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Reasons You Need a Hunting Permit 2

Posted on January 23, 2023 by Brooke Chaplan

Hunting is an important activity for many people. It can be a great source of food, provide an enjoyable recreational activity, and help to preserve the natural balance in nature. However, it’s important to understand why you need a hunting permit in order to engage in this activity safely and responsibly.

The Permit Process

In most areas, hunters are required to obtain both a valid hunting permit and a permit to carry before they begin hunting. In most cases, permits are available from state or local authorities such as the Department of Fish and Wildlife. You will need to fill out an application form and pay the appropriate fee in order to get your permit approved. Additionally, some states may require that you take a hunter education course prior to obtaining your permit.

Benefits of Having a Hunting Permit

Having a valid hunting permit is beneficial for several reasons. First and foremost, it ensures that you are following all relevant laws and regulations regarding hunting safety and responsible use of wildlife resources. It also serves as proof that you have taken the proper steps to ensure that you are engaging in legal activities while protecting yourself from any potential liability issues. 

Additionally, having a valid hunting permit allows you access to certain areas or activities that might otherwise be restricted without one. For example, some public lands may require hunters to have a valid hunting permit before they can hunt on the property. Also, having a valid permit gives you access to special discounts on equipment or supplies purchased specifically for the purpose of hunting (such as ammunition).

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5 Sports That Improve Hand-Eye Coordination 1

Posted on July 24, 2020 by Brooke Chaplan

Your hand-eye coordination is an asset. Although it’s commonly associated with sports, there are benefits to hand-eye coordination that can be realized off the field. That said, sports can be among the best ways to get yours up to snuff. These five sports can greatly increase your hand-eye coordination.

Tennis

With tennis, it’s all on you to watch the ball and make sure you’re timing things just right. Make your swing too early or too late and lose a point. When you have proper control of your racket and keep your eyes focused, you can keep the ball in play for a very long time.

Basketball

The difference between sinking a basket and missing it can come down to being off by even a fraction of an inch. Professional players make it look easy, but they have become seasoned professionals through hours of practice that lets them figure out the exact right angle for getting the ball through the hoop. Start off by going to your local gym and working on your fundamentals, such as your aim and follow-through. As time goes on, you should have a much better percentage of baskets made.

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Four Good Reasons to Get Into Hunting for Sport 1

Posted on April 18, 2020 by Brooke Chaplan

During hunting season, people can test their skills and develop new abilities while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. There is no time like the present to begin this hobby. However, if you need some convincing, please continue reading to learn about the benefits people reap from hunting.

Improves Physical Health

This activity is fun, mentally stimulating, and it comes with some physical advantages. Hitting the hunting grounds is the type of physical activity that can improve your circulation and build muscle strength. Walking through the woods and carrying large rifles can also help you burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. These are things that lead to better balance, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, and reduce the odds of conditions like diabetes and obesity. Hunting can also help with your vision and cognitive health.

When it comes to hunting, you need to have a good eye for the hunt, and so it’s worth making sure you have the best eyewear if needed, from here. You may find that over time your eyesight becomes a lot more refined than before as you’re concentrating a lot more on smaller details. 

Enhances Everyday Skills

You can boost the abilities you already possess, such as patience, logical thinking, and discipline. These are skills you can apply to your job and essential relationships. Hunting could prevent you from procrastinating on a project, and give you the survival skills you need when dealing with stress at home and within the workplace. When it comes to spotting dangerous situations, this is the type of hobby that can provide you with better insight and safety techniques.

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Rigged Up: What You Need for Hunting Season 2

Posted on November 02, 2014 by Brooke Chaplan

Hunting

It takes a lot of work to prepare for hunting season.

Planning for the next hunting season begins the day after hunting season ends. You need to check and repair your gear, clean your weapons, and replace broken items to be sure the following year’s hunt is even more successful. Read the list below for items you may need to buy, replace, or repair for hunting season.

Track Locations
The first day of hunting season is not the day to scout your locations. Scout your locations early and often. At the very least, identify and map the areas you plan to hunt using Google Maps. A GPS is extremely helpful when tracking locations as well. A properly-placed camera with a motion capture device attached will keep track of what animals are in the area and give you an idea about the most trafficked areas.
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Traditional Sports vs. Modern Sports – Which Is Better? 17

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Brian Braindeaux

Many of our favorite sports have changed drastically over the last few decades; with some becoming obsolete altogether. Some of the sports that were popular with the rich and famous are now sports we all play on a regular basis whereas some sports we all used to play are now nowhere to be seen. Were traditional sports better than their modern counterparts, however? Let’s take a look at some of the hobbies and pastimes that have changed over the years, and which was better; traditional or modern.

Motorsports

Motorsports
Back in 1946, Formula One became the premier single seated racing sport in the world, and it hasn’t given up that title to any other motorsport. Pre-war regulations used to determine the engine capacity of the racing cars, with manufacturers such as Alfa Romeo leading the way in the competition. 4.5 liter cars were allowed, non-supercharged, to race against a supercharged 1.5 liter model. With only a handful of manufacturers being able to compete, the competition was unlike anything sports lovers had ever seen before. Now, the regulations and the cars have changed exponentially, making the competition faster, more thrilling and far more expensive. The Formula One today is followed by millions of motorsport’s fans; some of which travel the globe in order to watch their favorite driver or team. Although the adrenaline rush of motorsports is far greater now, there was something so fantastic about motorsports back then. We think the traditional sport beats the modern day version, hands down. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rusty Staub: A Man For All Ages
      April 8, 2024 | 1:26 pm
      Rusty Staub

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is a former major league baseball player who came into the game as a teenager and stayed until he was in his 40s. In between, Rusty Staub put up a solid career that was primarily spent on expansion or rebuilding teams.

      Originally signed by the Colt .45s at age 17, he made his major league debut as a 19-year old rookie and became only the second player in the modern era to play in more than 150 games as a teenager.

      Though he hit only .224 splitting time between first base and rightfield, Staub did start building a foundation that would turn him into an All-Star by 1967 when he finished fifth in the league with a .333 batting average.

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