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  • The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants That May Just Save Your Life

    07/26/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    Tactical Intelligence ^ | 7-26-2014 | oovgroov
    July 26-2014 by oovgroov Did you realize that knowing just 4 wild edible plants could one day save your life? If there were any four categories of plants that I would recommend all people to know how to use and identify it would be these: Grass, Oak, Pine, and Cattail. For the knowledgeable survivor, knowing just these four plants can make the difference between life and death if stranded in the wilds – for each one is an excellent food source which can sustain you until help arrives. Throughout this week and part of the next, I’ll be going into...
  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 7:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    The National Park Service on Friday announced it was moving to ban drones on all its lands.. The move comes amid growing concern about hobbyists using drones to create dramatic videos. The ban would cover more than 84 million acres of public land. The director of the parks service cited safety concerns as well as potential harm to wildlife. "Imagine you're a big wall climber in Yosemite working on a four-day climb up El Capitan, and you're hanging off a bulb, ready to make a [difficult] move, and an unmanned aircraft flies up beside you and is hovering a few...
  • Hey, Anti-Hunters: Don't Read The Bible Because It's Pro-Hunting

    05/18/2014 5:34:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2014 | Doug Giles
    For those who’ve read my screeds via TownHall.com or via my own website, ClashDaily.com, you know that I’m an unapologetic cheerleader for hunting. It’s not the only thing I write about, but OMG when I do, boy … do I gush like a schoolgirl. However, not everyone is cool with hunting like the planet's population used to be since the dawn of man. Hunters are becoming a rare breed in this increasingly wussified, paranormal culture of political correctness. Thanks to Disney movies, hunting nowadays is about as popular as a bacon sandwich is to a Boko Haram. Yep, that which...
  • An Ode to Outdoor Beer Drinking

    04/04/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2014 | Evan Rail
    Can anything beat a cold brew on a quiet terrace at the end of a hard day?WE'VE BEEN TRAPPED inside for months, perfecting our techniques in sweaty halls through the long, dark days of winter. But now that spring is finally here, we're prepared to test our strengths outside, in full view of the wider world. Make no mistake: I'm not talking about runners or cyclists. I'm talking about those of us who really know how to put warm weather to good use. I'm talking, of course, about beer drinkers. By extension, I'd include all al-fresco sippers, from the Southern...
  • Wild beavers seen in England for first time in centuries

    02/28/2014 6:24:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 27 February 2014 11.09 EST | Jessica Aldred
    Footage of a family of beavers filmed in a Devon river is believed to be the first sighting of its kind in up to 500 years A family of wild beavers has been seen in the England countryside in what is believed to be the first sighting of its kind in up to 500 years. Three European beavers (Castor fiber), believed to be adults, have been filmed together on the River Otter in east Devon and can be seen gnawing at the base of trees, grooming themselves and playing together. Experts said the sighting was "highly significant" as it strongly...
  • Minnesota’s Becoming An Outdoors Woman Program Turns 20

    02/11/2014 10:51:45 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/11/14 | AP
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is marking the 20th anniversary of its Becoming an Outdoors Woman program this year. The DNR has just released its 2014 catalog of events for the program, which offers a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities for women and their families who want to learn how to hunt, fish or develop other outdoor skills.
  • 2014 Midwest Ice Fishing Tournament gives out more than $36,000 in awards

    01/26/2014 6:30:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Ricky Olmos
    BROOKLYN, MI – Marc Melson plans to use part of his ice fishing prize money to go on vacation with his wife “somewhere warm” -- far from the ice and snow. Melson and cousin Joe Thornburg won first place in the 2014 Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament, taking home the grand prize of $20,100 for their winning catch of 7.99 pounds. This was the first year the duo competed in the tournament, but they’ve been fishing for as long as they can remember. “We’ve been ice fishing since we were kids,” Thornburg said. “It’s a family tradition.” Fishermen from nine...
  • It got so cold so quickly in this Norwegian bay that it froze a bunch of fish swimming in it

    01/17/2014 6:27:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    Yahooooooooo! ^ | January 14, 2014 6:25 PM | By Will Lerner
    The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation(NRK) has put up some striking photos of water off the coast of Lovund, a small island off of Norway. Though it was “only” -7.8°C (18 °F), a sharp eastern wind was enough to freeze a large quantity of fish in place. The translation tools used to understand NRK’s article don’t exactly remove all language barriers, but it seems that Aril Slotte of Havforskningsinstituttet, a marine research institute, believes that the fish might have been chased by a predator, and that’s why there were so many grouped together that closely. Ingolf Kristiansen, who happened upon the scene,...
  • Sarah Palin Joins Sportsman Channel as Host of Original Series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

    12/09/2013 8:49:18 AM PST · by xzins · 73 replies
    Sportsman Channel ^ | 9 Dec 13` | Tom Caraccioli
    Former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor, best-selling author and original “Mama Grizzly” Sarah Palin returns to series television on Sportsman Channel to host a new show – the first part of the network’s “Red, Wild & Blue America” programming plan – for the fast-growing outdoor lifestyle network. Titled “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” the weekly series will premiere in April 2014. The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. Amazing America with Sarah Palin is an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes...
  • ANTI-HUNTERS GO NUTS: Hysteria Ensues as Huntress Posts Pic of Her Lion Hunt

    11/24/2013 4:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    cashdaily ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Giles
    “If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.” - Aristotle Last week the animal right activists went into full doofus mode when the happy huntress, Melissa Bachman, posted pics on Facebook and Twitter of a lion she shot on her recent safari to South Africa. Being the most unhinged bipeds sucking air right now on God’s green earth, the anti-hunting lunatics, in a full-on hissy fit, demanded that Bachman be banned from South Africa for legally hunting a lion and stimulating their needy economy. In addition, they...
  • And to think God thinks of us more than there are grains of sand - Great pics & Video at link

    03/27/2013 10:26:12 AM PDT · by illiac · 5 replies
    Inspiration green ^ | Unknown | Inspirationgreen
    At the Beach Sand grains magnified 110-250 times reveal each grain is unique. grains of sand The tip of a spiral shell has broken off and become a grain of sand. After being repeatedly tumbled by action of the surf this spiral sand grain has become opalescent in character. It is surrounded by bits of coral, a pink shell fragment, a foram (a type of protozoa) and volcanic material. Photo copyright Dr. Gary Greenberg.
  • Outdoor Channel Blacklists Colorado Over Gun Control Laws

    Outdoor Channel Blacklists Colorado Over Gun Control Laws Posted on March 12, 2013 by da Tagliare Filed under 2nd Amendment, Business, Economics, Gun Control, Jobs, Politics, State Laws Living in the Southwest for most of my life, I’ve seen just how many people go to Colorado to hunt, fish, ski, hike, camp and sight see. Combined together, these activities generate millions of dollars for businesses as well as the state government. Yet, the controlling Democrats are willing to lose a large portion of that revenue and place many businesses in jeopardy, just to push Obama’s anti-gun policies. A couple of...
  • Sound Garden: Can Plants Actually Talk and Hear?

    03/12/2013 10:31:07 AM PDT · by haffast · 18 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 3-12-2013 | Becky Oskin
    The forest really does hum with life. Though often too low or too high for human ears to detect, insects and animals signal each other with vibrations. Even trees and plants fizz with the sound of tiny air bubbles bursting in their plumbing. And there is evidence that insects and plants "hear" each other's sounds. Bees buzz at just the right frequency to release pollen from tomatoes and other flowering plants. And bark beetles may pick up the air bubble pops inside a plant, a hint that trees are experiencing drought stress. Sound is so fundamental to life that some...
  • Ski resort turns sewage into snow

    02/01/2013 1:00:36 PM PST · by illiac · 24 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 2/1/13 | Bruce Kennedy
    Unpredictable snowfall patterns and drought are prompting the multibillion-dollar industry to consider cost-effective alternatives. After a dismal start to the season for the second straight year, Colorado's ski resorts are finally getting the snow they depend on. Colorado Ski Country USA reported total skier visits at its 21 member resorts dropped 11.5% during the first period of the ski season, which ranges from opening day through New Year's Eve. The marketing research firm IBISWorld reports that while the economic recovery is expected to bring more people to the nation's slopes, climate change is straining operations at many resorts. When natural...
  • Happy National Hunting and Fishing Day —and Pass the Bambi Nachos

    09/29/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    September 22 marked National Hunting and Fishing Day, which dates from 1972 when President Nixon signed it into law. "I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations," wrote President Nixon at the time. Alas, nothing was heard from our current President regarding National Hunting and Fishing Day. But then “people who cling to guns” are not particularly popular with this administration. And speaking of President Nixon’s recommendation, long ago my family found that among the very wisest uses...
  • What Makes Idaho So Sensible? What Are They Drinking?

    09/22/2012 5:39:32 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 65 replies
    Idaho Secretary of State's Office ^ | 17 May 2012 | Idaho SOS
    A friend of mine from a previous life has been lobbying me to move to Idaho before TSHTF. If I could only afford to retire, I'd take him up on it. But I'm gainfully employed now and need the income.Next, he sends me a transcript of Idaho Primary Election Results to prove even the lowest vote candidate in most GOP primaries still gets more votes than all total votes in the Democrat primary. How can a state so big and so geographically dispersed have such uncommonly common sense?
  • (Vanity) A Face In The Clouds. What do you see?

    09/07/2012 12:21:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 153 replies
    Me,myself and I
    Ok so yesterday as I'm driving along I look up and I see a face in the clouds. It's very defined. You can see eyes, a nose, cheeks, etc. First I'll post a picture below without the face circled to see if you can spot it. Next here's a link with it circled for those not able to see. Click here to see the face circled.
  • Vanity...Advice on GPS software

    08/07/2012 8:28:00 PM PDT · by The_Sword_of_Groo · 22 replies
    None | Me/ vanity
    Good evening friends. I recently received a gift of a Garmin GPS 60CSx to replace my old model-t Magellan handheld unit which finally went toes up last week while on a fishing trip. It seems to be a good unit, perhaps a bit more complicated than I am used to. I was wondering if someone could recommend Mac compatible topographic map/software. It doesn't have to have tons of bells and whistles...it will be used primarily to mark spots for duck hunting, deer stands, fishing, etc. Thanks in advance for advice
  • Juvenile red ratsnake

    01/29/2012 1:15:22 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Photobucket ^ | 01/29/2012 | Silentgypsy
  • Outdoors advocate & defender, Judge Bob Moon, 60

    01/26/2012 1:30:27 PM PST · by girlangler · 16 replies
    The Outdoor Pressroom ^ | 1/26/12 | several
    Outdoors advocate & defender, Judge Bob Moon, 60 Popular Hamilton County (Chattanooga, Tenn.) General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon, known for his outdoors advocacy and strict dealings with game law violators, died Wednesday from an apparent heart attack. He was 60. In 2008, Judge Moon made national headlines when he advised a woman who had been pulled from her car and beaten in the head to "purchase a weapon, obtain a gun permit and learn to protect yourself." He will be missed. Richard Simms at Nooga.com.
  • Spiders in Pakistan encase whole trees in webs - weird pics at link

    01/09/2012 9:00:26 AM PST · by illiac · 18 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | 3/11 | Mother Nature Network
    Even the elders in Pakistan's Sindh province admit they've never seen anything like it: whole trees encased in webs by millions of invading spiders. The mysterious phenomenon may be an unexpected result of the devastating floods that swept over Sindh in 2010, reports Wired. According to scientists, the spiders likely collected in the trees after fleeing from the rising floodwaters. At their height, the floods covered as much as a fifth of the country and displaced as many as 20 million people. One unexpected blessing from the bizarre post-flood event is that the hungry spiders seem to be significantly reducing...
  • PHOTOS: Day bracketed by dramatic sunrise, sunset (Washington State)

    12/14/2011 12:42:21 PM PST · by illiac · 5 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 12/14/11 | SeattlePI
    Tuesday was a day that started with a stunning sunrise, as seen above in this photo by Associated Press photographer Elaine Thompson. The day was bracketed with another stunning display of color at sunset, courtesy of our dryer than usual December. Rain is expected to return later in the week.
  • The Appalachian Trail

    11/26/2011 9:10:55 PM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 58 replies
    Self | 11/26/2011 | An American In Turkiye
    My brother and I are taking our first steps on the Appalachian Trail in 2015. We will start in Georgia and complete the trail in Maine. Any Freepers ever done a thru-hike? Would like any advice/stories anyone may have.
  • Why We Shoot Deer

    11/16/2011 3:47:21 AM PST · by waterhill · 51 replies
    11-16-11 | unknown
    The article about the hunter in Indiana reminded me of this story. Its deer season for alot of us. For those of you who think animals sing and dance ala Disney, don't bother.
  • Yosemite seeks a more diverse visitor base

    10/30/2011 12:22:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 71 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | October 30, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
    Reporting from Yosemite National Park— Their Yosemite Valley tour was nearing its end, and the church ladies and gents from South Los Angeles had heard enough. Almost. "He's been telling us stories he thinks we want to hear for two hours," said Ann Hale, 70, heaving a sigh of frustration from the back of the tram. In fact, guide William Fontana had been regaling his listeners — most of them white — with stories about John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt, about fur trappers and rock climbers. "We're still waiting for at least a few words about Yosemite's African American Buffalo...
  • Parker Poised to be First Female Elite Series Pro

    09/21/2011 2:08:54 PM PDT · by girlangler · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The Fishing Wire ^ | 09/12/2011 | Melissa J. Dixon
    Janet Parker has a clear shot at becoming the first woman to compete in the Bassmaster Elite Series. From Little Elm, Texas, Parker said if she qualifies she won't hesitate to commit for the 2012 Elite Series season. "I am on top of the world," she said. "I can't tell you how excited I am to have this chance." Parker took a big step toward the Elite Series on Sept. 10 with a 10th-place finish on the Arkansas River in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open division. The high finish jumped her from sixth to second place in the...
  • Angler lands his 'fish of dreams,' has heart attack, dies

    09/01/2011 3:02:10 PM PDT · by girlangler · 39 replies
    Outdoorpressroom.com ^ | September 1, 2011 | Justin Burnett
    Friends say Dan Dodds of Coupeville, WA, fought the big king salmon nearly 20 minutes, running up and down the beach at Keystone Spit and wading waist-deep into the water before finally landing the 28-pounder he called "the fish of my dreams." Minutes later, Dodds, 62, suffered an apparent heart attack and fell face down in the water. Efforts by fellow anglers to perform CPR failed, and he was pronounced dead at Whidbey General Hospital. "If I have to go, I’d like to go in that manner," said angler and friend Joe Biller. Whidbey News Times.
  • Drought Increases Texas Black Bear Concerns

    08/20/2011 10:57:36 AM PDT · by waterhill · 18 replies
    TPWD ^ | 8-17-11 | Tom Harvey/ TPWD
    News Release Media Contact: Tom Harvey, 512-389-4453, tom.harvey@tpwd.state.tx.us Aug. 17, 2011 Drought Increases Texas Black Bear Concerns Rural Residents, Hunters Advised to Be Bear Aware AUSTIN — Wildlife biologists are advising hunters, ranchers and rural residents that black bears appear to be roaming longer distances and may approach people or houses in search of food and water because of the drought. If conditions remain dry, people could see more bears, said Mike Krueger, district leader of the Edwards Plateau Wildlife District for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “We’re getting a few reports of people seeing bears during daylight hours, and...
  • Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Fish Hatcheries and State Economies

    07/01/2011 2:08:04 PM PDT · by girlangler · 34 replies
    The Fishing Wire ^ | 6/6/11 | Etta Pettijohn
    Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Fish Hatcheries and State Economies Proposed budget decreases at nine federal fish hatcheries could have a devastating effect on already fragile economies in states where these facilities are located. State fisheries managers in affected areas are asking anglers to contact their U.S. congressmen/women immediately to have the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reconsider shutting down mitigation stocking. The President's FY 2012 Budget calls for a reduction of $6.3 million to the USFWS fish hatchery mitigation operations, while its overall funding would be increased by almost $48 million. Mitigation activities will be cut or ended unless full...
  • Federal Act Could Limit Environmental Lawsuits, Awards

    06/30/2011 5:49:28 PM PDT · by girlangler · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 6/24/11 | Etta Pettijohn
    Federal Act Could Limit Environmental Lawsuits, Awards By Etta Pettijohn The practices of two environmental groups best known for suing federal agencies to end logging, grazing, mining on public land and to hamstring wildlife agencies could be halted if legislation sponsored by western Congressional members becomes law. The Government Litigation Savings Act, introduced to Congress in late May, would amend the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). Supporters say it would not, as some critics of the measure claim, reverse the opportunity for disadvantaged plaintiffs to recoup legal fees as recourse against government actions. The EAJA, passed in 1980, was...
  • Bears-Vikings game proves safety is secondary (NFL WHINE ALERT)

    12/20/2010 9:17:19 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Dec 20, 2010 05:24AM | RICK MORRISSEY rmorrissey@suntimes.com
    Old-time football players like to say they would’ve played for free in the parking lot, such was their love for the game. It might be the hyperbole of men who watched too many grainy Knute Rockne clips, but you want to believe that they believe it. You want to believe that they were so tough and so committed to the game that they would’ve sacrificed the skin on their elbows to make a tackle near the third parking stall on the left. You want to believe in someone who loved the raw violence of a sport so much that he...
  • Winter Wonderland Pics

    12/06/2010 10:22:47 AM PST · by illiac · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Today.msnbc.com ^ | 12/6/10 | MSNBC
    I know it is PMSNBC, but the pics are great!
  • Eye of the storm: The jaw-dropping image

    12/02/2010 3:18:26 PM PST · by illiac · 16 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12/2/10 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    It looks like something from the film Independence Day. But although it may seem like an alien mothership, this incredible picture is actually an impressive thunderstorm cloud known as a supercell. Windswept dust and rain dominate the storm's centre while rings of jagged clouds surround the edge. A flimsy tree in the foreground looks like a toy next to the magnificent natural phenomenon Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1334672/Jaw-dropping-image-enormous-supercell-cloud-Glasgow-Montana.html#ixzz16zxKpXHz
  • Hardly Strictly Just a Billionaire: Warren Hellman’s Lavish Free Bluegrass Festival

    10/04/2010 10:10:19 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 15 replies
    If you live in the Bay Area, chances are you’re familiar with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Chances are you’ve even attended at least once over its 10 years running. It’s hard to disregard a massive, three-day festival that’s six-stages large and hundreds of thousands of attendees deep with a star-stacked lineup that takes place out in the emerald expanse of the Golden Gate Park every first weekend of October—the sunniest, warmest time of the year in San Francisco. This coming weekend, Hardly Strictly is poised to throw what could be the biggest and best year yet with a staggering lineup that...
  • Death map USA: Natural disaster hotspots revealed

    09/23/2010 2:28:25 PM PDT · by illiac · 24 replies · 1+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12/17/08 | Ewen Calloway
    Southerners are more like to die from the effects of the weather than people living in any other region of the US. Kind of interesting, even though the data is over a year old. Can also look at separate counties with the links provided on the page.
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • Raft guide arrested after saving girl.

    06/14/2010 6:33:54 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 148 replies · 3,245+ views
    Denver Post ^ | June 13, 2010 | Jason Blevins
    Clear Creek sheriff's deputies on Thursday arrested a rafting guide for swimming to a stranded young rafter who had tumbled from his boat on Clear Creek. Ryan Daniel Snodgrass, a 28-year-old guide with Arkansas Valley Adventures rafting company, was charged with "obstructing government operations," said Clear Creek Sheriff Don Krueger. "He was told not to go in the water, and he jumped in and swam over to the victim and jeopardized the rescue operation," said Krueger, noting that his office was deciding whether to file similar charges against another guide who was at the scene just downstream of Kermitts Roadhouse...
  • Video: Strong winds send Volgograd drivers asphalt surfing!

    05/22/2010 5:09:42 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 8 replies · 454+ views
    Trending Hot! ^ | 5-22-10 | James
    Motorists using a bridge in the southern Russian city of Volgograd were given the ride of a lifetime by a powerful gust of wind. The new river crossing started shaking violently and a massive downpour at the same time made conditions worse. Drivers say their cars were literally thrown into the air, many thinking it was an unexpected earthquake. The shaking was so severe it caused vehicles to career into the opposite lane creating chaos....
  • Obama launches 'Great Outdoors initiative'

    04/17/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 50 replies · 791+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 4-16-10 | Frederic Frommer
    President Barack Obama launched a new initiative Friday to conserve cherished land and encourage more Americans to enjoy the outdoors. The president said the "America's Great Outdoors" program will involve a series of listening sessions throughout the nation to solicit an array of ideas. *snip* Obama is to receive a report by Nov. 15 outlining an action plan to both reconnect Americans to nature and enhance conservation efforts. Eight departments and the White House Office of Management and Budget are to work with the initiative to "identify existing resources," and to align policies to meet the initiative's goals.
  • Obama hails the Great Outdoors from inside the Interior Dept.

    04/16/2010 3:47:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 315+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/16/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    Following the suggestion of his tone-deaf advance team, President Obama went from inside the White House to inside his armored car to inside the Interior Department today to celebrate the Great Outdoors. After a short drive, the Chicagoan spoke to a Great Outdoors Conference auditorium audience of about 500 including Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, a favorite urban butt of late-night comedians.
  • White House to host summit on conservation

    03/31/2010 2:18:49 AM PDT · by marsh2 · 5 replies · 436+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | March 28, 2010 | Jim Tankersley
    "Under President Obama's vision for a "21st century conservation agenda," the federal government would bring together cities, states, tribes and nongovernmental organizations working on conservation efforts, and encourage families to spend more time outdoors, officials said."
  • Bambi Is A Pest Bambi Is A Pest

    03/22/2010 10:16:29 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 12 replies · 359+ views
    JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary ^ | 03/21/2010 | Raleigh Constituent
    Raleigh Constituent visits the new North Carolina Department Of Agriculture website. Dear John Jacob; Steve Troxler is a great Agriculture Commissioner and I like his ideas. But Moose Droppings (CLICK LINK HERE) has found a AgDept. idea that may need some tweaks before it is ready for primetime. Everyone (outside the Wildlife Commission!) agrees NC wildlife management has reached farcical levels. Crows can only be shot on Wednesdays,Fridays and Saturdays from June through February. Fox Squirrels from October 12 to December 31, Grey and Red from October 1 to February 13 etc,etc,etc. So enter Commissioner Troxler with a website to...
  • The Outfitters Lament: Too Few Kids With Guns

    02/09/2010 9:34:53 PM PST · by sinanju · 22 replies · 555+ views
    WSJ ^ | February 10, 2010 | Mark Yost
    "The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show is a sportsman's paradise, but one where trouble is brewing. There were lots of kids here with their families, walking the nearly 300,000 square feet of the State Farm Show Complex. They were checking out the newest fishing lures, gun blinds and camouflage clothing. But many of the outfitters who set up booths at the show and sell mountain-lion stalks in New Mexico, bear hunts in Maine and African safaris are worried that they're in a dying business. Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show State Farm Show Complex Through Feb. 14 "Most kids wouldn't know...
  • Crazy Billboards From Around The World

    11/18/2009 10:37:25 AM PST · by jxb7076 · 3 replies · 1,205+ views
    hubpages.com ^ | 11/18/09 | JXB7076
    Submitted for entertainment purposes only.
  • Annual Elk Invasion of Estes Park, CO (pic heavy)

    10/18/2009 9:35:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 60 replies · 2,983+ views
    Vanity | 10-18-09 | MtnClimber
    My wife and I drove up to Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park. We only saw about ten deer, but about 300 elk. They were everywhere. In the national park, but most were in town. They were eating shrubbery in people's front yard, crossing roads and only occasionally not disrupting things.
  • Taxes fund environmental suits - Environmental law firms reap billions in fees to fund lawsuits

    10/18/2009 4:46:46 PM PDT · by girlangler · 42 replies · 2,202+ views
    The Capital Press ^ | 10/15, 2009 | Mitch Lies
    Taxes fund environmental suits - Environmental law firms reap billions in fees to fund lawsuits October 15, 2009 The federal government has paid out billions of dollars to environmental groups for attorney fees and costs, according to data assembled by a Cheyenne, Wyoming, lawyer. Karen Budd-Falen of Budd-Falen Law Offices [main@buddfalen.com or 307-632-5105] said the government between 2003 and 2007 paid more than $4.7 billion in taxpayer money to environmental law firms -- and that's just in the lawsuits she tracked. The actual figure, she said, is far greater. "I think we only found that the iceberg exists," she said....
  • 5 Year Old Boy Catches 800lb Gator

    10/02/2009 4:20:08 AM PDT · by Portnoy · 7 replies · 1,030+ views
    The Hippo's A** ^ | October 2, 2009 | Portnoy
    Harvesting an alligator that's 20 times your size is a piece of cake, according to 5-year-old Simon Hughes. "Well, its pretty much simple," said Simon who caught the alligator. Simon's father said Simon is a natural born hunter, so an 800 pound alligator was no match for him. "Well I my got my gun out and shot him," the 5 year old said laughingly. Pictures and video HERE
  • Obvious File: Fishing Carries Risk Of Drowning

    05/15/2009 5:24:15 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies · 896+ views
    All Headline News ^ | May 15, 2009 | AHN Staff
    Toronto, Ontario (AHN) - A 10-year study made by the Canadian Red Cross on drownings and other water-related injuries across the nation showed that fishing topped the list of causes of water-related deaths in Canada from 1991 to 2000. Of the 5,900 water-related fatalities, there were 889 people who drowned, accounting for 15 percent. It was followed by swimming with 751 cases, playing or walking near water 669, road travel 538, powerboating 427, bathing 394 and canoeing 205. The study pointed that fishing is a popular Canadian past time, although it was a major source of food and livelihood for...
  • Capello Apologizes For Public Sex Incident

    05/09/2009 5:02:10 AM PDT · by csvset · 45 replies · 2,501+ views
    wxyz ^ | May 8, 2009
    <p>OVI, Mich. (AP) - A married Oakland County official who police say was caught having sex with another woman on the sidewalk in the Detroit suburb of Novi has apologized after pleading guilty in the case.</p> <p>Republican Commissioner Kim Capello pleaded guilty this week to indecent exposure, which carries up to 93 days in jail. Sentencing is set for June 3.</p>
  • Freeper Gardeners ---- How to tell you're a compulsive gardener

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