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Spring Bear Hunts Cancelled in Washington State

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Spring Bear Hunts Cancelled in Washington State

Bear hunting opportunities in the Pacific Northwest will be a little scarcer after Washington state’s permit-only spring black bear hunt was suspended amid public outcry fueled by anti-hunting advocacy groups. The suspension came about after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's governor...
Travis Hall Nov 30, 2021
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Video: Golden Eagle Eats Pronghorn Alive

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Video: Golden Eagle Eats Pronghorn Alive

While eagles commonly symbolize grace, freedom, and other lofty ideals, they might be an even better analogue for the sheer brutality of nature. From knocking chamois off cliffs in the Himalaya to catching monkeys mid-leap to ripping the bellies out of spawning salmon, these largest birds of prey...
Sam Lungren Nov 23, 2021
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Missouri Hosts First Bear Hunt Amid Media Backlash

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Missouri Hosts First Bear Hunt Amid Media Backlash

On October 27, Missouri wrapped up its first-ever regulated black bear hunt. But while this new hunting opportunity was celebrated by conservationists and Missourian wildlife officials, it also generated loud opposition and dissent among anti-hunting groups amplified by the mainstream media. The...
Travis Hall Nov 22, 2021
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What an American Hunter Learned from a Scottish Red Deer Cull

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What an American Hunter Learned from a Scottish Red Deer Cull

Jess Johnson touched down in Edinburgh at 1 a.m. on September 28, just in time for a hunt that was scheduled to start five hours later—on the other side of Scotland. Sleep wasn’t much of an option even if Jess had more time. She’d just spent five days in Hungary speaking about wolf policy in the...
Katie Hill Nov 10, 2021
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Should Hunters Be Concerned About Deer with COVID-19?

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Should Hunters Be Concerned About Deer with COVID-19?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is now circulating in whitetail deer populations in Iowa. A recent study tested the retropharyngeal lymph node tissue—the same type of tissue commonly used to test for chronic wasting disease—of hundreds of hunter-harvested and road-killed deer in the Hawkeye State. It...
Travis Hall Nov 9, 2021
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Video: Mountain Lion Attacks Deer Decoy

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Video: Mountain Lion Attacks Deer Decoy

Decoys can be a fickle hunting tool. When they’re misplaced or look a bit too motionless, you're more likely to raise suspicion and spook your intended target than notch a tag. The mountain lion in this video didn't seem at all deterred by that lack of life in this decoy. Cats are well known for...
Maggie Hudlow Nov 5, 2021
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Why Do Female Deer Sometimes Grow Antlers?

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Why Do Female Deer Sometimes Grow Antlers?

We’d been sitting in the aspen stand for hours, glassing the same distant seam of sagebrush-pine transition, waiting for a group of whitetails to creep out into the open. As the light began to fade, three slowly appeared from behind the trees: one yearling; one young, skinny doe; and one small deer...
Katie Hill Nov 3, 2021
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Video: Eagle Brings House Cat to Nest

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Video: Eagle Brings House Cat to Nest

It's a cat-eat-bird world out there most days. Seriously, house cats are responsible for killing millions, some claim billions, of birds every year. But this eagle documented in Southwestern Florida turned the tables and scored one for the featherd fallen. The video shows one eagle bringing a feline...
Maggie Hudlow Oct 29, 2021
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Deer Processors Face 91 Charges for Poaching and Money Laundering

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Deer Processors Face 91 Charges for Poaching and Money Laundering

Eight people are facing criminal charges in a grand jury indictment after a deer processing outfit in Ohio was found to have poached more than 30 whitetail deer and stolen some 700 pounds of venison from its clients. The stolen meat, which A & E Processors skimmed from the harvested deer of their...
Travis Hall Oct 26, 2021
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Bullhead Murders: The Day a Fish Bootlegger Killed 3 Wardens

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Bullhead Murders: The Day a Fish Bootlegger Killed 3 Wardens

No one will ever know for certain why a commercial bullhead fisherman killed three game wardens with his 12-gauge shotgun on July 12, 1940, in Waterville, Minnesota. Bryant Baumgardner, 54, left eternal speculation by walking off and propping his autoloader against a nearby fence. Without a word...
Patrick Durkin Oct 25, 2021
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Russian Boxer in a Coma After Stabbing Brown Bear to Death in Mauling

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Russian Boxer in a Coma After Stabbing Brown Bear to Death in Mauling

A champion boxer is in a coma and critical condition after being mauled by a brown bear on the bank of Russia’s Irtysh River during a fishing trip. However, local media reports say that the fighter, IIlya Medvedev, 23, managed to kill the bear with several gunshots and a knife. According to Russian...
Travis Hall Oct 22, 2021
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