Iowa Lawmaker Blasts Raccoon, PETA

Feb. 24, 2010 — Last week, a popular Iowa
lawmaker took shots at a troublesome raccoon as well as a spokeswoman for an
anti-hunting animal-rights organization. And in the opinion of the Outdoor News
Hound, he was on-target with both pesky varmints. You’ll also read about a
record fish weighing one-third of a pound and much more!

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Laws And Sausages

Feb. 17, 2010 — Here at The Outdoor News Hound, we tend to disagree with the premise put forth
by the 19th century German Prussian politician Otto von Bismarck who said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” We prefer
watching both in the making, especially laws dealing with hunting and the
shooting sports, and making sausage ground from our own venison. Good stuff!

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New Voice For Sportsmen In Washington

Feb. 10, 2010 — Calling it a new and expanded version of the Sporting Conservation Council
utilized by the previous administration, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior
last week announced the creation of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage
Conservation Council (WHHCC). Also this week, you’ll read about a bill
clarifying shed-antler possession in Virginia,
and a popular new boat name that’s a sure sign-of-the-times.

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Good Dogs, Naughty Dogs And Bad Anglers

Feb. 3, 2010 — This week the Outdoor News Hound brings you a story about the most popular
purebred dogs in the U.S., another about a retriever that took the term
“hunting dog” to a new level, and a yet another about a Nebraska angler with
good skills and equally poor judgment. All that and more … enjoy!

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Bears Behaving Badly

Jan. 27, 2010 — The results of a new 4-year study indicate the “aversive conditioning” that
comes with shooting black bears with rubber slugs from a 12-gauge shotgun is
the most-effective bruin deterrent — far superior to pepper spray or other
methods. You’ll also read about the first confirmed case of chronic wasting
disease in Virginia and a new hunting program
for Wisconsin soldiers.

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2009: One For The Books, And The Guns

Jan. 20, 2010 — Now that 2009 is safely behind us, the final statistics for what was a
history-making year for certain sectors of the firearms and ammunitions
industry are becoming available for our examination and interpretation. We also
bring you stories about one state that’s getting serious about game-law
violators and another about a wild-plant poacher who’s heading to jail.

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Favorites Of 2009

Dec. 30, 2009 — This installment of the Outdoor News Hound marks six full years that we’ve been
bringing the fine folks who visit The Sportsman’s Guide website the wild side
of outdoor news — since our first column appearing in January 2004. As in past
years, with this final edition of the year, we’ve hand-picked some of our favorite stories of the year to share with our
devoted readership. Happy New Year — and we’ll see you down the trail in 2010!

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Buckeye Hunters On Track For Record Deer Donations

Dec. 23, 2009 — Even before last weekend’s late deer hunt in which Ohio sportsmen tagged an
additional 19,500 whitetails, they were already on track toward a record year
for providing deer meat to the state’s needy. We also bring you reports about
how the 2009 surge in firearms sales will benefit sportsmen in Wisconsin and
other states, and much more!

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For Christmas: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

Dec. 16, 2009 — Having a difficult time deciding what to get the special women in your life for
Christmas? Well, those who track Americans’ purchasing and lifestyle trends say
all the data surprisingly points to firearms and shooting accessories as among the most
popular choices for females this holiday season. We also bring you the story of
an alleged game law violator who was apprehended wearing “non-regulation” pajamas
and slippers — and much more!

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