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Ethical debate takes big turn in bowhunting
There may have been no more acute observer of the outdoors and hunting than Aldo Leopold, author of the iconic A Sand County Almanac. In a 1943 essay, Wildlife in American Culture, he wrote, “then came the gadgeteer, otherwise known as the sporting-goods dealer. He has draped the American... Read more
Wildlife Officials Attempt to Capture Shark in City Park Pond
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —Wildlife workers are trying to catch a shark in Brevard County, however it’s not in the ocean but in a park pond. “It’s not often you hear about a shark at a park. I mean, it sounds like a sci-fi movie,” said Billy McDonald. According to... Read more
Fishing for lionfish off Louisiana’s coast: GW Fins chef Tenney Flynn and others take aim at an invasive species
The first lionfish came into view on our second dive of the morning. It was hovering inches above a horizontal beam. Zebra striped with feathery fins splayed out in a showy display, there was no mistaking the message: keep away. I glanced down at my depth gauge. 50 feet.... Read more
‘Giant Ants’ With Jaws Like a ‘Bear Trap’ Spread in the U.S.
An invasive insect with mouthparts like those of a “bear trap” has quietly spread in the southern United States with little notice for the last several decades. “The fact that some of these species are spreading is interesting, in part, because these giant ants have managed to expand their... Read more
Does USDA Need Submachine Guns? Republicans Look to Demilitarize the Government
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and other House Republicans are proposing steps to take heavy weaponry out of the hands of federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, whose Office of Inspector General has put out a bid to buy submachine guns. Stewart’s Regulatory Agency De-militarization Act looks to... Read more
BLM Doubles Down on Texas Land: It’s Ours for ‘Planning’
MCALLEN, Texas—U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze responded to the April letters from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) about the Red River land dispute between the federal government and the State of Texas. The letter comes approximately two months after... Read more
Another gator record broken in Mississippi – this time at 741-pounds it’s the states heaviest and longest
Mississippi’s state record for the heaviest and longest alligator has been broken once again – less than a week after the previous records were smashed. Beth Trammell of Madison took the title for Mississippi’s heaviest alligator with her 723.5-pound harvest, only to be bested an hour later by Dustin... Read more
Odd-looking roosterfish caught off Baja’s East Cape region, and it’s not the first
Roosterfish are prized for their stubbornness on the hook and, perhaps above all else, their beautiful shape and coloration. But a large roosterfish caught Sunday in Baja California’s East Cape region looked as though it had survived an oil spill. Its flesh was covered with dark blotches, its stripes... Read more

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