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Montana Mountain Lion Hunters Oppose Increasing Harvest Quotas

Mountain lion hunters across Montana criticized increased harvest quotas presented at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks meeting Thursday in Helena. The agency relied on its own recent population study to propose raised quotas for the next two seasons, but h…

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Wildlife Officials Kill 6 Black Bears After Attack on Florida Woman

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A black bear mauled a Florida woman outside her home near Orlando Saturday evening. During the subsequent investigation in Seminole County, Fla., officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have shot one …

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Huge Wave Nearly Knocks Cod Fishing Crew Off Ship

Here’s living proof that your job is easy.
These guys were cod potting, trapping cod in a large netted enclosure or “pot,” in Alaskan waters when a crushing wave throws the full wrath of nature upon them. The men are washed away like …

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Officials to Stop Minnesota Emergency Whitetail Feeding Plan

In February we wrote about Minnesota’s emergency feeding plan to help the state’s northern whitetails survive harsh winter conditions. Wildlife officials began the first emergency feeding in 18 years amid both support and controversy on Ma…

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Video: Battle Between Lions and Cape Buffalo

The Kruger Sightings YouTube channel has uploaded another great video of lions squaring off against cape buffalo. This from the video description: “Amazing video of a pride of lions hunting a buffalo, but then a fellow buffalo comes and saves the day &…

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National Whitetail Deer Hunting and Management Survey Results

From a national perspective, whitetail hunting and management seem to be at a crossroads. Not too many years ago whitetail powerhouse states like Wisconsin, Alabama, and Nebraska were seeing all-time record harvests (2000, 2005, and 2010 respectively)…

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Photo: Massive Bull Shark Caught Off Miami Beach

An unidentified angler fishing with notorious shark guide Capt. Mark “the Shark” Quartiano has landed a massive bull shark off the coast of Florida.
Capt. Quartiano stated Friday via Instagram that his client caught the 10-foot, 624-pound s…

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Researchers Tag 3,500-Pound Great White Shark in Australia

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A great white shark roughly the size of a Chevy Suburban has been tagged off King George Sound, Australia.
The shark was measured 16.5 feet in length and weighed more than 3,500 pounds. This gargantuan size easily makes it one of …

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Experts: The Texas "Chupacabra" was Definitely a Raccoon

Last week we wrote about a couple from Texas who claimed to have captured a baby chupacabra.
Jackie and Bubba of Ratcliffe, Texas spotted the hairless animal munching on corn in a tree on their property and trapped it in a cage. They then proceeded t…

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Video: Huge Elk Herd Jumps Fence to Cross Road in Montana

Austin Stonnell recorded video of this massive herd of elk about a block from his home in Bozeman, Mont., on March 26.
Stonnell, a Washington native studying chemical engineering at Montana State University, said he has no idea how many elk were in the…

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Video: Man Wrestles Hammerhead Shark to Save Hooked Tarpon

There’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity. Truth be told, I can see plenty of both in this clip.
A gigantic tarpon is being reeled in when an even larger hammerhead shark appears from the depths of Boca Grande Pass, Fla., for an easy meal…

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Florida Anglers Land 720-Pound Mako Shark While Fishing Cobia Tournament

A group of anglers dead-set on winning a cobia tournament opted to battle a 700-pound mako shark instead.
Randy Messer and friends had already landed a 40-pound cobia off Destin, Fla. when they spotted a goliath mako cruising just 15 feet below the sur…

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Video: The Rattlesnake Den

Perhaps it’s the warmer weather. Or maybe spring turkey season. Or simply the fact that some people get off on snakes.
Who knows why anyone would search for a video showing about a zillion rattlesnakes slithering through the high grass of Montana…

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Video: A 2,500-Yard Shot with .338 Lapua

This video was uploaded to YouTube last year by 1Grizzman and is starting to catch some attention. It’s a pretty cool demonstration of how the right long-range gear mixed with the proper know-how can produce impressive results.
According to the video,…

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Brutal Winter Causes Fish Kills and Postpones Planned Elk Hunt in Wisconsin

This year’s brutal winter might finally be winding down, but it looks like we’re stuck dealing with the aftermath for months to come. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced today that an extended ice cover will likely caus…

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Confessions of a Sharpshooter: How a Deer Cull Actually Works

The last place you would expect to see an animal rights group is protesting alongside a hunters’ rights group, but that’s exactly what is happening on Long Island’s East End. When town, state, and federal authorities announced the pl…

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Giant, Man-Eating Crocodile Captured in Uganda

A crocodile that has been blamed for killing four people on Lake Victoria in Uganda has been captured and if reports are correct, the beast could be the largest of its kind in captivity.
According to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Sulani Tumanya the …

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Video: Alligator Killed by Electric Eel

It was a true rumble in the jungle when a caiman (member of the crocodile family) took on an electric eel in the Amazon backcountry of South America.
The result of the conflict is shocking!
The video was first posted on to YouTube back in 2009 but has …

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South Carolina’s Controversial Cormorant Hunt Culls 11K Birds

More than 1,000 South Carolina hunters received special permits this winter to hunt double-crested cormorants on two lakes in the east-central part of the state. In the span of just one month, hunters harvested 11,653 of the fish-eating birds. One hun…

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Texas "Chupacabra" Euthanized, No DNA Tests Planned

It seems the tale of Chupie, a chupacabra-like creature that was captured in Texas last week, has come to an end.
Jackie Stock and her husband, Arlen Parma, — the couple that caught the critter — decided to put Chupie down after they were…

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Texas Man Claims to Have Caught a Live Chupacabra

There have been plenty of chupacabra claims in the last few years, but now a couple from Texas thinks they’ve caught a live one.
Jackie Stock said her husband captured the animal on their property in Ratcliffe, Texas on Sunday.
“He called me to come a…

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Video: Man Catches a Fish With His Bare Hands, Real or Fake?

We only know two things about this video: 1) if it’s real, this guy is one bad dude; 2) if it’s fake, it’s still a pretty funny stunt.
However, the clip still isn’t as good as the Texas pastor catching a quail with his barehand.

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Video: Kids vs. Jumping Carp

Behind the laughter, giddiness, and child-like enjoyment exhibited in this video lies a lesson in just how bad the Asian carp invasion of U.S. waters has gotten.
The video was filmed during a river outing near Victoria, Ill. The carp are launching them…

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Crossbows Finally Coming to New York

Some details remain to be worked out, but as of late Monday night it is official: crossbows are now officially a legal hunting implement in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law that allows for the use of crossbows during at le…

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Hawaii Spearfisherman Shoots Record Marlin

Wendell Ko landed a 506-pound blue marlin the hard way: with a speargun.
The avid spearfisherman was hunting two miles off the Kona Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island on November 20 when he spotted the monster fish cruising the depths. Ko told KITV, “It’s t…

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Video: Lion Pride vs. Herd of Buffalo

There are plenty of lion vs. cape buffalo videos out there, but this is one of the most dramatic. It’s impressive to see how the lions are able to drive back a big herd of buffalo, but soon they are over run.
One lion ends up cornered on the top of a s…

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Is it Time to Better Regulate Captive Deer Operations?

Back in 2000, voters in my home state of Montana passed Constitutional Initiative 143, effectively ending the controversial business of game farming.
The catalyst for the initiative was the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a captive elk facilit…

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Bowhunting Surpasses Gun Hunting in Connecticut

Big changes are in the works for bowhunting in Connecticut. Not only is bowhunting on the rise among the state’s hunters, but the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is also considering lifting the ban on Sunday hunting for deer hu…

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Bowhunting Surpasses Gun Hunting in Connecticut

Big changes are in the works for bowhunting in Connecticut. Not only is bowhunting on the rise among the state’s hunters, but the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is also considering lifting the ban on Sunday hunting for deer hu…

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Whitetail Dynamics: Rethinking “The Deer Depression”

Back in 2011, when we published a downbeat assessment of deer trends across North America, we were called alarmists, pessimists, and even unpatriotic.
How could we dare challenge the notion that America’s whitetail resource was anything but rene…

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