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Happy Birthday Fred Bear

fred bearFred Bear would have been 113 years young today. No man ever hunted with more true spirit and respect for the animals than Fred did…something that is sadly missing with some of the hunters I see and hear today.

As a tribute to Fred, take a look at this classic grizzly hunt. My Lord, this is how hunting films and TV should be done. From the genuine and humble hunter, to the compelling storyline, to the intriguing narration, to the look and “puts you there” feel of the old 16mm footage.

Watching Fred stalk, whistle and shoot that bear gave me chills. Pay close attention to the end of the show, when Fred and his guide walk up and admire the magnificent animal. This is how a “recovery” as we call it in the TV business should be done.



Obama, ATF Propose AR-15 Bullet Ban—Gun Owners and Hunters Take Action!

ar 15 AmmoFrom Washington ExaminerAs promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including…Cabela’s to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.

The AR-15 is among the firearms that the Obama Administration has unsuccessfully sought to outlaw. Since they can’t ban the rifle, they are going for the .223 ammo now.

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre told  Fox Business that Obama is “grasping at straws,” since he has been unable to ban the AR-15 in the past. “This is a president that hates the Second Amendment, hates the constitutional right of Americans to own firearms.  He can’t win at the ballot box, he can’t win in Congress, so he’s putting on his dictator’s hat and he’s going to do it by fiat. And we’re not going to let it happen.”

The NRA worked with U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to draft a letter to BATFE expressing the lawmakers’ opposition to the proposed framework.

It is imperative that you contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to sign Rep. Goodlatte’s letter and to oppose BATFE’s proposed “armor piercing” ammunition framework. The NRA makes it easy for you to write your Representative, just click this link and go. Or call the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Fellow gun owners and hunters, we must stand together and never waver in our support of the Second Amendment. If Obama can ban one bullet with an executive order, what’s to stop him there? I wrote my Representative, Robert Hurt (R-VA), whom I fully expect to be with us. Write or call your representative today.


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Virginia Big Buck: 10-Year-Old Smokes 180” Non-Typical!

va kid giant buckFrom North Carolina Sportsman: For sportsmen who battled the elements to attend this past weekend’s Dixie Deer Classic, the trip was worth the effort, especially for those interested in the annual Big Buck Contest, which sent a 10-year-old Virginia boy home with its top prize.

Fisher Whitlock, 10, of Bassett, Va., won…for a 15-point non-typical buck he killed in Henry County, Va., on Nov. 11, 2014, with a blackpowder gun. The buck scored 180 2/8 points.

As the story goes, Fisher was walking toward a stand with his daddy, Johnny, when they spotted the monster. “The diminutive, bespectacled boy” stopped and shot the 15-point non-typical with a .50-caliber muzzleloader.

“It was my fifth time deer hunting with my daddy,” the boy said. “We were walking down a road when he saw the deer in the briars… (The buck) fell right there. I called Momma and told her I’d killed the deer I prayed for last night.”

Proud of you Fisher. You’re a great fellow Virginia hunter little buddy!

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