Corvallis residents can rest easy this week after USDA Wildlife Services officials caught and euthanized a 46-pound cougar that had recently deemed a threat to human health and safety.
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There may be a new role for America’s park rangers in the near future: public health educator.
1. Damascus Bowie Knife
Every hunter needs a good Bowie knife, and the Coast Damascus Bowie is the best around. With a stainless steel blade, stag bone handle and brass accents, this knife is both tough and good-looking. The 11-inch blade comes with a leather sheath and is a perfect all-purpose hunting knife.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering implementing a new regulation that has some hunters up in arms.
The proposed hunting regulation would make orange vests and hats a mandatory part of every sportsman’s hunting equipment, requiring hunters to wear them at all times while hunting. Currently, Oregon is one of only ten states that don’t require such attire. The proposal comes after the hunting-related death of a 15-year-old boy last fall. The boy was wearing camouflage clothing at the time he was shot.
Coast recently published a new article detailing some valuable hunting tips. What makes this particular article unique from others like it, however, is that it’s written from the perspective of a Midwest hunter whose particular geographical location poses a number of interesting challenges, namely that of incredibly short hunting seasons. Make no mistake, though, the article’s tips will help improve any hunter’s experience, no matter his location.
“Having the right hunting gear is essential for a successful trip, any hunter knows that,” reads the article. “And when your season lasts only a handful of days, it’s particularly imperative — especially since one piece of shoddy or forgotten equipment can ruin an entire trip.”
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure many of you hunters have already been thinking about Turkey season. Coast recently published a new article, Seven Turkey Hunting Gear Must-Haves, that details all the essential equipment you’ll need to capture the perfect bird for your holiday meal — that is, if your wife doesn’t beat you to it at the local grocery store.
The article lists the seven items and provides a description explaining why each is important and necessary for a successful hunt. For instance, one of the suggested pieces of equipment is a reliable hunting knife specifically for field dressing (which preserves the meat more effectively) in addition to other various uses — a good knife just plain comes in handy in the outdoors.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is hosting 14 pheasant hunts for youth (17 and under) during the month of September. Additionally, youth 15 and under have the opportunity to participate in a youth-only waterfowl hunt September 26-27 (before the official opening of waterfowl season in October). All the hunts will include a review of safe hunting practices and most will offer the chance to practice shotgun skills prior to going hunting.
In order to participate in the bird hunts, youth must have passed a certified hunter education class and must be accompanied by an adult (21 and older) who may not hunt during the event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own hunting gear, however, extra blaze orange clothing and eye protection will be available at all events.