you. I will write up-to-date pieces on my...

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Florida Man Fishing Illegally Tased 3 Times by Officer

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:05

A Pahokee man was caught fishing illegally by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer, and according to the report, he didn't go without a fight. The Palm Beach Post reported that Derrick Lee Williams, 31, was caught fishing with a cast net off the Highway 441 Bridge in Canal Point. He was first contacted by FWC officer Bradley Toby on December 14, where Williams fled the scene before stopping and complying with officer Toby's...

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New Brunswick Trapper Captures What’s Believed to be Only the Second Black Bobcat in Canadian History

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 09:30

Canadian trapper Oswald McFadden has been trapping his whole life. For 10 years now, he has set his traps along the same trapline near Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada. But on Christmas Day, he captured something he had never seen before. When McFadden went to check his traps that day, he was shocked to find a very rare animal caught in his snare: a black bobcat. “I thought it was a house cat,” said McFadden. “When I saw the tail I knew it wasn’t a house cat. Then I looked at the ears, I knew it was definitely a bobcat.”

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Video: Boats Aren’t Supposed to Fly Like This

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 13:34

If 2016 wasn't your year, we should all aim to head into 2017 like this guy: full steam ahead, jumping all the waves in front of us, and not giving a hoot about the guy next to us.

New motto for the New Year, or ways to be a really bad boat driver . . . you decide for yourself, but the irony was too strong to pass up. How this guy doesn't flip his boat is a mystery, but at least he's enjoying it. Look at the air he gets! One thing is for sure: You don't want to fish with this guy. And if you do, don't let him drive. Sure, you'll get to your fishing spot in record time, but...

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Me . . . the Almost 40-Year-Old Virgin

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 08:54

It was my first time, so, understandably, I was a little bit nervous. I didn’t know what to expect or how to act. Would I say the wrong thing or touch something I wasn’t supposed to? Would I remember to bring everything I needed? (Protection is an easy thing to forget, after all.) And what if I was done early . . . I mean, is there such a thing as finishing too soon? My hope, at least, was that it was going to fun. Perhaps most concerning is that all I could think about was that it was likely people were going to be watching me. I did a good bit of Internet research, watched videos, and...

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Year in Review: Our Favorite ‘Fail Videos’ of 2016

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 07:53

Top Fail Videos of 2016:

It's time to look back on 2016 and laugh one more time at our favorite "fail videos" from the past year.

How NOT to Use a Climber Treestand:

Muskie Catch and Release. . . But Mostly Release:

Snowmobile Skipping Gone Wrong:

Field Dressing Deer Fail:

Treestand Failure:

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Shooting with the Mann: Three Cool Things

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 13:37

Shooters need support equipment just like soldiers. It’s not always all about guns and ammunition. Sometimes I stumble on things I know shooters or hunters will appreciate, but because items don’t go “Bang!”, it’s sometimes difficult to find space to cover them in a column dedicated only to guns and ammo. Thankfully, this column gives me more freedom to focus on a wide variety of shooting and hunting topics, so here are three things I think are cool.   511 Stonecutter Pants All of the shooters and hunters I know wear pants to protect their...

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New Minnesota State Record Eelpout?

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 05:56

No matter what you call them – burbot, eelpout or lawyers – the fish is one of a kind. From its elongated yellowish brown body with mottled dark-brown markings to its long dorsal and anal fins, an eelpout looks nothing like the other species you catch through the ice. In fact, in the cool waters of the North where the eelpout roams, they are caught almost exclusively through the ice. And get this: Eelpout spawn under the ice during mid-winter on shallow gravel and sand flats. The absolute best time to target them is during the pre-spawn and spawn. The vast majority of eelpout caught...

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Could a Price War on .22 Ammo Drive Down Prices?

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 10:39

Could a price war on .22 ammunition be a possibility? A price war in .22 ammunition would be music to gun owners' ears. According to The Truth About Guns, Federal Cartridge's .22 ammo production was supposed to increase by 20 percent in 2016. Well, with the new year ringing in right around the corner, it appears that goal will fall short this year....

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Vote Now: Which Camo Pattern Do You Prefer?

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:33

Choosing the right camouflage is essential in harvesting deer. A lot of hunter have their preferred choice when it comes to wearing the right pattern. Which one is your favorite?

Get over to our Facebook page and vote on your favorite camo pattern now!

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Eagle Drops Salmon on Power Lines, Causes Widespread Power Outages

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:03

Something fishy occurred in Seattle last week. According to The Seattle Times, a witness reportedly saw a fish fall from a bird's clutches, hit the power lines, and then the power went out for 172 homes. South Seattle customers were without power for more than 2 hours, while Seattle City Light worked to resolve the problem.

Something fishy about south Seattle outage: Bird dropped fish on power lines causing 2 hr outage for 172 customers. Power back now.

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Leaked: S&W M2.0 Rumors Confirmed?

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:15

Well, it was just a rumor before, but since Academy Sports mistakenly posted a listing for the new Smith & Wesson M2.0, they might have spilled the beans. Soldier Systems Daily caught the listing on Academy Sports before they were able to take it down, but the cat was already out of the bag. Photos surfaced all over the place, and the new pistol looks really sharp to us. Take a peak at Smith & Wesson's new addition to the M&P family below: Read more »

3 Reasons You Want to Be Yukon Cornelius

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:32

Each Christmas season, I make it a point to watch “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on TV. And while many of the characters in the show are outstanding, the best has to be Yukon Cornelius. Let’s face it, we would all like to be a bit more like him, and here are three reasons why. The name. I don’t fault my parents for giving me an old-school name such as David, but it doesn’t exactly conjure up images of ruggedness and the outdoors. Would I be working as managing editor of OutdoorHub had I been named Yukon? No. Instead, I’d be teaching survival classes in the...

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Lifelike Buck Decoy Catches Roadside Poachers in 5 minutes

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 14:14

The Illinois DNR is cracking down on poachers. On the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Facebook page, CPO's Michael Goetten and Chris Gushleff are seen with their new poacher-catching buck decoy, and it works really well. The two officers deployed the decoy on the side of the road one morning, and within 5 minutes, lead began to fly. According to the post, a 13-year-old boy of Greene County, Illinois, was the one who pulled the trigger. Now, before you go calling this kid a snot-nosed punk, it was actually the boy's grandfather who directed him to shoot the "deer."...

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Video: If You Have a Hunting Dog Waiting for You at Home, This is for You

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:08

This story is guaranteed to pull at your heart strings. It’s the story of a dog, but not just any dog. This is the story of a hunting dog that loved hunting, his owner and ducks probably more than himself. You cannot replace an incredible gundog, and it’s even harder to replace that bond between a hunting dog and its owner. It’s something truly special. Tony Vandeomore had a very special bond with his first dog, Ruff, and he talked a little bit about it in this short, heartfelt video in remembrance of his old...

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Whitetail Wednesday: How to Outsmart Late-Season Bucks

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 08:45

During the late season, most mature bucks throughout much of the whitetail’s range have been alerted by hunters. This conditions them to be more vigilant, and therefore tougher to hunt. Even though they are more cautious, however, they still need to eat, find receptive does, and return to cover. By comparison, younger deer aren’t as quick to change their pattern due to increased hunting pressure. This is why there’s often still sign in open areas, as long as the local preferred food sources don’t change. Mature deer often change their patterns to avoid areas they associate with...

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