Game and Fish increases pronghorn population with killings of coyotes

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

More than 800 coyotes were killed at the direction of the Arizona Game and Fish Department from 2012 to 2014 for the purpose of protecting pronghorn fawns in five areas around the state, agency officials say.  Source:

GR:  The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) lets people kill Pronghorn Antelope for the money.  Antelope have declined drastically from their original range.  However, AZGFD continues to sell Antelope hunting licenses for $103 ($565 non-residents).

“Annual harvests since 1990 have varied between 500 and 700 bucks, with archers taking a proportionally larger percent of the harvest in recent years. Plagued by encroaching subdivisions, increasing highway construction, and other land-use changes, maintaining even the present number of antelope is dependent on citizen involvement and an aggressive translocation program. Approximately 10 percent of the antelope harvest is in areas having reintroduced herds.”

The AZGFD can’t do much about construction and land-use, but they…

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Henry Lever Action .22WMR (.22 Mag) (Part 1)

Y-ERD Outdoors

This write up will be in multiple parts. Part 1 will focus on the reason why I made this purchase and it’s intended use, which may surprise some people who aren’t used to the concept.I purchased this gun to hunt wild hogs. Yes, a .22 mag for big stinky nasty hogs.

So why a .22 mag to hunt hogs? Well I live in Louisiana in which we are overrun with hogs. On private land you can hunt hogs all year with any weapon and at nighttime outside of deer season (Beginning of March until the End of August). I do have family land with tons of hogs but, it is a considerable drive and there is plenty public land closer to home with tons of hogs. Public land the rules are different, you can only hunt hogs incidentally to any open season. So that means I can only use a…

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Working Through the Beastly Remains of Macpherson’s Sporting Stores, by Merle Patchett

Beastly Histories


The image above depicts the material remains of Macpherson’s Sporting Stores, Inglis Street, Inverness, the supplier and taxidermist of choice to the Highland’s huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’ fraternity for over eighty years. Falling out of business in the 1970s, Macpherson’s workaday material legacy was quickly acquired by Inverness Museum in recognition that they were only remainders marking the craftwork of the most notable taxidermy workshop in Inverness, a town which had been a centre for taxidermy for over a century through its enormous trade in sporting mementoes. The purchase largely consisted of tools, materials and equipment used by the firm’s chief taxidermist, John MacDonald (1884-1969). Macdonald had worked at the firm for 58 years and his tools and equipment had lain virtually untouched since his death in 1969.

The workshop contents, once on public display, are now stored in the museum collections. Removed from their original situation or documentary context, objects and…

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Tinywood Home on Trailer with Built In Outdoor Hot Tub


Have you ever heard about a tiny house that is also a hot tub? Yes, the project can be made and it already exists, thanks to a small company based in Warwickshire, England. The architects thought about building a home that offer comfort, relaxation and entertainment at the same time, and built this amazing tiny home that comes with an attached hot tub.


The company is specialized in building tiny homes and merging utility with creativity.

The inside is fully equipped as you will find a small kitchen, lounge area, two bedrooms upstairs and a functional heating system.

So after taking a look, you can say that it is the most perfect small vacation house for you and your family. As tiny as it is, there is still plenty of space inside for a family with two kids.

The outside hot tub is just an extra feature that tops the…

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