There is a lot of strange stuff going on in this video. But, it's worth getting through to see the unique clip of a wild grizzly seizing up and tumbling downhill. Some media reports are suggesting the bear had a heart attack, but the details behind this video are unknown. According to LiveLeak, it was shot on Kodiak Island.
Anyone who has ever tried to draw a tag in a trophy unit in the West, and especially Wyoming (just ask our editor), will get the joke in this video immediately.
There are plenty of general seasons and over-the-counter units for hunters to chase elk, mule deer, and whitetails all throughout the Rocky Mountain states. But in those units you'll typically experience high hunting pressure and a low number of mature bucks or bulls.
If you want to hunt in places that offer the best chances of seeing a B&C animal, you're either going to have to pay big dollars for an outfitter or throw your name in the tag lottery. Obviously, the makers of this video have been trying, unsuccessfully, to draw a good tag for years.
Last week I had the chance to hunt moose, wolves and mule deer with Rugged Outfitting in southern Alberta, Canada. Like any other hunt I've ever been on, the conversation eventually turned to guns and loads.
Without any hesitation, Outfitter Todd Bunnage said a moose hunter should be carrying a magnum .30 caliber rifle (or something bigger). The most popular choice is the .300 Win. Mag, Todd said. His reasoning is simple: "moose are big."
This video was shot by Swedish hunters and was posted to YouTube late last month. In Sweden, they commonly use dogs to drive moose out of heavy cover. It seems the hunter didn't intend to shoot the small bull until it started charging him. I don't know any Swedish, but I can tell from the tone in the guy's voice that he was plenty nervous.
Luckily, the bull turned away at the very last second.
This footage comes from the guys over at Wired to Hunt (check them out on Facebook here). One of their team members, Josh Hillyard, shot the buck shown in the clip. Mark Kenyon, Hillyard's hunting partner, was posted up about 200 yards away and heard some crashing coming his way about 5 minutes after Hillyard shot.
Three or four coyotes had zeroed in on the buck and cornered it in a small creek.
This video was posted to LiveLeak two days ago and illustrates just how creative a predator the wolf can be. According to the post: "Remote cameras planted by a British Columbia environmental group have captured a wolf capturing one of the spawning salmon in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Hunters are given a unique view of death. With the squeeze of a trigger, we see animals take their final breaths. Within a matter of seconds, a browsing deer or flushing pheasant is transformed from a critter bursting with energy into a carcass.
Those of us who spend a lot of time in the woods also watch death come more slowly. We'll witness a pack of coyotes wear down a yearling whitetail to exhaustion and then tear into her while she's still kicking. We'll follow the blood trail of a poorly-hit bull elk as he drags himself down a steep mountain ridge.
But do these experiences give us the courage to face our own mortality? I think they probably helped Tim Bowers.
Tourists on African safaris have been turning out YouTube fodder for years and this video is certain to end up a classic. An unlucky warthog gets pinned down on the banks of what seems to be a big watering hole by a pack of wild dogs.
Wild dogs are known as one of Africa's most tenacious predators, so you can't blame the warthog for hiding out. But in this video, as with almost every good African safari video, a big croc steals the show.