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  • February 19, 2014

    Kansas Buck Survives 2 Months With Severed Head Locked in its Antlers

    By Phil Bourjaily

    A wildlife management class on a coyote trapping trip in Kansas caught and rescued a buck that had been carrying the head of another buck locked in its antlers for months, outdoorhub.com reports. The class instructor, Luke Laha of Pratt Community College in Pratt, Kansas, had seen the deer two months earlier with the antlers, head and spine of another buck stuck in its antlers. Scavengers had eaten the rest of the dead deer.

  • February 18, 2014

    Trapper Attacked by Owl While Checking Snares

    By Ben Romans

    A trapper in Nova Scotia was checking his snares last Tuesday night when an owl swooped down and sank its talons into his face.

    According to CBC News, Kevin O’Neil was heading into the woods to collect rabbits when he saw the owl perched in a tree. He even stopped to jokingly talk to it. But a half-hour later, when O’Neil was walking back to his truck with rabbits in tow, the bird attacked.

  • February 18, 2014

    Hunter Sues Outfitter for Sending Wrong Sheep Horns

    By Phil Bourjaily

    An electrician from Great Falls, Mont., is suing his outfitter and his hunting guide for sending him the wrong horns.

    In 2012, Rick Vukasin, 65, booked with Canadian outfitter Americ-Cana Expeditions to travel to Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains, the best place in the world to take a record book argali, or Marco Polo sheep, bearer of the most spectacular horns of any sheep species. Hunting in the thin air of 14,000 feet with guide Yuri Matison, Vukasin was able to take a nice ram with 58-inch horns. Although well short of a record, for Vukasin the horns were the trophy from the trip of a lifetime.

  • February 14, 2014

    Food Fight Friday: Leftovers Edition

    By David Draper

    It’s no secret that I’m a fan of leftovers. In several past Wild Chef posts I’ve touted the value of them. I especially appreciate it when last night’s dinner becomes today’s lunch in a whole new form. This week’s Food Fight honors upcycling wild ingredients into dishes that could easily find a home on a diner’s lunch menu. And don’t forget, we would love to feature your fish or wild game dish here, so snap a photo, write up a short description and send them to fswildchef@gmail.com.

  • February 12, 2014

    Bad Bill: Oklahoma's 12-Point Antler Restriction Causes Hunters to Freak Out

    By Phil Bourjaily

    Let a 10-pointer walk? That would have been the law if an incorrectly worded bill had passed the Oklahoma Legislature.

    Representative Colby Schwartz of Yukon, Okla., a deer hunter himself, introduced legislation that would have limited adult Oklahoma hunters to only taking deer with more than six antler points. As his bill was written, however, the proposed antler restriction would have been six points on a side.

    Angry deer hunters made their feelings abundantly clear with calls and e-mails. Some seemed to believe the proposal was a back-door measure to curtail hunting.

    "My e-mail is a little out of control," said Caitlin Harwell, Schwartz's legislative assistant. "We are by no means trying to take away the sport of hunting and keep people from hunting in any way."

  • February 11, 2014

    Video: Warthog Flips Leopard

    By The Editors

    The leopard is widely regarded as one of the deadliest predators on the planet. We've seen videos of the big cats taking down everything from pythons to fowl. But in this video, one big warthog proves to be too much to handle.

  • February 11, 2014

    Survive the Zombie Deer Apocalypse in this Bunker

    By Phil Bourjaily


    Photos by Atlas Survival Shelters

    Because the zombie-deer apocalypse is nigh, everyone needs an underground deer shack. Atlas Survival Shelters of Montebello, Calif., will build you one made out of a shipping container or corrugated pipe. The one pictured above, is decorated in a deer-hunting theme and doubles as a hunting camp bunkhouse. This particular corrugated pipe model is 10 feet by 51 feet and costs somewhere in the mid-70s uninstalled.

  • February 11, 2014

    NY Artist Transforms Antlers into Sculptures

    By Phil Bourjaily

    Jennifer Trask transforms bones, antlers, and other found objects into flowers, necklaces, and other pieces of art. The flower pictured here is made of antler and bone.

    The Hudson Valley, NY-based artist was trained as a metalsmith. Some of her work incorporates bits of antique gilt picture frames. Some pieces are wearable; all of it is striking.

  • February 10, 2014

    Anti-Hunters Slam Prince William for Supporting Anti-Poaching Efforts

    By David Draper

    Anti-hunters aren’t known for their rational thoughts or actions, so it should come as no surprise that animal activists in Britain went apoplectic when Prince William, along with his father Prince Charles, were featured in a video supporting anti-poaching efforts and calling for a stop to the illegal wildlife trade. You heard me right, instead of coming out in support of Prince William’s pleas to “unite for wildlife,” Joe Duckworth of Britain’s League Against Cruel Sports slammed the future King.

  • February 10, 2014

    Video: Deer Crossing Close Calls

    By The Editors

    Do you ever wonder how reliable those deer crossing signs on the highway are? Well this video shows that they are at least useful in Germany. This from the LiveLeaK video description:

    "Here you can see why deer crossing signs are serious and you should take your foot off the gas - for your own safety. These images were taken during the first year of the electronic test "Stag radar" on the B 202 on Rastorfer Kreuz. Through the system, the number of accidents decreased by 80 percent."