In Tucson, a trail runner got lost, then tried to hide while searchers looked for him in the night. In Washington, a woman tried to walk down a mountain on a broken leg. They feared that being rescued would cost them thousands of dollars. Read more
The guides, who were charged with involuntary manslaughter, were awarded damages by the court in Chur in eastern Switzerland. The defendants faced up to three years in prison if found guilty. Read more
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hunters are donating more venison to strapped food banks as Ohio and other states offer financial aid aimed at managing high deer populations. It’s a much-needed boost for pantries struggling to meet rising demand. Read more
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The creatures living in the depths of the ocean are as weird and outlandish as the creations in a Dr. Seuss book: tentacled transparent sea cucumbers, primitive “dumbos” that flap ear-like fins, and tubeworms that feed on oil deposits. Read more
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An animal protection group is asking a federal judge to block the government’s planned roundup of thousands of wild mustangs in Nevada next month. Read more
CARROLLTON, Ill. (AP) — A cat went from meow to ow when officials say it accidentally made contact with a substation’s fuse, causing an outage to about 1,500 homes and businesses in southwestern Illinois. The feline apparently survived the encounter early Monday in the Greene County city of Carrollton.
Workers responding to the outage found the cat still on the ground several feet from where it apparently touched the fuse. An Ameren spokeswoman said the animal eventually managed to get up and walk away.
Most of the affected Ameren customers had their power restored within hours.
Information from: The Telegraph
by Brian Sargent
A few weeks back when my friend Mike and I went on an overnight hiking/camping trip. We left at 9:00 PM after I helped put the kids to sleep. It was a 2 hour drive to the highest elevation trail system in our area. We got to the trail head about 11:30 PM.
When we got out of the car the weather was perfect, the air was crisp, and the stars were bright. Then we noticed a dog barking. It sounded really weird, it wasn’t a coyote or a big dog, the dog would not stop it’s consistent annoying YAP ! kid of eerie in a way.
I checked my every day carry that included my Surefire. We grabbed our packs and headed into a public camp a short way up the trail to get some sleep before we started our adventure the next day. As we approached the camp site. We looked around and noticed three camps occupied. One with activity, a large fire and three individuals acting crazy and “barking” like dogs. Read more
On July 12, 2007, the guides gave the go-ahead for the group of soldiers they were leading to ascend the Jungfrau mountain despite a high risk of avalanche. Read more
by Scott E. Becker
On August 8, 1728, twelve hardy men left the relative safety of the Russian ship Sviatoi Gavriil (St. Gabriel) for the dark shores off the starboard bow. Shrouded in oil skins and huddled over well worn oars they fought high winds and the pull of strong tides as they made their way to the dark and strange shore. The skies were low and the seas high that day as they silently made their way to shore to hunt for supplies and bury a comrade on the island now known as St. Lawrence Island, located north latitude 64*30’. An unnamed cook had died on board ship; his soon to be grave near a Chuikchi village would be adorned with what was likely the first Christian cross on Alaskan shores. They may have been the first Europeans to visit magical Alaska; they sure would not be the last. Read more
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Getting one of the roughly 11,500 permits granted each year to backpack overnight in the Grand Canyon has become so competitive and “unfair” that managers at the national park have decided to change the system. Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers plucked a woman from choppy waters Monday, some 25 hours after she jumped from a crowded ferry that sank in a storm off Indonesia’s Sumatra island. At least 29 people drowned, and 20 others were missing. Read more
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Eight women set out Monday from their base camp on Antarctica to ski to the South Pole in a trek to mark the 60th anniversary of the Commonwealth grouping of 53 former British colonies. Read more
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A kangaroo startled by a man walking his dog attacked the pair, pinning the pet underwater and slashing the owner in the abdomen with its hind legs. Read more
The Willows (Calif.) Unified School District board of trustees voted unanimously last week to expel a 16-year-old for having unloaded shotguns and shells in his pickup parked just off campus. Susan Parisio defended her son Gary, acknowledging he erred for not returning home to store his guns after a morning of bird hunting with a friend, but she questioned the district’s ability to enforce its no-tolerance policies off school property. The Chico Enterprise Record. authority
I can not help but think that all of these stupid Animal shows contributed to this. Instead of showing animals as they are, these TV idiots portray them as house pets. Wild animals are wild animals in the wild and in a cages they are nothing to play around with. BERN, Switzerland (AP) — A bear has attacked a man who entered its enclosure at a new park in Switzerland, and a policeman opened fire on the animal to defend the intruder.
Police say the 25-year-old man and the 3-year-old bear both were injured on Saturday at Bear Park in the city of Bern. The small park, which opened last month, provides two bears with hill slopes, grasslands, a river and a cave.
Police say the mentally handicapped man climbed onto a wall surrounding the park and fell 4 meter (13 feet) into the bears’ enclosure. One of the bears responded by attacking the man, injuring his head and one leg. A nearby policeman shot at the bear, injuring it and forcing it to retreat into the cave.
The bear was being treated at the park and the man at a nearby hospital.
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The Ares Carbine from was supposed to go one sale in the first or second quarter but nothing has been seen of it since SHOT 09. Tyler Kreis, the NRA’s Firearms Inventory Manager, is the first to have gotten his hands on the Ares Defense Systems Ares-22 RCU and has shot a video of it in action. It looks like it could be useful in the field. Read more
The human eye is sensitive to intense light, because it damages the retina and can even blind the individual. If this happens in the field you are in big trouble. Nothing is more debilitating than an eye injury. The brightness of the sun can trigger massive headaches or migraines, which in turn can cause nausea and vomiting. If you are short on water all of these things together can cause death or at the lest serious injury. Read more
A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft with a sharpened head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself which can be hardened in a fire if necessary. Or it may be of another material fastened to the shaft, like we have done using the Cold Steel Bushman. Read more