Firearms

Public hearing August 20, 2012 on New Hampshire's proposed hunter education rules

CONCORD, N.H. — A public hearing will be held on proposed amendments to the Hunter Education rules on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. "This rule package does not make major changes to the Hunter Education Program," said Laura Ryder, Fish and Game Hunter Education…

Coming off the NRA Convention

The NRA convention was held April 13-15 in St. Louis and I attended it with my brother, Dave. Both of us were like kids in the candy store. So much to see, touch and covet and not enough time to do the show justice. It was also an enlightening experience because one can tell the direction of the industry while…

Shooting like a "Cowboy"

There probably aren’t many men who didn’t at one time in their youth fantasize about being a cowboy in the Old West, possibly leading a band of regulators to clean up a town full of bandits and marauders. It’s not too late. Across the country some men, and women, are experiencing a fountain of youth of sorts and reliving their…

The Nevada Department of Wildlife offers muzzleloading class

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will host an introductory muzzleloading class March 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Clark County Shooting Range Education Center. There is no fee for the class and all equipment will be provided. Students will not be permitted to use their own muzzleloading firearms. Volunteers from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunter Education…

Firearms deer take one of lowest in recent years

With ice and or snow seriously lacking in many parts of the state, hordes of sportsmen and sportswomen appear to be reflecting on the recent firearms deer hunting season. Phone calls, emails and letters have been flooding into the MON office over the last few weeks from hunters across the state. Some call to share their success stories from the recent…

Muzzleloader harvest tops 15,000

Jefferson City – Hunters shot 15,238 deer during the muzzleloader portion of Missouri's firearms deer season, the second-largest muzzleloader harvest on record. Top harvest counties were Oregon with 314, Franklin with 285 and Callaway with 281. This year's muzzleloader harvest was up 18 percent from last year and fell just short of the record 15,907 deer checked during the 2009…

OH: No fatalities experienced during gun deer season

Last fatality in gun season was in 2009   Columbus – There were no fatal gun accidents and six non-fatal incidents during the recently ended seven-day, deer gun season, the DNR Division of Wildlife reported. The last fatality occurred in 2009. Typically, the first day of deer gun season experiences the most hunting pressure, said Matt Ortman, DOW hunter safety…

IL: Gun hunt produces expected numbers

Springfield – Almost true to script, the second firearms deer hunting season ended with absolutely no surprises. Unless you count a 30-point doe as unexpected. Yes, included in the 31,259 deer taken during the Dec. 1-4 season was a doe – a deer, a female deer – that had a prickly set up antlers. Otherwise, the second season count was…

MI: Firearms season results mixed

Lake Orion, Mich. – Early reports point to a pretty good firearms deer-hunting season in Michigan. Success, as usual, was good in some areas and not so good in others, but the overall picture appears to be that of a good hunting season. "The opener was kind of slow, but as the season progressed, activity seemed to increase," DNR deer specialist…

ATF to Require Multiple Sales Reports for Long Guns

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is moving to require federally licensed firearms retailers to report multiple sales of modern sporting rifles beginning January 5, 2011. Specifically, the ATF requirement calls for firearms retailers to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of two or more .22 caliber or larger semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting a…

Supreme Court affirms guns for self-defense

Washington (AP) – Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the U.S. Supreme Court found its voice last week in a decision that affirms the right to have guns in the home for self-defense and deals with a riddle almost as old as the republic over what the U.S. Constitution means when it says the people may…