The National Football League passed a new rule that bans off-duty police officers from bringing guns inside stadiums – but Texas has chosen to adhere to the policy in its own way. The sunsets past AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Arlington, Texas (Getty Images) Texas state law... Read more
A 60-year-old British Columbia woman was rescued from a savage cougar attack when her boyfriend charged the animal in her defense. In what’s being cited as the first case in North America of a spear being used to kill a cougar in self-defense, the Flores Island resident came to the aid... Read more
40 inch trout caught in Laguna Madre? (Photo)
The subject line reads “Record Trout”. The text says “Marvin sent me this. It is reportedly a 40 inch record Spec caught Monday in the Laguna Madre. Big fish! Also it died.” Is this another example of a big trout made to look REALLY big by photography or photoshop or is this legit?... Read more
Prairie chicken group meets in Amarillo
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is having hearings this week to get public comment concerning a new plan to mitigate the harm for businesses from listing the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened. The plan, developed by a nonprofit corporation founded in June 2013 called the American Habitat Center, is more... Read more
Researchers to track southern flounder mortality
This May, a team of researchers will begin tagging Southern flounder in the New River, hoping to follow their migratory patterns and learn more about where the fish spend their time. But the meat of the project lies at the end of their life cycle – specifically, learning more... Read more
Judge questions red wolf centered coyote hunting closure
A federal judge wants more information before ruling on a lawsuit that seeks to end all coyote hunting in a five-county region of Eastern North Carolina. The lawsuit, filed by three conservation groups last fall, aims to protect the endangered red wolf population living near the Alligator and Scuppernong... Read more
Student hit with criminal charges for fishing knife in car
A senior at Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn. has been suspended for 10 days and faces a multitude of additional punishments including criminal charges because school officials found a knife belonging to his father inside his father’s car. The student is David Duren-Sanner, reports local CBS affiliate WTVF. The... Read more
Push for “smart guns” continues
Smart guns similar to James Bond’s pistol are marching closer to reality as manufacturers expect to continue testing prototypes throughout 2014 and a few politicians push for new technology to make firearms safer. Manufacturers design “smart” guns, also referred to as “personalized” or “owner-authorized” firearms, to prevent intentional and... Read more