The War On Hunters: Take A Picture, Become A Felon

The Constitution’s 1st Amendment is no more sacred to looney left Bolsheviks than any other provision they nitpick to death.

While pornography may be protected in all it’s many facets, pictures of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities might be subject to criminal fines and penalties sometime in the near future if the Supreme Court so rules in the case of United States of America v. Robert J. Stevens.

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Post a Hunting Photo, Go to Jail
By Tracey Taylor, GunReports.com Staff Writer

The Third Circuit struck down a federal law banning “depictions of animal cruelty.” The statute does not ban acts of animal cruelty themselves (and so this case is not about such actions). It bans images of animals being hurt, wounded or killed if the depicted conduct is illegal under federal law or illegal under the state law either (i) where the creation of the depiction occurs, or (ii) where the depiction is sold or possessed. That means that a picture taken of the killing of an animal during a hunt (perfectly lawful where it occurred) could be a federal felony crime if that picture is sold or possessed somewhere in the United States where hunting (or the particular type of hunting, ie, crossbow) is prohibited.

A case to be heard by Supreme Court of the United States might result in felony charges and jail time for any person, outlet or entity that shows or sells depictions of hunting activities.

According to the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), the case of United States of America v. Robert J. Stevens could expose a private gun owner who is shown online with game taken legally in one state to criminal charges in another jurisdiction where taking the game isn’t legal.

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Lee &Tiffany Lakosky Deer Hunt On Youtube!

It is nice to see some youngsters get their own show! Sure, they are bowhunters, but you can not have everything! Great narrative and production values. Watch early and watch often.

Tantalizing Excerpt:

In this clip from Scent-Lok’s Gettin’ Close, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky hunt whitetail deer in Iowa for 55 straight days! Gettin’ Close can be seen only on Outdoor Channel.

Rifle Barrel Explodes

People call me superstitous, but I run a rod and patch through my rifle everytime I load it.  The cleaning rod with patch attached is in the case next to the rifle to remind me.   As much as humanly possible keep an eye on the muzzle. Do not lean the barrel against rough tree bark, lay the rifle on the ground or do any of a thousand things to introduce foreign material into the barrel.

2nd Amendment Suspended When Politicians Are In Town

So what was the guy supposed to do? Sneak around with his CASED rifles? Open carry his rifles without a case?

Complete link:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/aug/24/man-arrested-carrying-weapons-pelosi-hotel/

Irritating Excerpt:

Man arrested carrying weapons at Pelosi hotel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefly evacuated from her downtown Denver hotel Saturday when a man carrying two hunting rifles and two pistols tried to check in to the hotel.

Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley said 29-year-old Joseph Calanchini, of Pinedale, Wyo., faces a charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon after police officers at the Grand Hyatt hotel noticed him carrying a rifle-type case while checking in. Calanchini did not have a concealed weapons permit, said Lance Clem, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Safety.

Free Hunting Day In Tennessee

Here is a program to be emulated around the country.  Salute to the Tennessee Wildlife Management Folks!

http://www.tennessee.gov/twra/news/freehunting.html

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FREE HUNTING DAY For Tennessee Residents SET FOR AUGUST 23

August 23, the opening day for the 2008 squirrel hunting season, has been established as a free hunting day in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

This special day offers a chance to introduce a youth or an adult to squirrel hunting, the species which most of us started out hunting. It is also a good opportunity for those folks who have not tried hunting in a while to get back into the woods.

On free hunting day, all resident hunters are exempted from hunting licenses and WMA permits requirements. Not all WMA’s are open to hunting on August 23th. Be sure to check the information for particular WMA’s in the 2008 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide.

In addition to squirrels, those species that have a year-round season will be open as well. The year-round species are: armadillo, beaver, coyote, English sparrow, groundhog, nutria, pigeon, starling, and striped skunk.