Two coyotes attacked a Canadian woman while she was hiking alone in a national park in eastern Canada, and authorities said she died Wednesday of her injuries. Read more
Rattlesnakes gather in groups to sleep through the winter. Sometimes up to 1,000 of them will coil up together to keep warm. So if you fall in to where they are sleeping you will get bit.
Boulder City, Nevada – In a back and forth battle, Michael Voigt of Chino, California held off defending national champion Jerry Miculek of Princeton, Louisiana to win the Open title at the 2009 U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) Multi-Gun National Championships held October 22-25 at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club in Boulder City, Nevada. Read more
The Japanese beetle, found in the eastern United States and Canada, is the only bug in these countries you need be concerned about if it becomes lodged in your ear, and they do. It can chew through your eardrum in a matter of minutes. Other bugs can be removed without the same urgency.
by Ed Harris
If you live far enough out in the country that 911 response is longer than a few minutes, having a firearm available makes sense for home security, as well as for meat gathering and pest control. For the NON-HOBBY shooter who intends to own only one firearm, the best choice is a simple, bolt-action repeating 22 rifle. Read more
A Simmons Street woman scared off a would-be burglar about 11 p.m. Saturday by acting like a dog, an Athens-Clarke police report said. When a suspicious man tried turning the woman’s door knob, she got on the floor and began scratching at the door and acting like a large dog, police said, though what dog-like behaviors she specifically mimicked remains unknown. The man, who wore an olive jacket and appeared to be homeless, quickly ran from the porch, according to the report. Police searched the neighborhood for him, but to no avail.
Who travels to Iraq and Iran for an adventure fun weekend? Seriously? These kids are in our prayers but if you want to have a fun and uneventful weekend like not being imprisoned for an illegal border crossing. Try a National Park even if it borders Canada, and you accidentally cross I can assure you that you will not be tortured, imprisoned or beheaded. Read more
This sounds like a bad Lifetime movie. A woman drives her tractor off the farm with some vague idea of heading to the South Pole. The world rallies around her and the thing breaks down and she drags herself the rest of the way. The trip is representative of all our own lost goals. She then mysteriously vanishes on the way home when her plane disappears.
In what could be the oddest current expedition, Dutch actress Manon Ossevoortis is riding a tractor from the Netherlands to South Africa, and then hopping a boat to Antarctica. I’m not sure how far it is, but she has to go past the pyramids on her way, so it’s not like she’s taking the interstate. The plan is to make the South Pole in 3.5 years. She also has a blog.
This is a post by Caleb, from Gun Nuts Media it goes with the article on the 25 ACP http://shilohtv.com/?p=3225
It’s not exactly easy for me to come up with a humorous way to segue into this post as is my normal routine for dealing with serious topics. So I guess I’ll just go with the old “damn the torpedos, full speed ahead approach”. Read more
On October 26th, 1881, the “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and “Doc” Holliday confronted Ike Clanton’s gang. Three members of Clanton’s group were killed; Earp’s brothers and Holliday were wounded.
Weird how we have world records for such things. I think that the record should be based on how many a person can eat, it would be way more interesting. A Michigan pet store employee got himself a mouthful of cockroaches – on purpose. The Lansing State Journal reported Sean Murphy on Friday stuffed 16 Madagascar hissing cockroaches into his mouth. He was trying to set a new Guinness World Records mark and said the old record was 11. Read more
Some of you might remember Jim Oltersdorf who was charged with bear baiting in order to get film of a bear for Monster Quest. The charges have been dropped by the US Attorneys office in Alaska without prejudice. I am sure Jim is relieved and can get back to work. His statement and court documents are below. Read more