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General Discussion / Florida Python Round Up
« on: Today at 08:27:23 AM »
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The numbers are in for Florida’s python elimination program and they are ridiculous. The state hired hunters to go into swamps and remove the unwanted snakes. After they tallied up all the inches and pounds the final numbers were astounding.

According to News Channel 4 out of Jacksonville, hunters killed over two miles worth of snakes with a weight approximately 10.4 tons. In total, 1,711 snakes have been captured during the program which is attempting to get rid of Burmese pythons that continue to do severe damage to the Everglades ecosystem.

Hunters were paid $50 a snake and $25 dollar bonus per foot for snakes over 4 feet. So an 8 ft snake would be worth $150 bucks. Also, a snake found guarding a nest with eggs is worth an additional $100.

The largest python ever killed in Florida was a female that measured 18 feet in length and weighed 128 pounds. If that snake was captured by one of the hunters it would have netted them a cool $400.

Brian Hargrove of Miami captured 235 snakes, the most of any hunter in the program.

Even though those numbers sound impressive much more is needed. Scientist estimate that conservatively there are at least 30,000 pythons in Florida and some researchers say that number could be as high as 300,000. Either way the removal of 1,711 snakes is great but is only scratching the surface.

A lot more work needs to be done. More hunters and money is needed to even put a dent into the population. Hopefully people and Government officials can come together and take even more decisive action.

http://thehuntingnews.com/numb...cAvb8hzAM4k9qOIlVuOM

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General Discussion / Defend OUR Second Amendment!!!
« on: March 25, 2019, 09:15:35 AM »
 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

NRA-ILA: Institute for Legislative Action
Washington: Firearm Seizure & Other Bills to Be Heard In Committees

This week, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice and the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary will be hearing several bills affecting Second Amendment rights that crossed over from the opposite chamber.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1465, House Bill 1786, and Senate Bill 5027.  Click the “Take Action” buttons below to contact committee members.

Contact Senate Committee on Law & Justice  Click Here   https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5966



Contact House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary   Click Here   https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5967



House Bill 1465, sponsored by Representative Roger Goodman (D-45), would require CPL holders to undergo a state background check on handgun purchases instead of the instant NICS check that is currently being conducted as a courtesy by the FBI.  Unfortunately, beginning July 1st, the FBI will no longer be conducting these courtesy NICS checks for CPL holders.  The Senate Committee on Law & Justice will hear HB 1465 on March 25th at 10:00AM.

House Bill 1786, sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would expand firearm seizures to a wider range of protective orders with little to no due process, and in some cases, would remove a judge’s discretion as to whether to impose firearm restrictions upon respondents of protective orders.  The Senate Committee on Law & Justice will hear HB 1786 on March 25th at 10:00AM.

Senate Bill 5027, sponsored by Senator David Frockt (D-46), would expand Washington’s existing Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO).  It would affirm that the ERPO can be issued against minors while also infringing upon the self-defense rights of law-abiding parents or others in the household without due process.   The state House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary will hear SB 5027 on March 26th at 10:00AM.

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General Discussion / February P.O.M. Contest Winner announced!!!
« on: March 07, 2019, 07:57:55 AM »
Congrats to TerryWSmith for winning our February P.O.M. Contest!!!          :hello:

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Polls / February P.O.M. Contest (VOTE)
« on: March 01, 2019, 08:48:35 AM »
Good Luck All!!!    :hello:

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Photography / March P.O.M. Contest
« on: March 01, 2019, 08:44:36 AM »
This month the Theme is Predators. Any picture can be entered. Any picture can be entered..
Rules:
1. Pictures can be shot anywhere, as long as they are shot by you.
2. ONE picture with a maximum length on the long side of the photo must be no more than 800 pixels.(If either side of your image is larger than 800 resolution it must be re-sized to comply.)
3. If you win one month, you are out the next.
4. Anyone can submit images including moderators.  This is because the winner will be chosen by the site on an anonymous poll at the end of the month.
5. Winners will have their picture put on the front page of the site.
6. No artistic creations are allowed.  In general, if you are taking something out of the photo it's ok but if you are adding something to an image or changing the original intent of your image and subject it isn't allowed.  For example, adding in more antler on a deer, cloning in more birds, or adding in rain/snow is no longer allowed. However, if you take the color out and make it black and white, clone out a barb wire fence that was distracting, or sharpen an image that is OK.  The intent of this contest is for natural captures only although other artistic creations can be posted in the photo section.  HDR is allowed.  This is a subjective area to judge and we will have to judge if you have gone too far in post process.
7. Theme:Predators
8. If you accidentally enter two Images the last one that you submitted will be entered in the Contest.
9. Images will be accepted for the contest until the Poll for that month is put up.

Proposed POM Schedule:
January - Snow/Winter
February - Open
March - Predators
April - Open
May - Birds
June - Fishing
July - Open
August - Velvet
September - Elk
October - Fall
November - Open
December - Harvest Photos. Any picture can be entered

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General Discussion / STOP THE GUN GRABBERS NOW!!!
« on: February 27, 2019, 03:09:02 PM »
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A number of gun control bills are moving to the Washington state Senate floor after advancing from committee before the deadline and could be considered at any moment.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bills 5062, 5174, 5434, 5143, 5027, 5745, and 5181.  Click here https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5659 to contact your state Senator.


The Substitute to Senate Bill 5062, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48), was filed at the request of Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  It would ban the possession of ammunition magazines with a capacity greater than 10, encompassing most standard capacity magazines commonly used by law-abiding citizens, such as with handguns popular for self-defense.  Those who own non-compliant magazines prior to the ban would only be allowed to possess them on their own property and in other limited instances such as at licensed shooting ranges and nationally sanctioned sport shooting events.  These magazines would have to be transported unloaded and locked separately from firearms and stored at home locked, making them unavailable for self-defense.

Senate Bill 5174, sponsored by Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1), would increase the government red tape that law-abiding adults must go through in order to obtain a Concealed Pistol License by requiring a mandatory training course.

The Substitute to Senate Bill 5434, sponsored by Senator Claire Wilson (D-30), would increase the areas where law-abiding citizens are prohibited from possessing firearms, including holders of a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) carrying a handgun for self-defense.  It would allow local governments to make public parks and recreational facilities into “gun-free zones” where law-abiding citizens would be unable to defend themselves and their loved ones against criminals who simply ignore such arbitrary boundaries.  In addition, it would mandate that child care facilities be “gun-free zones” and post signs indicating so.

Senate Bill 5143, sponsored by Senator Manka Dhingra (D-45), would require law-enforcement to seize firearms and ammunition when they are called to the scene of an alleged domestic violence incident and hold them for at least five business days.  This would result in property being confiscated without first going through due process and subjecting citizens to bureaucratic red tape to get their property returned.

Senate Bill 5027, sponsored by Senator David Frockt (D-46), would expand Washington’s existing Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO).  It would affirm that the ERPO can be issued against minors while also infringing upon the self-defense rights of law-abiding parents or others in the household without due process. 

Senate Bill 5745, sponsored by Senator Marko Liias (D-21), would expand Washington’s existing Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) to allow Second Amendment rights to be suspended for individuals alleged to make certain threats by third party accusers with little, if any, real evidence and limited “due process” for the respondent.  Hearings for the orders would be ex parte, where the respondent would not be present to challenge the accuser and defend against allegations made against them.  The issuance of an order would immediately prohibit the respondent from exercising their Second Amendment rights.  The Right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should only be restricted consistent with the constitutional requirements of due process.

Senate Bill 5181, sponsored by Senator Kuderer, would suspend Second Amendment rights without due process for six months from individuals who are admitted for a 72-hour mental health evaluation, but who are not subsequently involuntarily committed.

Again, please click here  https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5659 to contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bills 5062, 5174, 5434, 5143, 5027, 5745, and 5181.

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 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
https://www.foxnews.com/science/mountain-lions-roaming-colorado-town-in-pack-up-to-10-troubles-officials?fbclid=IwAR25Ji_UkPwO4rWvWJ3g6fsQdMbEAC9b3jBt0Il8j_3pkE5YI2FHcQb696o

Colorado wildlife officials issued a warning for the residents of Edwards this week after discovering a pride of 8 to 10 lions has been "roaming" neighborhoods in the area.

In recent days, residents have stumbled upon several animal carcasses and at least two attacks on dogs have been reported. The recent increase in mountain lion sightings prompted officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to alert the Edwards-area to be on high alert.

"This is a troubling situation and we are very concerned for the safety and welfare of the people in this area," CPW Northwest Regional Manager JT Romatzke said in an online statement Thursday. "We ask everyone to take this warning seriously."

Additional Information. Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/02/colorado-parks-wildlife-warn-of-mountain-lions-in-edwards-colorado/#ixzz5gZBTVQte
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Yamashita says based on the reports he has received from Edwards residents, it appears there are two females in the area, each with a litter of 3 or 4 juvenile lions.

“The young lions are nearly full grown, as large or possibly larger than their mother,” said Yamashita. “It appears the female lions are teaching their young to hunt among a human populated area. Considering we are talking about nearly full-grown lions, this is not a sustainable situation. We will take the appropriate management action as necessary, but what the action will be remains to be seen and will be based on our assessment of public risk and the lion's behavior going forward.”

CPW officials say once a predator has lost its natural fear of people, they can become a direct threat to human health and safety.


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General Discussion / Stop The Gun Grabbers!!!
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:39:45 PM »
 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:  Click Here!!! https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5427

Washington: Senate Committee Hearing Rescheduled for Legislation to Expand Gun-Free Zones

On February 14th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be hearing Senate Bill 5434 that would expand arbitrary zones where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless while nothing is done to hinder criminals.  Originally scheduled to be heard on February 11th, inclement weather forced the hearing to be rescheduled.  The House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary is still scheduled to hear the companion House Bill 1530 on February 13th.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE SB 5434 and HB 1530.  Click here  https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5427 to contact committee members.

Senate Bill 5434, sponsored by Senator Claire Wilson (D-30), and House Bill 1530, sponsored by Representative Lauren Davis (D-32), would increase the areas where law-abiding citizens are prohibited from possessing firearms, including holders of a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) carrying a handgun for self-defense.  It would turn child care facilities, libraries, public parks, and recreational facilities into “gun-free zones” where law-abiding citizens would be unable to defend themselves and their loved ones against criminals who simply ignore such arbitrary boundaries.  In addition, child care facilities would be required to post a “Gun-Free Zone” sign.

Again, please click here https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5427 to contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE SB 5434 and HB 1530.

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General Discussion / January P.O.M. Contest Winner Announced!!!
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:59:50 AM »
Congrats to Dennis Kirkland for Winning our January P.O.M. Contest!!!     :hello:

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Photography / February P.O.M. Contest
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:54:58 AM »
This month the Theme is Open. Any picture can be entered. Any picture can be entered..
Rules:
1. Pictures can be shot anywhere, as long as they are shot by you.
2. ONE picture with a maximum length on the long side of the photo must be no more than 800 pixels.(If either side of your image is larger than 800 resolution it must be re-sized to comply.)
3. If you win one month, you are out the next.
4. Anyone can submit images including moderators.  This is because the winner will be chosen by the site on an anonymous poll at the end of the month.
5. Winners will have their picture put on the front page of the site.
6. No artistic creations are allowed.  In general, if you are taking something out of the photo it's ok but if you are adding something to an image or changing the original intent of your image and subject it isn't allowed.  For example, adding in more antler on a deer, cloning in more birds, or adding in rain/snow is no longer allowed. However, if you take the color out and make it black and white, clone out a barb wire fence that was distracting, or sharpen an image that is OK.  The intent of this contest is for natural captures only although other artistic creations can be posted in the photo section.  HDR is allowed.  This is a subjective area to judge and we will have to judge if you have gone too far in post process.
7. Theme:Open Any picture can be entered
8. If you accidentally enter two Images the last one that you submitted will be entered in the Contest.
9. Images will be accepted for the contest until the Poll for that month is put up.

Proposed POM Schedule:
January - Snow/Winter
February - Open
March - Predators
April - Open
May - Birds
June - Fishing
July - Open
August - Velvet
September - Elk
October - Fall
November - Open
December - Harvest Photos. Any picture can be entered

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Deer Hunting / New Non Typical World Record!!!
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:51:41 AM »
Anyone seen this Buck yet?   :shocked:

Dennis Bennet and his deer (Photo Courtesy of Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation)

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation announced Monday that a new provincial and world record was set for an non-typical mule deer last hunting season in Saskatchewan.

Dennis Bennett was bow hunting in the RM of Arm River this past October and bagged a mule deer which antlers scored 293 6/8 using the official Henry Kelsey guidelines. That score set a provincial record. They then used the Pope and Young score method - which requires a 60 day drying period for the animal and only accepts archery submissions - the antlers set a new world record with a score of 291 1/8.

Bennet's score beats the previous record of 290, which was harvested in the 1920s by Nelson Clark. Saskatchewan now holds the record for the largest non-typical mule deer, and the highest scored typical white tail

https://discovermoosejaw.com/local/saskatchewan-resident-bags-provincial-world-record-mule-deer

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General Discussion / The GUN GRABBER'S are RELENTLESS!!! FIGHT BACK
« on: January 25, 2019, 04:44:32 PM »
 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

NRA-ILA: Institute for Legislative Action
Washington: House Committee to Hear Ammunition Ban & Other Anti-Gun Bills

CLICK HERE!!!  https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5298

On January 29th, the Washington state House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary will be hearing House Bill 1315 to increase the red tape for law-abiding citizens to apply for a Concealed Pistol License.  On February 1st, they will be hearing House Bill 1346 to prohibit young adults under the age of 21 from receiving the vast majority of conventional ammunition available and House Bill 1319 to allow localities to infringe upon Second Amendment rights.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE House Bills 1315, 1319, and 1346.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.

House Bill 1346, sponsored by Representative Gerry Pollet (D-46), would make it illegal to sell, transfer, give, or otherwise make available ammunition that is not certified as “nonlead” to anyone under the age of 21, with the exception of ammunition given by a parent or guardian.  This would encompass the vast majority of ammunition available on the market commonly used for target shooting, self-defense, and many types of hunting.  It would essentially limit young adults under the age of 21 to very expensive, specialty ammunition that may not even be manufactured in certain common calibers and may even provide sub-standard performance compared to traditional ammunition.  In addition, businesses selling ammunition would be required to provide a handout to customers on the health effects of lead and they would even be subject to random, unannounced inspections by the Department of Health along with local law-enforcement to ensure compliance.

House Bill 1319, sponsored by Representative Sharon Wylie (D-49), would create an exemption in a decades old statute which would allow local governments to ban the open carrying of firearms at public meetings.

House Bill 1315, sponsored by Representative John Lovick (D-44), would increase the government red tape that law-abiding adults must go through in order to obtain a Concealed Pistol License by requiring a mandatory training course developed by the Washington State Patrol.

Again, please click https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5298 to contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE House Bills 1315, 1319, and 1346. 

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General Discussion / FIGHT The Gun GRABBERS!!!
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:33:32 PM »
 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

If you haven’t already, please click HERE “https://www.oneclickpolitics.com/messages/edit?promo_id=5178 to contact committee members and urge them to oppose any new gun control.

Just months after pushing for the passage of Initiative 1639 to impose severe regulations on purchasing and possessing semi-automatic firearms, Attorney General Bob Ferguson has now introduced legislation that would outright ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms with certain features.

Senate Bill 5340, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48), and companion House Bill 1286, sponsored by Representative Strom Petersen) (D-21), were filed at the request of the Attorney General.  They would ban possession of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms based on certain listed cosmetic features, along with specifically listed firearms and magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds.  Those who own these firearms and magazines prior to the ban would only be allowed to possess them on their own property and in other limited instances such as at licensed shooting ranges if they are transported unloaded and locked.  A violation of this firearm ban would result in a Class C Felony.

This comes in addition to Ferguson’s already introduced legislation to ban standard capacity magazines, Senate Bill 5062 and House Bill 1068, which have both been scheduled for committee hearings next week, along with other gun control bills.

If you haven’t already, please click HERE “https://www.oneclickpolitics.com/messages/edit?promo_id=5178 to contact committee members and urge them to oppose any new gun control.  Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills and other issues affecting our Second Amendment rights in Washington.

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General Discussion / TAKE ACTION STOP THE GUN GRABBERS!!!
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:58:00 PM »
NRA-ILA Washington Alert <admin@nramedia.org>
Thu 1/17/2019, 2:57 PM
view the web version of this email
NRA-ILA: Institute for Legislative Action
Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills

CLICK HER!!!      https://www.oneclickpolitics.com/messages/edit?promo_id=5178

Anti-gun bills will be heard on January 21st at 10:00AM by the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice and by the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on January 22nd at 10:00AM.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE these gun control bills.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.

Those wishing to attend the hearings should plan to arrive early to find parking and to sign in with opposition to the bills.  Testimony on bills at the January 21st hearings will be limited to two minutes each, with Senate Bills 5061 and 5062 being heard together.

After the January 21st hearings, NRA will be holding a meeting in the Irv Newhouse Building conference room by the Capitol at 12:00PM.  NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are invited to stop by in order to hear updates on the session.

Senate bills will be heard on January 21st and House bills will be heard on January 22nd.

The Proposed Substitute to Senate Bill 5062, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48), was filed at the request of Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  It would ban the possession of ammunition magazines with a capacity greater than 10, encompassing most standard capacity magazines commonly used by law-abiding citizens, such as with handguns popular for self-defense.  Those who own non-compliant magazines prior to the ban would only be allowed to possess them on their own property and in other limited instances such as at licensed shooting ranges and nationally sanctioned sport shooting events.  These magazines would have to be transported unloaded and locked separately from firearms and stored at home locked, making them unavailable for self-defense.

Senate Bill 5174, sponsored by Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1), would increase the government red tape that law-abiding adults must go through in order to obtain a Concealed Pistol License by requiring a mandatory training course developed by the Washington State Patrol.

The Proposed Substitute to Senate Bill 5061, sponsored by Senator Manka Dhingra (D-45) and House Bill 1073, sponsored by Representative Javier Valdez (D-46), were filed at the request of Attorney General Ferguson.  They would end the centuries old practice of manufacturing firearms for personal use, among other things.

Senate Bill 5143, sponsored by Senator Dhingra, and House Bill 1225, sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would require law-enforcement to seize firearms and ammunition when they are called to the scene of an alleged domestic violence incident and hold them for at least five business days.  This would result in property being confiscated without first going through due process and subjecting citizens to bureaucratic red tape to get their property returned.

House Bill 1068, sponsored by Representative Javier Valdez (D-46), was filed at the request of Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  It would ban the possession of ammunition magazines with a capacity greater than 10, encompassing most standard capacity magazines commonly used by law-abiding citizens, such as with handguns popular for self-defense.

House Bill 1203, sponsored by Representative Beth Doglio (D-22), would create a one-size-fits all requirement of how and when lost or stolen firearms must be reported, further victimizing gun owners who suffer a loss or theft of their property.

In addition, one pro-gun bill will be heard on January 22nd.  House Bill 1024, sponsored by Representative Jim Walsh (R-19), would prohibit the government database of law-abiding gun owners from pistol purchase applications.  A gun owner database is a waste of taxpayer funded resources and does not improve public safety.  Criminals, by definition, do not obey the law.  They do not submit pistol purchase applications when acquiring their firearms illegally such as by theft, on the black market, or by straw purchase.  The only purpose that a gun owner database serves is to facilitate future confiscations of firearms from those who currently own them legally.

Again, please click the Link Near the Top above or here  https://www.oneclickpolitics.com/messages/edit?promo_id=5178   to contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE these gun control bills and consider attending the NRA meeting after the hearing.

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General Discussion / 2018 P.O.Y. Winner Announced!!!
« on: January 06, 2019, 11:53:40 AM »
Congrats to Ricochet for Winning our 2018 P.O.Y.!!!    :hello:

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