Six members of Congress joined the fray surrounding deer farms last week by urging federal agricultural officials to ban the transportation of captive cervids across state lines.
The six democratic legislators penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture outlining their conviction that risks associated with “canned” deer hunts (spreading disease to wild herds) outweigh the potential benefits, reports the Indianapolis Star. The plea also cited an extensive investigation published by the Indy Star tracing diseases like CWD and bovine tuberculosis back to captive deer operations.
A rare piebald tarpon was caught and released in Florida earlier this month.
Capt. Clark Wright, who runs a charter service on Florida’s west coast, was fishing with a client on June 5 off Anna Maria’s coast when he spotted a strange looking fish jumping and rolling in the water. He said that even from a distance he could see that it had an orange tint and spots.
"In my 20 years of tarpon fishing, I've never seen a tarpon like this before," Wright told Sport Fishing. "I told the visiting angler and my mate that we had to get this tarpon to the boat."
That's what marine biologists, media outlets, and diving experts found out when they discovered the man who allegedly "attacked" a stingray was merely having a laugh with his daughter and the shadow of her ray-like kite.
Local officials in Seneca County, N.Y. are considering proposals to develop the land occupied by a former army depot, despite the herd of approximately 200 white deer currently inhabiting the property.
Producers and scientists involved in the documentary The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator (which has been repackaged by the Smithsonian Channel and titled: Hunt for the Super Predator) have solved the 11-year-old mystery of what killed an ate a 9 foot great white shark off an Australian beach more than a decade ago.
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.
“And when I came up, it just blind-sided me, hit me,” is how Eileen Bridge described her attack by a red-tailed hawk Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Bridge was attacked at her home in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania while washing her car. The bird dive bombed her and clocked her in the face so hard that neighbors who witnessed the attack said she appeared unconscious for a time. Eileen’s hawk-inflicted injuries included a black eye and lacerations to her face, scalp, and ear.