According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, nearly 80 percent of today’s population approves of legal hunting. Yet misunderstanding of hunting and hunters persists. The Foundation developed this infographic to explain how wildlife gets strategically managed with regulations, seasons, and

Hunting “for the meat” has increased substantially as the most important reason for hunting over the past decade. The number rose from 22 percent to 39 percent of hunters nationwide. This trend continues to grow, according to research. Research also

Outdoor writer Shannon Tompkins declares this turkey season as a dream season for turkey hunters. It’s not too late to join in the fun. The 2017 spring Rio Grande season runs through April 30 in Texas’ 54-county South Zone and

Sportsmen’s Act product of bipartisanship On March 27, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) members introduced the Sportsmen’s Act, a bipartisan package of legislation (S. 733) in the Senate. On March 30, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed S. 733

Sitka hunt will provide lunchmeat, marksmanship training for youth Officials for the British Columbia archipelago of Haida Gwaii want to eradicate non-native Sitka deer. The deer thrive because they have no predators, and consume and destroy the natural habitat on

General Rio Grande turkey season begins in South Zone Rio Grande general turkey season starts tomorrow for the South Zone, and runs through April 30. The bag limit for Rio Grande turkey is four birds. Check out the Outdoor Annual

Chocolate contains chemical harmful to bears reports Michigan banned using chocolate or anything containing cocoa as bait for bear hunting. That state’s Natural Resources Commission met March 9 to vote on the ban. Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine,

Hunter patience, skill, put to the test this spring turkey season According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists, Texas Rio Grande wild turkey numbers have boomed over the past few years. Timely rainfall and relatively cool summer conditions have

Federal lead ban imposed on last day of Obama administration The Washington Post reports Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke repealed the lead ammunition and fishing tackle ban instituted on federal lands. Zinke’s repeal countermands the order made by former U.S. Fish

Enter TBGA while there’s still time The Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) entry deadline is March 1. That’s the final date for postmarked entries. Don’t delay; enter today! Award categories include white-tailed deer; bighorn sheep; mule deer; pronghorn; and javelina.