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Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced a proposal to open more than 248,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges—Just in time for Summer!
Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species. The fact that game numbers across the board are at all-time highs is the direct result of these early conservationists efforts. The biggest threat to the future of conservation is a future without hunters and anglers to continue the tradition.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan reintroduction of S.733, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2017 and the quick action to favorably report it out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
The Shooter’s Log wants to ensure you know that Cheaper Than Dirt! sells a full complement of fishing and watersports supplies. However, when on the water, we also want to ensure you are doing it safely.
Hunting and trapping without a firearm is difficult, if not impossible if you are not a seasoned and practiced expert. If you find yourself in a survival situation—lost in the woods, bugging out, or hiking then fishing is your best bet and way to secure food. With a few items like line and a hook packed in a small container, you can fish in body of water or you can find items to help make a primitive fishing pole. In Fishing for Survival, Cheaper Than Dirt offers suggestions and tips on how to fish for survival.
Occurring every year on the fourth Saturday in September, National Hunting and Fishing Day is an official day as declared by Congress in 1972 to honor the legacy of sportsmen and sportswomen’s contribution to conservation. This year, National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, September 27, 2014 and I can’t think of a better day than to introduce someone new to hunting, fishing or the shooting sports. In this article, the author gives 99 fun suggestions on things you can do over the weekend to promote the great American tradition of hunting, shooting and fishing.
Cheaper Than Dirt! offers fishing rods, reels, lures, line, bobbers and more. If you are already looking to scoop up some ammunition or a new tactical vest, why not take your little tyke out and create a few memories together when you drop a line in the hopes of angling a lunker. Here’s how for free!
Even though I’m a very independent woman, I’m not afraid to admit there are things that I just don’t do when single. Camping was one of them until my best friend in college and I decided we needed to float the Guadalupe River. This trip required an overnight stay in a campground. In a tent. Without electricity. She grew up participating in Camp Fire and had all the skills needed for us to not only have a fun, but also a successful and safe camping trip. Since then, I have not let anything stop me from spending a few nights out on the lake camping with the girls. With a few basic skills and equipment, you can too!
One of the reasons I love shooting so much is the visible and tangible reward of my improvement. Other outdoor pursuits such as boating, hiking and camping offer mental rewards, but you have nothing to show for it besides a smile afterward. If you’re itching to find a hobby that offers the same documentable achievement while you ration your ammo, why don’t you give archery, fishing or air guns a try? All three offer enjoyment and sense of accomplishment like shooting and hunting. Plus, every member of the family can learn all three skills.