Hunting, Fishing, Guns: Top Outdoor News This Week!

Posted by Dan Carlson on May 19th 2021

Hunting, Fishing, Guns: Top Outdoor News This Week!

NRA is in trouble
Saying the sole purpose for the NRA’s bankruptcy filing in Texas was “to gain an unfair litigation advantage” and “avoid a state regulatory scheme” Bankruptcy Judge Harlan “Cooter” Hale summarily tossed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy filing. Read more HERE.

NRA responds to rejection of Texas bankruptcy
In response to today’s dismissal of a prior bankruptcy filing, the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) announced that it will continue to fight on all fronts in the interests of its mission and its members. Learn more HERE.

Boone and Crockett Club-backed hunting bill signed into law by Montana governor
A bill that allows many of Montana’s non-resident college students to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at a resident rate was signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte on Thursday, May 6. Find out more HERE.

Midwest black bear population likely to expand into parts of Iowa
There’s a pretty good chance that, in the next several weeks, Northeast Iowa will be visited by a few wandering black bears coming down from Minnesota and Wisconsin ahead of the breeding season. Discover more HERE.

Utah DWR proposes changes to 2021 waterfowl hunts
After the passage of a new wildlife-related law during the 2021 legislative session, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is recommending a few changes to waterfowl hunting, as well as a few other items, and is seeking the public’s feedback. Learn more HERE.

Late-season turkey tips
Ideas for bagging your gobbler as the season winds down can be found HERE.

Nebraska’s Free Fishing and Park Entry Day is May 22
Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities during the park system centennial year without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day. Learn more HERE.

Fish cleaning and preparation
A helpful “how-to” from Nebraska Game and Parks can be found HERE.

Four plants to stay away from in the wild
One can kill you with a touch. Another can make you wish you were dead. Yet another can send you on a terminal vision quest. And the last won’t kill you but what may be lurking nearby sure will. See if you can identify them HERE.

Hog hunt helicopter crashes in Texas but pilot avoids disaster
Unlike planes, helicopters don’t glide and pilot options are very limited when the engine quits. Watch a pilot demonstrate amazing skill, judgement and calm that saved all aboard HERE.

.50-cal. rifle explodes during test – shooter nearly killed
CAUTION: the video is difficult to watch, and the man’s story of survival is incredible. See it HERE.

Winners of 2021 Fish Art Contest announced
Some of these kids have amazing artistic talent. See the winners HERE.