It’s National Preparedness Month

August 31, 2010 by  
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Below are emergency considerations and supplies for a business from Ready.gov/ Ready Business. Please share these tips with any business or organization that may be helped by this preparedness information. When preparing for emergency situations, it’s best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Encourage everyone to have a Portable Kit customized to meet personal needs, such as essential medications.  These items are the basics you may want to add items that make you and your family more comfortable. Read more

Trail Boss Outtake

August 31, 2010 by  
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In this outtake Trail Boss Steve Doran barley avoids being stuck by lightning when a nasty micro-burst hits while he is filming the show and doing his monologue.

Radioactive Wild Boars On The Rise In Germany

August 31, 2010 by  
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BERLIN (AP) — It was a big shot. A big hog. And a big disappointment. When Georg van Bebber hauled back his wild boar from Ebersberg forest near Munich after a day of hunting, he was exhilarated about his impressive prey. But before he could take it home, a Geiger counter showed a problem: The boar’s meat was radioactive to an extent considered potentially dangerous for consumption. It needed to be thrown out and burnt. Read more

Canadian 007 impersonator arrested

August 31, 2010 by  
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Images I wounder if the police also apprehended the elusive Robin Hood  ? Police in Vancouver, BC arrested a man leaving a costume party dressed as a secret agent Sunday night after a passerby saw what looked like a handgun in a holster strapped to his leg and alerted authorities. The James Bond wannabe was taken into custody, though his Walther PPK wasn’t real. He was later released. The Victoria Times-Colonist.

Measure would put NYC in coon-trapping biz

August 31, 2010 by  
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Images After a summer-long, city-wide raccoon invasion of sorts, a bill introduced today would require the City of New York to trap the troublesome critters anywhere in the five boroughs simply at the request of the public. In past months, dozens of raccoons captured in Central Park tested positive for rabies, prompting the city to conduct an aggressive trapping and vaccination program. NY Daily News.

Seward, AK cops shoot at bear, hit bystander

August 30, 2010 by  
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DownloadedFile-1 A pellet from a shotgun round fired by Seward, Alaska police at a running black bear Thursday night pierced the animal, ricocheted and hit a bystander in the abdomen, resulting in a bruise but not breaking his skin. The bear was successfully dispatched with a second round, police said. Anchorage Daily News.

No NRA endorsement for Reid

August 30, 2010 by  
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DownloadedFile Despite his efforts to obtain the land and funds for the $61 million Clark County Shooting Park and support for pro-gun legislation as Senate majority leader, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid failed to receive the NRA endorsement he anticipated. The NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox said Friday that Reid’s push to confirm Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan proved the deciding factor. Wall Street Journal Washington Wire blog.

EPA: Lead bullet ban outside of jurisdiction

August 29, 2010 by  
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Images The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied a petition by five environmental-activist organizations to ban lead in traditional hunting ammunition, on grounds that the issue is not within the agency’s jurisdiction and authority. However, the agency will continue to review another part of the petition, which relates to lead fishing sinkers. Tulsa World and Via AP.

The .32 ACP (With Video)

August 28, 2010 by  
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I was first introduced to the M1903 Colt Pocket Hammer-less in 1974 by the late Harry Archer of the CIA. In the 1970s Harry Archer and I tested almost every .32 ACP pistol made, to isolate which pocket guns were the most reliable, accurate, and natural instinctive pointers in the Applegate style. We fired lab specimens borrowed from the NRA museum, FBI and BATF labs as well as some unusual guns borrowed from various military collections. There were no hollow-point factory loads available back then, so we shot “hot” European hardball and hand loads assembled with various cast bullets and Winchester factory “gumball soft” lead, 100-grain flat-nosed .32-20 slugs similar to Ideal #3118 which became Harry’s choice for carry ammo in his overseas go-bag. Read more

Trailcam image leads to arrest of multiple offenders

August 28, 2010 by  
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DownloadedFile A photo found on an Albee, Mich. homeowner’s trail camera he installed after multiple home break-ins proved responsible for the arrest of two Genesee County men believed to have committed as many as 75 burglaries and home invasions in 8 counties. “Without that (camera), this case might not have broke,” said Saginaw County Sheriff William L. Federspiel. “For $300, what an investment.” The Saginaw News.

Flying carp knocks kayaker from race contention

August 27, 2010 by  
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Images An airborne 30-pound Asian carp was responsible for knocking a world-class Texas kayaker out of contention in a 340-mile Missouri River race that began Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan. Houston resident Brad Pennington had been considered a favorite among men’s solo racers in the Missouri River 340 before the smack down occurred. “I got face-slapped by a flying fish,” Pennington said. Columbia Missourian.

Gator in bathtub leads to arrest on other charges

August 27, 2010 by  
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A Chipley, Fla.man was arrested on 16 warrants for writing worthless checks after a Fish and Wildlife Commission officer found a 5-foot-long alligator in his bathtub. Asked how the man got the alligator in

to the tub, Toni Brannon, FWC spokesperson replied, “Very carefully, I guess.” Panama City News Herald.

his alligator was probably five feet long, and safely across a canal from me.

Using a .38 to shoot bat inside home a bad idea

August 26, 2010 by  
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ImagesA Maplewood, MN man who allegedly used a .38 cal. revolver to try to kill a bat that flew inside his home and “attacked” his wife is scheduled to make a court appearance Sept. 20. Cedric R. Newton, 52, has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a felony. Three bullet holes were found in the walls of an adjoining townhouse. The bat was reportedly wounded in the melee—winged, we surmise. Mnpls Star-Tribune.

Bear surprised in NH dumpster leaves man in stitches

August 25, 2010 by  
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Images-1A Conway, NH man received non-life threatening lacerations after a black bear bounded out of an apartment building’s trash dumpster and scratched him as he took out the garbage Sunday. Jeff Allard, who did not see that the receptacle’s side door was open because of darkness, required 16 stitches. The Union Leader.

Don’t mess with Grandma 79, dices patio rattler

August 24, 2010 by  
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BildeUnable to locate anyone to come to her aid after she discovered a large rattlesnake among the planters on her patio, 79-year-old Margaret Street of Sheboygan, Wisc. hauled out her True Temper ice chopper. “I got him right behind the neck,” she said. “I chopped three times.” In the bloody aftermath, Street picked up the pieces with ice tongs, deposited them in a plastic bag, and left them on the curb for city garbage pickup. The Sheboygan Press.

Rabies shots for 38 People in NC

August 23, 2010 by  
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A Haywood County, NC family that thought they were being humane by adopting a raccoon has learned a difficult lesson about wild animals after the animal became sick and died of rabies. Now, 38 people who came into contact with the infected raccoon must undergo immunoglobulin and vaccination shots. “This is exactly why it is illegal to pick up these sorts of animals,” said Mike Carraway with the N.C. Wildlife Resources commission. The Asheville Citizen-Times.

10-15 ‘mellow’ black bears found guarding BC pot farm

August 22, 2010 by  
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3414766.binPolice investigating a marijuana-growing operation near Christina Lake in British Columbia discovered between 10 and 15 “extraordinarily docile and mellow” black bears guarding the 1,000-plant farm. RCMP Const. Dave Smith said the pot growers were feeding the bears dog food so they would hang around the property, and there was no evidence the bruins were consuming marijuana. Dave’s not here, man. The Vancouver Sun.

Colorado having record year for rabies reports

August 22, 2010 by  
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ImagesThe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports the state is on track to break its record for wildlife rabies, mainly due to the spread of rabies in skunks. So far this year, 99 animals have tested positive for rabies, including 34 skunks and 54 bats. In 2009, 103 animals tested positive, surpassing the annual record of 70 cases in 2006, all of which were bats. Denver Post.

Sioux City Approves Bow Hunting to Reduce Deer Population

August 20, 2010 by  
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls City Council has voted unanimously to allow bow hunters to help thin a deer herd causing headaches in the northeast part of the city. Read more

8 Outdoorsmen Murdered in Rural Oaxaca, Mexico one was only 15

August 20, 2010 by  
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OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Attackers shot eight men to death and piled their bodies in a pickup truck in the southern state of Oaxaca, and gunmen kidnapped the mayor of a city on the outskirts of the northern industrial hub of Monterrey, Mexican authorities said Monday. Read more

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