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  • December 19, 2006

    Is This Incredible Photo for Real?

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    Check out this photo sent in by a friend. His email was entitled, "Photographed by a Hunter in Montana" and read:
    Don't know if this is real--people can do pretty amazing things with computers--but if it is, it's a pretty crazy shot.
    If you know anything about this photo, let us know.
    Thanks, Todd.

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  • December 19, 2006

    Critter Crashes Into Michigan Salon, Uses Bathroom

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    Here's a little test of basic animal behavior for you: Over the weekend, a whitetail deer entered a Park Township, MI, nail salon, ran into the bathroom, and refused to come out. Now, based only on the information you have here and without any regard to generalizations or stereotypes, would you say the animal in question was male or female?
    Click here to find out.

  • December 19, 2006

    Discussion Topic: Are You Ready to Give Up Lead Shot?

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    From Minnesota’s Twin Cities Pioneer Press:
    A Minnesota task force examining the future of lead shot says it is inevitable hunters using shotguns will have to use nonlead shot for all types of hunting.
    However, in a report issued last week, the task force urged the Department of Natural Resources to take a cautious approach to further restricting lead shot until the hunting community can adjust to future changes.

    Two questions: Do you agree that a total ban on lead shot is inevitable? And if so, are you ready to give it up—which may mean paying a higher price for nontoxic alternatives.

  • December 18, 2006

    Discussion Topic: Should You Have to Hide Your Deer?

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    From the Bismarck Tribune:
    . . . legislation from [North Dakota state] Rep. Duane DeKrey, a Republican from Pettibone, would require successful big-game hunters to cover up their harvested animals when they drive on an Interstate or state highway when returning from their hunt.

    Traveling during the recent gun deer season and seeing so many dead and field-dressed deer visible in pickup beds, on trailers or tied to vehicles prompted DeKrey to introduce the legislation.

    "I couldn't help but wonder what the general public thinks about that," said DeKrey, who is a deer hunter.

    What do you think about DeKrey’s proposal?

  • December 18, 2006

    North Carolina Striper Angler Lands Record Blue Cat

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    Watching his fishfinder while trolling a live shiner for stripers on North Carolina’s Badin Lake, Eric Fincher of Mount Pleasant said to his wife, “Look at that big fish.” Next thing he knew, he was fighting not a big striper but an 89-pound blue catfish that has now been confirmed as the new state record for the species, surpassing an 85-pounder caught by Joel Lineberger on Lake Norman in 2004. Here's the whole story.

  • December 18, 2006

    Florida Man Wields Rattling Antlers in Road Rage Incident

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    There are lots of good reasons to save your buck’s antlers. They make a nice memento. They look good on the wall. They’re handy for rattling in other bucks. And as this story from the TC Palm Local News reminds us, in a pinch they can even be used to smash the passenger-side window of vehicles you think cut you off.

  • December 15, 2006

    USFWS Seeks Compromise in Wyoming Wolf Standoff

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    From the Casper Star Tribune:
    Hoping to end the standoff over Wyoming's wolf management plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly suggested what it hopes is a compromise solution.

    The plan would alter somewhat the boundaries of the wolf management area in northwest Wyoming, while allowing the state to maintain a controversial provision to manage wolves as predators in most of the state.

  • December 15, 2006

    Nine Wolves Shot During Wisconsin Deer Season

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    In more wolf news, the Timber Wolf Alliance of Ashland, Defenders of Wildlife of Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a $4,000 award to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in the illegal shootings of nine wolves during the Wisconsin deer season—the highest number ever killed during the whitetail hunt. The DNR hotline number is 800-TIP-WDNR. Question: If you knew a deer hunter guilty of the above, would you turn him in?

  • December 15, 2006

    Discussion Topic: Is Bear Researcher Guilty of Hunter Harassment?

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    From Minnesota’s Winona Daily News:
    A bear expert faces a harassment charge for confronting a hunter who shot a young bear researchers had been studying.

    Lynn Rogers berated and swore at the hunter after he shot the animal — known to researchers as Moe — from a stand about a quarter-mile from Rogers’ research station near Ely on Sept. 2, authorities said.
    Rogers, 67, acknowledged the confrontation but said the incident has been blown out of proportion.

    “It’s just that we had some sharp words, some heated words in a highly emotional situation that he started,” Rogers said Monday.

    Read the whole story linked here, then tell us what you think: Is this hunter harassment or just a harmless heated exchange?

  • December 15, 2006

    Missouri Trail-Cam Mountain Lion Confirmed

    By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

    If the animal in the trail-cam photo we ran earlier this year was indeed a cougar, it wasn’t the only one captured on a hunter’s scouting aid. Last week, Joe Neis of Chillicothe, Missouri, caught the image of a big cat crossing in front of his Stealth Game Camera set up in an area where he hunts deer. Now, the MDC's Mountain Lion Response Team has confirmed the photo as, "for real." Here's the link.