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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.