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Seattle-based Company Launches Salmon to Safety with “Fish Cannon”
Earlier this summer, Whooshh Innovations helped the Yakima Nation Fisheries transport hundreds of spring Chinook through the Roza Dam using an experimental process many have dubbed “fish cannons.” Of course, the “cannons” in question are actually long, flexible vacuum sleeves. When a fish swims near or is placed into the... Read more
Scientists want end to traditional trophy fishing of threatened species
An international angling group should stop awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction, researchers argue in a new study. The awards encourage the killing of the heaviest, most fecund fish, the scientists say, and should be replaced by conservation-friendlier records based on length. Since 1939, the... Read more
Strapping a Camera to a Shark Is as Awesome as You’d Expect
Scientists love to research sharks, probably because they’re the badasses of the sea. But despite decades of analysis, some basic behaviors of Earth’s most infamous predator remain a mystery. How do sharks move when pursuing prey? Do they avoid other shark species? So a team of biologists from the... Read more
Introducing ‘the Chassis’ by WMD Guns
WMD Guns of Stuart, Fla. has recently announced a different kind of AR-15. Called “the Chassis,” this rifle is sold with no accessories, leaving all the final decisions up to the buyer. The idea is simple: sell a more-or-less assembled rifle, only without any furniture, sights or magazines. This... Read more
Florida Police Catch 12-foot, Cat-eating Python
Burmese pythons are becoming an ever-increasing problem for Florida, but the residents of Port St. Lucie had little idea that they would encounter one of these large snakes in their own backyard. According to WPTV, officers from the Port St. Lucie Police Department captured a 12-foot, 120-pound python last... Read more
Philippine Sniper Confidence Drill (VIDEO)
Check out this Philippine Marine Scout Sniper Confidence drill. The shooter uses, what looks like, a M14 to shoot balloons that his partner is holding relatively close to his own head. Source: The Firearm Blog Read more
Alligator found outside Katy ISD junior high
Katy ISD teachers preparing for the first day of school got a surprise Wednesday morning when an alligator was found on campus. According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the gator was found by the front door of Beck Junior High in the 50000 block of South Fry... Read more
Hunting, Fishing Licenses On Sale Aug. 15
AUSTIN — New licenses for the 2014-15 hunting and fishing seasons go on sale Friday, August 15. The current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) will expire Aug. 31. Every year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues about 2.5 million hunting and fishing licenses ... Read more