Indiana DNR changes mind: Deer Rifles Nixed on Public Land

In a last minute turn-around the Indiana legislature has changed its mind on the use of centerfire rifle on public land: Indiana deer and waterfowl hunters need to be aware of two important changes in the print version of the 2017-2018 Hunting & Trapping Guide. Due to recent legislation passed this year by the Indiana … Continue reading

New Ohio Deer Rifle Rules

There has been a change in what constitutes a legal deer rifle in Ohio. From the ODNR Website: Straight-walled cartridge rifles in the following calibers: New this year! All straight-walled cartridge calibers from a minimum of .357 to a maximum of .50. Shotguns and straight-walled cartridge rifles can be loaded with no more than three … Continue reading

Turkey Camp is Open!

As of Noon today, Turkey Camp is open! I pulled into the drive today and there were a gobbler and there hens out in the side yard. I had to work quietly carrying stuff in through the back door, because I had turkeys watching the front door. Where these scouts? Did they have the house … Continue reading

Possible new Ohio Record Buck

The forest telegraph just came across with this: BIG BUCK ALERT! New Potential Ohio State Record Typical Buck   Suggested Readings: New Ohio Deer Rifle Rules There has been a change in what constitutes a legal deer rifle in Ohio. From the ODNR Website: Straight-walled cartridge rifles in the following calibers:… PCR Comes to Ohio … Continue reading

Hundreds of Deer Poached

Fleming and Mason Counties are just a stone’s throw away from our deer camp. Two brothers were arrested with over a hundred counts of taking deer illegally. Here’s the report from Channel 18 in Lexington . Fleming Co. Brothers Face Over 100 Counts Of Poaching FLEMING COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Two Fleming County brothers face … Continue reading

Deer Camp 2016 Officially Opens

As the  patriarch of the Hole in The End of the Stump  Deer Camp, I officially declare this camp open.  Let all Cervids be warned. He that outlives this day and comes safe home will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d, and point a finger at his mounted antlers saying ‘These wounds! These … Continue reading