Alaska has become the latest entity to ban drone assisted hunting.
The Alaska Board of Game reached the decision at its March 14-18 meeting in Anchorage.
This decision likely began taking shape in February when troopers brought up an incident where a hunter utilized a drone to spot then kill a moose in late 2012. Not much more is known of that instance. Alaska Wildlife Troopers Capt. Bernard Chastain said the hunt was reported by state Department of Fish and Game staff, and troopers did not follow up because what the hunter did was legal at the time.
If you haven't seen this guy's YouTube channel yet, you should definitely check it out. Ted's HoldOver features some of the most extreme pigeon shooting footage on the web.
A few points: 1) Ted either eats the pigeons or feeds them to his cats; 2) Most of his shoots are done for extermination purposes at a farmer's request; 3) Almost all of his footage features clean kills.
Travis Twizell of Prince George, B.C. managed to capture this incredible footage of a killer whale hunt while boating just south of the Alaskan border. Twizell and his family spotted a pod of five orcas pursuing four sea lions through the coastal waters near Digby Island. As one onlooker points out in the clip, the sea lions seek cover by swimming as close as possible to the boat. This strategy makes for some amazing footage, but also proved slightly unnerving for the Twizells.
“It was a little nerve-wracking,” Twizell told eCanadaNow. “We were not sure if the sea lions were going to jump into the boat, because the killer whales followed them over.”
A group of Forida anglers calling themselves "Landshark Fishing," recently caught this goliath hammerhead on the Atlantic side of the Florida peninsula. The brute measured 14 feet in length (for comparison, a 2015 Suburban is a little over 18 feet) and weighed more than 700 pounds.
Viktor Hluben battled the shark with a custom rod and 14-0 Penn Senator big-game reel affixed with a circle hook for almost an hour before the group was able to tail-rope the fish and bring it to shore. The hammerhead was released unharmed after pictures and video were taken.
Here’s a great Monday pick-me-up to check out on your next break. This moose calf tried to jump a fence but didn’t even come close. Instead its front hooves fell between the slats and the homeowner has to shave slivers of wood from the gate with a hatchet. The rescue doesn’t take long and, unlike most wildlife rescues, the freed calf hangs around afterward. It stares at the guys behind the fence for several minutes before eventually taking off down the snowy road. According to comments, this took place in Quesnel, B.C.
This short video was recorded off the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica during a fishing trip organized by Crocodile Bay Resort back in January. Captain Geovanny Leal was recording GoPro footage of a jumping sailfish when it changed direction and headed straight for his boat.
The sailfish tail-walks too close to the boat and flips sideways over the stern. Two anglers standing nearby immediately throw themselves overboard to avoid the huge fish thrashing around the deck. They weren’t taking any chances with a billfish in such close quarters.
Last week we wrote about a wild hog killed in Bertie County, N.C. that maxed out a set of 500-pound scales. Now a second hunter killed another boar weighing more than 500 pounds during an early morning hunt in Scotland County, N.C.
Eliminating body odor is a major priority for deer hunters. Hundreds of products out there are designed to deodorize your camo and remove smelly traces from your gear. Scent-free science has helped hunters for years, and now it turns out we’re not the only ones benefiting from the technology. Researchers revealed yesterday at an American Chemical Society meeting that research for scent-eliminating technology could be used to help develop a life-saving device for diabetes patients.
Zoo attendees in Billings, Mont., were treated to a scene of destruction Saturday as grizzly bears Bruno and Ozzy were let loose in a fake campsite to do what bears do in the woods. The bears shredded a tent, a sleeping bag, and chairs; knocked over and tore through a garbage can; and ripped into food containers. The only thing that survived was a bear-proof cooler that neither bruin could manage to get into.
The purpose of the demonstration was to allow Bruno and Ozzy to work through some deep emotional issues both had carried since childhood. OK...
The real reason for the show was to demonstrate how most bear-proof items aren’t bear proof at all.