This Country Just Made Catch and Release Fishing Illegal

Policy & Legislation

This Country Just Made Catch and Release Fishing Illegal

On May 2, the Colombia Congressional Court declared sportfishing unconstitutional with an 8-1 vote in favor of the ruling. “Although there is no consensus as to whether fish are sentient beings, the truth is that by virtue of the precautionary principle, even in the absence of scientific certainty...
Maggie Hudlow May 19, 2022
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A Small Hunting Town Caught Between Industrial Pollution and Environmental Activism

Public Lands & Waters

A Small Hunting Town Caught Between Industrial Pollution and Environmental Activism

“Boy, those Branch Davidians sure did get a bum deal.” I sat in the back seat of the truck not quite sure I understood what Ron Harper had said. It had been 20 years since I’d even thought of David Koresh and the ATF invasion of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. Back then, Harper had been...
Mati Bishop May 18, 2022
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New Jersey Woman Mauled by Bear While Checking Her Mail

Wildlife Management

New Jersey Woman Mauled by Bear While Checking Her Mail

A 34-year-old woman in New Jersey was attacked by a black bear last week as she walked from her Sussex County home to her mailbox. The attack took place on Wednesday, May 11 at approximately 4:30 p.m. According to local reports, the woman saw two or three bears before she found herself engaged in “a...
Travis Hall May 17, 2022
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Location of Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Finally Revealed

Public Lands & Waters

Location of Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Finally Revealed

The decade-long search for Forrest Fenn’s treasure ended two years ago, but the hunt for answers has not. Although details have slowly surfaced since Jack Stuef located the gold-filled chest, the greatest Fenn mystery of all remained unsolved: Where was the treasure hidden? Finally last week, we got...
Spencer Neuharth May 13, 2022
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New Study Claims Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers Not Extinct

Wildlife Management

New Study Claims Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers Not Extinct

In October of last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared that 23 species of birds, mussels, bats, and fish had gone extinct. One of those species, the ivory-billed woodpecker, had been on the Endangered Species List since 1967 but hadn’t been officially seen since 1944. The key word here...
Ryan Callaghan May 12, 2022
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'Right to Food' Lawsuit Could End Maine Sunday Hunting Ban

Policy & Legislation

'Right to Food' Lawsuit Could End Maine Sunday Hunting Ban

Does a “right to food” supersede a ban on Sunday hunting? That’s the question at the heart of a novel lawsuit filed in Maine last month. The plaintiffs, a husband and wife with four children, claim the state’s prohibition against Sunday hunting violates their “natural, inherent and unalienable right...
Jordan Sillars May 12, 2022
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New Criminal Charges Dropped, but Corner Crossing Case Could Still Set Precedent

Public Lands & Waters

New Criminal Charges Dropped, but Corner Crossing Case Could Still Set Precedent

Four hunters from Missouri were acquitted of criminal trespass and trespass to hunt on April 29 in Wyoming’s Carbon County Circuit Court relating to events where they “corner crossed” between adjacent checkerboard parcels of public lands in 2021. However, just before that jury trial began, three of...
Sam Lungren May 11, 2022
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U.S. Soldier Killed by Bear While Training in Alaska

Wildlife Management

U.S. Soldier Killed by Bear While Training in Alaska

On May 10, a U.S. Army soldier passed away at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) near Anchorage, Alaska, due to injuries sustained in a bear attack. According to a press release from JBER, the 673d Security Forces Squadron initially responded to the incident and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are...
Maggie Hudlow May 11, 2022
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Coyote Attacks 2-Year-Old Boy on Front Porch

Wildlife Management

Coyote Attacks 2-Year-Old Boy on Front Porch

City officials, game wardens, and animal control authorities in Dallas, Texas, are reeling after an urban coyote dragged a 2-year-old boy off his front porch in the early morning hours of May 3, 2022. The boy’s name is Landon Thomas, and the injuries that he sustained during the attack sent him to a...
Travis Hall May 10, 2022
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Video: Foxes Jumping on Trampoline

Wildlife Management

Video: Foxes Jumping on Trampoline

Foxes have gotten a lot of bad press lately—from biting a congressman to breaking into the Smithsonian National Zoo and killing 25 flamingos to carrying the highly pathogenic avian influenza. So here’s a clip of some foxes getting into a bit of good trouble. In some instances, wildlife interacting...
Maggie Hudlow May 10, 2022
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Video: Beaver Crushed by Falling Tree

Wildlife Management

Video: Beaver Crushed by Falling Tree

MeatEater viewer Shanen Pitzer came across this gruesome scene while foraging morels in Illinois. While beavers are known for being incredibly resourceful engineers, the talented sawyers of the animal kingdom, they didn’t get that way by accident. Or maybe they got that way because of accidents...
MeatEater Staff May 6, 2022
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