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Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Set for 2015-2016 Season

The California Fish and Game Commission adopted the 2015-16 waterfowl hunting regulations on Aug. 5. The season length for brant in the Northern Brant and Balance of State Brant special management areas was increased to 37 days and the canvasback … 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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Federal appeals court rules EPA has no legal authority to ban lead ammunition

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com A liberal federal appeals court has upheld The Toxic Substances Control Act which exempts the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating spent lead bullets and lead shot used by hunters and recreational shooters. The U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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PUBLIC LAND UPLAND BIRD SEMINARS:

Jim Matthews, local newspaper outdoor writer and publisher of the Western Birds hunting newsletter, has two upcoming seminars on where and how to hunt quail and chukar on public lands in Southern California. Cost is $50 per person and includes … Continue reading

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“Humaniac” groups use wolves to fill their bank accounts

The Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane Society, and other radical environmental, “humaniac” groups were crowing this past week when a Washington, D.C. judge returned federal protection to wolves in the state of Wyoming. They were crowing — not because … Continue reading

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How much more expensive will ammunition become?

The NSSF survey has solid data on the cost increases involved in switching from lead to non-lead ammunition, an issue that was ignored in the debate over the passage of AB 711 which banned lead ammunition for all hunting by … Continue reading

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Can ammunition companies afford new or expanded production facilities?

Ammunition companies are suggesting the investment needed in new or expanded ammunition production facilities for both non-lead and traditional ammunition is not a good investment because of the uncertainty of the market. The California non-lead hunting market is estimated at … Continue reading

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