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  • May 31, 2009

    You Can't Make This Up-6



    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Board has moved to prohibit deer hunters from using firearms that haven’t even been invented yet.

    We don’t make this stuff up. In fact, we couldn’t if we tried.

    Acting upon a recommendation from the Wisconsin Conservation Congress—a panel of hunters, shooters and their peers that annually meet to advise the DNR—the Board passed a measure that officially defines what constitutes a legal hunting firearm in the state.

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  • May 30, 2009

    Can You Hear Me Now?-5


    While the practice commonly referred to as “telephoning” or “monkey-fishing” is not seen by game and fish authorities in the field as often it once was, using any device to electro-shock fish remains an illegal method of take, as three DeFuniak Springs, Fla. men learned when stopped by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers last week.

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  • May 27, 2009

    Lightning On The Skeet Field-10


    From Colorado's Greely Tribune:

    "A Loveland man suffered serious injuries when he was hit by lightning Monday afternoon while skeet shooting east of Lucerne.

    Josh Renuch, 32, was one of two men injured in the incident shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, said Margie Martinez, spokeswoman for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. She identified the other man as Brent Kuehne, 32, of Greeley.

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  • May 26, 2009

    Dog's Best Friend-7


    It’s probably been at least 40 years or longer since the recommended treatment for poisonous snakebites in the Official Boy Scout Handbook included instructions on sucking the venom from the victim’s wound. These days the general medical advice for snakebite is to transport the victim to the nearest medical facility for professional treatment.

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  • May 21, 2009

    Texas Okays Crossbows-6


    Texas has become the third major deer-hunting state to approve the use of crossbows during archery-only deer-hunting seasons this year. 

    On Monday, May 18, the Texas state legislature sent HB 968, which is slated to become effective with the October 2009 early archery season, to Gov. Rick Perry. The governor, a longtime archer and bowhunter, has indicated he intends to sign the measure.

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  • May 17, 2009

    "Oh Deer!"-7


    Motor vehicle accidents involving deer are commonplace in certain regions of the country. Usually it’s a simple front bumper and grill affair—and a $2,000 (or more) deductible.

    But an incident involving a minvan and a deer in Connecticut this week has to be one of the wildest we’ve ever run across.

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  • May 14, 2009

    Norman The Nutria-13


    Talk about delicious irony. What are the odds of finding a story about two species of vermin--tort lawyers and nutria--where both play an integral role in the tale?

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    Meet Norman Nutria (the swamp rat), and Anthony Fontana (the lawyer).

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  • May 7, 2009

    Iguana Hunting-5


    Newshound readers may know the temperate locales of South Florida for the great outdoor activities, boating and game-fishing opportunities that abound there.

    In addition to unique reptile species like alligators and popular saltwater dwellers like bonefish and tarpon, the region is also home to a growing number of non-native, introduced species that can thrive in the warm and wet climate.

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  • May 5, 2009

    Soooo...A Deer Walks Into a Bar-5


    Thursday was an unusually pleasant early spring day in Wadena County, Minnesota. In fact, it was so warm that both the front and rear doors of Sebeka Liquors, a downtown package store and bar, were propped wide open.

    The open rear entrance to the drinking establishment proved too tempting for a lone deer that happened to be taking a leisurely stroll through town. Either that, or it was the particular song playing on the Wurlitzer at the time or the unmistakable scent of fermented barley and hops that came wafting out in the breeze. Whatever the case, the curious ungulate decided to investigate the premises.

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  • May 3, 2009

    Hunting Morel Mushrooms-1


    It’s the time of the year when Americans in many regions of the country put on their hiking boots for the first time since the fall and head to the woods in search of a favorite wild delicacy, the morel mushroom.

    Breaded, battered and deep-fried, or lightly seasoned and tossed in a frypan with butter or bacon, wild mushrooms are a meal savored by outdoors-folks like none other.

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