Granddad uses fishing rod to fend off robbers

September 30, 2010 by  
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Fishing_rod_1-thumb-250x322 When approached by three black males who brandished a handgun and announced a robbery, police say a 67-year-old angler at a North St. Louis, MO park defended himself with his fishing pole, whacking the three and sending them fleeing. Police later responded to a report of a “cutting” and were met by two teens who said they were attacked by a man with a fishing pole. One was booked into juvenile court and one was treated and booked. Riverfront Times.

Lake Powell mule deer caught, released

September 30, 2010 by  
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Dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls A 4×4 mule deer buck stranded among the sheer cliffs surrounding Lake Powell survived a water rescue by officers with the the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State Parks this week. The successful water rodeo involved lassos, bulldogging and hog-tying, before the big buck was hauled into a boat and transported back to dry land, where it was released. Brett Prettyman in the Salt Lake Tribune.

6-point buck makes mess of Michigan office

September 30, 2010 by  
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Srv0000009511516 When she heard a crashing sound while sending a fax the corporate offices of Ric’s Food Centers in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. early Tuesday morning, Candie Coffell didn’t think much of it, that is until she saw the bloodied, six-point buck crash into a wall a few feet away. After tearing through the office and a nearby house, the deer was dispatched by a police office when it ran into traffic. The Morning Sun.

Being a Sportsman

September 29, 2010 by  
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By Steven L. Doran

I took a look through my Granddad’s field glasses that rested in a light brown leather case on the front seat of his Ford LTD Station wagon. The Wagon seemed to be more of a truck than a family car. He took it in where some 4WD’s would not go. Granddad moved the vehicle slowly forward and out of sight behind a thicket of brush.  “What did you see boy?” he asked, “Tons of ducks”. He laughed and grabbed his door with his left hand, and pulled the handle gently with his right to avoid the loud click in normally made, and stepped out motioning me to crawl out his side of the wagon. Read more

Hungry bears near humans for easy meal

September 29, 2010 by  
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Without their usual diet of berries and nuts as hibernation approaches, mama, papa and baby bears in the West are turning to cars and cabins and finding the leftovers are juuuust right. Huckleberries, nuts and pine cones are in short supply this year because of poor growing conditions, so bears have taken to breaking into cars, nosing around backyards and raiding orchards. Read more

Florida panthers bound back thanks to Texas

September 29, 2010 by  
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the quest to save the endangered Florida panther, their Texas cousins were the cat’s meow. Wildlife biologists moved eight female panthers from Texas – close relatives yet genetically distinct – into south Florida 15 years ago in hopes of boosting reproduction, and the immigration paid off. Read more

Mich. teen kills 448-pound black bear with arrow

September 29, 2010 by  
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A 17-year-old Michigan girl began her big game hunting career with a bang – or rather a whoosh – by killing a 448-pound black bear with a bow and arrow from 16 yards away. High school senior Jessica Olmstead of Battle Creek shot the bear during a hunting trip last month in Oba, Ontario. Read more

Don’t mess with Grandma, she killed and attacking rabid fox with her hands

September 28, 2010 by  
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Bilde-1 A 61-year-old Pennsylvania woman who had never killed an animal in her life was forced to kill a rabid fox with her bare hands when the animal attacked her in her Stroudsburg backyard last week. Rachel Cohen is currently undergoing treatment for the virus. “I know it sounds kind of crazy, but I’m kind of glad it had rabies,” Cohen said. “Otherwise, I would have killed it for no good reason.” The Pocono Record.

Oregon hunters warned to avoid marijuana gardens

September 28, 2010 by  
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DownloadedFile Authorities are warning Oregon deer hunters heading to the woods next weekend to steer clear of any suspected marijuana growing gardens for their own safety. Already this season, two bowhunters have reported confrontations with armed  guards from suspected marijuana gardens on public land in southern Jackson County. Mark Freeman in the Medford Mail Tribune.

Stink Bugs Taking DC by Swarm

September 27, 2010 by  
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Smelly, pesky bugs known as stink bugs have been swarming the Washington, D.C. area — and when you try to kill them, they just smell worse. “When you try to kill them, before death, they stink,” said Michael Raupp, an entomology professor at the University of Maryland. “They want to find a place to chill out for the winter. They’re not coming in for warmth, they’re coming in for refuge. “They’ll invade your attack and come in for the winter time. But on a nice warm day in February, they’re going to say, ‘Oh, spring,’ and come down and be all over your windows and your baseboards and things like that.” Read more

Giving injured seagull a ride leads to crash

September 27, 2010 by  
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Images-2 Steven Bunker, 17, of Trenton, ME thought he was doing the humane thing when he stopped his 1995 GMC pickup to rescue an injured seagull—until the bird sprang to life and began flying around inside the truck’s cab. Bunker subsequently lost control of his vehicle and slammed it into a utility pole, causing $1,500 in damage. The Ellsworth American.

Louisiana nutria bounty paying multiple dividends

September 26, 2010 by  
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Images-1 Louisiana hunters & trappers turned in a record 445,963 nutria tails for bounty payments during the 2009-10 season, nearly 12,000 more than the year before, easily beating the yearly average of about 304,000, according to state Wildlife and Fisheries. “It’s a successful program for restoring marsh,” said LDWF program director Edmond Mouton. “But it’s also good for the local economy, because it puts money in trappers’ pockets.” Times Picayune.



NAA Break-top Coming Soon (Photos)

September 25, 2010 by  
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Our sources at North American Arms says the break-top model will be coming soon. Below are some photos of the prototype. I think it is a neat idea but I am pretty attached to  my Pug.  But we will see how it goes when I get my hands on one. Loading and unloading during practice will definably be easier. Read more

Federal Fees Challenged

September 25, 2010 by  
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A backcountry camper in Arizona skipped paying the $5 daily use fee while camping in the 160k acre forest surrounding Sedona. He returned to his truck to find a $100 ticket on his window. Instead of paying, he geared up for a legal battle over the winter, went to court, and won.

In his written ruling, [the judge] said that although the Forest Service could legally require passes and collect fees in areas with improvements — like restrooms, picnic tables, parking spots or trash collection — the agency couldn’t require someone to have a pass just to visit an unimproved trailhead, or a wilderness.

The Fed’s shouldn’t be able to charge per day to camp in National Forests. That’s our land, we already paid for it paid for it.

Back at work: FWC officer recovers from 6 bullet wounds

September 25, 2010 by  
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VannStreetySept2010_small.JPG Shot multiple times on July 15, 2009 while patrolling in a wooded, rural area in Brevard County locally known for poaching, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Vann Streety is back to work doing what he loves. The man accused of shooting him is in the Brevard County jail awaiting trial for first-degree attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. FWC new release.

Snakes under siege: Airborne mice parachute on Guam

September 24, 2010 by  
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DownloadedFile In an effort to help eradicate the invasive treesnake on the island of Guam, the USDA is testing a new method of delivering poison to the reptiles: parachuting expired mice laced with snake-killing Tylenol onto the thick tree canopy, offering the slithering non-natives an appetizing—and deadly—meal. Ain’t science grand? Discover Blog.

Gotcha! Trailcam records baggy-panted big game

September 24, 2010 by  
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20100924 FlatScreenBurg_Photo250 It wasn’t a wily 10-point buck, but the critter photographed by a Coweta, Ga. homeowner’s remote trail camera was no less devious, perhaps just not a clever. The images retrieved from John Richardson’s driveway trailcam Sept. 20 led to the arrest of 3 individuals on burglary charges. One suspect—with baggy pants hanging far below his waist—was seen loading Richarson’s flat screen TV into his vehicle. The Newnan Times-Herald.

Introduced to eat rats, ‘possums run amok in Brooklyn

September 24, 2010 by  
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Images Doesn’t this remind you of their was an old lady story who swallowed a fly story. They will bring in Coyotes to take care of the possums.  From the “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time” Department comes a story out of Brooklyn, where in 2007 the Community Board decided to introduce opossums into areas of the borough in need of rat control. Well, the possums didn’t much care for rats, but kinda liked garbage and fruit found in the trees there. “They are everywhere,” said Theresa Scavo, chairwoman for Community Board 15. “Didn’t any of those brain surgeons realize that the opossums were going to multiply?” NY Post.

Garden variety defense: Bear attack thwarted by zucchini

September 23, 2010 by  
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Authorities in Missoula County, Mont. say a 200-pound black bear took an aggressive swipe at a Frenchtown woman after she discovered it attacking her 12-year-old collie on her back porch just after midnight Wednesday. Lt. Rich Maricelli said the woman reached for the nearest object to use as a potential weapon—a 12-inch zucchini from her garden—flinging it at the bruin’s head and causing it to flee. Via AP.

Chobani Greek Yogurt / Agro Farma Feels Outdoor Men and Woman are Nothing But No Good.

September 23, 2010 by  
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Here at Shiloh TV we will no long purchase or encourage anyone to purchase products from Chobani or Agro Farms.  We feel their policy toward persons who enjoy the outdoors and certain outdoor activities is wrong and we will  not spend our hard earned dollars on companies who think people who do, are not in keeping with their “nothing but good” policy. Read more

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