Florida NWTF Turkey Calling Championship

July 27, 2008

Scott Ellis, a contributing writer for U.S. Hunting Today and Skinny Moose Media, will be participating in the 2008 Florida National Wild Turkey Federation Turkey Calling Championships in Orlando, Florida next month. Scott is a 5-time winner of turkey calling events in Florida and will be joining others for this event. Read more

In Total Defiance Of Our High Court

July 22, 2008

What has made this country great is the legal process in which we the people go through in order to enact laws and the continued process in which we refine and define the use of those laws throughout our society. In District of Columbia vs. Heller, a security guard from within the District legally challenged the total ban on guns, in particular hand guns. This case ultimately made its way to the United States Supreme Court where, in a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that D.C.’s ban was unconstitutional. The District of Columbia has since thumbed its nose at the High Court and decided to continue its unconstitutional ban on guns. No doubt this will end up in court, again. Read more

Wolf Injunction Ruling Could Have Just As Easily Gone Other Way

July 21, 2008

A United States District Court judge in Missoula, Montana ruled to reinstate protection of wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains region using the same ridiculous data he claimed the feds used in support of delisting. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled for the plaintiffs, Defenders of Wildlife, et. al., and granted a temporary injunction that will return the gray wolf in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming back to protection under the Endangered Species Act. The entire event is so ridiculous it leaves all of us with a lot of unanswered questions and a few theories. Read more

Heller Denied Hand Gun Registration

July 18, 2008

The United States Supreme Court clearly ruled in the District of Columbia vs. Heller hand gun ban case that denying its citizens the right to own a handgun in their homes for self protection was unconstitutional. It also concluded that requiring those guns to be disassembled, locked up or equipped with trigger locks while in the home was unconstitutional. All of this and yet the District of Columbia’s City Council passed emergency legislation in what they claim is a move to comply with the Court’s ruling, that flies in the face of the Supreme Court.

Here’s what the emergency gun registration law now says. Read more

Reasonable Restrictions On Guns And Gun Ownership

July 16, 2008

Last month we received a long awaited definition of the Second Amendment. In other words, the highest court in the land declared that the Second Amendment – “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” – guaranteed the right of the individual U.S. citizen to keep and bear arms.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion of the case and in his summation wrote this: Read more

North Dakota Fair Chase “Official” Meets With HSUS Regional Director

July 11, 2008

It would appear to me that the North Dakota Hunters For Fair Chase has some serious explaining to do and may also be in line to offer up an apology or two for not being very honest and transparent……but they won’t. It’s not part of their mission. Their goal is to tread on American’s rights while attempting to force their ideals down the throats of their neighbors in what now clearly indicates the desire to use whatever means available to them. In this case, accepting, if not asking, for the help of the Humane Society of the United States. Read more