Despite differences in their interpretation of the Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia apparently share a common interest—hunting.
An article from The Hill, Justice Kagan described a recent hunting trip she took with Justice Antonin Scalia to a crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival—a trip where she actually tagged a deer. She also said it wasn’t the first time the two traveled into the field together.
Two bills currently being considered by the Ohio state legislature could make it easier for both active military personnel and veterans to enjoy the outdoors in the Buckeye State.
According to an article on Vindy.com, HB 47, proposed by state Rep. Zach Milkovich (Akron, D-35) would waive license fees for honorably discharged veterans, while HB 65 would allow active military on leave to hunt deer or turkey without purchasing a permit from the state’s Department of Natural Resources. Ohio already allows active military members to fish, hunt small game and trap fur-bearing animals without a license, but currently require hunters to purchase deer or turkey permits.
When you strap a camera to the back of a Peregrine falcon, the view is going to be awesome, but this video captured something even better—the falcon on the hunt. About a minute in, the falcon stoops on an unsuspecting duck. It's a perspective humans have never seen before...
An oil pipeline rupture that has spewed over 12,000 gallons of crude oil into a small Arkansas town is starting to affect local wildlife, according to this story on Fox News: The environmental impacts of an oil spill in central Arkansas began to come into focus Monday as officials said a couple of dead ducks and 10 live oily birds were found after an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured last week.
"I'm an animal lover, a wildlife lover, as probably most of the people here are," Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson told reporters. "We don't like to see that. No one does." Officials are urging people in Mayflower, a small city about 20 miles northwest of Little Rock, not to touch any injured or oiled animals as crews clean up Friday's spill. About 12,000 barrels of oil and water have been recovered since ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline sprung a leak, spewing oil onto lawns and roadways and nearly fouling a nearby lake.
I love bird hunting, shotguns, and bicycling. Man, I sure wish there was somewhere I could combine these passions. Hold on a second...there is!
From this story on bikeportland.org: A 300 acre ranch located near a ghost town about 190 miles east of Portland is the latest sign that bicycle tourism is poised to deliver a jolt to Oregon's rural economies. Phil and Kathy Carlson founded Treo Ranches as a bird hunting destination in 1987. Since then they've built a strong business, but now they've realized there's another market worth shooting for: city slickers on bikes.