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WATCH: ATV Rider Smacks Head-on into Deer, Both Miraculously Walk Away
One of the dangers of outdoor recreation is that occasionally, you’ll get in the way of wildlife. Worse yet, sometimes they will get in the way of you. This ATV rider was blindsided when a deer suddenly appears out of the treeline and runs directly in their path. The resulting collision... Read more
WATCH: King Cobra Goes on Rampage after Being Offered Mouse
Maybe this cobra just isn’t hungry. Most animals greet feeding time with enthusiasm, but not so for this King Cobra. Perhaps it was in the mood for something else, or maybe it was just indignant at the way it’s being treated. King cobras, as their name would suggest, have a... Read more
Bill Proposing Constitutional Protection of Hunting Passes Texas Senate
The Texas Senate has approved a proposed amendment to the Texas Constitution that would guarantee Texans’ rights to hunt and fish, and it is now headed to the House for a vote. The amendment would not affect any current laws but would add a constitutional provision that would legally... Read more
Polka-dot ribbon fish caught, released
KARACHI: A rare deep-sea species, identified as the polka-dot ribbon fish, was safely released by fishermen who caught it in a gillnet off Churna Island on Wednesday. The fish, scientifically known as Desmodema polystictum, is a circumtropical species that normally lives at depths of hundreds of metres, but is... Read more
Poison delivery systems being tested to control wild hog population
The state is considering several new options, including one involving cell phone pictures, to get the wild hog population under control. According to the LSU AgCenter, there are about 500,000 wild hogs here in Louisiana. The high population is destroying farmer crops, wildlife habitats and can spread diseases. “Wild... Read more
Houston, Dallas Would Be Largest Cities to Allow Open Carry
Texas lawmakers hoping to make it legal to openly carry handguns in the state often point to a surprising statistic: Texas is one of just six states that prohibit it. That may soon change, if a measure lifting some of the state’s handgun restrictions continues to advance in the Legislature.... Read more
Grass-eating carp raising concerns on Lake Austin
AUSTIN – An effort to control the pesky, non-native hydrilla weed in Lake Austin has apparently worked almost too well. For a little more than a decade, Texas Parks & Wildlife has worked with the City of Austin and Friends of Lake Austin in a team effort to come... Read more
Michigan Fisherman Shatters State Drum Record
On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed that the state has a new freshwater drum record. According to the department, Mark Leep of Middleville caught the record-breaking fish from Gun Lake on January 24 while spearing. The massive drum weighed 28.71 pounds and measured just over 34 inches... Read more