The ten-month surge in the sale of firearms and the accompanying increase in applications for concealed carry permits in the U.S. have been well documented by the pro-gun media. But a relatively under-reported related gun-sales story has everything to do with sex.
The results of a groundbreaking new study indicate that chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk may be spread by excreted proteins found in the infected animal’s feces.
The report, published in the September 9 issue of the journal Nature reveals that CWD-symptomatic prions (or modified proteins) are found in the droppings of deer months before clinical symptoms of the disease are seen in the animals, according to the research team, at University of California, San Francisco and the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Wildlife Research Center.
It was a Tuesday morning, and for the first few hours of it, what distinguished it from all other late-summer Tuesday mornings was the weather. If you hunt, you know what I mean. It was the day when summer turned to fall. The cadence of the cicadas slowed with the falling temperatures on the night prior; the morning skies premiered in clear blue; the slight chill gave way to the warmth of the day—and then Osama bin Laden’s henchman, Mohammed Atta, destroyed it all.
A fascinating new scientific study dispels a widely held assumption among hunters and biologists alike that older, dominant male whitetail deer generally prevail in the breeding process and contribute overwhelmingly to any given herd’s overall genetics.
The study, appearing in the August issue of the Journal of Mammology, reveals that bucks of all ages and maturity generally have an equal chance at breeding.
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols—who knows a thing or two about hitting and distance—receives some pointers from Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Thompson about the preferred platform for long-distance communication by Navy SEALs. Pujols and All-Star reliever Ryan Franklin were among five Cardinal players who toured the Naval Special Warfare facilities while in San Diego for a series with the Padres August 20-23.