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Mike Rogers, the police chief of Martinsville, Va., had a dilemma. A Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries conservation officer mentioned to Rogers that he was ticketing people who were practicing taxidermy without a license. Rogers asked if skull mounts counted. The conservation officer said they certainly did. So Rogers surprised the conservation officer by saying, “If you’re going to charge anyone with the offense, you’d better start with me.” Virginia Code Section 29.1-415 states that “the fee for a permit to stuff or mount birds, animals, fish or ‘part thereof,’ for compensation or for sale shall be forty dollars per year.” Rogers wound up paying $121 in fines. Rogers said he plans to apply for the license, though he told the Martinsville Bulletin: “I still have difficulty understanding how the definition of taxidermy can legally be applied to doing a skull mount. In nearly every dictionary I have looked at, taxidermy is defined as the art or operation of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of dead birds and animals for exhibition in a lifelike state [and a skull mount] is anything but lifelike.”

DIY Taxidermists Beware

Bear Attack: Yup, There’s an App for That
A new iPhone application (known as an“app”) is designed to frighten away attacking bears. You can pick from recordings of an airhorn, bear bells, hands clapping or rocks shaking in a tin can (nope, no gunshots). Inventor Alex Tiger, a lawyer from New Jersey, says he knows the decibel level from the iPhone’s tiny speaker isn’t very frightening, so he’s selling “Scare Bear,” an airhorn, to cover liability concerns—well, he is a lawyer from New Jersey.

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After it was reported that Trijicon, a sport optics maker that also sells sights to the U.S. Defense Department, had biblical references in the serial numbers on its scopes (the story even wound up on www.drudgereport.com), Trijicon said it would remove the references from military-bound sights. The citations vary with models. One marked “2COR4:6” referred to a passage reading: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” Trijicon has brought “the light” to the enemy for more than three decades.

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American Hunter - April 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Hunter - April 2010

American Hunter - April 2010
Contents
Says You
Armed Citizen
Standing Guard
President’s Column
Bloomberg to Obama: Take “Federal Action”
First Light
Know-How
Gundogs
Gobblers in Paradise
New Guns and Gear Preview
Members’ 2009 Photo Album
Reflections on Turkey Madness
Hornady Superformance
Federal Premium HW 20-Ga.
Gear
Political Report
ILA Report
Member Info & Benefits
Regional Report
NRA Board Spotlight
NRA Woman’s Voice
Member’s Hunt
American Hunter - April 2010 - American Hunter - April 2010
American Hunter - April 2010 - Cover2
American Hunter - April 2010 - 1
American Hunter - April 2010 - Contents
American Hunter - April 2010 - 3
American Hunter - April 2010 - 4
American Hunter - April 2010 - 5
American Hunter - April 2010 - 6
American Hunter - April 2010 - 7
American Hunter - April 2010 - Says You
American Hunter - April 2010 - 9
American Hunter - April 2010 - Armed Citizen
American Hunter - April 2010 - 11
American Hunter - April 2010 - Standing Guard
American Hunter - April 2010 - 13
American Hunter - April 2010 - President’s Column
American Hunter - April 2010 - 15
American Hunter - April 2010 - Bloomberg to Obama: Take “Federal Action”
American Hunter - April 2010 - 17
American Hunter - April 2010 - 18
American Hunter - April 2010 - 19
American Hunter - April 2010 - 20
American Hunter - April 2010 - 21
American Hunter - April 2010 - First Light
American Hunter - April 2010 - 23
American Hunter - April 2010 - 24
American Hunter - April 2010 - 25
American Hunter - April 2010 - 26
American Hunter - April 2010 - 27
American Hunter - April 2010 - Know-How
American Hunter - April 2010 - 29
American Hunter - April 2010 - Gundogs
American Hunter - April 2010 - 31
American Hunter - April 2010 - Gobblers in Paradise
American Hunter - April 2010 - 33
American Hunter - April 2010 - 34
American Hunter - April 2010 - 35
American Hunter - April 2010 - New Guns and Gear Preview
American Hunter - April 2010 - 37
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American Hunter - April 2010 - Members’ 2009 Photo Album
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American Hunter - April 2010 - 53
American Hunter - April 2010 - Reflections on Turkey Madness
American Hunter - April 2010 - 55
American Hunter - April 2010 - Hornady Superformance
American Hunter - April 2010 - 57
American Hunter - April 2010 - Federal Premium HW 20-Ga.
American Hunter - April 2010 - 59
American Hunter - April 2010 - Gear
American Hunter - April 2010 - 61
American Hunter - April 2010 - Political Report
American Hunter - April 2010 - 63
American Hunter - April 2010 - ILA Report
American Hunter - April 2010 - 65
American Hunter - April 2010 - Regional Report
American Hunter - April 2010 - NRA Board Spotlight
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American Hunter - April 2010 - 66c
American Hunter - April 2010 - 67c
American Hunter - April 2010 - 66d
American Hunter - April 2010 - 67d
American Hunter - April 2010 - NRA Woman’s Voice
American Hunter - April 2010 - 69
American Hunter - April 2010 - 70
American Hunter - April 2010 - 71
American Hunter - April 2010 - Member’s Hunt
American Hunter - April 2010 - Cover3
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