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Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns
AUSTIN, Texas –  Texas took a major step toward allowing the licensed open carry of handguns, with Senate approval Friday night after a fierce debate over restricting police powers to ask people carrying guns if they are legal. The open carry bill was expected to easily pass the Republican-majority... Read more
NJ 5th Grader Suspended For Having Nerf Gun ‘Bullet’ in His Pocket
On May 8, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 5th grader Aarin Moody reached into his pocket to retrieve a “late note” from his mother and a Nerf gun foam “bullet” fell out. Officials at the Atlantic City School District categorized the toy bullet as a “self-constructed weapon” because “it had... Read more
Hunting constitutional amendment clears Texas Legislature
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas Legislature has approved a proposed state constitutional amendment guaranteeing citizens’ right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife. The House passed it 111-1 Wednesday, with 20-plus abstentions. Senate approval came last month. Voters in November will be asked to modify the Texas Constitution to... Read more
Watch: Snake takes a ride on the windshield of a car
It seems there have been a fair amount of strange snake happenings in the news lately.  This one come to us from South Carolina.  It seems the snake was catching some sun in the windshield wiper groove when the truck started moving.  The driver, Brian Wilds, said: “I was... Read more
Texas hunter bags his rhino on controversial hunt in Namibia
Northern Namibia (CNN)In January 2014, Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in Namibia. He won the permit and became a target himself. The hunt is now complete. A rhino is dead. This is how it happened. Wednesday, May 13 — Bidding... Read more
Rubber Snake Boots Recalled Due to Failure of Snake Guard
Hunting boots are being recalled because they fail to protect the wearer’s feet from a snake bite. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission the recalled boots are 16-inch tall rubber hunting boots sold under the Rocky brand name. According to the CPSC the boots were sold nationwide at retail stores and online during March... Read more
Louisiana night hog hunting bill catches flak
The Louisiana Wildlife Commission is pushing for defeat of Louisiana House Bill 167, which would allow hunting of feral hogs 24 hours a day on private property, including during the night in the middle of deer season. According to an LWF release, the organization “has opposed similar bills for... Read more
Funding Grants Now Available for Target Range Construction, Improvements
AUSTIN – Target range and recreational shooting facilities looking to expand or improve their operations, grants are now available through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to help fund construction and enhancements to shooting or archery ranges. TPWD, with support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of... Read more