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Often shocking, sometimes funny, but always true animal attack stories.
I still carry in my pack the first GPS unit I ever bought, a Garmin eTrex Vista. The reason it remains go-to gear is that it does what I ask: It keeps me found and gets me home with a minimum of fuss and fluster. It stores waypoints, it shows me a simple compass I can follow, and it is a power miser, going a couple of years on the same set of AA batteries.
I mention this in the context of two new GPS units—the Magellan eXplorist 350H and the Garmin Monterra—that I carried from Wyoming to British Columbia to Oregon last fall. Both devices represent the state of the art in handheld navigation, but neither is satisfied with simply showing me the way back to my pickup. The WiFi-enabled Garmin is the more elaborate of the two, and comes loaded a dizzying number of features based on the Android operating system. It also contains an 8-megapixel digital camera, an FM and NOAA weather radio, an MP3 and video player, 3D maps, and any Google Play app you care to download. [ Read Full Post ]
Going face-to-face with a giant grizzly bear. Laying on the ground while its monstrous paws wave about. These details might sound like the beginning of an exciting This Happened To Me tale, but they're all part of a day's work for Doug Seus.
Seus, 71, a professional bear trainer, has been working with bears for decades. The bears he trains have appeared in Hollywood movies and shows. The bear in this video is Bart the Bear 2, an 8-foot 6-inch tall grizzly. Seus makes it look easy playing around with and telling commands to a 1,300-pound bear. [ Read Full Post ]
Photos by Jeff Wilson
Things were not going well. I was prone on a mound of dirt, baking under the South Texas sun. It was hot, as only South Texas in the summer can be hot. The breeze offered no relief—with the mercury hovering at 103 degrees, a 10 mph wind is like a hair dryer blowing across your face. Plus, this wind was humid. Not pleasant at all. [ Read Full Post ]
While in attendance at the annual Dallas Safari Club convention, I was lucky enough to sit down with two African Professional Hunters — one old-school, the other a relatively newcomer (check out the Newshound blog later this week for that interview). Their combined experience culminates in nearly a century's worth of stories. Both offered insights on the Africa that was, that is, and that will be.
Johan Calitz began his career accompanying his father, clients, and friends afield in Rhodesia at a young age under the mentorship of some of the most well-known professional hunters of that time. Almost 40 years later, he is internationally recognized, not only for his steadfast style of elephant hunting, but for his pioneering work in the hunting DVD market and his participation in the hit TV show Under Wild Skies. [ Read Full Post ]
The folks at Whitetail Properties are planning the "The World's Largest Shed Hunt" on March 1, and to get participants motivated and educated, they posted this video on how to find more sheds. The basics of shed hunting are pretty obvious of course: look for sheds where deer spend most of their time during the late-winter months.
But this video divulges some insider info: bring binos for glassing distant habitat, check honey holes that get a lot of sun light, and focus on field edges. [ Read Full Post ]
Sitka has introduced two new pants for their waterfowl line. The Boreal Bib Pant (pictured) completes the company’s warmest waterfowl system. Working with the Boreal jacket, as well as Sitka’s other layers of high-tech clothing, the bib pants feature Gore-Tex and welded, watertight zippers to lock out the ever-present elements associated with waterfowling (you know, namely frigid water). [ Read Full Post ]
A man-eating tiger in India is believed to have killed its tenth victim Sunday evening. The female cat’s latest victim was a 50-year-old man who was collecting firewood at the edge of Kalgarh village at the time of the attack. The apex predator was eating the man’s abdomen and leg when villagers were able to scare it away with shovels and metal rods. [ Read Full Post ]