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Deer Hunting is not just a season. It's a way of life.



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Whitetail deer Doorbell Funny Picture

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 02:42:00 +0000

Whitetail Deer Hunters can be a wierd bunch, dressing up like a pumpkin and sitting in the woods at 6 above, but this guy takes the cake.




Deer Hunting Stories from Minnesota

Wed, 15 Aug 2007 21:57:00 +0000

Everyone remembers their first time shooting a Buck. Please share your stories and pictures of your first Deer.

I shot my first Deer in November of 2004. We were hunting private land in Pine County, MN and it was freezing outside. Swede and I were stand hunting and after sitting for about 2 hours in 12 degree weather, I was frozen. I hadn't seen nor heard a thing except for the farmers donkey, when i heard that " Snap". I looked behind me and there was a nice 9pt just walking along, smelling the rut, without a care in the world.

(image) I slowly turned, raised my 30.06 and fired.....CLICK! My rifle misfired, so i quickly rechambered my bolt action, raised my rifle and ClICK!...Another misfire. This happened 2 more times, before I had to completely reload my rifle. Surprising, the Deer didn't even noticed me. It continued to slowly walk, it's nose to the earth, completely oblivious to my frantic attempts to get my damn gun to fire.

So, now i have reloaded my rifle and sure enough, I cant see the deer anywhere. Looking through my scope, I final catch a glimspe of its tail through the woods. My first shot misses and yet the deer doesnt run. I reload and fire again....BANG and the Deer disappears.

At this point, I am crushed as I figured there was no way that I had hit the deer. I climb down from my stand and walk in the general direction of where I think the deer was standing. As I approach, I see it laying on the ground...No blood nothing...I had hit it in the spine and dropped it where it stood. The Deer never knew what hit it



Top Deer Hunting Video Games

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 05:51:00 +0000




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Thousands of Free Video Games Released After Four Months of Development

Mon, 14 May 2007 20:59:00 +0000

Nome, May. 14 -- 2500 Free Video Games held in beta for four months were released on Sunday and should be ready for action in time for Monday's return to work, Deerbeards.com announced, bringing cheers across a nation that had anguished over their impending workweek.

"I have a profound joy in announcing to you that all 2500+ Free Video Games have just been freed by our Developers," Spokesman Ole GreyBeard told the upper house of Parliament as gamers erupted in applause.

DeerBeards.com spokesman Chet Norris said the video games were expected to be released last Wednesday, but he game no details regarding the delays. The games, including Big Bucks Revenge 2, were handed over for release at 10.51 p.m. last evening, said Norris

PLAY TOP 100 GAMES



Dick Cheney Hunting Accident Video

Wed, 02 May 2007 23:56:00 +0000

This is the only known copy of the infamous Dick Cheney shooting accident. It was caught on tape by a roaming ferret and mailed to our address. After much deliberation, Hunting News hasdecided to air this shocking video. As Journalists, it is our duty, no matter how tasteless the footage, to share the truth with our viewing audience

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Hunting Evolution

Wed, 02 May 2007 21:33:00 +0000

Outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the phrase "Hunting Beard", but much like telling camp stories of Sasquatch, no one knows when the tradition started. Through out history, hunters and mountain men have always grown and maintained flowing manes of facial hair. Fundamentally, the purpose of a hunting beard was to provide warmth and protection for the hunter. Today, a beard directly connects the hunter to their primal roots.

Hunting Beard Evolution

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The evolutionary history of bearded hunting clans can be traced back for some 4 million years, as one of the oldest of all surviving mammal groups. Most paleontologists consider that these "clans" share a common ancestor with early primates and probably lived during the late Cretaceous together with the last dinosaurs. It was during this time that the oldest known Big Game Hunting Clans flourished in North America, but they were also widespread in Eurasia and Africa.

During the tropical conditions of the Paleocene and Eocene, things looked bleak for the Clans, as heat exhaustion and chaffing were major concerns. With the beginning of modern climates, marked by the formation of the first North American ice, many primates went extinct but the bearded clans survived and are known today as...THE DEERBEARDS

What is a DeerBeard?
(image) "Deer Beards" are special for these are the beards grown by otherwise cleanly shaved men, solely for the hunting season. Unlike our bearded ancestors, modern day hunters spend far less time engaged in their favorite past-time. Scientists blame Mans transformation from "Hunter/Gatherer" to "Sitter/Sleeper" on a steady food supply, but some experts blame the invention of the "Drive Thru window", cable and the term "WIFE". Today, the typical hunter gathers only once a year to relive the glory of eons past.

Growing a Deer Beard affords these domesticated coach potatoes an opportunity to achieve the special bond that starvation and scurvy created in our forefathers. Shedding most modern conveniences, these hunters return to their original state of MEN! Men of the woods, men who eat jerky, cold chili and say things like "If it's Brown, It's Down" and "If growing a beards wrong, I don't want to be right."

A Deer Beard affords the common man an opportunity to connect to something special. It is the membership card into the Club of Men. It says "I take my coffee black, change my own oil and can drop a deer from 200 yards."

Happy Hunting,




Deer Hunting Essentials

Fri, 06 Apr 2007 02:55:00 +0000

Deer Hunting
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If hunters held a popularity contest for wild animals, the whitetail deer would win every time. Admired for its speed and jumping ability, a deer can run 40 miles per hour and leap over a fence 8 feet tall. Besides their beauty, Deer are also extremely challenging animals to hunt.

Deer move silently through the woods, constantly aware of the hunter’s presence and can disappear from sight in the blink of an eye. Deer are naturally camouflaged and their acute sense of smell is 1000 times more powerful than humans. Even the best hunter can leave the woods after 3 straight weeks, without firing a shot.

Hunting Gear

A few things every hunter needs are deer stand, weapon, waterproof boots, knife, tags, orange clothing, rope and a permit. There are two different types of deer stands, ladder stands, and climbers. Ladder stands are ladders with a platform on top of them chained to a tree. Climber stands are platforms with a seat that may be carried on your back and then placed usually about 4-8 feet off the ground on a tree.

Waterproof boots are not essential but they come in very handy, especially since deer do not always fall down where you shoot them and may run for a few miles into the woods. Knives are essential for skinning and field dressing deer. Tags and permits are required to hunt deer legally; they may be purchased from local sporting good stores or your state’s DNR website.

Rope is necessary for dragging your deer after the kill. Adult female white-tailed deer can weigh 145 pounds, males 170. The heaviest whitetail ever recorded in the United States was a 500-pound Minnesota buck.

Hunters and environmentalist alike will agree that deer hunting is an extremely valuable wildlife conservation tool that ensures the biological success of our natural resources, while supporting the nation’s economy.

38 Million Strong, the American Hunter pours $70 billion into the economy annually--with a whopping $179 billion in ripple effect. This makes the American Hunter among the most prominent and inflectional of all demographic groups.

The American Deer Hunter, Men and women from all walks of life, doing what they love, growing the economy, helping conservation and contributing to society.



Deer crashes through Chuck E Cheese

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 05:26:00 +0000

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Customers at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant got more than they bargained for when a deer crashed through the restaurant. The deer jumped through the window at the pizza restaurant at Southern Hills Mall on Sunday.

No one was hurt, said Kris Walter, a mall spokeswoman.

She said a couple of guys jumped on top on the deer and held it down until officials from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources arrived.

The deer was injured but was able to be taken out of town and turned loose, Walter said.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal,
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com
Source: Sioux City Journal



Google search reveals forgotten past

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 05:38:00 +0000

Search engines like Google help people communicate, access valuable information and browse through billions of web pages more rapidly and efficiently than ever before. Search engines are the perfect combination of research assistant and historian, as they make finding useful information a breeze, yet they archive data and never forget.

The power of the search has changed our world forever and until today I would have said that almost all of the changes have been for the better. I quickly learned that Power, even power contained by a cluster can be dangerous. Everything was just fine....
Until I Discovered This!!

(image) This blazing Orange horror scorched my eyes as my mind begged me to say it wasn't so. I felt sick, much like a trapped rabbit with no where to run. How could it be that the original version of our web page was still alive? Why oh why oh why!!!

I understand maintaining a database of historically valuable documents or dot coms, but how can storing a site like this benefit anyone?

I understand our original desire to have a website, I just don't remember it looking quite like this. I also vaguely recall writing:

"Join Ole GreyBeard, The Big Swede and friends on their annual journey into the wilderness. Heroes to beards and the men who grow them, these warriors eat chili, search for deer and answer the call of duty, whenever duty calls. See, Smell and Taste the Adventure! "It's not a season, It's a way of Life!" -

but it was much funnier when originally created!

What will my friends on Twitter blurb about me now?




Top 10 reasons why Wives and Hunting dont Mix

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 21:22:00 +0000

10 Do you have this in pink?
9) Does this make me look fat?
8) Do my nipples show?
7) I'm not touching THAT?
6) You shot Bambi!
5) But they're so Cute
4) We should call the Kids?
3) Do you have a Blanket?
2) I'm Cold
1) I have to Pee

I hope you enjoy this post as it will most likely be the last one I make as a Married Guy



Wyoming Elk Found With CWD

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:20:00 +0000

Source: BigGameHunt.Net
Source: Wyoming Game and Fish
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The Wyoming department of Game and fish announced a confirmed case of CWD in an Elk

A cow elk displaying symptoms of chronic wasting disease south of Encampment was confirmed to have been infected with the disease Feb. 28, according to tests conducted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Laboratory.

It was the first elk to test positive for CWD in hunt area 14, although several deer have tested positive in the area in past years.

The elk had been reported to the Game and Fish by concerned public with the classic CWD symptoms of being emaciated, profuse salivation and disorientation. The animal was collected and taken to the laboratory by Game Warden Matt Withroder Feb. 17.

"We're not surprised at the discovery because the disease had been detected in deer in the area and it is also found in Colorado hunt areas to the south," said Jeff Smith, wildlife supervisor for the Game and Fish's Laramie Region.

CWD is a fatal neurological disease that has been diagnosed in deer, elk and moose in 10 states and two Canadian provinces. Animals show no apparent signs of illness throughout much of the disease's course. In terminal stages of CWD, animals typically are emaciated and display abnormal behavior.

There is no confirmed link between CWD and any human illness.

For more information on CWD visit the Game and Fish Web site at http://gf.state.wy.us.



Killer Games - Free Hunting Video Games

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 06:45:00 +0000

Everyone loves video games, especially when they're free. The DeerBeards have again listened to they faithful members and are proud to announce the addition of three new free Hunting Games.

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The new games are Hunting with Peter, Big Bird Hunting and Bird Hunting. These games are fun and best of all...FREE

While your there, please check out the DeerBeards signature Game

(image) The difference between the Big Buck's Revenge game series and your traditional deer hunting simulation is you play the roll of the Deer. The tables are turned in this sure to be favorite.

Big Buck's Revenge II is certain to be a favorite with wives, PETA and animal lovers everywhere. Practice safe hunting and take your best shots with the listed deer hunting games.




Minnesota Deer Hunting License bill on track in House

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 07:51:00 +0000

(image) ST. PAUL (AP) - Despite resistance from a powerful hunters' group, a bill that would tack an extra dollar cost onto deer hunting licenses remained on track Monday in the Minnesota House.

The Environmental and Natural Resources Committee approved the surcharge on a 10-5 vote. The money it would raise each year - almost $500,000 - would repay meat processors who turn donated deer into venison for food shelves.

R. Jane Brown, executive director of the Second Harvest Heartland food bank, said finding enough butchered venison is a continual challenge.

"Deer meat is highly desirable because it is abundant and nutritious and high in protein, which is in short supply among donated food products," Brown said in an e-mail to lawmakers....

Complete Story Click Here

Source: http://www.kstp.com



Deer Hunting help communities by easing Hunger

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 07:31:00 +0000

Since 1991, Virginia deer hunters have donated in excess of 3 million pounds of venison to a nonprofit organization called Hunters for the Hungry.

More than 12 million servings of venison have reached our state's poor and hungry. In 2006 alone, Virginia hunters donated 356,054 pounds of meat to this organization; that equals 1,000 pounds of food a day for people who suffer the effects of poverty and disaster. We cannot think of a better way to help the community than to feed those who need it most.

The fees for hunting and fishing licenses are an important source of revenue for game preserves. These preserves enable deer and other animals to live in a natural habitat with no danger of the land's being developed.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries uses that money to maintain more than 1,000 miles of road and 200,000 acres of land in 36 management areas that are kept open and in good condition for public use.

They also work with the U.S. Forest Service to help manage 1.5 million acres of wildlife habitat in National Forest lands in Virginia. This would be impossible without the fees hunters and fishermen pay for licenses.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that about 1.5 million deer-automobile accidents occur each year in the U.S. Those accidents account for about 150 deaths and $1.1 billion in damages. Not only would these statistics grow astronomically if people were unable to hunt, but auto insurance bills would skyrocket, as well.

So please, before anyone runs off at the mouth about how hunters "enjoy killing" or "should leave the control of wildlife population to God," educate yourself on the subject.

Chris and Sarah Hart Stafford

Source: http://www.fredericksburg.com/flshome/



Hunters against Hunger supports the Field to Fork Program

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 07:16:00 +0000

Hunters Against HungerHunters Against Hunger is a program dedicated to providing quality venison to food shelves in the state of Minnesota. It is designed to follow all of the rules and regulations set forth by Minnesota's Department of Agriculture (meat quality regulation) and Department of Natural Resources (big game hunting regulation).

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Hunters Against Hunger is run by volunteers from Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and funded by participating chapters and the state office.

How and where can I donate?
A hunter can donate an entire deer or a portion of a deer. Click here for full details on donating.

MDA Approved Processors
Click here for a list of Minnesota Department of Agriculture approved processors

Participating Food Shelves
Find a local foodshelf. When contacting a local food shelf, be sure to ask if they accept and pick up donated venison from MDA approved processors.

DNR Field to Fork Brochure
Download the PDF: HAH-DNR_Field_to_Fork_Brochure.pdf



Got a taste for testicles You will have a Ball

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 07:08:00 +0000

Rocky Mountain oysters

The Testicle Festival is held in spring because that's when calves are castrated. Steers render better meat than bulls. Castration also calms their tempers and prevents inbreeding once they're released to pasture.

Rocky Mountain oysters, as they're referred to elsewhere, are nothing to blush about. They are good eatin' for those with old-fashioned pallets and a sense of culinary efficiency.

Like sweetbreads and menudo, Rocky Mountain oysters are classic among ranchers with strong stomachs and a flare for masking dishes with heavy seasoning, bread crumbs and creative names.

Those who've tried them describe them as crunchy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside.

More on the Story CLICK HERE



Hunting Ethics are both Personal and Public

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 06:35:00 +0000

Hunting ethics is a term which defines the true standards, conduct and moral judgement of a sportsman. Some say that people's hunting ethics are also a mirror image of the rest of their personal lives.

Ethics for the hunter can be broken down into personal and public ethics. The personal ethics of a sportsman deal with the way he treats his sport, the animals and other hunters. Though often distasteful, personal ethics do not usually entail illegal activity. On the other hand, public ethics deal with issues such as breaking game laws, trespassing on private property, poaching, etc.

Personal Ethics

Every ethical hunter should practice personal ethics as a way of showing respect for his fellow sportsmen and the animals. Instead of fighting over a particular hunting area, it is considered ethical to share the area or invite the other hunter to hunt it one day and then you hunt it the next day.

Personal disregard for another hunter's right to be in the woods should also be avoided, such as making noise to chase away game because someone beat you to your favorite spot, or putting on a drive where other hunters are stand hunting.

One of the most ethically irresponsible things a hunter can do is not follow up his shot. Always do everything possible to retrieve a wounded animal, including spending the entire day looking for it.

Public Ethics

Party hunting, shooting an animal for another hunter, poaching, or leaving a deer in the woods because it is "just" a doe or small buck are not only grossly unethical, but also illegal. If the sportsman is supposed to be in the deer woods to commune with nature and enjoy the animals we love so much, it is reasonable that an ethical hunter would not even consider some of the above mentioned ethical and legal violations.

Today, hunters are waging a battle against anti-hunters. We're also waging a more discouraging battle against adverse publicity from those few unethical sportsmen who's actions give the majority of ethical, law abiding hunters a black eye.

Ultimately, public opinion will decide whether hunting as we know it will continue. It is our duty to do everything possible to win this war. Sportsmanship



Americas Deadliest Big Game Animal

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 05:59:00 +0000

If I were to ask you what you thought America's deadliest big game animal was, what would you say? This animal kills or injures more people every year than any other animal. Would you say the grizzly bear or maybe the mountain lion? You would probably be very surprised when I told you that the white-tailed deer not only causes more human deaths and injuries but also causes more damage and destruction than any other big game animal.


(image) Over 120 people are killed in the United States each year in deer-related car crashes, and hundreds more are injured. This far surpasses the few deaths and injuries caused by mountain lions and grizzly bears.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, average cost of damage to each of the 300,000 vehicles involved in collisions with deer each year is over $600, totaling more than $180 million.

Deer cause enormous damage to farm crops and suburban landscaping as well. Biologists studying declining bird populations, including woodcock, believe there is a link to the consumption of habitat by deer.

Another growing problem caused by deer is Lyme disease and two new diseases, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis, all three carried by deer ticks. About 14,000 new cases of Lyme disease alone are reported in the United States annually. These tick bites are not just coming from the deep woods but from people's backyards in their urban neighborhoods.

Sixty-five years ago it would have been laughable to imagine too many deer in North America. There was even concern at that time that they would soon be extinct. Today there are more than 25 million white-tailed deer and 5 million mule deer in the United States, and the populations continue to climb.

The cause of the deer population explosion is multifaceted. Foremost, state conservation departments have for decades been successfully managing deer for hunting by providing the animals with food, cover and protection. Additionally the 65 million people who feed birds in their backyards have also successfully managed deer by unwittingly providing optimum habitat.
Nature has also had a hand in the success. Prior to the 1980s, winter kill was a part of the deer management formula. But the mild winters in the past decade have resulted in very little mortality.

The only effective way to reduce deer populations is to cull them, preferably by hunting. Many conservation departments have dramatically increased their deer permits for both residents and non-residents.

This can help, but more controversial is how to control deer in urban and suburban areas and people's backyards where public hunting is either not permitted or is impractical. Numerous methods of control have been attempted, from trapping to contraceptives, but except for shooting the deer outright, nothing has proven effective.

Urban deer task forces consisting of cross sections of community interests continue to grapple with the problem of what to do with America's deadliest and most destructive big game animal



Armadillos are Cute and Taste Great

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 04:33:00 +0000

Armadillos are an amazing group of animals that originated in South America. Armadillos are mammals and their closest relatives are sloths and anteaters. Armadillos are built to dig. They have short, strong legs that are well suited to rapid digging, either for food or for shelter. Like their cousins, the sloth and anteater, armadillos have strong claws.

On top of all these amazing facts, Armadillos taste great. There are numerous recipes for Armadillo including Armadillo in Cream Sauce, Armadillo and Rice and of course my favorite

Armadillo Casserole:

Two lbs. armadillo meat
8 ounces of butter
Lemon juice
Dash onion salt
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Lemon pepper to taste

Season with salt, pepper, lemon pepper, lemon juice, and rub with butter. Wrap in foil and bake at 325 degrees F. for approximately 45 minutes. Remove foil, add more butter and brown. For barbecued armadillo, baste with barbecue sauce over grill after removing foil



Grizzly Bear attacking Man caught on Tape

Sat, 17 Mar 2007 21:36:00 +0000

Grizzly Bears are one of the last remains "Wild Animals" who can still raise the back of all Outdoor Enthusiasts. Imagine a peaceful afternoon spent trout fishing when you are greeted by the sight of a charging Grizzly.
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How to survive a Grizzly Bear Attack

Sat, 17 Mar 2007 21:15:00 +0000

I was browsing the internet when I came across this amazing site The Traveling Hunter from Anthony Acerrano . This article answers the question "What's the best way to defend yourself if you run into a grizzly while hunting--or if a grizzly tries to run into you?"Nearly all authorities on the subject agree that the first two words to memorize in this regard are "pepper spray." I'm fully aware that some hunters associate pepper spray with politically correct, granola-eating, New Age, tree-hugger crapola. "Just give me my gun," these guys brag, "and I'll drop any charging griz like a sack of rocks."Other hunters are less fanatical on the subject, but simply have serious (and understandable) doubts about the efficacy of a spray can to stop one of the largest and most dangerous animals in North America. Doesn't it just make sense that a high-caliber bullet is more potent, and more effective in a life-or-death situation?It’s a reasonable question, and by no means should hunters dismiss the power and value of their firearms, as we'll discuss later. But as is so often the case when it comes to bears, the answer is more complex than it might first appear.Studies by biologist Stephen Herrero and others indicate that pepper spray works on charging bears about 90 to 96 percent of the time. Mark Matheny, a hunter who was seriously mauled by a grizzly several years ago while deer hunting north of Yellowstone Park, and who subsequently began a career devoted to bear self-defense and the manufacture of UDAP pepper spray, explains how a mere blast of cayenne aerosol can stop an angry griz:"First, with a charging bear the loud hissing and billowing cloud startles them, lessening or turning their aggressive intentions into a state of surprise or even defensive evasion. When a bear hits the wall of fog and breathes it in, his sense of smell is instantly shut down, which confuses any animal. Chemically, pepper spray is an inflammatory agent, an irritant, that gets into the bear's mucus membranes, causing temporary blindness, choking, and difficulty breathing. In many cases, they go off hacking and coughing."For those who believe a gun is still a better bet to stop a bear, Matheny adds:"Some people think a .44 magnum or large-caliber rifle is going to have the 'power' to stop a bear. But you're talking about a bullet not much wider than a writing pen hitting a vital area. That's assuming you even get a bullet off. Most times when someone with a firearm is attacked, they don't get a shot off. You've got to get the gun up, aim, and fire. With pepper spray, you can fire right from the holster, putting up a wide stream, even a fog, of deterrent. You can respond instantly and the likelihood of hitting the bear is much greater."Another compelling reason for the use of pepper spray instead of bullets is that many grizzly charges are not full "attacks," but are only attempts by the bear to discourage and intimidate human intruders. For instance, if you surprise a grizzly feeding on an elk carcass (possibly your elk carcass), the bear might charge without intending actual contact, its purpose being to simply drive you away.Of course, for those who aren't expert at reading bear behavior, it's fair to ask, "How am I supposed to know whether the bear means business or is just bluffing?" Which is precisely why pepper spray is a better alternative to a bullet in most situations. With the spray, you can very likely discourage the bear without worsening the situation or elevating it to an irreversibly deadlier level. [...]



Funniest Shooting Video part 2 This Gun Kicks Butt

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 22:39:00 +0000

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Hunting Beard Evolution reveals secrets of Early Man

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 04:01:00 +0000

Outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the phrase "Hunting Beard", but much like telling camp stories of Sasquatch, no one knows when the tradition started. Through out history, hunters and mountain men have always grown and maintained flowing manes of facial hair. Fundamentally, the purpose of a hunting beard was to provide warmth and protection for the hunter. Today, a beard directly connects the hunter to their primal roots.

Hunting Beard Evolution

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The evolutionary history of bearded hunting clans can be traced back for some 4 million years, as one of the oldest of all surviving mammal groups. Most paleontologists consider that these "clans" share a common ancestor with early primates and probably lived during the late Cretaceous together with the last dinosaurs. It was during this time that the oldest known Big Game Hunting Clans flourished in North America, but they were also widespread in Eurasia and Africa.

During the tropical conditions of the Paleocene and Eocene, things looked bleak for the Clans, as heat exhaustion and chaffing were major concerns. With the beginning of modern climates, marked by the formation of the first North American ice, many primates went extinct but the bearded clans survived and are known today as...THE DEERBEARDS

What is a DeerBeard?
(image) "Deer Beards" are special for these are the beards grown by otherwise cleanly shaved men, solely for the hunting season. Unlike our bearded ancestors, modern day hunters spend far less time engaged in their favorite past-time. Scientists blame Mans transformation from "Hunter/Gatherer" to "Sitter/Sleeper" on a steady food supply, but some experts blame the invention of the "Drive Thru window", cable and the term "WIFE". Today, the typical hunter gathers only once a year to relive the glory of eons past.

Growing a Deer Beard affords these domesticated coach potatoes an opportunity to achieve the special bond that starvation and scurvy created in our forefathers. Shedding most modern conveniences, these hunters return to their original state of MEN! Men of the woods, men who eat jerky, cold chili and say things like "If it's Brown, It's Down" and "If growing a beards wrong, I don't want to be right."

A Deer Beard affords the common man an opportunity to connect to something special. It is the membership card into the Club of Men. It says "I take my coffee black, change my own oil and can drop a deer from 200 yards."

Happy Hunting,




Amazing Video of Killer Whales hunting Seals

Wed, 14 Mar 2007 06:05:00 +0000

Off Argentina and the Crozet Islands, Orcas feed on South American sea lion and elephant seal pups in shallow water; even beaching themselves temporarily. Beaching, usually fatal to whales, is not an instinctive behaviour. Adult Orcas have been observed to teach the younger whales the skills of hunting in shallow water. Off Argentina, adults pull seals off the shoreline for younger whales to recapture. Off the Crozet Islands, mothers have been seen pushing their calves onto the beach, waiting to pull the youngster back if needed.

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Another technique for capturing seals is known as wave-hunting: Orcas spy-hop to locate seals resting on ice floes, and then create waves by swimming together in groups to wash over the floe. This causes the seal to be thrown into the water where another Orca waits to kill it. This behaviour has only been recorded a few times and it is not known how often it occurs. The most recent recorded instance in April 2006 ended with the group of Orcas actually returning the seal to the ice floe after they had shown the younger animals how to properly perform the technique.

In Prince William Sound, killer whales feed primarily on Dall's porpoise and harbor seals. When hunting seals, the whales separate and slide along shorelines or through tight, rock-strewn channels. They also forage near tidewater glaciers in search of seals that haul out on the ice floes in late spring. In open water, where Dall's porpoise are found, the whales of this region spread out across a passage, breathing quietly, milling at the surface, silently awaiting prey. The whales of this region do not eat fish.

Killer whales off New Zealand toss venomous stingrays back and forth with their teeth. As reported in the New Scientist, a whale will pluck a ray off the ocean floor. When the whale resurfaces, the ray is still alive, flapping in the whale's mouth. What happens next can best be described as a marine version of a game of frisbee: one whale tosses the ray to a second, which then either tosses the ray back or forwards it to a third. Researchers believe the action is an attempt to position the ray so that it can be eaten safely. Another possibility is that tossing stingrays is one way adult killer whales teach their offspring to catch dangerous prey.



Extreme Lion Hunting Video - Hunter almost gets mauled by Lion

Wed, 14 Mar 2007 04:56:00 +0000

Facing a lion in the African savanna is an experience that is not quickly forgotten. Hunting a lion will change your life forever. Watch as a guided lion hunt in the African savanna almost turns deadly as the hunters become the hunted.

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LION - Panthera Leo

Of all Africa's animals none are better known than the mighty "King of the Beasts" immortalised in many Hollywood movies and adventure hunting novels. The lion exudes majesty and power, always a breathtaking sight to any hunter and rightly so.

No hunter can ever forget the gaze of intent yellow eyes calculating from within dense thorn scrub, the earth shattering roar or the crunching of bones in the darkness. Try hunting a hungry lion that has no fear of man, on foot, in dense vegetation...if you survive you'll come away with a new perspective on life.