Sunday, July 5, 2020

Guns and Hunting

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Ammo background check thrown out by judge, then reinstated

BY JIM MATTHEWS SAN DIEGO – A federal District Court judge ruled California’s onerous ammunition background check law and the state’s ban on mail-order individual purchases of ammunition from other states justified a preliminary injunction on Thursday, writing, “the Second...

Grandpa’s Island

AVALON -- When I was a kid, I used to listen to my grandfather talk about hunting the coastal islands off southern California. He was a ranch hand for a cattle rancher on Catalina Island in the 1940s and...

The right size and weight for a hunting rifle

What is the right size and weight for a hunting rifle? That depends a lot on what is being hunted where, and by whom. Most full-size, bolt-action hunting rifles weigh more or less eight pounds, are around 41 to 42...

Dove hunting Baja Sur again

It was well over 50 years ago when this hunting editor last hunted dove down in Baja Sur. My first dove hunt was by way of an invitation from Chuck Walters, owner of Rancho Buena Vista, to fly down...

Gun Talk: Home front

BY STEVE COMUS WON is about hunting and fishing, so I have been somewhat reluctant to discuss home defense. But hunters and anglers also are people with families and homes, so with the social awakening of the COVID-19 situation, perhaps...

Gun Talk: Be prepared

By Steve Comus The Boy Scouts, military and first responders forever have understood the value of being prepared. It is safe to assume, however, that most folks were not fully prepared for the pandemic currently playing havoc worldwide. With the social...

Buy your dove ammo now

Don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your dove ammo. Sporting goods stores, retailers and gun shops currently have a pretty good stock of steel dove ammo on hand at some reasonable prices, but don’t get caught up...

Javelina: Hunting the beasts of the desert

BY TIM E. HOVEY In the pre-dawn gloom, we hiked along the old mining road in silence. Austin and his dad, Mitch, led the way, the glow of their red headlamps eerily bouncing in unison as we quietly walked. We...

Going Gutless

By Tim E. Hovey Field dressing an animal, opening up the gut cavity and removing all the entrails is done primarily for one reason; to cool down the animal as quickly as possible. The internal organs of a big game...

An awesome quail hunt

BY TIM E. HOVEY During the off season I like to think about some of the memorable hunts I’ve had over the previous year. As I get older, I find that my enjoyment of the outdoors has far less to...

PENN announces new Fathom saltwater baitcaster

Squall baitcaster, Squall II conventional and Battle III spinning reels also debuting for 2021 PENN is adding an all-new and, dare we say it, unexpected category of saltwater reel to its popular and effective Fathom family. The Fathom baitcaster will be...

Bacterial outbreak closes three DFW hatcheries

Over 60,000 trout have died at Mojave Narrows BY JIM MATTHEWS, Special to Western Outdoor News A bacterial outbreak at the Mojave River Hatchery in Victorville has already killed 60,000 of the 650,000 trout at this Department of Fish and Wildlife...

WON Big Fish Challenge: ultimate ‘every angler’ event kicks off July 3

It's a 10-week event, so there's still plenty of time to sign-up HERE! New sponsor prizes and even easier, more user-friendly fish uploads and event monitoring on upgraded WON website SAN CLEMENTE – If there is another tournament putting saltwater anglers...