Inside the World’s Largest Gathering of Snakes
The National Geographic grantee recently gained new appreciation for the reptiles while photographing the world’s largest gathering of snakes in the Narcisse Snake Dens of Manitoba, Canada (map). Each spring, masses of red-sided garter snakes congregate inside limestone caves to form mating balls, in which up to a hundred... Read more
Bowhunter Attempts Shot on Trophy Buck, How He Misses Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO]
We’ve all seen some near-misses, but this is absurd. Bowhunting requires an extreme amount of skill – stalking up to your prey, keeping your draw from shaking, and most of all trusting your aim, because very rarely do you get a second shot. This bowhunter from an unknown area... Read more
US Army Set to Replace M9 9mm Pistol
The U.S. Army is moving forward to replace the Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol with a more powerful handgun that also meets the needs of the other services. As the lead agent for small arms, the Army will hold an industry day July 29 to talk to gun makers... Read more
IMPORTANT: Recall list grows for GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Graco
Recalls have become a way of life. One reporter has noted that because they are happening so frequently consumers are ignoring them. Not smart. Don’t ignore a recall notice if your vehicle or child seat is on this list.  If you have purchased your vehicle used, it is particularly... Read more
Breeding duck numbers hit record high
The continental duck population has soared to a record high, according to survey results released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has conducted the annual survey since 1955. The previous high was 48.6 million in 2012. Last year’s estimate, 45.6 million, is the third-highest on record.... Read more
Fish Habitat at Brushy Creek Reservoir Enhanced with Aquatic Vegetation Plantings
ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) partnered with Austin Fly Fishers (AFF) and the City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department to conduct native aquatic vegetation plantings at Brushy Creek Reservoir on June 21. AFF, a charter club of the International Federation of Fly Fishers and pending Friends... Read more
Statewide Boat-draining Rule Took Effect July 1
ATHENS – Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas. The new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulation is designed to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other... Read more
Louisiana Supreme Court rules no gun rights for felons
The highest court in Louisiana Tuesday stood by a state law that bars convicted felons from firearm possession in a challenge based on gun rights. At question was the wording of 2012 amendment to the state constitution regarding the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms and how... Read more