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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. 

  • Giant Anteaters Kill Hunters in Brazil

    Move over Godzilla. In the past four years, two giant anteaters have attacked and killed two hunters in Brazil, reported the recently published journal titled Wilderness and Environmental Medicine . According to Yahoo News , a 47-year-old farmer was killed by this modern-day monster when he approached it with a...

  • Texas Deer Hunter Finds Huge Pot Plot

    Thanks to a deer hunter in Texas, the Polk County sheriff’s office made an arrest of one illegal pot farmer and is looking for another. The hunter, out near Goodrich on Old Highway 35 (70 miles north of Houston), discovered a huge pot farm with more than 40,000 plants comprising...

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Ohio Town Offers Year-Around Deer Hunting?

If you believed the mainstream news reports, you might think that you could pack your bow and head to Avon Lake, Ohio, to hunt deer year round. Not so fast. The city council unanimously passed an ordinance on Mon., July 14, that repealed an ordinance that provided for deer culling--but...


Guns N' Roses' Matt Sorum Beats on Nugent for Hunting

By now, you’re probably getting as tired as I am with another story about anti-hunters freaking out about some rock ’n‘ roller who hunts. Just last month, a small group of Glastonbury (that’s in England) Festival fans protested the fact that James Hetfield would be onstage with his band, Metallica...


National Park Service: No Drones Allowed

If you’re traveling to a national park, remember to leave your fireworks, firearms and drones at home. In late June, the National Park Service issued a statement prohibiting drones from all NPS lands and waters. That means, according to CNN Travel , no drones should be hovering over battlefields, historic...


Anti-hunters ‘Jonesing’ to Smear Texas Tech Cheerleader-Hunter

Anti-hunters have placed a new female in their crosshairs. Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old cheerleader at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, is currently the favorite woman-they-love-to-hate. After all, she has been hunting since the age of 13, and we’re not just talking deer or turkeys. Her dad took her to...


HSUS' Charity Navigator Rating Plummets

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), along with other animal rights groups, just got downgraded by Charity Navigator – America’s largest and most popular evaluator of charities. Instead of a rating of one to four stars, HSUS received a “Donor Advisory” warning. According to an article in Sportsmen’s...


Metallica's Hetfield Defies Antis, Rocks On

It looks like the heavy metal rock band Metallica will be allowed to play the Glastonbury festival after all this year, in light of the news that the band’s frontman, James Hetfield, narrated a series on the History Channel called “The Hunt.” It’s no secret that Hatfield likes to hunt,...


Research on Bald Eagle Deaths Flawed

Research conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) suggesting lead from traditional ammunition is causing the deaths of bald eagles in the Upper Midwest exhibits two glaring flaws. First, the research does not indicate the exact reasons for the deaths of the birds in the study. Secondly, it...


Pork Choppers: Hog Hunting by Helicopter

Since it’s Pig Week here at Realtree.com, I must mention the most effective method of wild hog eradication: shooting from helicopters. Does it sound like a bucket list outdoor activity? I did a Google search for “helicopter hog hunting” and got 411,000 results in .4 seconds. Helibacon came out on...


How To Make Venison Burgers

Following on from last weeks step by step 'How To Make Venison Sausages' this week we meet Master Butcher Steve Wild as he talks us through 'How To Make Venison Burgers' ready for your Summer BBQ. It's so easy, you really should give it a go!


Vets Capture Pythons, Aiding Everglades and Themselves

Although you cannot legally hunt the burgeoning mass of Burmese pythons that are slithering around the Florida Everglades, a handful of “hunters,” aka U.S. veterans, are allowed to capture the reptiles. These men belong to an organization called “Swamp Apes.” Tom Rahill, one of 30 authorized agents with permission to...


Operation Choke Point = Backdoor Gun Ban

It appears that your government wants to shut down legal firearm businesses, as well as stifle the formation of new ones. What amounts to an end-around gun control scheme organized by the U.S. Justice Department was only recently discovered. It's called Operation Choke Point. On May 29, Darrel Issa, Chairman...


D.C. Park Venison Donation Illustrates Disconnect Between Plate and Food Source

It sounds like there’s more of a disconnect between Washington, D.C., and the general public than we think. According to a recent artice in the New York Times , the news that venison served in local shelters came from Rock Creek Park – a 2,000-plus-acre national park that lies in...


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