Year of the Cougar - 2021
Although cougars have been quite prevalent in the west, becoming a nuisance and even a danger, this has not been the case in other parts of the nation. Cougars are again spreading across the Midwest a century after the generally reclusive predators were hunted to near extinction in much of the region, according to a new study billed as the first rigorous statistical look at the issue. The findings, detailed in the December 2020 Journal of Wildlife Management, showed 178 cougar confirmations in the Midwest and as far south as Texas between 1990 and 2020. While confirmed sightings of Midwest cougars were sporadic before 1990, when there were only a couple, that number spiked to more than 50 by 2020.
Operation Choke Point
After nearly a year in production, award-winning filmmaker Christopher Swainhart has just released "Operation Chokepoint Revealed." This mini-documentary shows how the current administration is using behind-the-scenes regulations to put the shooting sports industry out of business. If Hillary is elected, expect more of the same. Please watch, embed, and share before the election.
With the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court at stake, this election will affect our constitutional rights. It is crucial that all gun owners and Second Amendment supporters register to vote, become informed about the candidates’ positions and vote on Election Day!
2nd Amendment Refresher Course - Just Released
Christopher Swainhart meets up with Congressman Thomas Massie for a refresher course on the US Constitution. Filmed in Washington D.C. on October 17, 2019.
While the popular news media has Americans consuming news stories about their favorite scandals, there’s a much larger issue looming and is virtually getting no mainstream media coverage at all. This story will directly affect police and law abiding gun owners in potentially very dangerous ways. There is a gun control bill about to be passed in the Senate that may have the hallmarks of political corruption.
Big Dollars for Tagged Fish coming back in 2021
Cabela's has announced a contest giving anglers a shot at up to $2 million in cash by catching tagged fish in select lakes across the United States. Cabela's has tagged fish in lakes across 19 states - Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. One of the tagged fish could be worth $1 million. The grand prize will be doubled to $2 million if the grand prize winner is a current user of the Cabela's Fish Recon app. You only have until July 8th to catch that winning fish.
Hope for Antelope in 2021
More pronghorn fawns are showing up on the landscape this spring across Montana, raising hopes of a good fawn crop, but antelope still are years from full recovery following the devastating winter of 2011, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Up to 70 percent of some populations were lost in northeastern and eastern Montana, which were hardest hit, but higher-than-usual die-off was reported statewide. Deep snow kept antelope from reaching food, such as sage brush and horizontal juniper. This spring, there's reason for optimism based on the mild winter, good grass production and the absence of extreme dry conditions.
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