Most readers of outdoor writing know a good deal about Ernest Hemingway. But for those of us who want to find out the details — like for example what Mary Hemingway's favorite hamburger recipe was — there's good news coming from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
More than 2,500 documents collected from Hemingway's farm outside of Havana have been newly digitized and made available at the museum, according to a story yesterday by The New York Times.
What makes the collection all the more interesting is that Hemingway seemed to be a hoarder, saving everything from Christmas cards to tickets to bullfights to the Cuban gun permit pictured above.
"We have been forced to adopt strict measures to protect endangered species from illegal hunting," he told the AFP.
The Albanian government is going to ban ALL hunting in order combat illegal hunting? Wouldn’t it make more sense to go after those who are breaking the law, rather than to enact a repetitive law that the illegal hunters are already breaking?
Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, a group that vehemently opposes hunting bears over bait, with hounds, and by trapping, delivered more than 78,000 signatures to Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s office on Monday in an attempt to ban such methods on November’s ballot, The Bangor Daily News reports.
The group claims that the signatures were gathered in 417 cities and towns throughout the state over the last four months.
“This is a very important issue to Mainers across the state. Unfortunately, Maine has the notorious distinction of being the only state that allows all three of these inhumane, unsporting and unnecessary practices,” Katie Hansberry, Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting Campaign Director, said upon delivering the signatures.
Mountain lion hunters in South Dakota now outnumber rifle deer hunters in the state’s famed Black Hills. The big cat hunters purchased more licenses and spent more days afield than deer hunters in the same area for a fraction of the success rate, reports the Rapid City Journal. As interest in hunting the elusive predator explodes, many dispute the best way to balance both deer and mountain lion populations.
An extensive survey conducted by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks debriefed hunters on their 2013 mountain lion season. Last year South Dakota sold 4,351 licenses, nearly double the number of licenses issued during the state’s first season in 2005. As the Rapid City Journal points out, hunters purchased just 3,300 Black Hills rifle deer licenses.
Maine became the latest state to initiate a radio-collar study of its moose population when helicopter teams began tagging moose Wednesday morning. Wildlife officials plan to collar and release up to 70 animals in order to study their range and survival rates, reports the Portland Press Herald.
Although state biologists have not yet detected a threat to Maine’s moose population, the five-year study is designed to identify population increases or decreases in case of a possible decline in the future. The GPS study is the same as the ones already in place in New Hampshire and Minnesota.
The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill yesterday that would allow statewide hunting on Sunday.
This following the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources voting 12 to 10 to push the bill to a full House vote last week. The state Senate is sitting on a similar bill and is expected to be vote on it by week’s end.
The 6X7 bull was discovered on Jan. 9 in Byrnedale, Elk County. Wildlife officials ordered tests to determine the cause of death. Results show the bull succumbed to rumen acidosis, a disease that occurs when carbohydrates such as grain or corn are suddenly introduced to an animal’s diet. Wild deer and elk are both susceptible to rumen acidosis, as are domesticated animals like cattle and sheep.
It's official, the Boone and Crockett Club announced today that an Alaskan-Yukon moose killed by Heinz E. Naef of Dawson City, Yukon, is a new world record. The bull scored 263 5/8 inches. The previous record bull was killed in Alaska in 1994 and scored 261 5/8.
As pythons continue to wreak havoc on the Florida Everglades, they are continually coming in contact with alligators. Some of these battles have been documented in photos and video, but usually they are long, drawn-out struggles. YouTube ojatro user captured such an encounter a few years ago, but played his video at X6 speed. The result? A web video sensation. Check out the clip here…
It's been a long, cold week and if you're like us, you are probably ready to cut loose for the weekend. Well, apparently so is this deer. If you don't think this video is funny … just chill bro, it will be Monday again soon enough.
As for the rest of you, do you think the audio on this YouTube video is real, or is this some video editing trickery?