Hunting, Shooting and Outdoor News & Updates!

On the Road Again!

It's convention season again. We are headed back out on the road to see all of our friends and meet new ones! Stop by...say "hello"... and book your hunt for next season!

Please stop by the booth and visit with us at the following shows:

Dallas Safari Club Generations         
Jan.9-12, 2014
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX
Booth # 1916-2017 

Safari Club International
Feb. 5-8, 2014
Mandalay Bay 
Las Vegas, NV  
Booth # 1275 

Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch has also donated hunts as fundraisers for these organizations' conservation efforts.

Dallas Safari Club Auction
"First Week of the Season" hunt. The auction will be held Friday, January 11, 2014. This hunt opportunity will be bid upon as part of the live auction. For those unable to attend the event, bidding may be conducted online here!

Safari Club International Auction
"First Week of the Season" hunt. The auction will be held Friday, February 7, 2014. See the full auction description here!  


Recommendations to Improve Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Issued by AWCP

REPORT KEYS ON BEST APPROACHES TO CONSERVATION . . . The American Wildlife Conservation Partners, of which NSSF is a member, has just published its newest edition of Wildlife for the 21st Century. This report contains a series of recommendations to the Obama Administration on the best approaches to conservation for hunters and other sportsmen. Among the recommendations contained in the report are:

  • Promoting access to federal lands for hunting and recreational shooting;
  • Encouraging the creation of more shooting ranges;
  • Enhancing private land hunting and habitat conservation in a reauthorized Farm Bill.

Full report available at here

(source: NSSF)

Oak Creek Continues To Shatter Records!

(June 3, 2013). Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch is proud to announce its new pending records in the SCI record book, for the Midwestern Typical or Non-Typical categories. Oak Creek deer have garnered the following coveted rankings:

  • New #1 & #2 Typical overall
  • New #1 Non-Typical Bow
  • New #1 & #2 Non-Typical Handgun 
  • New #1 & #2 Typical Handgun 
  • New #3, 4, and 5 Typical Bow, giving Oak Creek the top 5 entries for this category.

Oak Creek now holds the records for all but three of the top 30 Typical and all but five of the top 20 non-typical whitetail deer! In total, Oak Creek will have 32 entries in the record book this past year, all in the top 40 of either Midwestern Typical or Non- Typical categories (final results pending).

“We continue to be blessed with record book whitetail deer, year after year. Our family and staff work together as a team to ensure optimal conditions for growth and hunting conditions. We are especially thankful for the fact that most of our hunters come back each year because they know the quality of deer we have here on the ranch”, states Donald Hill, owner of Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch.


Second Amendment Rights-Need Your Voice To Be Heard?

(April. 1, 2013)—Gun-control legislation is being promoted and introduced in legislatures on the state and federal level. It is important to voice your opinion on Second Amendment rights. Many don't know where to get started! So, as a service to you, NSSF offers a an easy means to provide your voice. CLICK HERE for an easy way to reach out to legislators.


Trophy Quantity vs. Quality: Today's Hunter Has Both

MISSOULA, Mont. (Feb. 1, 2013)—New research shows that Boone and Crockett-class trophies have become more plentiful, and that average scores of record entries have declined by only insignificant amounts, over time.

Researchers studied trends in the size of trophy horns and antlers using Boone and Crockett Club records. Results, published by The Wildlife Society in the Feb. 2013 issue of Wildlife Monographs, did show that trophy size of North American big game declined in 14 of 25 categories, but only by an average of 1.87 percent for antlered species and 0.68 percent for horned species, between 1950 and 2008.

“There is no evidence that this small decline in size is of biological significance,” said research co-author Jim Heffelfinger, a biologist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, “especially when weighed against the great conservation gains accomplished through the regulated harvest of big game species. The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation has proven to be an unparalleled success, owing to the contributions of sportsmen and women.” READ MORE...


An Anti-Hunting Group You May Not Know

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which is leading the effort to force the federal Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to ban traditional ammunition, has been contacting ammunition manufacturers by email asking them to oppose the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525) READ MORE.


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