Task Force Formed to Counter Cyber Threats to Hunters

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA)(Columbus, Ohio) – Sportsmen, conservation organizations and outdoor personalities met at the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) headquarters yesterday to develop strategies to counter the recent increase in cyber-attacks on hunters.

The group makes up the Hunter Advancement Task Force with most members sharing a common theme of having been targeted by animal rights activists through social media. [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day

Independence Day July 4th

We at Winded Bowhunter would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Hunter Ed Course Supports Youth Through NASP Team

Hunter Ed CourseThe online hunter education company, HunterEdCourse.com, supported youth involvement in the outdoors with sponsorship of the Simon Kenton High School National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) team and school tournament held in Independence, Kentucky.

Through the support of Hunter Ed Course sponsoring the team, it provided team member Abby Voltz, with the opportunity that led to earning an archery scholarship at Midway College in Midway, Kentucky. Over 20 other team members also benefited with being introduced to archery and competition. [Read more...]

What to do if you find a baby or injured animal

Fawn Deer - via Michigan DNREvery spring, kind-hearted Hoosiers “rescue” an injured or seemingly abandoned baby wild animal and try to care for it.

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife has one thing to say: Don’t do it.

In early April, cottontail rabbits and squirrels have young in their nests. If you come across a nest, leave it alone, even if you don’t see an adult animal around. The best place for these animals is in the wild, learning to fend for themselves. [Read more...]

Vermont Moose Hunting Applications Are Available

Vermont moose Vermont moose hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Printed applications will be available from Vermont license agents in early May.

The 285 regular moose season permits to be issued this year represent a 20 percent decrease from the 355 permits issued last year. Hunters are expected to harvest close to 150 moose during the regular season hunt which starts October 18 and ends October 23. [Read more...]

Don’t Choke Archery Launches Turkey Hunting Challenge

Don't Choke ArcheryKaty, TX – Don’t Choke Archery, the premier manufacturer of archery accessories, is pleased to announce their new Turkey Hunting Challenge! Submit your turkey hunting success photo with a testimonial using the True Shot Coach to Don’t Chock Archery’s Facebook Page and you are entered! Get more information here: http://bit.ly/TurkeyHuntingChallenge [Read more...]

Pope & Young Club Announces Continued Support for NASP

Pope & YoungThe Pope & Young Club announces continued support for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®).

Chatfield, MN — The Pope & Young Club is proud to announce their continued support for the National Archery in the Schools Program with a grant for the twelfth consecutive year. [Read more...]

Land Trusts Converging on Washington

Land Trust AllianceWASHINGTON, DC – Land trust leaders from across the country are converging on Capitol Hill on April 2 to educate and engage Congressional members on key land conservation issues that support the nation in securing local economic sustainability, fresh food, clean water, places to recreate, and keeping family farms in the family, during the third annual Land Trust Advocacy Day sponsored by the Land Trust Alliance. [Read more...]

Montana Decoy Introduces Dinner Belle Hen Decoy

Montana Decoy Dinner Belle HenMontana Decoy is proud to announce the new Dinner Belle turkey decoy. Dinner Belle mimics the feeding pose, a sign of security and confidence to put approaching toms at ease.

“We used a photo of a wild turkey hen, the contrast and colors of her feathers brings a new level of realism in the field,” said Montana Decoy President C.J. Davis. “Dinner Belle is the perfect addition to a decoy flock, or on her own to fool a less dominant gobbler.” [Read more...]

$1.1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies from Excise Taxes on Hunters, Anglers, Boaters

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration ProgramWASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute nearly $1.1 billion in excise tax revenues paid by sportsmen and sportswomen to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects across the nation. A state-by-state table is included in this release. [Read more...]