Wisconsin residents report rise in fish-eating spiders
MADISON, WI (WALB) – If you are afraid of spiders, you may not want to read any further. The Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin is warning residents about an increase in large spiders big enough to eat a fish. You read that statement correctly. These spiders don’t mess... Read more
SIG’s new website confirms subcompact, .45 ACP P320s on the way
SIG Sauer has rolled out a new website, SIG Evolution, to promote its trio of new flagship firearms, the MPX series, the 556xi series and the P320 series, SIG’s first ever striker-fired duty pistol. While the website highlights these three new line-ups features, the P320 section unveils a new sub-compact model... 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
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
Texas Sets Waterfowl Seasons for 2014-15
AUSTIN – Duck populations are the highest since North American surveys began in 1955, and as a result Texas will enjoy for the 20th consecutive year the most liberal waterfowl hunting season framework allowable. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved waterfowl seasons for Texas at its Thursday, Aug.... Read more