Month: July 2017

Preference Point System Changes

Feedback from hunters drives new approach to preference points. If you’ve applied for a general-season buck deer permit in Utah, you’ve probably heard of the preference point system. It’s a system that awards you a point every time you don’t draw a general-season deer permit. The more points you have, the better your chance of drawing a permit in the future. The biggest benefit of the preference point system is that it allows you to be successful in drawing a deer permit at least every few years. The Division expects that benefit to continue, even though Utah’s preference point...

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Fishing Participation up 1.5 Million According to 2017 Special Report on Fishing

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the release of its 2017 Special Report on Fishing. Most significantly, the report shows fishing participation has increased by 1.5 million over the previous year. Additionally, several exciting trends and participation increases among key segments are highlighted in the report. KEY FINDINGS – Fishing is still the number two adult outdoor activity, but it’s gaining ground on jogging 2.5 million participants tried fishing for the very first time New participants accounted for 5.3% of the total participant base and tended to be young and female 3.8 million Hispanics participated in...

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Primos Proof Camera 02

Trail cameras are a great asset for scouting animals as well as hunting when your state allows. It’s like having a dedicated hunting buddy who will sit in the woods for you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and tell you exactly what he saw. We, at the Sportsman’s News, have over twenty years of personal experience with trail cameras and in that time, they have definitely changed. They have gotten to where they take better pictures as well as video. Most have shorter trigger speeds and will activate at longer distances. However, many of these things...

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Video Product Review: Sitka Gear Subalpine Ascent Light and Fast

Lightweight, packable and designed for warm weather pursuits. The Sitka Light and Fast collection is built for speed and efficiency. Shadow the herd, sleep in a deer bed and put those training days to use while maximizing your time afield. The Light and Fast collection is performance oriented for the modern day mountain athlete. The Ascent Pant weighs in at a mere 12 ounces for a 32 regular size. Everything about this pant was designed to make it lightweight, breathable, and extremely comfortable. It’s made from a 4 way stretch cordura nylon woven blend. The 2 mesh internal pockets...

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Video Product Review: Zeiss Conquest V6

It was getting dark as I slammed the pack down over a rock, sweat pouring over my brow as the buck I had just spooked was quickly making its getaway at 500-plus yards. I cranked the Conquest V6 5-30X50 to 25-power and rested the crosshairs a few feet in front of the traveling shoulder and touched off. The muzzle blast lit up the twilight and from far, far away, the impact was obvious. It was true, I had let that buck wind me and it was a rookie move, but choosing the Conquest V6 5-30X50 was the move of...

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