The Hunting community has branched out from the woods to the World Wide Web: hunting resources available online are vast and thorough. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hunter, these Web sites help you get licensed in any U.S. state, determine what kinds of game to hunt, and expand your knowledge of weaponry and available outfits.
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Like any sport, hunting has a community of fans and enthusiasts. Hunting is unique, however, in that most fans are hunters themselves. Hunting news is especially interesting for sportsmen who can learn about hunting championships and events while also choosing to participate. Here we suggest some of the best places to go if you want to stay informed about the latest hunting news and find ways to participate in hunting culture.
- Many of the major hunting Web sites discussed throughout this guide, like HuntingNet.com, post updated articles about hunting on their homepages. These sites also have blogs and forums and are a good place to stay in touch with other sportsmen.
- One of the best ways to be informed about the hunting community is to visit the blogs and forums available on most of the Web sites listed below. News and events are posted by the Web sites themselves but some of the most valuable information comes from what other hunters are saying to one another.
has an Outdoors Hunting Index, that features individual hunters and has articles detailing current issues in hunting. An “Outdoors Headlines” section keeps you informed about the latest wildlife and hunting news such as the status of wildlife endangerment and upcoming hunting championships.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation
(NSSF) supports programs designed to “ensure the future of hunting.” The Web site lists articles about hunting that have recently appeared in the news. Scroll down the page for links to many other hunting sites that operate in partnership with the NSSF. Visit the “Hunting Heritage Partnership” link, for example, which offers grants that serve to “create more opportunities to hunt,” and to “recruit next generation hunters.”
claims to be the oldest hunting magazine in the United States. Visit the online version of the publication for articles and forums that detail the most contemporary issues in hunting. Visit “The Traveling Hunter” link to find great advice for hunters planning a trip. The “Reports Afield” link details current hunting news and adventure stories.
The Hunting Report
has lots of news and articles for “the hunter who travels” as well as extensive reviews of hunting outfitters. You have to subscribe for most content but you can sample some articles for free. Membership costs $60 annually for U.S. residents, though you can save money with multiyear subscriptions.
The National Rifle Association
offers news in this link. Visit the “Explore the NRA” section to be connected with all NRA Web sites, including one that links to “Guns and Hunting.” This news site has a ticker at the bottom of the screen that continually broadcasts the most relevant gun news. Scheduled broadcasts are aired on the site as well—watch spokespeople and anchors deliver NRA news right on your computer screen.
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