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Sportsmen Converge on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund

LWCF to sunset at midnight barring last-minute action by Congress; BHA members travel to Washington, D.C., to stress LWCF’s role in conserving, The post Sportsmen Converge on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Disneyland v. the Magic Kingdom at Disney World

We were very lucky to have the opportunity to visit Disneyland so soon after our visit to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with Gran and Pop last Thanksgiving. Both were unforgettable trips, but the differences between the two parks were striking. In case this is something you’ve been wondering about, I’ve got a few pictures to […]

Catbirds in the Pokeweed

We have a large "crop" of pokeweed on our Missouri property this year and, over the past few days, gray catbirds have emerged from their woodland retreats to feed on the purple-black berries. Usually seen alone or in pairs, at leastShow More Summary

Bull Elk Blamed for Killing Horse, Sparks Debate Among Ranchers

Photograph courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management/Flickr Finding a dead horse with puncture wounds in an area where wolves are known to roam might seem like an open and shut case. As The East Oregonian reports, however, a dead horse found in a pasture in Wallowa County, Oregon, was not killed by predatory canines but by an elk. Show More Summary

When Quality Meets Quantity - Part I

This hobby is full of very friendly people. In the nearly 8 years I've been writing this blog now I've been introduced to, and received cards from, dozens and dozens of other collectors. Some of my favorite cards in my entire collection have been sent to me in trade, or just out of the blue. Show More Summary

Seven-Foot Python Found Among Clothes at Florida Flea Market

Photograph via MDFR/Twitter You never know what you’ll find at a flea market. For instance, this week a woman searching through a pile of clothes at a flea market in Homestead, Florida, found a Burmese python nestled among the garments. Show More Summary

Paul Mauser’s Selfloading Rifle – The Worst Sporterization Ever? Maybe Not…

Paul Mauser, the person who with his brother was chiefly responsible for the excellent line of Mauser bolt-action rifles that even today are the pattern for almost all modern bolt-action designs, lost an eye in 1901 during testing of a self-loading rifle which had an inadequate locking mechanism. Show More Summary

Craft: Vintage Halloween Votive

3 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Here’s a craft project I created and published back in 2012.  I don’t have a witty introduction for it.  Simply, here’s the tutorial: Supplies: Glass candle votive Tape Scissors Vintage clip art – The images that work out the best have a good amount of white space in them.  The clip art I used came […]

Manticore AK and Scorpion highlights

Manticore had some interesting AK and CZ Scorpion developments out for Bullpup 2015, some were in prototype form and others are currently out for sale. Either way, most of what you see here will be out there in the near future. SomeShow More Summary

Child's Play

3 days agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

A two pawn advantage in a rook ending should be decisive. Indeed, I won easily with such an advantage last night in a three minute blitz game. The win seemed child's play.A few minutes of postgame analysis this morning revealed another story. Show More Summary

Magpul Yugo Zhukov-S Stock

Magpul recently released a version of their Zhukov-S stock for fixed-stock Yugo AK pattern rifles. It features a hinge block that mounts directly onto the rear of the rifle, most other aftermarket stocks for Yugos require an adapter to be able to fit a standard AK or AR stock. Show More Summary

POTD: A CPA with a CZ75

Andy writes … This is my “BBQ” gun setup; a CZ 75 Compact, a Wright leather works holster and belt and a felt Justin Hat (hello from Texas!). The CZ 75 has hardwood CZ grips and has had every spring replaced by me with Cajun Gun works springs, I highly recommend them! It’s not only […] Read More … The post POTD: A CPA with a CZ75 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

This Soft Matter 3D Printer Builds Intricate Structures in Self-Healing Gel

You can print wild designs using a 3D printer—shapes you couldn’t make any other way. But 3D printing is also still in thrall to the laws of physics. To date, 3D... read more The post This Soft Matter 3D Printer Builds Intricate Structures in Self-Healing Gel appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Why You Should Tether All Your Gear to Your Bird Vest

You know that one ridge, where the dead cow has been reduced to a bone pile? It's alongside the only gravel state highway, adjacent to that big boulder field and just south of town (population: 9). Well, if you're ever hunting there, keep an eye open for my e-collar transmitter. Show More Summary

Explore Virtual Reality with Leap Motion 3D Motion Controller

Have you heard of augmented reality or virtual reality? As wikipedia puts it, augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. There is a lot of research and products coming out on [...]Show More Summary

Meet me in Atlantis

Mark Adams, Meet me in Atlantis It's good! I will depart from my usual practice of covering coins and technology and mention a recent book I enjoyed that has little of either. Mark Adams' Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City documents the charming cranks and visionaries who are searching for the ruins of Atlantis. Show More Summary

Top 5 Best-Selling Guns – According to has released their best-sellers list, outlining the top 5 best-sellers for various categories of guns. Categories include both new and used and range from semi-auto pistols to revolvers to O/U shotguns and bolt-action rifles. Show More Summary

Use Historical Data to Score Now

I was making a scouting run this weekend when I bumped into a great cluster of staging-area scrapes that really got me excited. Not only were the scrapes grouped tightly (which shows focused buck movement) and aggressively created (indicating...Show More Summary

New King Cat: Kansas City Angler Lands 100-Pound Record Flathead

Setting a state record is nice. Just ask Matthew McConkey (center), of Kansas City. In September, McConkey set a new “alternative methods” record for flathead catfish when he hauled in a 100-pound giant on a Missouri River trotline.Show More Summary

Scent Control and Hunting Mature Bucks, Part 1

I’ve written a lot about my last hunting season with Aaron Milliken of Whitetail Properties (check out the October issue). Through a year tagging along and hunting with Milliken on tuned-up property in Western Illinois, I learned a lot about hunting and big-buck behavior. Show More Summary

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