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Pennsylvania man harvests rare albino black bear


A seasoned young hunter in the Keystone State last month was able to bag an impressive bear by any measure with a single shot. Not only was it a mature sow that dressed out at 138 pounds, but it also was a rare albino as well.

FWS throws regulatory roadblock in front of lion trophy imports


The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that, within a month, it will list two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), effectively making it next to impossible for sportsmen conducting otherwise legal hunts in Africa and India to bring their trophies home.

The Bluegrass State's elk honey hole coughs up new record


Lexington banker David Giles with his new Kentucky record buck-- that garnered 480 pounds of meat. Photo by Giles via Facebook

Picking up a surplus military rifle for hunting and collecting


This Turkish 8mm Mauser, dating back to 1938, is an inexpensive and collectable rifle that is still more than capable of taking almost any medium to large game on the North American continent as-is.

115 Year old Louisiana Whitetail record preserved at long last


(Photo: Bastrop Enterprise)

Texas becomes the 19th state to guarantee right to hunt



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Basic bolt action rifle cleaning and maintenance

Its important to clean your hunting rifle every quarter if you havent used it, and after each trip to the field or range. The primarily area of attacking the burnt carbon, metal shavings, and corrosive primer chemicals left behind by every range or field session is the barreled action. With a safe and unloaded weapon, with no brass or ammo around, remove your bolt and set it to the side.

Idaho sheep hunter wakes up with bear munching on his noggin


"I could hear the bear breathing on me," said Stephen Vouch recounting his harrowing tale of a 227-pound black bear chewing on his skull in the middle of the night.

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