If you’re anything like us you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute. If so here are a few gift ideas for anyone that enjoys the outdoors lifestyle, shooting, hunting, stalking, or angling. There are even some specific recommendations from the community.
Firearm maintenance is important all year round and even more so during the cold wet months ahead. As always with HAMS, it’s safety first. So here is an article full of tips and advice for taking care of your firearms over the winter months.
Many things need to be considered during hunting, but what actually happens to the animal after we take our shot?
Dr Joe R. Bumgardner, a surgeon and hunter in the United States, shared his expertise in surgery whilst explaining the physiology of harvesting deer on a recent episode of the Deer University podcast of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab.
Following Dr Bumgardner’s advice, we can increase the success of our harvests by understanding deer physiology and applying this knowledge in the field.
What follows is a summary of the episode of the podcast.
It’s usually quite a challenge to find deer that has been shot and run off. So what can or should we do in these situations? Dr Joe R. Bumgardner, a surgeon and hunter in the United States, shared his expertise in the Deer University podcast of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab.
We all know that the ring-necked pheasant is by far the most popular game bird for shooting in the UK. As people who take part in field sports, most of us love to participate in driven or walked-up pheasant shooting that ends in a feeling of pride in what we have achieved, contentment and ultimately a delicious meal that we have earned.
Also, many shooters probably know that most pheasants that live on our estates, if not all, were reared on a farm and then released in order for us to shoot them. This is nothing new, as we have been rearing pheasants most likely since they were introduced to Europe by the Normans or Romans, centuries ago.
However, is the hand-rearing and releasing of our beloved bird such a good idea? Are there negative effects that we don’t know about or are just choosing to ignore?
The legend of how Hubertus converted and became the patron Saint of hunters and importantly why he is symbolic of our respect for nature as a community.
There is this common argument that I often hear that if left to its own devices wildlife would thrive but one thing that the lockdown has actually demonstrably proven is that this is not the case at all.
Az Egyesült Államok vezető szabadtéri rekreációs szoftver szolgáltatója, az iSportsman a napokban véglegesítette együttműködését a magyar Bit and Pixel Kft. által fejlesztett HAMS.online-nal, Európa egyik legjelentősebb vadgazdálkodási szoftver szolgáltatójával. A hírt Doug Howlett, az iSportsman LLC operatív vezetője jelentette be az amerikai Vadgazdálkodási Intézet és a Nemzeti Katonai Halászati és Vadvilág Szövetség által szervezett 86. Észak-Amerikai Vad és Természeti Erőforrások konferencián.
A hazai fejlesztésű adminisztrációs szoftver és elektronikus beírókönyv – így annak fejlesztője, a Bit and Pixel Kft. – lett a nyertese annak a közbeszerzésnek, amelyet a Coillte, Írország állami erdőgazdasága írt ki. A szoftvert a területén zajló vadgazdálkodási és rekreációs tevékenységek elektronikus adminisztrációjára valamint a bérlemények pályáztatásának kezelésére használja majd a szervezet.
The first in a series of articles examining the essentials of deer management using measurable and scientifically backed up data. An essential read for anyone involved in game management.
In Part 1 of the series, we meet Attila, an experienced keeper who had recently taken over a large estate in Hungary and discuss the challenges he faces in optimizing his deer population.