Posts Tagged ‘hunting knife’

How to Report Poachers in Oregon

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has recently increased the reward for information about poachers. You can now receive up to $500 for reporting these illegal hunters.

But you may be wondering: What counts as poaching, and how do I turn a poacher in? You could even be participating in activities that qualify as poaching, without realizing it. Remember, a poaching charge is a felony offense! Here’s a look at what counts as poaching and how you can turn in poachers: (more…)

Oregon Passes New Rule for Youth Hunters

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Oregon CapitolThe Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has initiated a new regulation concerning youth hunter safety. Starting Aug. 1, 2011, all “hunters age 17 and under are required to wear a hunter (fluorescent) orange exterior garment or hat when hunting game mammals or upland game birds (except turkey) with any firearm.”

This means minors will need to wear some kind of blaze orange garment or patch in all hunting situations that involve guns. What you can wear depends on the context, so make sure to review the ODFW rules before your next hunting trip.


3 Ways to Get Your Kids Outdoors

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Kid PlayingLet’s face it: Too many kids sit around the house, glued to their electronic devices and cultivating pasty skin. American youths spend as much as six hours a day watching TV, surfing the web or playing video games and a mere 30 minutes each week in unregulated outdoor play.

Once these habits are formed, they’re hard to break. Here are a few ideas for sparking your children’s interest in the great outdoors.


What you’ll need for the Great American Backyard Campout

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Great American Backyard CampoutThere are plenty of camping enthusiasts out there – the lack of vacancies in popular state parks throughout the summer is proof of that – but for many families, camping is quickly becoming a dying art. Parents are busier than ever, kids are more interested in electronics than nature, and many people have simply lost interest in the great outdoors.

To help revive the tradition of camping for kids who don’t get outside as much these days, the National Wildlife Federation organizes an annual Great American Backyard Campout to encourage parents to teach their kids the joys of camping. Coming up June 25, the national backyard campout is also a great way to introduce young children to camping before taking them on an extended trip.


Turkey Hunting Safety Tips

Friday, May 20th, 2011

TurkeysSpring turkey hunting season in Oregon ends May 31, which means many sportsmen are headed to woods to try and bag a last-minute bird. With so many hunters around, it’s especially important to take as many safety precautions as possible, such as:

Don’t stalk a turkey. You’re more likely to get shot yourself than to bag the bird.


Hunting Knife Accessories

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Damascus FolderA hunting knife is an important investment for any outdoorsman. When treated well, a quality hunting knife can last for years. But choosing the knife is only the first step – you’ll also need to sharpen it and maintain it properly to get the most life out of it.

Here’s a look at some of the most common accessories for hunting knives:


Tips for Cleaning Small Game

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Quickly and easily cleaning small game is an important skill for any outdoor enthusiast to possess. If you get lost in the woods, knowing how to clean and cook small game may save your life. If you live in an urban area and disaster strikes, small game may be the only thing that keeps you from starving. The following are brief tips for cleaning small game effectively.

Always remember to use a sharp hunting knife or skinning knife when cleaning small game.


Hunting Knife Safety Tips

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Sporting Knife

Sporting Knife

Whether you’re a hunting expert or just getting started, knowing how to correctly hold, use, and care for a hunting knife is of great importance. Using a knife improperly can be incredibly dangerous, but by observing the following basic safety tips you will reduce the risk associated your sporting knife.