House Passes Robust Recreation Package, Led by CSC Co-Chair Representative Westerman

Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6492, the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE Act), on a voice vote, a clear sign of the wide-spread support for this legislation and outdoor recreation, including hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting. This bipartisan legislation is strongly supported by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and is […]

Larry’s Blog: Planning

It may be Spring, and your thoughts are upon calling in a gobbler, hunting black bear, or if you’re truly fortunate heading to the southern hemisphere in search of big game adventures.  Those indeed are fun and truly worthwhile.  Even if those are, or are not, in your immediate future, I have got a feeling […]

Larry’s Blog: The Copper Sky

“Not unlike the shine and hue of a newly minted penny!” came the voice from beneath a worn and worn well brown felt hat. “Spect there’s a harsh wind blowing across the western plains. Likely will be getting here about near dark about the time Venus makes her appearance,” said he pointing to the west. […]

Governor’s Big Game License Coalition Allocates $1.8 Million for Conservation Projects

The Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition finalized its 2024 project funding and will allocate $1.8 million for Wyoming wildlife conservation projects. A total of 78 projects that benefit the committee’s five priorities were funded. Funds were generated through the sale of the Wyoming Governor’s complimentary big game licenses in 2023. The coalition allocates funds […]

Meanwhile Back in West Texas

I was glassing 13 bucks gathered around the “deer feeder.” A buck with extremely darkly stained hocks from his tarsal glands to his ankles, indicating maturity, had already shed his antlers.  The other twelve were 8 to 10 points, likely two- to four-year-olds. Yes…I was hunting from a raised deer blind watching a feed pen […]

Hornady Sponsors Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors

Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors announced that Hornady has committed to sponsoring their mission to engage youth with opportunities to hunt and fish. Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors currently has programming in Kansas, Iowa, and Wisconsin with designs to expand into at least 2 more states in 2024. In 2023, Pass It On […]

Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies on the Introduction of the America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act

Today, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources and 2023 DSC Bull Elephant Award winner, Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR), introduced the America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act (AWHCA), a comprehensive bill that seeks to enhance fish and wildlife habitat across the country. “The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies appreciates Chairman Westerman’s commitment to providing […]

Arkansas Late Winter Mallard Estimates Remain Lowest in 15 Years

In the final aerial survey of the 2023-24 waterfowl season, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists estimated a Delta mallard population that was more than a half-million mallards below the 2009-2024 late January long-term average and the lowest late January survey estimate on record since the 2010 start of transect-based surveys. Also, total duck population […]

Larry’s Blog – Evolution …

Well not really evolution…unless one accepts the definition as “the process of developing.” Then yes, there is evolution, staring at age 6 and evolving to my present age where deer rifles and hunting guns are concerned. I started trying to convince my dad to let me sit by myself hunting deer when I was five. […]