Category Archives: JIM MATTHEWS

DFW reduces deer tag numbers in popular Eastern Sierra zones

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com The Department of Fish and Wildlife has dramatically reduced deer tag numbers in X9a, X9b, and X12 for the 2017 hunting season after 16 to 23 percent declines in these deer herds that live in the … Continue reading

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Trump executive order asks for review of recent large National Monuments

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com Since the passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906, Presidents have set aside federal lands as National Monuments by fiat. Wand strokes. Kingly decrees. Any public input was usually one-sided and partisan or interest-group driven. The act … Continue reading

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Inmates are running the asylum:Anti-gun laws keep getting crazier

There was bad news this week for gun owners in California: three of the four anti-gun laws heard in the Assembly’s public safety committee passed out of that committee in their march to become the latest batch of senseless gun … Continue reading

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Grizzlies proposed for removal from endangered species listing

The environmental loon community is apoplectic this week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it was moving forward with the proposal to remove the grizzly bear in the greater Yellowstone region from the list of endangered species. The grizzly … Continue reading

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Musings on hunting as this year’s seasons end

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com This is the last weekend of the last of the popular hunting seasons in California, with waterfowl and upland birds seasons drawing to a close Jan. 31. For those of us who are avid quail and … Continue reading

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Exasperated over latest gun control bills

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com It is exasperating. Two anti-gun bills that will do nothing to solve crime, stop terrorist attacks, or increase the public safety have already been introduced into the California legislature this year. AB 1663, introduced by Assemblyman … Continue reading

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Stupid gun laws, African lions, and wildlife corruption

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com Three items in the news and on the fringes of the news this past week cry out for some comment. For those of us who use guns, still spend time outdoors hunting and understand wildlife and … Continue reading

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Details of lead ammunition ban for hunting blow up on Internet

This wasn’t a surprise, yet the hunting/shooting community is acting like it has just discovered all lead ammunition will be banned for hunting in California by July 1, 2019. It’s an Internet revelation with the accompanying outrage. At the end … Continue reading

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San Jacinto Wildlife Area could lose its water supply

The San Jacinto Wildlife Area is on the verge of losing at least half of its water supply in the short term, and in the long-term, worse-case scenario, all of the wetlands and ponds that have been developed over the … Continue reading

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Handloading ammunition: A sorcerer’s tale

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com I don’t know about you, but I still marvel when I’m at an airport and watch a huge jet thunder down the runway, lift off into the air, and climb toward the heavens. Intellectually, I understand … Continue reading

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