Lionfish banned from Florida pet shops starting today
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The waters around Florida are known as a Mecca for tropical and exotic fish, but there’s one sea creature that’s no longer welcome along our shores: the invasive lionfish. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the lionfish was first introduced into Florida... Read more
Firearms Retailers Off ‘Operation Choke Point’ Watch List
NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)-  In a matter closely watched by NSSF, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) this week reported that firearms retailers are no longer on a watch list of businesses deemed “high risk” after withdrawing the list it had compiled of businesses that could be considered at higher... Read more
DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm
Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldn’t stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard... Read more
Hawaii: Tropical Fish Collector Charged With Misdemeanor For Scuba ‘Terror’ Attack Off Kona coast
A West Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening, according to online court records. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed the second-degree charge, which is a misdemeanor, against Jay Lovell on Monday. Lovell is accused of approaching Rene Umberger in waters off the Kona Coast in May “with... Read more
TPWD Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Smoke Signals A game warden patrolling the Lakeside subdivision noticed a car parked at the end of a street. When he approached the vehicle, he saw the passenger smoking something. The driver sped off... Read more
Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach
NAVARRE BEACH, FL – A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was... Read more
Longear Sunfish Mysteriously Rediscovered in Iowa, First Sighting in 80 Years
Biologists in Iowa are perplexed after a collection of fish pulled from hatchery ponds on the Mississippi River last month included a longear sunfish —- a species that hadn’t been seen in Iowa for more than 80 years, according to The Republic. The man who made the initial discovery,... Read more
Hornady issues recall for single Lot of Critical Duty 9mm ammo
Hornady Mfg Company issued a recall of a single lot of its Critical Duty 9mm ammo on July 31 due to “light or no powder charges.” The company said its Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 grain +P ammunition with item number “90226″ and lot number “3141635″. Additionally, it shipped... Read more