Hunting News: Rulings, Rules, Tips & More

Posted by Dan Carlson on Dec 1st 2023

Hunting News: Rulings, Rules, Tips & More

Fourth Circuit Court rules age restriction on handgun purchases is unconstitutional
A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled (2-1) that a 21-year minimum age restriction on handgun purchases is unconstitutional. Read more HERE.

Nebraska duck hunters must choose from two bag limits when they register for HIP
Duck hunters must choose between two daily bag limits when they register for their Harvest Information Program number this year. Nebraska and South Dakota are entering a new “two-tier” program starting with the 2021-2022 regular duck season. Learn more HERE.

Michigan: most hunters will not need antlerless deer license this year
Preparing for antlerless deer hunting in Michigan will be a little different this year, as most deer hunters will not need to apply for an antlerless license. Hunters in specific areas may need to apply for an access permit. Get the details HERE.

Shoot Like A Girl® introduces women to hunting through new Hunt Like A Girl™ program
Shoot Like A Girl has expanded its business to include the Hunt Like A Girl program which exposes more women to hunting in a fun, safe and encouraging environment. Find out more HERE.

First Focal Plane or Second Focal Plane?
At last, an easy to understand explanation of the difference and which one to choose for your next scope. See it from NRA’s American Hunter online article HERE.

Head to Head: .308 Winchester vs. .30-06 Springfield
One has been around more than 50 years, the other more than a century. You’d think by now the debate over which is better would have been resolved, but it hasn’t. An article from American Hunter’s website that stacks up the pros and cons of each to arrive at an answer can be read HERE.

9mm vs .40 vs .45: Which has more ‘stopping power’?
A deep dive into the differences between the three most popular semi-automatic pistol rounds from the legendary Massad Ayoob. Read his analysis HERE on the PDW website.

Crossbow safety tips
NRA Family has produced a 2-minute video covering two important safety tips to keep in mind when shooting with a crossbow.View it HERE.

What happens when goodhearted people mistake predators for pets?
I hope most of us would be able to tell the difference between, say, a big dog and a bear, or a bobcat or snow leopard and a housecat. But apparently some folks don’t get outdoors much and weird things happen. Read about them HERE.

Look at this freaking catfish this dude caught!
At 127 pounds, it looks like it could have eaten the angler. And yes, it’s a new record. See it HERE.