Semi-automatic shotguns have been around since 1900, and their uses vary almost as much as the people who shoot them. While the market is full of ultra-modern shotguns, from the hunting grounds to the trap range to the field of battle, the classic Remington 1100 has remained as popular as ever.

First introduced in 1963, the Remington 1100 represented a huge leap forward in automatic shotgun design, and it changed the American shooting public’s perception of fi


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Every hunter has his or her own motives for heading into the woods in pursuit of their game of choice. One may hunt to feed his family while another hunts for a trophy to hang on her wall. But all hunters have one thing in common, ultimately we are trying to have a successful hunt where we cleanly harvest an animal.

I think we can all agree what constitutes a successful hunt, but how do you gauge an entire successful hunting season ? Do you gauge success by total number of animals harvested? Or


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After viewing this video uploaded by YouTube user Felicia Marie, we’re pretty certain it’s one of the more inventive ways of fending off trespassing hunters.

Early in the clip this gentleman triggers a tripwire that sprays paint all over him and his rifle.

The uploader commented that it was a video captured by her mother’s boyfriend, which tells us it was likely a legitimate trespassing situation. Anyone who was allowed to hunt the property would have known about the tripwire, we presume.



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What should you look for when shopping for crampons before heading to the hills this winter?

Rambo, anti-bot, 10-point, 12-point, strap-on, clip-on… What do they all have in common? They’re all crampons and considering they act as simulated claws for human feet, it’s not surprising the prospect of buying a pair can seem so confusing to mere mortals.

Don’t Buy on Impulse

While it may be tempting to simply buy the first sharp, shiny pair of crampons that you come across on display, resist the


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At the six northwest Montana check stations, biologists from Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) documented an increase in the amount of whitetail deer harvested, as compared to last year’s numbers.

The season ended on Nov. 30, and 16,708 hunters stopped at the check stations to report their success in the field. Overall the harvest stats were: 1, 138 whitetail deer (988 of which were bucks), 139 mule deer, and 50 elk. The success rate was 7.9 percent, which is higher than last year’s rate o


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A new type of animal has appeared in the Arctic, but scientists are far from excited. That’s because the grolar bear, the offspring of a polar and a grizzly bear, represents another way climate change has threatened the polar bear species.

The first cross between a polar and grizzly bear was documented in 2006. A second generation grolar bear was discovered in 2010, indicating the hybrids were reproducing in the wild.

The parents of grolar bears likely first met as grizzlies began to invade the


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Every state has some type of literature centered around that year’s regulations for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. For years sportsmen and women all over the country pick up a copy of outdoor literature from their local retailer to ensure that their favorite outdoor activity is in line with local laws. Fishermen and hunters in Colorado, however, have an advantage over the rest of the country thanks to the hunting and fishing atlases available through Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


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A former state trooper faces a felony charge in the shooting of an unarmed man during a traffic stop in Columbia, South Carolina earlier this month.

The State Law Enforcement Division said in a news release that 31-year-old Sean Groubert was charged Wednesday with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say Groubert stopped the victim for a seat belt violation on Sept. 4 outside a convenience store. Dash cam video shows the driver get out of his car and the trooper ask to see his license. As the driver turns to grab his wallet from his vehicle, the trooper begins yelling "get out of the car" and opens fire.

"I just got my license, you said get my license," you then hear the driver say as he falls to the ground.

"Bro, you dove head first back into your car," Groubert is later heard saying to the driver.

The driver survived his wounds.

The Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith said in a statement that Groubert was not threatened when he fired his gun, and the arrest warrant states the shooting was not justified.

Groubert was given a $75,000 bond. It is not clear if he has his own lawyer


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1. Capitalize on stocked pheasant Though pheasant have been native in much of the continental United States for well over a hundred years, current farming practices have left less habitat for food and cover for a substantial population for many areas. This is where state pheasant stocking comes into play. The stocking dates and numbers are usually public and can be found in the hunting regulations manual or by calling your local division of wildlife. It is key to know where the stocked pheasants will be released and on what date. The stocked pheasants are not too wise to natural predators and the dangers of weather.

2. Know the lay of the land This is extremely important not only for where the birds can be found but also for hunter safety to know where other hunters may access the area from. Get a good topographical map and use an online map program such as Google Maps to get an idea of what to expect when your boots hit the dirt.

3. Live on the edge Hunt edge cover and along natural barriers such as creeks and thick cover. These natural areas will become a highway for pushed birds that are startled from other hunters. Many hunters hunt mostly in the centers of the fields, where walking is easier. They will push the birds along the barrier areas.

4. Let them come to you Beat other hunters to common areas, and set up in a promising spot: deeper than normal. Hunt farther back in the opening hours thereby avoiding the crowds and you will be where the pheasants will be moving towards. This may be accessed from side roads that are less frequented by the big city hunters. Turn them into your pheasant drivers.

5. Gather the facts Drive around to the hunting area parking lots and talk to the fellow hunters. Those that have bagged many will usually be bragging and the not so lucky will be quite apparent quickly. If you have friends that live in the area, they can tell you a lot as they are your local eyes. Also, the private lands adjacent to the public lands typical house refugee birds. If you can, get permission to hunt these parcels.

6. Use your eyes and ears If the area has been stocked, many times there will be the telltale tracks of the stocking vehicle. This is your ground zero to work from while fanning out. Using the ears will tell you where the birds are also, that leads us to number seven.

7. Lunch break seconds This is a favorite noon time tactic. By lunch time, most hunters have headed out of the fields in search of lunch. When all gets quiet, the birds emerge from their hiding places. This is when the smart hunter hits this area. Surprise these birds as they come out. Quiet approaches are the key.

8. Watch those sneaky runners Sometimes pheasants prefer to run and many times will stay within cover instead of opening themselves as an aerial target. Hunt these birds as you would a rabbit. It just may run right past your feet!

9. Dress for success If you are sweating and dragging your feet the whole trip, you will not be ready for the shot when it presents itself. Shed layers as the day gets warmer or add more as needed. A lightweight weapon is a must too. Leave that heavy goose gun at home.

10. Use a dog Maybe it’s obvious, but if you don’t have one, it’s not like you can go canine shopping today and have a perfect pheasant dog tomorrow. However, there are fully trained dogs available in some places (for a hefty price, no doubt), or maybe friends or acquaintances who own a good bird dog and are willing to loan or join you on a hunt.

This gun would be a solid addition to a bug out bag, or as a backup rifle for your vehicle, in case the situation gets dire. For more info about the AR-7, head over to

FBI probes conversion to Islam of fired store-worker who BEHEADED female co-worker and stabbed another woman before being shot dead by hero boss who was part-time police officer

Alton Nolen, 30, had just been fired when he drove up to Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma and 'attacked the first two people he saw'

He beheaded Colleen Hufford, 54, and stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, before Mark Vaughan, an off-duty officer and the company's former owner, shot him

Nolen and Johnson are both being treated in hospital

Co-workers revealed that Nolen, who has an extensive rap sheet, had recently converted to Islam and had tried to get them to convert as well

He has a Jesus tattoo on his chest and a Muslim greeting inked on his abdomen, court records show

In 2010, after he eluded cops and sparked a massive overnight manhunt, he was ordered to take an anger management course 

911 call reveals the chaos inside the entrance to the building after the suspect entered and attacked at random before he was gunned down

FBI now investigating whether conversion to Islam linked to attack 


A fired employee who had been trying to convert co-workers to Islam stabbed two female colleagues - beheading one of them - before an off-duty officer shot him, police have said.

Alton Alexander Nolen, who converted to Islam during a recent stint in prison, was fired from Vaughan Foods, a food processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma, on Thursday before returning to his SUV and smashing it into another vehicle.

The 30-year-old then climbed out and entered the building, attacking the first two people he saw with a knife he had used at the plant, Moore Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis said.

After beheading Colleen Hufford, 54, and stabbing Traci Johnson, 43, Nolen was shot and wounded by off-duty sheriff's deputy and company CEO Mark Vaughan

Nolen survived and was hospitalized. Johnson is in stable condition in hospital.

The FBI is now investigating Nolen's recent conversion to Islam to determine whether it was connected to the attack.

I am extremely proud of the actions of Deputy Vaughan and I am convinced those actions saved the lives of several other employees.

"Mr. Vaughan, who serves as CEO of Vaughan Foods, was at work and when he was alerted that a man was attacking employees with a knife, Mark didn't hesitate. He quickly responded.

'Mark put an end to the threat by shooting the suspect and saving the life of a second victim who was being actively attacked by the suspect.

Adam Ferguson of Tennessee went out fishing with some friends and family in Pensacola Bay, and according to the Pensacola News Journal, things didn’t end too well..While he was attempting to reel in a tuna, he fell back into the boat and hurt an old knee injury. While he was in pain, he asked his friend to head back to shore.  It is reported that Ferguson felt as though his friend was going too slow, so he asked him to go faster. When his friend didn’t comply, he took out his Leatherman multi-tool and stabbed his friend multiple times in the arm.  Adam’s father then restrained him from doing any more damage.  Later, Ferguson’s father told police that his son suffered from a bipolar condition and he was currently under treatment. He also told police that drugs and alcohol were not involved.  While in the hospital it has been reported that Ferguson got angry and punched a hole in the wall which resulted in additional charges. He is currently being held on a $250,500 bail.

The first person in New Jersey in over 160 years was killed by a black bear Sunday.

Police said a 22-year-old man was killed over the weekend after an encounter with a bear in the Apshawa Preserve.

West Milford police said five friends from Edison were hiking in the Apshawa Preserve when they encountered the bear on Sunday.

Police said the group became frightened and ran in different directions. They noticed one member was missing when they regrouped.

Officers from the West Milford police department and West Milford Search and Rescue unit began searching for the missing hiker. The search team later located the body of 22-year-old Darsh Patel

The bear was located and euthanized at the scene.

“Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim had been attacked by a bear,” police said in a news release early Monday.

State wildlife officials are assisting with the investigation.

No one had been killed by a black bear in New Jersey since 1852, according to a 2010 report on black bears by the New Jersey Fish and Game Council.

The Apshawa Preserve is a 576-acre natural area used for hiking and bird watching.

Contrary to my wife's opinion, I wasn't born with a fly rod in my hand. It was a spinning rod. And I must admit that it wasn't aesthetics that lured me to fly fishing; it was frustration. If you've read the revised edition of John Cole's book Striper, you may recall the great school of bass that Cole saw while fishing with me off Maine's Popham...

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There’s no doubt the U.S. Coast Guard does a great job protecting our waterways and enforcing maritime law. But as with any federal agency, ironclad rules sometimes butt heads with practicality. I found that out while outfitting my guide boat in the 1990s. Due to limited storage in that flats skiff, I wanted to use compact inflatable life vests i...

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Elysa Love needs immediate help

Lisa Love needs our help.  Her mother was our pediatrician's head nurse before he retired and is still our children's nurse at their doctor's office.  She was there for us when our daughter, Caylee, was diagnosed with Leukemia and then shortly after passed away.  Even if only $5, please donate any amount.  Lisa followed in her mother's footsteps and has taken care of many others. This is an amazing family in desperate need that we have known for many years and she is no longer able to work and is currently in treatment.  Thank you for anything you can contribute!

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1. God Bless Fishing and Camo; Trophy Taker Outdoor Theme Song Play
2. Caylee's Circus; Caylee Cepero's Song Play