Alien-like fish captured in rare photographs
New pictures of the rarely-photographed black dragonfish (Idiacanthus atlanticus) have surfaced online. First described in 1906, the black dragonfish is a “sexually dimorphic” species, meaning that there are obvious physical differences between males and females. While the males are just 5 cm long and have no teeth or chin... Read more
Shooting a 3D-printed Black Powder Pistol (VIDEO)
The use of 3D printing technology has caused no shortage of controversy recently, but designers remain undeterred in their quest for a safe and reliable plastic firearm. YouTube user zimrkn posted this video where he shoots a homemade black powder firearm. Of course, being in its early stages the... Read more
Iowa Man Creates “Water Walker” to Help Duck Hunters Stay Mobile
Duck hunters let very few things stand between them and hunting season, so when Robert Axtell found himself confined at home due to a knee injury and his upcoming surgery, he decided to take matters in his own hands. The 56-year-old resident of Muscatine, Iowa describes himself as an... Read more
Strong Gun, Ammo Sales Benefit Wildlife as Firearms Industry Settles into “New Normal”
The firearms and ammunition industry is once again returning to normal after a busy and chaotic 2013. Manufacturers found themselves pressed by sky-high demand as customers stocked up on guns and ammo, causing visible shortages in items such as AR-15-style rifles and .22 LR ammo. According to statistics from... Read more
Court hears update on feral hog initiative
Hill County commissioners were updated on the county’s feral hog eradication program during a regular meeting held Tuesday, September 9. The proposed county budget includes $10,000 for the program, which will be implemented in lieu of hiring a county trapper. The court chose not to fill the position after... Read more
Freighter sunk off Texas coast for artificial reef
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scuttled a derelict freighter in the Gulf of Mexico for use as an artificial reef and a new home for marine life. A Parks and Wildlife statement says the 155-foot Kinta S was sunk Wednesday in 75... Read more
Feds forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling. With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)... Read more
Dozens cited for hunting violations; a new app can help
KTEN.com – No One Gets You Closer GRAYSON COUNTY — Dove season is in full swing, starting just two weeks ago, but many people already face heavy fines for not following the law. Dozens of hunters in Grayson and Fannin counties have been hit with fines up to five... Read more