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Video: Angler Finds Giant Mule Deer Dead in River

Matt Keller, founder of Old Hat Outdoors, mostly posts videos of ice fishing and fly fishing this time of year. Last week was an exception. “My intent was to film a sweet brown trout video,” Keller said. “That didn’t happen. In fact, the fishing sucked.” Rather than a big brown, Keller found a giant...

Public Lands & Waters

New York Man Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Deer Camp

Irving J. Talavera Jr. of Rotterdam, New York, was arrested for second-degree attempted arson on March 21. The felony charge stems from Talavera’s alleged attempt to blow up a hunting camp and its occupants in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. According to statements filed in the case, the 4...

Big Game

Video: Black Bear and Feral Hog Fight to the Death

“Welcome to the mountains, boys,” said Philip Talbot, of Satsuma, AL, as he watched a black bear tighten its grip on a feral hog’s neck. The scene took place in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, TN. Talbot spent five hours looking for wildlife in the park on Tuesday, but the...

Bass

College Angler Killed During Fishing Tournament

A South Carolina community mourns the loss of 18-year-old Jack Hunt today. Hunt was a freshman at Erskine College where he competed on the intercollegiate bass fishing team. According to local reports, Hunt was killed when his boat struck a piece of debris, which then struck Hunt. Hunt was traveling...

Whitetail Deer

3 Men Cited for Poaching 34-Point Buck

Wardens recently concluded a three-month investigation centered around a 34-point whitetail that was poached this fall in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Alex Laffey, Dion Laffey, and Eugene Heisler, all from Eau Claire, have been charged with multiple wildlife violations. According to Wisconsin...

Waterfowl

Best Hunting Gimmicks Ever: Seasoned Shotgun Shells

A common angling refrain holds that some lures are better designed to catch fishermen than fish. Hunters are no less guilty. In this series, I’m going to highlight the greatest hunting gimmicks of all time. Some might make you feel nostalgic. Others might make you nauseous. My hope is that all of...

Freshwater

Video: Morning Show Fishing Segment Goes Terribly Wrong

Here’s a reminder of why Cal’s Week in Review is the best news source for all things hunting, fishing, and conservation. This 2011 clip from Australia’s Today Show starts off fairly pedestrian. After an uncomfortable introduction and the kind of edgy innuendo you expect from a morning show, “shark...

Whitetail Deer

Best Hunting Gimmicks Ever: The Ground Grunt’r

A common angling refrain holds that some lures are better designed to catch fishermen than fish. Hunters are no less guilty. In this series, I’m going to highlight the greatest hunting gimmicks of all time. Some might make you feel nostalgic. Others might make you nauseous. My hope is that all of...

Waterfowl

Reelfoot Lake Double Homicide Suspect David Vowell Found Dead

On Jan. 30, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced they recovered the body of David Vowell in Reelfoot Lake. According to the Tennessee River Valley News, Vowell was discovered by a hunting guide in an area locals refer to as Grassy Island. The 70-year-old suspect was accused of killing...

Waterfowl

New Details Emerge on Reelfoot Lake Double Homicide

Earlier this week we reported on the death of Zach Grooms, 25, and Chance Black, 26. They were fatally shot by 70-year-old David Vowell while duck hunting on Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee. New details emerged yesterday surrounding the incident. Jeffrey Crabtree, who was in the duck blind with Grooms...