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Mountain Lion Stumbles onto Elk Hunter!

by Bow Staff 14. October 2010 11:21
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Colorado elk hunter, Sven Ghoulie, got the surprise of a lifetime on a recent trip to New Mexico. While his buddy was snapping a few mementos of a most triumphant hunt, a full grown mountain lion wandered into view! Rumor has it Sven and his buddies escaped the dangerous encounter without injury, but were a little shaken.  It is unclear what happened to the mountain lion or the elk.

Okay… the above story is completely inaccurate and completely false. But this photo is currently circling the usual internet channels and likely soon to an email near you. Don’t be fooled by the short story that follows it though, it’s surprisingly worse than the one we wrote above. Hard to believe I know.

The Bowhunting.Com staff is interested in your opinion though. Do you believe this photo is real or fake, fact or fiction? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Please leave your comments below! Thank you!

 

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Indiana Man Slashes Buck's Throat!

by Bow Staff 21. September 2010 09:44
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An Indiana man is currently being investigated for slashing the throat of a ten year old whitetail buck named Anthony. The incident occurred at a small petting zoo within Hidden Paradise Campground, located near St. Paul.

Witnesses there watched a man scale a 10 foot fence before landing on the other side and promptly grabbing the deer by the antlers and shoving his face into the ground and eventually cutting the throat of the buck. Interestingly enough, the man, identified as Andrew Sweet is claiming self-defense. Claiming the deer attacked him unprovoked.

While Mr. Sweet was not arrested and charges have not yet been filed, investigators are looking into what caused the provoked attack by the whitetail inside the fence that Sweet had to climb 10 feet to get over.

The buck, Anthony, remains in good condition despite the enormous gash in his lower neck.

The staff here at Bowhunting.Com wants to know how you feel about the above incident. Do you believe the buck provoked the attack? Do you believe Mr. Sweet should have charges filed against him? We want to know!  Please leave your comments below. Thank you.

 

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Tax on Treestands!

by Bow Staff 2. August 2010 17:05
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Big Brother is watching all hunters!

Minnesota hunter, Jeff Hardy, is your typical northwoods rifle hunter. On the 40 acres he hunts in this state’s Morrison County, he has one of those small mobile homes up in a tree he calls a ‘stand’. It’s about 8x16 feet, and complete with vinyl siding. Cause let’s face it, you have to protect your wood... right?

When Hardy first constructed this treetstand, he needed no permits because no planning and zoning ordinances were violated. That was then, welcome to the world according to the democrats Mr. Hardy. Enjoy!

The county tax office now wants him to pay taxes on his treestand! Claiming because it’s more elaborate than a typical treestand, they can do it too. It’s not a lot of dough, roughly about $40 per year.

When any county figures property taxes, it attempts to value items based on how they would sell in a fair marketplace. “The bottom line is whether they contribute value to the property”, Morrison county tax assessor Gale Zimmerman said.

"There isn't anything that says deer stands are exempt from being taxed," Zimmerman continued. "But they don't necessarily add value. I have seen a number of deer stands and they are usually just used for deer stands and they are really not suitable for anything else."

So let the readers here at Bowhunting.Com try and understand this one. The county assesses taxes based off how valuable they believe an item is, and yet the tax assessor so clearly states items don’t necessarily have to add value. So we’re all wondering why he’s being taxed then? In fact, we think the Morrison county tax assessor should likely credit Mr. Hardy. After all, someday he’ll have to sell that property and pay someone to cut the monstrosity down!

The staff here at Bowhunting.Com would like to extend a huge congratulations to the Morrison County Tax offices on making us all look better as employees. If our beloved owner knew we were wasting this much time over $40 a year he’d likely fire us all. We’re sure the taxpaying citizens who elect you are grateful in your attempts to collect these invaluable monies. Morrison County, Minnesota, tax officials, we salute you!

 

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Competitive Deer Hunting! Introducing the AWA.

by Bow Staff 18. July 2010 11:46
Bow Staff

How good of a deer hunter are you? Think you got the stuff to beat those guys and gals you see on TV? Well, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is then? Why don’t you show the world just how great you are?

If you said “yes” to most or all of those questions above then the American Whitetail Authority (AWA) Whitetail Pro Series is looking for you. Or maybe you just know someone who thinks they are, no matter, the AWA wants them too.

What is the AWA? It’s a newly released tournament trail in which hunters from around the country are competing for honors of the greatest deer hunter in the world. It’s true! AWA founder and creator, Greg Koch, hopes to gather momentum by cruising the North American countryside looking for “average Joes” with above average hunting strategies. 

The 53 year old Okie, Koch, believes past attempts at starting deer hunting competitions simply failed because hunters were not pleased with the results of taking a live animal. The AWA is going to change all that. Competing hunters don’t actually kill deer in this tournament trail. Instead, they use a digital riflescope to take down the buck they’re after. A digital image is then captured, and voila, no deer are injured. The hunter with consistent enough success is ultimately the winner. A kind of catch-and-release if you will... only less fun.

Yes, we realize the above picture has got nothing to do with the AWA, but we thought it was the only type of hunting competition we wanted to see.

The AWA Whitetail Pro Series competition will have four regional finals, two each in the northern and southern regions. Ten hunters will be selected from each of the regional finals, for a total of 40 competitors. States have not been finally selected yet for the regional finals.

From the regional finals three competitors will be invited to the nationals, which take place on the Oklahoma ranch Koch personally manages. All competitors will be responsible for their travels, lodging and food. Which begs us here at Bowhunting.Com to ask the question, what’s in this for hunters then?

You can visit the AWA website or call 918-640-8070 for more questions about this tournament. An application for entry is also available.

Bowhunting.Com would like to know how you feel about this newest try at turning hunting into a tournament style of play. What do you think of the digital riflescope idea? Do you think this competition will survive? Can we trust Oklahom-ites? We want to hear what you have to say on this, so please, leave a comment below.

Thank you!

 

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Bowhunter's Marry in Treestand!

by Bow Staff 1. July 2010 03:54
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The staff here at Bowhunting.Com can think of a lot of things to do while on stand waiting for Mister Big to stroll by. Among our most favorite are playing video games, practicing card tricks, and polishing our knife collections. The couple highlighted below however, may have just one-upped us all!

Meet 42 year old Kim Silver and, get this, 61 year old Marvin Hunter of Iowa. Yeah, that’s his real last name, we swear. While dressed in their finest camouflage and elevated in a tree stand they tied the knot this past June.

Kim’s camouflage fatigues were even made of silk, specially made by the good folks at Mossy Oak. Marvin sported your classic shirt and pants combo which appears to be of Realtree descent. Furthering the rift we believe might exist between Toxey Haas and Marvin.

Rumor has it that Kim and her new hubby even stalled the ceremony on several occasions to fling some shaft. Then we’re pretty sure they left on their honeymoon to exclusively fling some shaft.

Bowhunting.Com would like to send out a HUGE congratulation to the new couple! We hope you have many more seasons of bliss in both the home and woods to follow.

And you thought you were hardcore.

 

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