Wolves confirmed in Michigan’s lower peninsula

March 25, 2010 by  
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Images Wildlife officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the USDA Wildlife Services Division say they’ve confirmed the presence of at least two gray wolves in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Biologists reported they verified tracks from two wolves discovered by a landowner in remote northern Cheboygan County. Traverse City Record-Eagle.

MT prof: ‘Good old days’ of Bitterroot elk are gone

March 25, 2010 by  
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Images-1 University of Montana ungulate expert Mark Hebblewhite has spent decades researching the interaction between wolves and their prey, and on Monday night in Hamilton, MT he told a crowd at a Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association event that elk numbers that peaked at 8,100 in the Bitterroot Valley around 2005 will never been seen again. The good news? Fewer elk will improve the habitat for those remaining. The Ravalli Republic.

Forest Service keeps senior camping discount

March 24, 2010 by  
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The U.S. Forest Service’s decision not to eliminate substantial camping discounts to seniors this week will no doubt please recreation vehicle owners such as Dean Lang, of Sandy. Read more

Veterans post finds forgotten 1917 machine gun

March 24, 2010 by  
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Machine gun While doing some cleaning recently, the members of Catholic War Veterans Post 370 in Belleville, Illinois discovered a Lewis .30-caliber machine gun, manufactured in 1917 by Savage Arms Co. The gun is now being held by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Dept. The man with the best lawmaker’s name in the country—Sheriff Mearl Justus—said he’d like to display the gun with the department’s other machine gun, a Thompson. Belleville News-Democrat.

Deer crashes through school bus window

March 24, 2010 by  
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Images-2 Two students received minor injuries yesterday when a school bus near Seaford, Delaware collided with a deer, sending the animal through the windshield and into the passenger compartment. “This was certainly a very dangerous and disturbing incident for anyone to have to watch, let alone school children,” said State Police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. “We are just very luckly no one was more seriously hurt.” Newark Post.

Lions match hunters in Black Hills deer kills

March 24, 2010 by  
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ImagesSouth Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department biologists estimate that mountain lions kill about 5,500 deer in the Black Hills region annually, about the same number of animals taken by deer hunters there in 2009. “It’s absolutely true that lions are one of the main causes of deer mortality in the Black Hills,” said GF&P regional game specialist John Kanta. Rapid City Journal.

Inhaling Your Food with LeWhiff I would rather eat

March 23, 2010 by  
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While waiting for science to develop meals in a pill , I’ve completely missed the latest back country craze: inhaling your food. Talk about ultralight, you take a shot of LeWiff in the morning and skip your coffee. It doesn’t have quite the same social aspect as brewing a pot and sitting around the camp stove as the sun comes up, but ultra lighters sleep on bubble wrap and use foodbags as pillows, so creature comforts are slightly less important to them.

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Wyoming wolf protest draws hunters, ranchers

March 23, 2010 by  
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Thumb_create.php As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wyoming state lawmakers continue their standoff over removing the wolf from the federal endangered species list, some 200 outfitters, ranchers and sportsmen downtown Jackson Saturday to rally for the delisting, saying wolves are decimating the state’s elk population and threatening livestock. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Agencies using cameras to monitor trails, offshore catches

March 23, 2010 by  
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Images These days, state and federal wildlife and fisheries agencies are using modern motion-activated cameras to watch for illegal dumpers, deer baiters, poachers or pot growers. And under a federal statute passed last year, a camera can be required to monitor by-catch, or fish thrown back, on any commercial or recreation boat going after a snapper-grouper species in the Southeast U.S. The Charleston (SC) Post and Courier.

Iditarod ends with no dog deaths

March 22, 2010 by  
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that there were no dog deaths during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The race ended Saturday night when the 55th and final finisher, rookie Celeste Davis, reached Nome. Read more

Australia investigates deadly crocodile attack

March 22, 2010 by  
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DARWIN, Australia (AP) — An Australian coroner started an investigation Monday into the death of an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a crocodile last year, as two fresh attacks refocused public scrutiny on how to manage the animals. Read more

Iceland fears 2nd, even larger volcanic eruption

March 22, 2010 by  
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REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano in southern Iceland has erupted for the first time in almost 200 years, raising concerns that it could trigger a larger and potentially more dangerous eruption at a volatile volcano nearby. Read more

Cop responds to gobbler B&E call, at his house

March 21, 2010 by  
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Outdoors_turkey_4.embedded.prod_affiliate.98 When New Baden, Illinois policeman Jeff Mavrogeorge responded to a breaking-and-entering call from his wife this week, he rushed home to find the intruder—a 20-pound wild turkey gobbler—flapping around on his glass-covered living room floor. With aid from his comrades, Mavrogeorge was able to extricate the big bird and release it—unharmed—to gobble again. Rod Kloeckner in the Belleville News-Democrat.

A Ton of Catfish Fun Coming to Arizona Urban Lakes

March 21, 2010 by  
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PHOENIX – Tons of fun are heading to urban lakes soon – channel catfish will be stocked for the first time this season in the 20 Urban Fishing Program lakes in the Phoenix and Tucson areas on Thursday, March 25. Read more

Camera on trail captures Wolf near Oregon, Ill.

March 20, 2010 by  
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The first good photograph of a live wolf in modern Illinois might have been captured by a trail cam last week near Oregon, Ill. It comes about the same time as a reliable report and photos of an apparent wolf, a 140-pound canine, shot near Walnut, Ill.  Bob Coine of Heartland Studios received the trail-cam photos from a friend. Coine is an experienced outdoorsman working in the field, including quality deer management. Read more

Tenn. right to hunt amendment heads to voters

March 20, 2010 by  
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Images With Thursday’s Tennessee House passage of SJR 30 by a vote of 90-1, Volunteer Staters will vote in November on a constitutional amendment guaranteeing “the personal right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law. The recognition of this right does not abrogate any private or public property rights, nor does it limit the state’s power to regulate commercial activity.” Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Ohio hunter shoots wolf, No one knows how it go there

March 20, 2010 by  
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Bilde A Sandusky County, Ohio man who thought he was shooting at “an exceptionally large coyote,” was surprised to find he had killed a wolf—or at least a wolf hybrid. Dusty Gore had the 120- 140-pound animal examined by the local game protector, who confirmed it was a wolf, though little else is known about where the animal originated. Steve Pollick in the Toledo Blade.

Michigan’s only known wild wolverine found dead

March 19, 2010 by  
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Jeff-ford-and-wolverine-007ptjpg-9328b2684e2a565f_large Michigan’s only known wild wolverine, a seven-year-old female, was found dead on a Sanilac County trail on Sunday. The animal was the first of its species positively identified in Michigan in 200 years. Jeff Ford, a science teacher at Deckerville High School who documented the wolverine with trail cameras since 2005, said he planned to attend today’s necropsy at the Michigan DNRE wildlife lab. The Bay City Times.

Cop responds to gobbler B&E call, at his house

March 19, 2010 by  
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Outdoors_turkey_4.embedded.prod_affiliate.98 When New Baden, Illinois policeman Jeff Mavrogeorge responded to a breaking-and-entering call from his wife this week, he rushed home to find the intruder—a 20-pound wild turkey gobbler—flapping around on his glass-covered living room floor. With aid from his comrades, Mavrogeorge was able to extricate the big bird and release it—unharmed—to gobble again. Rod Kloeckner in the Belleville News-Democrat.

No more working out for me, Jogger hit by plane.

March 18, 2010 by  
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So many ways to die while you are in the out of doors  a tree branch hitting your head, a wild animal attack, but this is new a small plane looses power  and hits you on your daily jog .HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The mother of a man hit and killed by a small plane as he jogged on a South Carolina beach says he was on a business trip and looking forward to heading home for his daughter’s third birthday. Read more

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