Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is denying reports that he used a banned substance derived from deer antlers to help recover from an injury.
From this story in the Washington Post: When Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis tore his triceps last fall and worked his way back onto the field with a remarkably quick recovery, he was given a product that contains a substance banned by the NFL, Sports Illustrated reports.
Minnesota's moose population is in a decline, and some are asking if the state's moose hunting season should be halted because of it.
From this story on minnpost.com: While no one seems to know for sure why the moose population in Minnesota is declining, the state DNR says hunting isn't the problem and plans another limited hunt in the fall.
If you, like me, feel a bit inadequate about your fishing accomplishments, or lack thereof, this story isn't going to make you feel any better. A seven-year-old New Zealand boy, who weighs a whopping 50 pounds, recently reeled in an almost 300-pound marlin.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has cancelled a proposed predator-hunting seminar at a state wildlife area because of protests.
From this story in the Sacramento Bee : Earlier this week, the invitation on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website read: "Yolo Wildlife Area, Davis – We are offering a one day clinic on hunting predators in California. Space is limited. Cost: $45 for the class." On Friday, amid howls of protest, the clinic was canceled. "This probably isn't the best place for a clinic like that," said department spokesman Mike Taugher.
Predator hunters in Virginia won't be able to shoot coyotes on Sundays after a bill was shot down, in convincing fashion, in the state Senate.
From this story on newsadvance.com: A bill that would have allowed coyotes to be hunted on Sunday failed decisively in the state Senate Wednesday after rural lawmakers argued its real effect would open the door to hunting other animals on Sunday. Sen. Tom Garrett, R-Louisa County, argued the bill was intended to control prolific and voracious predators that have killed many pets and farm animals, leading to a bounty on their heads in 18 counties.
Two years after Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant was destroyed in an earthquake-caused tsunami, the fallout continues for the region's sea life. A fish caught near the plant was recently tested to have radiation level an astounding 2,500 times the safe limit for human consumption.
From this story in the UK Daily Mail: A fish caught close the the Fukushima nuclear plant is over 2,500 times the legal safe radiation limit for seafood, the plant's operator has revealed.
Better stock up on DEET. Scientists announced the discovery of yet-another nasty deer tick-borne disease.
From this story on msnbc.com: U.S. scientists have discovered a new deer tick-borne disease in humans, with the viral-like illness sharing similarities both with Lyme disease and relapsing fever infections.
Three Ohio men are headed for prison after being convicted of running an illegal hunting guide service on thousands of acres of land they didn't own or lease.
From this story in the Columbus (OH) Dispatch: Scott Walsh advertised himself as a hunting guide and sold multiday hunts costing $250 to $1,200. He said he owned or had permission to hunt on 1,600 acres of deer-hunting property in the New Albany area. He actually owned no property and had permission to hunt on only 15 acres of land, according to an Ohio Department of Natural Resources investigation.
Two Oklahoma teenagers tried to run over a coyote with their truck and ended up rolling it instead, according to a police report.
From this story in the Tulsa World: Medics transported two Claremore teenagers to a Tulsa hospital after they reportedly tried to run over a coyote. According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Paden Begley, 17, was driving a 1989 dodge truck north on Sunday on old Oklahoma 88 when he saw a coyote running through a sod farm field. Begley then reportedly turned the truck into the field to try to run over the coyote, according to the OHP. The report states that the "coyote took evasive action," and Begley turned the truck sharply to follow the coyote, causing the truck to roll.