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  • July 17, 2014

    Video: Pennsylvania Game Commission Fits Elk with Camera Collar-0


    The Pennsylvania Game Commission has collared a cow elk with a video camera, hoping the elk-eye view will provide insight into the cervid's habitat preferences and cow-to-calf interactions.

    While tracking animals for research is nothing new, this video offers a great inside look at how researchers handle the whole darting and collaring process. Elk biologist Jeremy Banfield also notes in the video that, to his knowledge, this is the first time an elk has been outfitted with a video camera.

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  • July 15, 2014

    Wyoming CWD Study Offers Encouraging News for Elk-0


    A new decade-long study recently released by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the University of Wyoming suggests chronic wasting disease in elk may not be as bad as originally thought.

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  • July 8, 2014

    Video: Lumberjack Rescues Black Bear With Forwarder-0


    The only time I've ever used a claw machine at the arcade when I was a kid, and those stuffed animals always seemed to slip away. But this Wisconsin lumberjack is a pro. In this video logger Garrett Smith expertly manuevers his forwarder to pluck a milk jug off the head of a struggling black bear.

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  • June 17, 2014

    Video: Black Bear Stalks Joggers in Alberta-1


    Imagine standing in the sweaty shoes of these two Canadian joggers when they realized a black bear was following them down the trail.

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  • June 6, 2014

    Louisiana Becomes 32nd State to Allow Hunting With a Suppressor -0


    Louisiana hunting grounds may be quieter this fall after Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill last week to extend suppressor use to all game animals in the state.

    Taking effect August 1, House Bill 186 will make Louisiana the third state in 2014 to legalize suppressor use for hunting, according to OutdoorHub. Rep. Cameron Henry sponsored the bill, building off a state law that already allowed hunters to  shoot nuisance species like beaver and nutria while using suppressors.

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  • June 6, 2014

    Former Boulder Police Officer Found Guilty of Poaching Neighborhood Elk -2


    After only a few hours of consideration, a Boulder County jury has found ex-cop, Sam Carter, guilty of killing "Big Boy," a beloved elk who frequented an upscale Boulder community.

    The jury convicted Carter on all nine counts filed, four of which were felonies, and concluded that he had schemed to kill Big Boy and lied about putting the animal down because it had been injured. The charges included poaching, evidence tampering, and unlawful taking of a big-game animal.

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  • May 22, 2014

    Video: Hunter Gets Extremely Close to a Bear-1


    This video from BackcountryAB is for all the spring bear hunters out there. We're not sure if this is exactly what the hunter meant when he said "a little bit closer of a look," but we get the point.

    A tip of the hat to the hunter for keeping his composure, holding out for the bear he actually wanted, and not just shooting the one that was in his face.

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  • May 15, 2014

    Officials Reduce Moose Hunting in Maine and Alaska to Better Manage Declining Populations-0


    This winter we reported on a handful of new moose studies that cropped up in different states like Maine and New Hampshire, as biologists set out to learn why moose numbers were plummeting. Now, in response to preliminary data, wildlife officials in Maine and Alaska have adjusted their hunting seasons in an attempt to better manage shrinking moose populations.

    Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will reduce moose permits by 25 percent for the 2014 fall season due to the recent impact of winter ticks, the agency announced Friday. Officials in Alaska shut down drawing permit hunts altogether for moose on Alaska’s North Slope, according to a Department of Fish and Game press release from Monday. Both states cited higher than average mortality rates as cause for curtailing their annual hunts.

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  • May 14, 2014

    Exclusive Clip from Discovery Channel's New Hunting Show 'Kodiak'-1


    The Discovery Channel is promoting a new 4-part series called Kodiak that premiers tonight (10 p.m. ET) and features a trio of families that run a hunting and fishing lodge out of Kodiak Island.

    The series matches a trend in the Discovery Channel's focus on reality television set in Alaska.

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  • May 8, 2014

    Video: Bulldogs vs. Black Bear-0


    Cue Foils has some tough dogs.

    When Ms. Foils’s two bulldogs heard – or smelled, who knows – a black bear in their New Hampshire neighbor’s yard, they broke through a plank fence to confront the bird feeder mooch. The bear, even though he was much bigger than the dogs, fled the scene.

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