Feral Hogs Cause Environmental, Agricultural Woes in Louisiana
Louisiana’s problem with feral hogs is escalating, but nobody really knows just how much damage the half-a-million pigs in the state actually do. The hog population is not only a conservation issue—the animals can significantly impact the economic well-being of landowners and farmers. Experts estimate that feral pigs do... Read more
Killer whale flips ‘sea lion’ into air
Tourists on an Alaskan fishing boat caught a rare glimpse of how a killer whale stalks and kills its prey after seeing an orca tossing what seemed to be a sea lion into the air. The marine mammal was hiding near a fishing boat operated by Anglers Adventures of Ketchikan... Read more
Indicted Gov. Rick Perry loses his concealed carry permit
Texas Gov. Rick Perry lost his right to carry a concealed firearm after being indicted Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power. While under his indictment, Perry is not allowed to carry a concealed firearm in a public place, and according to federal law 18 USC 922(n),... Read more
Conservationists team up to buy Texas bayside ranch with $30M from BP’s 2010 oil spill fund bug
HOUSTON — A sprawling private ranch in southeast Texas will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced Thursday. The $37.7 million purchase of the Powderhorn Ranch,... Read more
Facing the Quail Decline Workshop set in Kerrville, Mason
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct a “Facing the Quail Decline” workshop in Kerr County on Sept. 5. The program will begin with registration from 7:30-8 am followed immediately by the programs. The workshop should conclude by 3:30 pm. The... Read more
Two Bear Cubs Start Boxing in Backyard
Confrontations between adult bears can become fights of titanic proportions. These battles can be brutal, loud, and deadly. Bear cubs, on the other hand, are ridiculously cute when they put on mock fights. Like any other young animal, playtime for cubs offers valuable experience for later on in life.... Read more
Gun control group wants TrackingPoint rifle sales banned to civilians
The National Gun Victims Action Council on Wednesday called publicly for TrackingPoint to ban sales to civilians, saying that only certain groups would buy the rifles. The NGVAC contends that hunters and sportsmen would not buy TrackingPoint’s Precision Guided Firearms, capable of firing aimed rounds out to 1,200 yards with ease... Read more
Australian Researchers Succeed in Breeding Rare Trout
AUSTRALIA – In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia’s rarest fish – the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow. Dr Craig Lawrence, a principal research scientist from the Department of Fisheries and an Adjunct Associate... Read more