The BAREBOW! Chronicles: A Washington Tom

April 15, 2014


Chapter 14 in Colonel Craig Boddington’s outstanding book, Fair Chase in North America, is titled, “The Great North American Cat”. His first sentence reads as follows: The cougar is America’s most misunderstood game animal. It is a statement with which I wholeheartedly concur. Known variously as a catamount, puma, panther, painter, or mountain lion, the cougar---much like the polar bear---has in recent years been made into an iconic symbol of our vanishing wilderness: portrayed as a noble creature fighting to survive the destruction we humans have visited upon its...

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Bass Pro Shops Pursuit X1 Predator Light Kit Turns Night Stalkers into Prey

April 7, 2014

The Pursuit X1 Predator Light Kit

Bass Pro Shops Pursuit X1 Predator Light Kit levels the playing field between you and predators stalking the night. In the dark, you are the prey. Cut loose with 180 lumens of blackness slicing illumination and instantly you are the alpha predator.  Whether your game is hogs, coyotes, raccoons or other night stalkers, the Pursuit® X1™ Predator Light provides precision illumination where you want it when you need it. Delivered as a complete package, the kit easily and quickly mounts to your...

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American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN) Signs on for 2014 / 2015 Predator Nation Broadcast Season

April 2, 2014

Fred Eichler, Host of Predator Nation.

American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN), makers of military, law enforcement, security and outdoor night vision, thermal and smart HD optics applications, has signed on as the exclusive sponsor of night vision and thermal vision optics for the 2014 / 2015 broadcast season of Predator Nation, hosted by avid hunter, guide and trapper Fred Eichler. Predator Nation is aired on The...

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Wild TV’s Series “FLATLINERS” New Season Premieres on March 31

March 26, 2014

FLATLINERS hosts, Brice Folden and Dan Forty.

FLATLINERS, one of Wild TV’s top-rated outdoor shows, returns with an all new season Monday, March 31 at 11 p.m. ET. This season takes viewers to the remote regions of Namibia, Africa showcasing the Himba tribe, and their isolated environment that will captivate viewers. During each half-hour episode, FLATLINERS hosts, Brice Folden and Dan Forty travel the world hunting dangerous and challenging animals. Throughout this season, Folden and Forty show outdoor enthusiasts how to hunt for the biggest game, when you have Mother Nature fighting against you. “Last season is nothing compared...

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Dogging Yotes: Using Man’s Best Friend to Hunt Coyotes

March 19, 2014

Hunting coyotes with dogs is flat-out enjoyable! Just remember that it takes snow, several hunters, and permission to hunt lots of ground to get started. Image copyright iStockPhoto/thejack.

There are several ways to hunt coyotes. Calling them in is always an exciting and rewarding way to pursue them, yet it can sometimes humble even the savviest of hunters---let alone those that are new to the sport. Baiting them, where it is legal to do so, is another viable and productive option. This usually requires you to place the bait somewhere you can be within sight of most of the time. Then there is running them with dogs, which can be a very effective way to get the job done to do your part to help protect fawns and small game. Coyote hunting fills a void during our coldest months...

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Bobcats and Coyotes: Most Wanted Predators

February 19, 2014

Bobcats and coyotes: two of ScentBlocker Most Wanted's high-profile targets.

For years I’ve had a bobcat on my "most wanted" list! I’ve seen them in Illinois, but there is no season so I could never take the shot. While hunting a few weeks ago in Alabama, I saw some bobcat tracks on the way out of my deer stand. Just a year before I had a chance to shoot a bobcat from the same deer stand, but when the opportunity came I wasn't sure that the season was even in, so I had to pass. This year I made certain the season was in and after seeing the tracks, my "most wanted" went from a buck to a bobcat! I even told my cameraman that I'd take a shot if the chance arose,...

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Second Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Achieves Quota

February 12, 2014

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Wisconsin’s second wolf hunt provided new insights into hunting and trapping the state’s most controversial wildlife species, but 2013’s results differed so widely by zone and from the first season in 2012 that it’s tough to predict how future hunts will unfold. Two certainties stand out, however: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can effectively close the season to prevent excessive overkills, and hunters and trappers comply quickly with the closures. Further, the 2013 wolf season ended December 23, the same day the 2012 season ended; and Zone 3 was the final...

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Drake Dawson Named SCI’s North American Outfitter of the Year

February 4, 2014

Although Louisiana alligators are known for their record-book size, Drake Dawson (right) bases his success on the total hunt package: great food, a full five-day hunt with live entertainment, and, of course, excitement.

Drake Dawson, the most recent recipient of the Safari Club International (SCI) North American Outfitter of the Year award, started his hunting career like most, under the watchful eye of his father. The Dawson family lived in rural Missouri in a time when quail were the most common quarry. Drake’s father raised quail, pheasants, and chukars and then took clients on afternoon hunts, and Drake began his career in the hunting industry as a bird boy, or in his mind an “assistant guide.” His parents love to travel, and Drake had traveled to most of South America, Southern Africa, Europe,...

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Take Advantage of Expanding Wolf Hunting Opportunities

February 3, 2014

Wolves have very good eyesight and the largest brains of any canine. Stealth and camouflage are very important when hunting them.

In the past five years, opportunities to hunt wolves in the United States have greatly increased. Here’s the lowdown on how and where to take advantage of this exhilarating hunting experience. Wolves once roamed over much of the United States, but wolves do not do well with farming, ranching, and the industrial revolution. Over the course of our country's history, wolf populations in the Western United States were all but wiped out while remnants of timber wolves remained in the forested areas of the Upper Midwest. Thanks to recovery efforts, wolf populations have expanded...

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Elusive Bobcats on Sportsman Channel’s “Predator Nation” Sunday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m.

January 30, 2014

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Bobcats are small and can be incredibly difficult animals to track, but that doesn’t stop Fred Eichler from hunting them. Before Eichler goes on the prowl, he gives viewers an inside look on what it takes to become a successful bobcat hunter. Discover the keys to success and insights on Predator Nation on Sportsman Channel, Sunday, February 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Bobcats are tricky to find, however, Eichler has helpful tips and best practices for hunting them, as well as his favorite hunting locations. “You can’t always count on seeing a bobcat,” said Eichler, host of Predator...

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