Artist Retells Cecil the Lion’s Story

Amy Hatfield August 15, 2015

In August, Zimbabwe officials announced legal proceedings to extradite Minnesota-native Walter Palmer, who’s facing charges for hunting and killing Cecil, a 13-year-old male Southwest African lion.By now, everyone in the hunting community knows about Cecil, who primarily lived in the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. In fact, it’s safe to say everybody in every community on the grid has heard Cecil’s story.In the wake of media coverage ranging from…

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Hunt for Meat Can Provide Life’s Richer Moments

Patrick Durkin May 28, 2015

Editor's Note: This article originally ran in Wisconsin's Post Crescent. The article's author Patrick Durkin is a contributing editor for the Archery Trade Association.  MADISON – Most guest speakers try connecting to their audience with something obvious, like praising the hometown team that's eight days removed from the NCAA men's basketball championship game.But "MeatEater" author and TV/podcast host Steven Rinella seldom states the…


NDA Hosts 2015 North American Deer Summit

Katelyn Rutland May 12, 2015

The Quality Deer Management Association’s (QDMA) inaugural North American Deer Summit took place in March 2014 to address growing concerns about whitetails and mule deer. Last week, 250 hunters, landowners, wildlife biologists and university researchers from across the country gathered in Louisville, Ky., to set measurable goals and priorities for the National Deer Alliance at the 2015 North American Deer Summit.Here’s how the Whitetail Journal sums up coservation…

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The R3 Plan (Not To Be Confused With RG3)

Shannon Rikard February 24, 2015

Recruitment, retention and re-engagement – the so-called “R3” – are buzzwords in hunting and shooting sports conversations. That’s because industry leaders have collaborated to create an R3 plan that ATA CEO/President Jay McAninch calls the most exciting thing ever to happen in hunting and the shooting sports.That’s a bold statement. By its nature, planning is far less exciting than action. So, how can a plan be that exciting? One word: unity.The plan…

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