Category Archives: hunting

Pictures of the Week!

Left to right_ Spider Woman, Spirit Hawk Bob and Awano, our new friends at the Pow Wow.
Helen GA. and ladies following the hatchery truck!

Ah, the “Vette” more guys and gals have crooned over this car than any other car!
Flying motor-cross!

Florida’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day

WSFR and FWC-managed public shooting ranges

Press Release distributed by AmericanPressTravelNews–4/17/2017—Bob Epstein copying this release for my gun guys and gals!

April 19 marks the Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day, held each year to commemorate the events surrounding the birth of our nation in 1775 and celebrate today’s opportunities for safe and responsible recreational shooting and firearms ownership.You can mark this special day by visiting a new website that provides a wealth of information about FWC-managed public shooting ranges. At this site, you can find where FWC-managed ranges are located and get information about what opportunities they offer, hours of operation, updates, and more!

Recreational shooting is a fun way to spend time outdoors.  We manage nine safe, clean and family-friendly public shooting ranges across the state and have future shooting ranges under construction at Triple ’N Ranch in Osceola County and Palm Beach County. Depending on which FWC-managed range you visit, you can shoot 5-stand, sporting clays, trap, or skeet as well as get some trigger time at the rifle and pistol ranges. Some facilities even offer an archery range.

Did you know that hunters and target shooters are an important funding source for developing and maintaining FWC-managed target shooting ranges — as well as for wildlife management and hunter safety? When hunters purchase firearms, ammunition and archery equipment, they support the hunting and shooting sports industry, which pays into the Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration (WSFR) Program, resulting in millions of dollars to each state. When hunters purchase a Florida hunting license, they play a major role in this program because the amount of WSFR funding that comes back to our state for FWC-managed shooting ranges and wildlife management depends on the number of hunting licenses issued. So we are grateful to the shooting sports industry and each and every licensed hunter for their steadfast support of FWC ranges and wildlife conservation in Florida.

Learn more about FWC-managed public shooting ranges, including range safety tips, by visiting  

Minnesota: Confiscated Fishing, Hunting Equipment Auction April 28           | April 12, 2017


AmericanPressTravelNews–News Release–April 12th, Bob and Barb passing it on to you!  Looks like bargains for gear are there.


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 9 a.m. The auction items are from people who forfeited their equipment after committing serious game violations. The last auction was in 2014 and there is a large inventory available.

The public auction will be at Hiller Auction Service, 10785 261st Ave., Zimmerman.

Items offered for sale include, but are not limited to: firearms, bows, tree stands, fishing rods and reels, tip-ups, traps, trail camera, spotlights, scopes and spears. There are 387 firearms, 100 bows, 280 other items.

Inspection of items will be available on Friday, April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., and at 7 a.m. the day of the auction. Once the auction begins, there will be no access to firearms.

All equipment is sold as is, including all defects or faults, known or unknown. Items cannot be returned once they have been purchased. Buyers may bring their own cases and there will be cases available for purchase to transport firearms.

Anyone purchasing a firearm will be required to pass a background check.

Revenue from the auction goes to the Game and Fish Fund, the DNR’s most important fund for delivering fish, wildlife and law enforcement programs. It is used, among other things, to manage 5,400 fishing lakes, 1,400 Wildlife Management Areas and support 150-plus field conservation officers.

A list of firearms and bows being offered for sale is available by visiting the auction website at

Alaska is the Last Frontier, a Pioneer’s Valhalla if They Live “Prepared.”

AmericanPressTravelNews-March 16th,-Bob and Barb “On the Road Again” to the Florida Keys! The plan: Head for Alaska during the summer to fish, photograph, meet and greet, get to Inuit Craftsmen to try my hand at carving bone and wood objects being taught by the Masters.

My pals dog! Major point and result was wild bird dinner thanks to my trust 16-gauge.
Pheasant “over glass” not under, for dinner!
Kodiac Island, AK. Seals were all over the place! So were the fish.