The Robertson family of Duck Dynasty turned the proverbial other cheek to 1980s Smith’s frontman Morrissey on Jimmy Kimmel Live by saying they had no problem with the singer, his displeasure for hunters and meat eaters, or vegans in general. This, of course, after the always-melancholy singer canceled his appearance on the show citing that he couldn’t risk being seen with the Robertson family as they are “animal serial killers.”
North America’s abundance of snow geese – and the damage they’re causing to their fragile Arctic breeding grounds in northern Canada – has prompted state and federal fish and wildlife agencies to expand this year’s hunting season in an attempt cut the species’ numbers in half.
Last week, Ducks Unlimited TV won a Golden Moose Award (the Outdoor Channel's version of an Emmy) for the best bird hunting show. Why should do you care?
Well, in the world of baited deer hunts and cheesy rock music that is often outdoor TV, the DU show is actually a breath of fresh air. Sticking to DU's reputation, the show is rooted in conservation and hunting heritage. Check out the season 2012 preview below. Even if you're not into hunting shows, you'll appreciate this footage.
Almost 300 loons and other fish-eating birds have been found dead or dying along Lake Michigan's beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. According to Michigan's Department of Natural Resources, botulism is to blame.
Like many other conservation problems, this recent botulism die-off can be attributed to invasive species. In this case, the infamous zebra and quagga mussels are the culprits, reports the Daily Record.
A free dinner literally flew in Ryan Adams’ kitchen. Unfortunately, trouble with the law followed.
Adams, a wild game aficionado, prepared a white-winged dove that broke its neck flying into the exterior of his Pflugerville, Texas home last week.
“This is the same bird that hunter’s pay just buckets of money to go out and shoot,” Adams told KRLD. “They take their time… and I just got one for free?”
He chronicled the meal and its preparation on his blog. News of his dinner spread across the Internet, eventually making its way to Texas Parks & Wildlife where the post wasn’t very well received. Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman Steven Lightfoot explained the agency’s stance to several media outlets.
For more than 50 years, Outdoor Life encouraged its readers to take the conservation and sportsman’s pledge. The goal of the pledge was simple: to have American hunters and fishermen commit to the ideals of wildlife conservation and the principles of fair chase, and for them to advocate for the rights of sportsmen. Thousands of Americans from all walks of life, up to and including U.S. presidents, took the pledge. None have been more significant than the groups of youngsters who have attended the West Virginia State Conservation Camp. Since the pledge’s introduction they have recited its words at the end of each day at camp.
Ohio hunters Steve Hunt and Rick Lehman got an odd surprise while hunting on the first day of turkey season this April.
The two men were filming their hunt when an errant doe came into view. She approached the decoys and, apparently realizing they were of no threat, started playing with them. The doe then turned her attention toward the two men sitting in their blind. She cautiously approached, smelled the men out, stuck her head inside and allowed herself to be pet. She even stayed long enough to eat a few potato chips from the men’s lunch.
Anthony Hensley, 37, was checking on a swan at a housing complex along Bay Colony Drive in a kayak when the large bird attacked him. His kayak turned upside in the melee and Hensley drowned. Hensley was hired to keep geese away from the housing complex. The swan was placed into the area to deter geese from settling on the property.