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Revisiting The Full Charge Wadcutter and the “FBI Load” Revisiting The Full Charge Wadcutter and the “FBI Load”

Several friends and I have been re-thinking our decision several years ago to pack... 

Life Changing Experiences Life Changing Experiences

I had a biological father but my Granddad was my dad.  What an extraordinary individual... 

Fall Wilderness Survival Course Fall Wilderness Survival Course

Shiloh TV and Wildlife Energy are Sponsoring a Two Day Survival Course in the Phoenix... 

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Lightweight Shelter Lightweight Shelter

I prefer a four-season tent, because it will stand up to whatever comes your way.  ... 

Pocket Auto: For People who do not want to carry a gun Pocket Auto: For People who do not want to carry a gun

There’s no arguing that few, if any, would consider the Guardian as an ultimate... 

Learning Primitive Fire Starting Skills (With Video) Learning Primitive Fire Starting Skills (With Video)

The three most common methods of Primitive Fire Making are the Burning Lens, the... 

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Rudolph, the road-rashed reindeer? Rudolph, the road-rashed reindeer?

Despite some road rash and a broken antler after tumbling out of a livestock truck, a reindeer wearing a red and green bridle found in the middle of a busy northeast Ohio roadway on Sunday was no worse for the wear, after its rescue by Norton patrol officer Kevin Starling. “One minute I’m out on the highway writing traffic tickets, and... [Read more of this review]

Florida woman charged in deer-head assault Florida woman charged in deer-head assault

When Terry Nowakowski, 20, broke down the door of his Zephyrhills, Fla. home to confront his girlfriend during a heated argument, Chelsea Harrison grabbed the nearest thing she could find to defend herself—a mounted deer head. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office report she ”began striking him in the face and body with the ends of the... [Read more of this review]

550-pound bear found living under NJ home 550-pound bear found living under NJ home

A cable TV technician was understandably a bit unnerved when he came face-to-face with a 550-pound black bear in the unfinished basement of a home in Hopatcong, New Jersey on Wednesday. Responding conservation officers shot the bruin with a tranquilizer, and it dashed from beneath the house and led them on a chase through the neighborhood, before... [Read more of this review]

DNA confirms wolves killed Alaska teacher in 2010 DNA confirms wolves killed Alaska teacher in 2010

An Alaska Department of Fish and Game report issued Tuesday confirms at least two wolves chased down and killed special education teacher Candice Berner, 32, as she jogged on a road March 8, 2010 near the village of Chignik Lake. “This appears to have been an aggressive, predatory attack that was relatively short in duration,” the report... [Read more of this review]

Bear hitches ride atop Vancouver, BC garbage truck Bear hitches ride atop Vancouver, BC garbage truck

Conservation officers tranquillized and removed a black bear beleived to be about 18 months old found riding atop a garbage truck in downtown Vancouver, BC on Monday afternoon. It is believed the bear hitched a ride from North Vancouver, where the truck was doing pick-ups earlier in the day, said conservation officer Alex Desjardins. “Initially... [Read more of this review]

Judge: No journalist protections for blogger Judge: No journalist protections for blogger

In a ruling with implications for online pundits and commentators, a federal judge in Oregon has ruled a Montana woman sued for defamation of character was not a journalist when she posted on her blog that an Oregon lawyer acted criminally during a bankruptcy case, and thus cannot claim protections afforded to mainstream reporters. U.S. District Judge... [Read more of this review]

Squirrel won’t be fined for triggering fire alarm Squirrel won’t be fined for triggering fire alarm

Blackburn Elementary School in Ellenton, Fla. won’t receive a customary fine from the local fire department for a recent false alarm, after security camera footage revealed it wasn’t triggered by a trouble-making student, but by a bushy-tailed intruder. “It’s really hard to fine a squirrel, so he got a stern lecture and was... [Read more of this review]

Michigan DNR confirms wandering UP cougar Michigan DNR confirms wandering UP cougar

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a radio-collared mountain lion was photographed by a property owner’s trail camera in northern Houghton County on Nov. 13. “This is the third time this animal has been captured on trail cameras in the Upper Peninsula,” said DNR cougar expert Adam Bump. “The Wisconsin... [Read more of this review]

Burbank bicyclist has brush with bear Burbank bicyclist has brush with bear

Speeding around a blind corner on a fire access road in Southern California’s Verdugo Mountains, the last thing cyclist John Keoshkarian expected was a close encounter with a black bear he described as larger than a trash dumpster. “Me and him were kind of startled,” said the North Hollywood resident. “I never thought I’d... [Read more of this review]

Family lost on Christmas tree trek calls 911 Family lost on Christmas tree trek calls 911

Here’s further proof that not everyone has what it takes to explore the outdoors. A family of four searching for a Christmas tree southwest of Denver Sunday were rescued after becoming lost and phoning 911. “I think the kids started getting nervous when my husband was saying to go one way, and I was saying to go another way,” Tracey... [Read more of this review]

Meth, fighting roosters and bobcat for dinner Meth, fighting roosters and bobcat for dinner

Even for the Outdoor Pressroom it was an unusual trifecta for Henry Arnibal of Morgan Hill, Calif., who was charged this week with possession of methamphetamine, owning 50 fighting roosters and a stash of cockfighting ankle spikes, and illegally killing a bobcat and eating it. Arnibal told authorities in Santa Clara County that he killed the bobcat... [Read more of this review]

Wisconsin deer hunters may encounter cougar Wisconsin deer hunters may encounter cougar

As Wisconsin hunters prepare for the opening of deer firearms season, the Department of Natural Resources is telling those in the west central and northern portions of the state to be on the lookout for a young male mountain lion that has been recorded by remote trail cameras three times in recent weeks. Cougars are protected in Wisconsin, and can... [Read more of this review]

Apparent grizzly attacks two hunters in Montana Apparent grizzly attacks two hunters in Montana

An apparent grizzly sow with two cubs attacked and bit two hunters on Saturday afternoon in the North Fork of Bear Creek in the Madison Mountains southeast of Ennis, Mont. A third hunter in the party who was uninjured in the attack hiked the nearest ranch to summon emergency responders. Montana Standard.  Read More →

Florida mullet event peeves PETA Florida mullet event peeves PETA

The annual mullet-toss competition (involving the fish variety, not the awful 1980s haircut) at the Mullet Smoke-Off fundraiser on Florida’s Terra Ceia Island has attracted animal rights grandstanders, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which condemned the practice of throwing dead fish into washtubs and wheelbarrows. “You’d... [Read more of this review]

Pa. woman hurt trying to save her dog from bear Pa. woman hurt trying to save her dog from bear

Suzan Merritt, 38, of Jackson, Pa. received lacerations to her head, neck and arms Thursday night after she discovered a black bear attacking her German shepherd in her backyard and attempted to intervene. “I wouldn’t necessarily classify it as an attack,” said Wildlife CO Tim Conway. “It was more of a defensive motion by the... [Read more of this review]

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