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With deer seasons wrapping up around the country, the old complaint mill has started to gin up. We’ve been hearing a whole lot grousing in the past couple of weeks about the length of the deer season. Granted, most of the complaints have come from my home state of New York, but we have received enough from other areas to make us think that there just might be something to it.
Here’s a cross section of comments: “We’ve been chasing deer since October 1 and it’s just too much. No wonder we haven’t seen a buck in 3 weeks.” Another weighed in with: “How do you expect these deer to get any age on them when the gun season runs for a solid month—everybody’s shell shocked, the deer and the landowners.” More than a few are blaming extended seasons with declining deer numbers. “Everybody has a pocket full of tags and 2 months to fill them in. No wonder all the deer are gone”. [ Read Full Post ]
Evidence of why the Cape buffalo is considered the most dangerous of the Big Five became easily apparent to visitors of South Africa’s Kruger National Park when they witnessed a lion being tossed about like a ragdoll by an enraged buff.
According to a description of the video posted on YouTube by Barcoft TV, park goers watched for 45 minutes as two young lions stalked to within striking distance of a buff. Park goers assumed the buff was a goner once one of the cats pounced on it and dragged it to the ground. [ Read Full Post ]
Despite the fact that invasive feral pigs have all but taken over the lower 48 states (Texas is said to have close to 4 million animals within its borders alone) and have caused millions upon millions of dollars in crop damage, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Friday that it has introduced legislation that would prohibit hunters from trapping or killing “free-range Eurasian boars.”
Department commissioner Joe Martens explained to The Citizen said that although these animals are a threat to the state’s environment and its natural resources, hunting them hinders the efforts of the DEC and the United States Department of Agriculture to capture the species. [ Read Full Post ]
We’ve seen some giant bucks tagged this season, but this massive typical bowkill from Iowa may prove the biggest yet. We haven’t heard much about the hunter or his world-class buck yet, but rumors suggest we could be looking at a new world record. Here’s what we know so far.
This photo was posted publicly to Facebook as early as Nov. 19. The user who published it heard the buck was shot near the town of Frankville in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Details from an email shared with Heartland Outdoors blogger Tim Walmsley also suggest the monster was killed in northeast Iowa.
According to Walmsley and Scott Bestul of Field & Stream, the buck reportedly measured 206 inches. There’s no word yet on whether that’s a gross or net score. To unseat the current Pope and Young Club typical archery world record, this mystery buck would need to beat the reigning 204 4/8-inch Illinois stud taken by Mel Johnson in 1965. Johnson harvested his first-place buck with a recurve bow in Peoria County, Ill. [ Read Full Post ]
David Von Drehle recently wrote a great article for Time magazine titled "America's Pest Problem: Time to Cull the Herd." In the article, Von Drehle explains how many wild game populations have boomed back since the mid-1900s (for example, the American alligator population has increased by 400 percent, whitetails are up 800 percent, and Canada geese are up 370 percent) and now those extra critters are causing problems in urban and suburban areas.
"We have too many wild animals — from swine to swans," Von Drehle writes. "Whether you're a Walmart employee in Florida wondering what to do with the alligator at your door, a New Yorker with a hawk nesting on your high-rise or an Ohio golfer scattering a flock of Canada geese, you now live, work and play in closer proximity to untamed fauna than any other generation of Americans in more than a century." [ Read Full Post ]
A hunter in Missouri has taken would could be a record-sized coyote.
Or it might be a wolf. Or it might even be a wolf-coyote hybrid.
No one is exactly sure what the animal is, which is why the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) plans on conducting DNA testing on the animal to determine its species.
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