Hunters Asked to Submit Samples for CWD Testing
AUSTIN — With the recent discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in two captive deer breeding facilities in south-central Texas, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be stepping up efforts to strategically sample hunter harvested deer at a greater level during the 2015-16 hunting season. Hunters are encouraged... Read more
ATF Claims Soda-launching “Can Cannon” is Restricted Device
What’s wrong with having a little bit of fun and launching some soda cans? According to a recent determination by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a popular device used to propel cans and similar items into the air is now considered a federally-regulated short-barreled rifle (SBR)... Read more
Selfie-related deaths outnumber shark attack deaths in 2015
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) — A tally of selfie-related incidents leading to deaths this year comes with a startling revelation — selfie deaths in 2015 outnumber deaths from shark attacks. The number of shark attack deaths compiled by website Shark Attack Survivors thus far in 2015 stands at eight, while the number... Read more
Designers of “Catch Enlarger” Device Launch Kickstarter Campaign
It started off as an April Fool’s joke, but the designers behind this “catch enlarging” device say it is now actually a real product—or at least it will be if a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter is successful. Back in April, employees with the Danish company MOEF “unveiled” a product... Read more
North Carolina “Record” Buck Allegedly Fake, Antlers “Screwed On”
The excitement over a massive 27-point buck that could have been North Carolina’s newest record non-typical soon soured after wildlife officials questioned where the rack came from. The deer was reportedly harvested last Wednesday in Surry County by a hunter named Nick Davis, and was measured by Joey Thompson,... Read more
Baby jaguar displayed at Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin
Jaguars are the largest cat in the Americas. You couldn’t tell that by looking at “Balam”, the baby jaguar displayed last weekend at the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin. At a whopping four pounds, the tiny jaguar excited onlookers and gave a great opportunity for zoo officials to educate... Read more
Deer breeders may sue Texas Parks and Wildlife
Breeders of white-tailed deer have warned top officials at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to not destroy any internal communications ahead of possible legal action against the agency. In a Sept. 16 letter to Carter Smith, the department’s executive director, a lawyer for some of the state’s 1,300... Read more
Texas: Spread the Word! Right to Hunt and Fish Proposition on November 2015 Ballot!
While you’re enjoying the hunting season in Texas, be sure to spread the word to your family, friends and fellow sportsmen about Proposition 6. A state constitutional amendment to safeguard Texans’ Right to Hunt and Fish, Proposition 6 will be on the November 2015 ballot and if passed, will... Read more