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Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in the outdoor and travel industries. A former newspaper and magazine editor, her bylines now routinely appear in Turkey Country magazine, National Shooting Sports Foundation's publications and Shooting Sports USA. Barbara also publishes an e-zine, Women's Outdoor News, which features reviews, stories and tips from women who hunt, shoot, fish and love being outdoors. Barbara resides in central Missouri and she hunts whatever is in season with gun or bow. 

  • Long Range Rifle Shooting

    Welcome to another fantastic episode of Realtree Global Hunting. We are joined today by Andrew Venables of WMS Firearms Training, renowned as one of the UK's top rifle shooting instructors Andrew Venables has 30 years of experience in shooting training, wildlife management and hunting. Our very own Keith Anderson is...

  • Essential Pigeon Shooting Gear

    What's the essential pigeon shooting gear you'll need to give you the best chance of success this season? We'll there's loads out there to choose from. Pro-Staff Member Keith Anderson shows us what's in his bag of pigeon shooting goodies this year.

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Wisconsin Conservation Congress Votes No to Tundra Swan Hunts

On Mon., April 14, Wisconsin’s Conservation Congress voted no to tundra swan hunting in the state. The congress convenes annually on the same day in all 72 counties for its spring meeting. The membership – more than 7,000 strong – advises the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on how to...


Miss Kansas to Host Outdoor TV Show

Theresa Vail, aka the avid huntress who is Miss Kansas, will turn in her crown in June and pick up a gun or bow as she undertakes the role of hunting show host on the Outdoor Channel in a show called “Limitless.” Many of you remember Theresa from her tattooed...


NSSF’s 'Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Report' Out

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recently published its biannual “Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Report,” based on sales and statistics from 2012 and 2013. It comes as no surprise that the firearms and ammunition industry enjoyed another two years of robust sales. Here are some of the report’s highlights...


Nebraska Governor Vetoes Mountain Lion Hunting Ban

Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed a bill on Fri., March 28, that banned mountain lion hunting in the state of Nebraska. The state held its first mountain lion hunt in more than 100 years last January, after the 2012 legislature passed a bill unanimously allowing mountain lion hunting. During the mountain...


Anti-Hunting Groups Put Colorado Hunter in Crosshairs

She doesn’t have a TV show. She followed all the rules and legally hunted, killed and tagged a mountain lion in February 2013, in an area that Colorado Parks and Wildlife designated as overpopulated with mountain lions. She posted a photo of herself with the cat on her personal Facebook...


Sunday Hunting Law Finally Passes in Virginia

On March 5, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a law that permits some Sunday hunting. The wording of the law allows hunting on Sunday by “any person who hunts or kills waterfowl, subject to geographical limitations established by the Director and except within 200 yards of a place of worship or...


Urban Deer Hunting, Suppressors Afield, Tax-Free Ammo and More Hunting News

Here's what's happening across the country in the hunting world. Silence is golden Last week, the Georgia Senate passed a bill by 43 to 10 that approved the use of suppressors on hunting guns. Senate Bill 93 states, “Any firearm otherwise authorized for use in the hunting or taking of...


Tink Nathan Runs for Texas House on Pro-Roadkill Platform

You may have seen his face on the package of a bottle of deer urine or scent bombs. Or, you may have seen him as host of the TV show called “Tink’s Legendary Hunting Moments.” Or, if you’re a Wounded Warrior, your paths may have crossed during an event or...


Bison Hunt on the Horizon in Yellowstone?

Yellowstone National Park’s bison herd continues to prosper. Now home to 4,600 bison – offspring of the ancients that lived in this area before the Westward expansion occurred – these bison know no boundaries and frequently wander, especially during the winter months, over into Montana from their habitat in Wyoming...


Oops! Okla. Deer Law Requires 12 points?

Oklahoma hunters took notice recently when State Rep. Colby Schwartz sponsored House Bill 2978 dictating that legal bucks must sport six antler points per side. As you can imagine, deer hunters immediately educated Schwartz regarding the bill’s preposterous qualification for bucks in season. “The bill was never meant to be...


Minnesota DNR OKs Feeding Deer Herds Hit Hard by Old Man Winter

Just how cold is it in Minnesota? Cold enough that some folks, especially the Minnesota Deer Hunting Association, want the Department of Natural Resources to spend some of the money allocated from a special deer feeding fund to buy food for deer herds in the hardest hit parts of the...


Wild Hog Attacks Squirrel Hunter

“When he grabbed my calf, I grabbed his snout." That’s what Louisiana squirrel hunter Chris Morris said after being attacked last Sunday morning while at the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area by a wild hog. According to The Times-Picayune , Morris already had two squirrels in the bag and went...


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