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Grizzly Hunting Ban in the Lower 48 Proposed By Arizona Congressman

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Grizzly Hunting Ban

The latest attempt at a grizzly hunting ban comes in the form of House Resolution 2532.

Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban hunting of grizzly bears in every state except Alaska.

Grijalva surprised virtually no one with the move, based on his longtime efforts to play a central role in anti-hunting regulations.

House Resolution 2532 calls for federal protections of grizzly bear populations before the species can be taken off the threatened list.

Grijalva chairs the House Resources Committee and has received the highest rating from the Humane Society of the United States.

The grizzly bear has been listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act by the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1975, and hunting has not been allowed in the Lower 48 dating back to the listing. Now that the USFWS has determined the species’ population size to be exceeding recovery goals, there are about 1,500 in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington state.

But as grizzlies reestablish their numbers and increase their conflicts with human and livestock, safety concerns have become a real issue. Allowing for hunting grizzlies in such areas could, some sportsmen argue, be a benefit. State officials should hold the power to decide, based on sound research, whether or not grizzly hunts are a good way to handle a bear population.

It’s said that Grijalva’s bill in the U.S. Congress would only allow the U.S. Secretary of Interior to issue a special permit to take a grizzly bear in extremely limited circumstances.

Those exceptions include: for scientific or zoological purposes or for tribal purposes involving religion. They also include in those limited circumstances when a bear poses a threat to public safety or agriculture. In those instances, however, the secretary may only issue a permit if non-lethal methods of control have failed, if every native American tribe in grizzly bear habitat agrees the bear cannot be relocated to their territory and if the governor of the state requests the permit in writing. HR 2532 expressly forbids any regulated hunting for grizzly bears by sportsmen.

If grizzly bear hunting is banned under the Arizona Democrat’s proposed bill, both hunters and non-hunters will lose their opportunities to use the natural resource the right way, something proven through other hunting seasons and tightly-regulated bag limits.

The grizzly population’s historical range went from Alaska to Mexico, but is not limited to Alaska, Canada, and the four previously-mentioned U.S. states.

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Grizzly Hunting Ban

The latest attempt at a grizzly hunting ban comes in the form of House Resolution 2532.

Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban hunting of grizzly bears in every state except Alaska.

Grijalva surprised virtually no one with the move, based on his longtime efforts to play a central role in anti-hunting regulations.

House Resolution 2532 calls for federal protections of grizzly bear populations before the species can be taken off the threatened list.

Grijalva chairs the House Resources Committee and has received the highest rating from the Humane Society of the United States.

The grizzly bear has been listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act by the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1975, and hunting has not been allowed in the Lower 48 dating back to the listing. Now that the USFWS has determined the species’ population size to be exceeding recovery goals, there are about 1,500 in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington state.

But as grizzlies reestablish their numbers and increase their conflicts with human and livestock, safety concerns have become a real issue. Allowing for hunting grizzlies in such areas could, some sportsmen argue, be a benefit. State officials should hold the power to decide, based on sound research, whether or not grizzly hunts are a good way to handle a bear population.

It’s said that Grijalva’s bill in the U.S. Congress would only allow the U.S. Secretary of Interior to issue a special permit to take a grizzly bear in extremely limited circumstances.

Those exceptions include: for scientific or zoological purposes or for tribal purposes involving religion. They also include in those limited circumstances when a bear poses a threat to public safety or agriculture. In those instances, however, the secretary may only issue a permit if non-lethal methods of control have failed, if every native American tribe in grizzly bear habitat agrees the bear cannot be relocated to their territory and if the governor of the state requests the permit in writing. HR 2532 expressly forbids any regulated hunting for grizzly bears by sportsmen.

If grizzly bear hunting is banned under the Arizona Democrat’s proposed bill, both hunters and non-hunters will lose their opportunities to use the natural resource the right way, something proven through other hunting seasons and tightly-regulated bag limits.

The grizzly population’s historical range went from Alaska to Mexico, but is not limited to Alaska, Canada, and the four previously-mentioned U.S. states.

NEXT: 3 SENTENCED IN ILLEGAL MOUNTAIN LION HUNT IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

WATCH: SITKA USES THE SCIENCE OF SOUND ON THEIR NEW FANATIC HUNTING GEAR

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Christensen Arms® Awarded SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Contract

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GUNNISON, Utah – (August 21, 2019) Christensen Arms has been awarded contract number 4400021290 by the State of South Carolina to produce a version of the Christensen Arms CA-15 G2 model firearm for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Under the contract, Christensen Arms will provide 410 semi-automatic rifles chambered in 223 WYLDE for the division. […]

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GUNNISON, Utah – (August 21, 2019) Christensen Arms has been awarded contract number 4400021290 by the State of South Carolina to produce a version of the Christensen Arms CA-15 G2 model firearm for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Under the contract, Christensen Arms will provide 410 semi-automatic rifles chambered in 223 WYLDE for the division. […]

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What’s Better than Popeyes AND Chick-fil-a? A Fried Pheasant Sandwich

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Behold—the fried rooster.

Behold—the fried rooster. (Colin Kearns/)

Before we begin, let me set the record straight: The new Popeyes chicken sandwich is better than the Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich—by a country-fried mile. OK, now that we’ve got that out the way, let’s move on to an even better sandwich, the fried rooster.

There are plenty of great ways to cook pheasant—roasted, made into soup, or grilled with a beer can up the rear—but my favorite method, at least with breast meat, is with hot oil in cast iron. With the exception of maybe wild turkey, pheasant fries better than just about any game I’ve ever cooked. The meat stays tender and moist, and pairs perfectly with a salty, crunchy, golden crust. And there’s no better way to eat fried pheasant than in a sandwich.

What sets this beauty apart from a Popeyes or Chick-fil-a sandwich—aside from, you know, the improved flavor you get from honest, organic, hard-earned meat—is that it’s easy to get. The first time I tried to order the Popeyes sandwich, they were already sold out by 1 p.m. The second time, I had to wait in line for 25 minutes, which is longer than it took me to cook the fried rooster. What’s more, the pheasant sandwich brought back some great memories of flushing birds with friends behind good dogs. All I got from the Popeyes sando was a stomachache.

Here’s how to make your own fried pheasant sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 2 pheasant breasts (or wild turkey breast meat)
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 cup whole flour
  • ⅓ cup cornmeal
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. cayenne powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Buttermilk
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot sauce
  • Brioche bun
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Dill pickle chips

Directions

  1. <p>Preheat the oil in a cast-iron skillet to 350 degrees.</p>
  2. <p>In a large bowl, mix the flour and cornmeal with the spices. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Pour enough buttermilk into a separate bowl so the pheasant breasts can take a bath in it. Set this bowl next to the one with the seasoned flour.</p>
  3. <p>Lightly coat the pheasant breasts in the seasoned flour, then dip them into the buttermilk. Let the excess milk run off, then drop the breasts back into the seasoned flour. Make sure you coat every bit of the breasts with the seasoned flour, because this will make for a crunchier sandwich.</p>
  4. <p>Place the pheasant breasts into the skillet and fry for about 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Once they’re finished cooking, transfer them to a plate or cutting board and immediately season with salt.</p>
  5. <p>Meanwhile, mix a few tablespoons of mayonnaise with several dashes of hot sauce, then generously coat both the top and bottom buns with the sauce. Add a pile of shredded lettuce to the bottom bun, top it with the pheasant breasts, and add a few dill pickles. Dig in and enjoy.</p>

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Behold—the fried rooster.

Behold—the fried rooster. (Colin Kearns/)

Before we begin, let me set the record straight: The new Popeyes chicken sandwich is better than the Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich—by a country-fried mile. OK, now that we’ve got that out the way, let’s move on to an even better sandwich, the fried rooster.

There are plenty of great ways to cook pheasant—roasted, made into soup, or grilled with a beer can up the rear—but my favorite method, at least with breast meat, is with hot oil in cast iron. With the exception of maybe wild turkey, pheasant fries better than just about any game I’ve ever cooked. The meat stays tender and moist, and pairs perfectly with a salty, crunchy, golden crust. And there’s no better way to eat fried pheasant than in a sandwich.

What sets this beauty apart from a Popeyes or Chick-fil-a sandwich—aside from, you know, the improved flavor you get from honest, organic, hard-earned meat—is that it’s easy to get. The first time I tried to order the Popeyes sandwich, they were already sold out by 1 p.m. The second time, I had to wait in line for 25 minutes, which is longer than it took me to cook the fried rooster. What’s more, the pheasant sandwich brought back some great memories of flushing birds with friends behind good dogs. All I got from the Popeyes sando was a stomachache.

Here’s how to make your own fried pheasant sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 2 pheasant breasts (or wild turkey breast meat)
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 cup whole flour
  • ⅓ cup cornmeal
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. cayenne powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Buttermilk
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot sauce
  • Brioche bun
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Dill pickle chips

Directions

  1. <p>Preheat the oil in a cast-iron skillet to 350 degrees.</p>
  2. <p>In a large bowl, mix the flour and cornmeal with the spices. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Pour enough buttermilk into a separate bowl so the pheasant breasts can take a bath in it. Set this bowl next to the one with the seasoned flour.</p>
  3. <p>Lightly coat the pheasant breasts in the seasoned flour, then dip them into the buttermilk. Let the excess milk run off, then drop the breasts back into the seasoned flour. Make sure you coat every bit of the breasts with the seasoned flour, because this will make for a crunchier sandwich.</p>
  4. <p>Place the pheasant breasts into the skillet and fry for about 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Once they’re finished cooking, transfer them to a plate or cutting board and immediately season with salt.</p>
  5. <p>Meanwhile, mix a few tablespoons of mayonnaise with several dashes of hot sauce, then generously coat both the top and bottom buns with the sauce. Add a pile of shredded lettuce to the bottom bun, top it with the pheasant breasts, and add a few dill pickles. Dig in and enjoy.</p>

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Ep. 294: How Deer See, Hear, Smell, and Survive with Pat Durkin

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Today on the show I’m joined by freelance writer and whitetail hunter Pat Durkin to get back to the basics of whitetail deer and how they see, hear, smell, and survive. Subjects Discussed Pat’s whitetail and journalist history How Pat…

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