Hunters who harvest a tagged coyote can earn free lifetime license

coyote in the wild

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) released 16 more tagged coyotes statewide recently as part of the Coyote Harvest Incentive Program, and any hunter who successfully takes and reports one of these tagged coyotes will be rewarded with a free lifetime license.

Source: Hunters who harvest a tagged coyote can earn free lifetime license

night vision on any scope
night vision on any scope

The best way to hunt coyote is with night vision gear. Digital Crosshairs 1000 adds night vision to the rifle scope that you already have. No need to re-zero, just clip it on and go hunt!

Learn more at www.digitalcrosshairs.net

Ransom International Secures Patent License from VA for ‘Puff Trigger’ – TechLink | TechLink

The Ransom International Corp., an Arizona-based manufacturing company, has negotiated an exclusive patent license agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The agreement, finalized on June 22, allows Ransom to commercialize a patent-pending “puff trigger” invented by Seth Hills, an engineer at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia…

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Source: Ransom International Secures Patent License from VA for ‘Puff Trigger’ – TechLink | TechLink

 

Best Rifle Scopes for Old Eyes: Optics for Poor Vision

The best rifle scope for old eyes with poor vision is the one you already have. Just add Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive rifle scope clip-on. If you have been hunting or shooting for a while you probably have a few guns already sighted in. With Digital Crosshairs 1000 if you can see the crosshairs on the screen you can get dead on your target. This system always shows you the scope’s crosshairs from the optimal eye position no matter what angle you are looking at the targeting screen from. Don’t miss that next 8 pointer trying to peek through a scope. With this system, if you can see the display, you can hit your mark, it is really that simple.
An rifle scope clip-on that lets you see your scope's crosshairs on a rail mounted display in real time.
An rifle scope clip-on that lets you see your scope’s crosshairs on a rail mounted display in real time. Mounts on any rifle or crossbow scope and you do not even have to re-focus it.

“I have taken the system out a couple times hunting and it seems to be working as advertised. We are able to use it in much lower light conditions than previous devices that we’ve been using. Have not had a chance to be successful at hunting yet however when we do get some video I will share it with you. Thank you”

John Fritz,
North American Squirrel Association
Outdoor Fun For Seniors and the Physically Challenged

“The best way I can describe this thing is by simply saying IT IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!! I killed 3 Coyotes with it the first night I used it. They never even new I was there and the vision on the Digital Crosshairs 1000 were crystal clear. My average shot was right at 200 Yards and at 11 p.m. the view was almost like daylight through my screen. I only wish now that I had gotten the recorder for it because I could send you some awesome footage of this thing in action. Best product on the market for the money, hands down. Great product Henry and keep up the good work.”

JMACK– https://bit.ly/ODTreview

The optics work beautifully. We took a lot of film using them on our Texas Life Hunts. Off to Sedgefield for the Buckmasters David Sullivan Life Hunts Jan. 9-11 and we will use them there as well. Can not thank you enough for your kindness.

Larry F. Hart
Buckmasters American Deer Foundation
BADF National Director, BADF Disabled Hunters

“This is an amazing product and the customer service is amazing. My son has a genetic eye disease and has just Peripheral vision now he is able to shot his rifle and crossbow again. This is the first time in ten years he will be able to hunt again. Thanks Digital FOV.”
Tommy Godeaux – Google Review

 

The elderly population in the United States is increasing rapidly. By the year 2030, approximately 70 million Americans will be over 65 years of age.

Loss of vision among the elderly is a major health care problem: approximately one in three elderly persons has some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65.

With Digital Crosshairs 1000, vision impairment associated with a decreased ability to target with a scope will no longer will make you put down your guns.  The four most common causes of vision impairment in the elderly are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy. Digital Crosshairs 1000A displays your rifle scope’s field of view (crosshairs) on a rail mounted targeting display so you no longer have to struggle to look into a scope tube. Welcome back to hunting!

Hog invasions leave coast vulnerable to climate change – The Current

Wild hogs on beach
Wild hogs are a danger to Georgia coastal eco system

Clusters of ribbed mussels help marsh grasses retain moisture so they can withstand drought, and the marsh can bounce back afterward. Areas of marsh grass that survive drought thanks to the mussels serve as nuclei for regrowth throughout the marsh.

That is until the feral hogs trample in and devour the mussels.

“So hogs specifically target mussel-rich areas,” Hensel said. “When they do that, mussels are basically totally eradicated from the area.”
Hensel’s new research shows that marshes invaded by hogs are up to three times slower to recover from drought. And they’re far more vulnerable to sea level rise.

“Marshes can sort of handle one thing at a time,” Hensel said. “But when things stack up, like a drought comes through, and then when it’s time to recover from that drought, well, the hogs are here to specifically kneecap us right in the spot where we used to normally recover, that’s when we start to see potentially really big problems.” Click source to read more….

Source: Hog invasions leave coast vulnerable to climate change – The Current

Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on

Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on turns any standard rifle scope into a digital day or night vision scope.  It is also a low light system so at dusk and dawn you will see hundreds of yards into the shadows.

www.digitalcrosshairs.net or call 404-590-6513

Minnesota man, 94, still keen to hunt deer – Twin Cities

Man 94 still hunting with deer he just shot
Man 94 still hunting with deer he just shot

Paul Sersha remembers when he shot his first deer as a kid growing up during the Great Depression. He must have been 16 or 18, the Virginia hunter figures. That would have been about 1935.

And Sersha, now 94, remembers the last deer he shot. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on opening day of Minnesota’s firearms deer season this fall, sitting in his ground blind just west of the city.

He shot it just like his dad, Paul Sr., had taught him all those years ago…

Source: Minnesota man, 94, still keen to hunt deer – Twin Cities

New rifle scope adapters for hunters with macular degeneration?

Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A
Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A

Age-related macular degeneration

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration:

  • Dry (atrophic) macular degeneration is by far the most common, occurring in 80-90% of cases.1,2
  • Wet (exudative) macular degeneration strikes in only 10-20% of cases. It is less common but much more serious. 1,2

Within these two main types, the severity can vary greatly depending on various factors such as genetics, environment, and age.

Adaptive rifle scope adapter for disabled hunters
Adaptive rifle scope adapter for visually disabled and blind hunters

Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease, also called Stargardt macular dystrophy or juvenile macular degeneration, is the most common inherited macular dystrophy for both adults and children and affects one in 8,000-10,000 individuals.3 Often times, vision loss slowly occurs during childhood or adolescence, but for some individuals, it may not occur until adulthood, such as in patients with fundus flavimaculatus.

Myopic macular degeneration

Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters
Adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters

Myopic macular degeneration (MMD), also known as pathological myopia or degenerative myopia, is closely associated with choroidal neovascularization (CNV), which is the leading cause of visual impairment in those younger than 50 in the US.4 In highly myopic, very nearsighted, eyes, the ocular tissues (retina and choroid) are gradually stretched as the eye elongates. In some individuals, this stretching may lead to structural damage.

Dry AMD is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula, often over many years, as the retinal cells die off and are not renewed. The term ‘dry’ does not mean the person has dry eyes, just that the condition is not wet AMD. The progression of dry AMD varies, but people often carry on as normal for some time.

Author: DigitalFOV

Founder and Chief Innovator at Digital FOV, LLC 

Best Scope Options for Shooters with Poor Vision or Old Eyes – Hi-Lux Optics

By: Will Ellis 

Being an expert marksman is hard enough, but poor vision adds another challenging element to the equation. It’s particularly difficult when your vision deteriorates from aging, because then you need to learn to adjust. Targets that you could previously see with ease are suddenly blurry, and you find yourself squinting for clarity.

Now, obviously there are ways to correct your vision which you may want to consider first. Vision-corrective surgery was the best choice I ever made.

Contact lenses can also give you perfect vision. Neither of those are options for everyone, though. Glasses are, but they’re more limited in what they can do, and many shooters find them to be an annoyance. When you’re out hunting, the last thing you want to deal with is your glasses fogging up or sweat dripping onto them.

Source: Best Scope Options for Shooters with Poor Vision or Old Eyes – Hi-Lux Optics

New rifle scope adapters for hunters with macular degeneration?

Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A
Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A

Age-related macular degeneration

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration:

  • Dry (atrophic) macular degeneration is by far the most common, occurring in 80-90% of cases.1,2
  • Wet (exudative) macular degeneration strikes in only 10-20% of cases. It is less common but much more serious. 1,2

Within these two main types, the severity can vary greatly depending on various factors such as genetics, environment, and age.

Adaptive rifle scope adapter for disabled hunters
Adaptive rifle scope adapter for visually disabled and blind hunters

Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease, also called Stargardt macular dystrophy or juvenile macular degeneration, is the most common inherited macular dystrophy for both adults and children and affects one in 8,000-10,000 individuals.3 Often times, vision loss slowly occurs during childhood or adolescence, but for some individuals, it may not occur until adulthood, such as in patients with fundus flavimaculatus.

Myopic macular degeneration

Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters
Adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters

Myopic macular degeneration (MMD), also known as pathological myopia or degenerative myopia, is closely associated with choroidal neovascularization (CNV), which is the leading cause of visual impairment in those younger than 50 in the US.4 In highly myopic, very nearsighted, eyes, the ocular tissues (retina and choroid) are gradually stretched as the eye elongates. In some individuals, this stretching may lead to structural damage.

Dry AMD is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula, often over many years, as the retinal cells die off and are not renewed. The term ‘dry’ does not mean the person has dry eyes, just that the condition is not wet AMD. The progression of dry AMD varies, but people often carry on as normal for some time.

Blind Hunters? – My Macular Degeneration Journey/Journal

Believe it or not, people with all sorts of handicaps hunt. This includes the visually impaired. I remember years ago we had a special education student who was blind and his father wanted him to take the hunters’ safety class.

We thought he was crazy but apparently the man was not as crazy as we thought! Some states will license the visually impaired to hunt.

I was not able to find information for Pennsylvania but Iowa, Michigan and Texas all allow the visually impaired to hunt. Other states don’t have statutes against it.

How does this work? I mean really? I would not want to be down range of a blind person with a gun.

Source: Blind Hunters? – My Macular Degeneration Journey/Journal

 

New rifle scope adapters for hunters with macular degeneration?

Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A
Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A

Age-related macular degeneration

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration:

  • Dry (atrophic) macular degeneration is by far the most common, occurring in 80-90% of cases.1,2
  • Wet (exudative) macular degeneration strikes in only 10-20% of cases. It is less common but much more serious. 1,2

Within these two main types, the severity can vary greatly depending on various factors such as genetics, environment, and age.

Adaptive rifle scope adapter for disabled hunters
Adaptive rifle scope adapter for visually disabled and blind hunters

Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease, also called Stargardt macular dystrophy or juvenile macular degeneration, is the most common inherited macular dystrophy for both adults and children and affects one in 8,000-10,000 individuals.3 Often times, vision loss slowly occurs during childhood or adolescence, but for some individuals, it may not occur until adulthood, such as in patients with fundus flavimaculatus.

Myopic macular degeneration

Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters
Adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters

Myopic macular degeneration (MMD), also known as pathological myopia or degenerative myopia, is closely associated with choroidal neovascularization (CNV), which is the leading cause of visual impairment in those younger than 50 in the US.4 In highly myopic, very nearsighted, eyes, the ocular tissues (retina and choroid) are gradually stretched as the eye elongates. In some individuals, this stretching may lead to structural damage.

Dry AMD is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula, often over many years, as the retinal cells die off and are not renewed. The term ‘dry’ does not mean the person has dry eyes, just that the condition is not wet AMD. The progression of dry AMD varies, but people often carry on as normal for some time.

Best Hog Hunting Gun For 2021

Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on with harvested hog

The best hog hunting gun for 2021 is the AR15 in the affordable knock down caliber of 762/39.

Lots of articles are written every year about which rifle or cartridge is best for hog hunting.  Everyone has an opinion.  Just like cars and trucks, brand loyalty plays a big part and let’s be honest, most of the web articles on the best of anything are really paid advertisements.

Best Hog Hunting Calibers
Best Hog Hunting Calibers

I am a hog hunter.  I have hunted with .223, 30-30, 300 blackout, 6.5 Grendel, 762/39 and 12-gauge shotguns.  As a hog hunter, I want a semi-auto with knock down power.  It is just no fun searching around at night in the brush for wounded or dead hogs that ran 50 or 100 yards after you shot them.   Yea, some will read this and say they can kill a hog with a .22, sure with the perfect shot.  If you ever get the pleasure of feeling the adrenaline running down your body standing in a field full of running wild feral hogs, forget that perfect shot.

When I night vision wild hog hunt with my buddy Andy at Owen Farm Hunting Preserve in South Georgia, it sounds like a war zone with his AR15 and mine rapid firing at wild feral hogs stampeding across dark fields in every direction.  It’s just too much excitement.  That is what night vision and thermal scopes were made for!

You can sit in a blind with night vision overlooking a bait site, walk and stalk after dark in fields, hunt hogs with dogs, or even from helicopters.  Night hunting using night vision, thermal or just a green light is getting very popular and a must for any hunter’s bucket list.  I use Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on because it lets me keep my great glass optics for daylight hunting and use the same rifle+scope setup at night with no re-zeroing necessary.

Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on
Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on

You may be surprised that my go-to rifle of choice, and in my opinion the best hog hunting gun for 2021 is the 762/39 AR15 platform.  I have hunted with several different guns.  To be honest, there are many great hog hunting guns but in this year’s environment, which ones can the average hunter afford to shoot.  The cost of ammo today is something to be considered.  I love my Grendel but it cost 70 cents to $1.50 every time I pull the trigger.  Most other calibers heavy enough for hogs are also pretty pricy.   I use Wolf 762/39 HP which does the job well out to 200+ yards, has knock down power, and best of all is affordable at a cost of about 40 cent a round.

Feral hog populations are exploding in the United States, especially in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. What other big game can you hunt day or night, and year-round in many states.  What every your choice of rifle or caliber, enjoy the hunt!

Learn about Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on products at:

www.digitalcrosshairs.net

or call 404-590-6513

Alabama House passes bill to allow Alabamians to hunt coyotes, hogs at night

Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would allow Alabamians to purchase a special permit from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to hunt for coyotes and wild hogs at night.

“This is a conservation bill,” said state Rep. Danny Crawford, R-Athens, who is sponsoring House Bill 458.

Source: Alabama House passes bill to allow Alabamians to hunt coyotes, hogs at night

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Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on
Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on

Get Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on and turn any standard rifle scope into a digital night vision scope.

www.digitalcrosshairs.net or call 404-590-6513

Concerns about feral hog encounters sparked by Austin Animal Protection officer’s injury | KXAN Austin

Wild hog in Austin Tx

The City of Austin is known for being a no-kill city, meaning in most circumstances the city will not kill animals. A spokesperson for Austin Animal Services explained the city’s no-kill status extends to wildlife, so the department doesn’t have a plan to manage or kill feral hogs.

City code and Austin Police General Orders, however, do allow officers to discharge firearms to stop a dangerous or aggressive animal that poses an imminent threat.

Source: Concerns about feral hog encounters sparked by Austin Animal Protection officer’s injury | KXAN Austin


Night Vision and Extreme Low Light With Any Scope!

Digital Crosshairs 1000

Digital Crosshairs 1000

Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on takes you into the future of night vision at an affordable price the other guys really hate!  And yes, it can handle any level of recoil!

WWW.DIGITALCROSSHAIRS.NET OR CALL 404-590-6513

See video below

Mounts on any standard scope including but not limited to:

  • Leupold.
  • Schmidt Bender,
  • Nightforce,
  • Sightmark.
  • Burris.
  • Bushnell.
  • Barska.
  • Nikon.

Did you ever think that your rifle would have an LCD monitor for targeting?  Tanks, military ships, and fighter jet have used monitors for targeting for years.  Now circuit board based IR night vision with low light technology has enabled us to add digital night vision to any rifle scope for targeting in day light, low light or total darkness.

Digital Crosshairs 1000
Digital Crosshairs 1000 with hog at 100 yards

So how is that possible?  At Digital FOV we market a rifle scope clip-on that converts a standard rifle scope into a digital night vision rifle scope with a rail mounted LCD monitor.  For some traditionalist this is a bit much.  It changes all the rules related to shouldering a rifle and proper eye position behind the scope.  Eye position no longer matters because the shooters view is always from the optimal eye position no matter what angle viewed from.

With this rifle scope clip on, the shooter is seeing the field of view through the scope on the display in the correct eye position no matter what angle it is viewed from.  Why?  Because the Digital Crosshairs clip-on is attached to the eyepiece of the scope and provides a view directly down the tube of the scope.  Put it in the cross hairs and shoot.  It is that simple.

WWW.DIGITALCROSSHAIRS.NET OR CALL 404-590-6513

New for 2021, Digital Crosshairs 1000 also has an optional FPV through the rifle scope targeting monocular. Take the display off and go totally stealth! This is great for hunting from a blind or any stationary sniper type positioning.  Game like immersive view of rifle scope crosshairs, but deadly real!

Night Vision Rifle Scope FPV
FPV accessory for Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on

Walking onward, blind hunter keeps love for outdoor sport in sight | Tri-state News | telegraphherald.com

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. — When Don McCarthy purchases ammunition, the store clerk simply takes his money.

McCarthy insists no one has ever been unkind or scoffed when they hear he is going hunting.

That McCarthy, 63, is blind is unremarkable….

Source: Walking onward, blind hunter keeps love for outdoor sport in sight | Tri-state News | telegraphherald.com

 

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Yes, blind people hunt and enjoy shooting sports too.  Digital Crosshairs 1000A is just one of the tools designed to help physically disabled and bind individuals get out side and enjoy.

Adaptive rifle scope attachment for visually or physically challenged

Learn more at www.digitalcrosshairs.com

Or call 404-590-6513 and ask about adaptive equipment for blind and physically disabled hunters.