Couple credits dogs in cougar standoff

June 26, 2009 by  
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Couple credits dogs in cougar standoff

Wesley and Lisa Wynn are crediting their two dogs–a Lab mix and German shepherd–for saving them from a mountain lion attack in an Eastern Oregon campground this week. The cougar fought with the canine duo before Wynn was able to scare the predator away by shooting a shotgun. “They worked as a team and kept the cougar away from us,” said Wesley. “They are hero dogs to me.” In the LaGrande Observer.

Lake Mead’s invasive mussels number in trillions

June 26, 2009 by  
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Lake Mead’s invasive mussels number in trillions

Images-2Based on new research data from the National Park Service and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the number of invasive quagga mussels in Lake Mead’s Boulder Basin are now estimated at three trillion. UNLV professor David Wong says he does not expect the lake will ever be free of the invasive species. Via AP.

NJ one-gun-a-month bill goes to governor

June 26, 2009 by  
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Editors Note: did you know if you want to buy more than one gun a month your only reason is to put them in the hands of criminals.

ImagesLegislation limiting New Jersey residents to the purchase of one handgun a month received state Senate approval this morning and now goes to Gov. Jon Corzine for his signature. If enacted, New Jersey would join Virginia, Maryland, and California. PolitickerNJ reports.

When Killer Turkey’s Attack :)

June 26, 2009 by  
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Turkey flies into semi-truck cab, driver wrecks rig

Images-1A wild turkey burst into the open window of tractor-trailer rig traveling near Heuvelton, NY Monday, causing the driver lose control and veer off the road. The semi-truck hit a row of fenceposts before coming to rest on its side in a ditch. No one was injured. “That doesn’t happen every day,” observed a NY State Trooper at the scene. WWTI-TV.

Woman chasing pesky coon starts brushfire

June 26, 2009 by  
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This Lady ever heard of a 22 rifle ? I guess she is better off with a stick I do not think she it to bright.

Woman chasing pesky coon starts brushfire

19850291_640X361A Seattle woman who said she’s been battling bothersome raccoons in her yard for the past two years tossed lit fireworks at a pesky critter yesterday and ignited a brushfire that burned a neighbor’s shed. The coon escaped, unharmed. KIRO-TV.

Rod & line record 1,056-pound shark off Irish coast

June 25, 2009 by  
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Rod & line record 1,056-pound shark off Irish coast

JoeWaldis_1430456fA 1,056-pound, 12-foot, 9-inch bluntnose six-gill shark caught by a Swiss angler off the Irish coast is said to be the largest rod-and-line fish ever landed in British or Irish waters. It surpasses a 968lb bluefin tuna caught in 2001, and is more than double the weight of the heaviest rod-caught fish in the UK, a 507-pound porbeagle shark taken in 1993. The Telegraph reports.

Seasoning Cast Iron

June 25, 2009 by  
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Seasoned Cast Iron can be considered the “grandfather” to today’s “non-stick” cookware.  The taste is incredible and can not be duplicated in in other cooking utensil. Read more

Groundhog day: Rodent raises restaurant ruckus

June 25, 2009 by  
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Groundhog day: Rodent raises restaurant ruckus

Images-2A yellow-bellied marmot, western cousin of the eastern groundhog, found its way into a downtown Prosser, Wash. restaurant Monday and caused quite a commotion before customers were able to prod it from a corner of the building and chase it back outside. “I know there’s a lot of marmots in Prosser, there’s no question,” said City Administrator Charlie Bush. “They’re happy marmots. They’re fat, they’re having a good time.” Evidently. The Tri City Herald.

Maine cougar report ‘a very convincing story’

June 25, 2009 by  
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Maine cougar report ‘a very convincing story’

Wally Jakubas, mammal-group leader for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said a reported sighting of a mountain lion by a woman and her three children in Winslow Monday is “a very convincing story,” especially following a similar recent report and potential scat discovery near Augusta. The Morning Sentinel.

Dogs killed by aggressive deer in Montana capital

June 24, 2009 by  
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We can not say this enough, Wild animals are not pets or your friends, as you can see by the recent stories we have been posting, they will kill, and hurt you. 

Dogs killed by aggressive deer in Montana capital

ImagesAggressive mule deer does have been responsible for killing at least two small dogs and injuring another in Helena, Montana in recent weeks, according to Police Chief Troy McGee. “Be careful. The does are really protective of their fawns right now,” McGee said. In The Missoulian.

Hundred Draw

June 24, 2009 by  
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I use the Hundred Draw when ever I get a new handgun or holster. I draw the gun from the holster in the position I intend to carry it at least 100 times. This breaks in the holster and gives me a feel for the gun. Read more

What to do with a new firearm

June 24, 2009 by  
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When you  intend to use any firearm for survival or self defense you will have to practice. I always recommend no less than a half a day and no less than 300 rounds through the gun. You should be fully familiar with its operation, loading, unloading, cocking, de-cocking, firing and accuracy.  If not keep shooting until you are totally comfortable.  Go out and have a great time, fun is the key to learning.

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Rule of Three’s

June 24, 2009 by  
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No matter what your plans are you may one day find yourself in a wilderness survival situation. Lost or injured in the middle of nowhere with no food and no gear.  How many, hunters, ORV enthusiast, day hikers, persons who are driveing cross country, or even pilots have become lost, injured or broken down and that fun day in the field or on the road turns into a nightmare. Would you know what to do? Read more

Practice

June 24, 2009 by  
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A lot of people feel that when confronted with a survival or life threatening situation they will step up to the plate and somehow will magically be able to perform. Sorry not true, practice your skills regularly. Make sure you equipment works before going into the field.

Copyright © 2009 by Steven L. Doran All rights reserved under international and Pan-American copyright conventions. No part of this article may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means without written permission from the author Steven L. Doran.

Failure

June 24, 2009 by  
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A lot of people think failure is a bad thing. Not if you use it in the right way. Failure is a lesson. It teaches us to think and act differently when we are confronted with the same or similar situation. If you fail do not get upset, use it to your advantage, and begin to train in those areas where you are weak.

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Basic Compass Reading

June 24, 2009 by  
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The batteries in the GPS Die or the unit can not see the satellite.   Men Die because they can not find there way out.

Basic Types

While there are several variations of the compass available, two models stand out as the standard equipment for hikers and other outdoorsmen: the baseplate compass and the lensatic compass. Read more

Summer camp without texting traumatic for some kids

June 23, 2009 by  
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Summer camp without texting traumatic for some kids

Images-1D.J. Slater writes in the Wausau (Wisc.) Daily Herald that most YMCA and other summer camps in central Wisconsin prohibit youngsters from using cell phones, iPods and other electronic communicating devices, because it distracts them from normal camp activities. Some camps even require kids to compose (gasp!) hand-written letters and mail them to their parents.

Typical Government ( IG has no Idea what happend to 1 trillion dollars)

June 23, 2009 by  
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This video should have you on the phone to all of your elected officials, this is how they handle our tax dollars.  This woman has no idea what she her agency is suppose to investigate and has no idea what happened to 1 Trillion dollars. The news media had more details than did the inspector generals office. Sorry to say but this is typical not a isolated incident.  I have seen it first hand time and again. She will probably not only get away with it, she will see a raise in pay for being so brave and making an appearence. What a joke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJqM2tFOxLQ

E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress

June 23, 2009 by  
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E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress

By JAMES RISEN and ERIC LICHTBLAU

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is facing renewed scrutiny over the extent of its domestic surveillance program, with critics in Congress saying its recent intercepts of the private telephone calls and e-mail messages of Americans are broader than previously acknowledged, current and former officials said. Read more

Colorado Springs to discuss coyote-killing ordinance

June 23, 2009 by  
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Colorado Springs to discuss coyote-killing ordinance

Following a rash of coyote/human encounters, the Colorado Springs City Council is expected to discuss a proposed ordinance that would allow citizens to legally shoot aggressive coyotes in the city limits. The proposal was initiated by a former Councilwoman after a constituent approached her with concerns about existing city laws that prevented him from using a firearm to kill the animals. In The Gazette.

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