Author: Ryan Wilby

NRA President Challenges Obama to Debate on Guns

Releasing an 8-minute video on Wednesday, Wayne Lapierre got right to the point and challenged the President to a debate on gun control. Last week’s Town Hall event on CNN hit television sets across America on the heels of Obama’s announcement of new gun control measures.  During the broadcast, the president actually poked fun at the idea that this might be some sort of conspiracy, there are many that remain skeptical of his true motives and those who support these measures in Washington.  He also went on to say that he would, in fact, entertain the idea of meeting...

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Posts User Photo Depicting Earless Elk

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) quite often shares a number of photos captured by their audience to their social profiles such as Facebook.  While most images depict majestic elk, often with beautiful scenery as the back drop, yesterday’s post left a few of us puzzled. The photograph was of a bull elk who was missing his ears.  After a bit of research I learned that this particular elk lives in the National Elk Refuge  bordered by Jackson, Wyoming, where you can hop on a horse-drawn sleigh and secure photographs of this elk and others much like it, ideally...

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Wildlife Artist Ryan Kirby’s Amazing Artwork

What is described as second nature, Ryan Kirby’s  work found him at a very young age.  While many believe they are destined to choose a craft in life, painting naturally chose Ryan when he first began painting wild animals from around the family farm. His work caught my eye via The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Facebook page and I have been enamoured ever since.  Scroll below to see what I mean: See & Be Seen was painted in the heart of the Florida spring turkey season and was used on the cover of the March 2015 Fur-Fish-Game Painted during...

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Catching Drivers Attention with ‘Suicidal Deer’ Signs

Button Township Highway Commissioner Ron Hilligoss just might be on to something out in Paxton, Illinois. Located in Ford County, Paxton is your usual middle-American small town, all except for one newly-installed roadside sign. After Mr. Hilligoss’ nephew texted him a photo of a traffic sign taken out in Colorado, referring to the local deer as “suicidal”, he decided Ford County might be able to use them as well. “My nephew sent me a picture of one of these signs out in Colorado about six months ago,” Hilligoss told The Paxton Record. “He texted it to me, and I...

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State of New York Mulling Over Idea of Using Air Rifles for Big Game Hunting

When speaking about air rifles, many of us are instantly transported back to our childhood. With memories of target practice from a very young with our Daisy air rifles, the process of migrating from air rifles to shotguns and slightly larger caliber rifles was somewhat of a rite of passage for many of us. Today, air gun manufacturers and more importantly, the technology utilized to enhance these weapons is beyond impressive. While historically, air rifles such as the Girandoni Air Rifles were effectively used for exploration during the Lewis and Clark Expedition of western North America, the case is...

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