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  • Outside Magazine Complains Outdoor Industry Has ‘Too Many White Dudes’, Needs Diversity

    01/29/2017 2:09:40 PM PST · by Rufus Shinra · 126 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 1/29/2017 | Rufus Shinra
    In the latest example of everyday industries being injected with social justice and race based politics, Outside Magazine has published an article in it's latest release lamenting that the outdoors industry has become "too White". Outside Magazine is a publication, both online and offline, that focuses on health, fitness and outdoor activities, delivering its readers an education on the current trends or topics in those fields. The publication typically releases articles with headlines such as "Fit and Healthy Now", "How Not to Organize Your Gear Shed" or "Want to Run Fast? Listen to Your Gut", all of which are informative...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/17/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 24 replies
    Myself | May 17, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Folks, this thread is either way late of very early [depending on how you look at it] . I have been getting notices from the State of Missouri Dept. of Conservation, about the deer population/s within our state. In one of our earlier discussions I brought up the subject of problems in prepping & food sourcing, like this. Here are a couple of the email I got; Arkansas deer disease findings prompt Missouri to increase sample collecting May 17, 2016 By Alisa Nelson The discovery this spring of 86 cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Arkansas has...
  • Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was 'cold'

    05/15/2016 10:47:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    s f gate ^ | 15 May 2016 | K Dowd
    Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho was visiting the scenic park last week when she saw a man and his son roll up to a ranger station with a baby bison in the back of their SUV. "They were demanding to speak with a ranger," Richardson told "They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying."
  • Dozens of homeless gnomes weigh housing offers after being kicked out of state park

    02/24/2016 8:28:06 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 25 replies
    PennLive ^ | 2/24/2016 | Deb Kiner
    These gnome houses in hollowed out logs were one of the first along the east end of Fisherman's Trail in Little Buffalo State Park. Park management has evicted the gnomes. As Steve Hoke was leaving Little Buffalo State Park on Monday after removing 38 gnome homes, he met a man and his daughter. The 7-year-old girl had just finished her last chemo treatment. Her dad asked what she wanted to do – she said she wanted to see in person the gnome houses that she had seen on Facebook. Hoke was pulling a garden wagon full of the 38 gnome...
  • Winking & Blinking Are You Washed

    01/27/2016 4:57:11 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/27/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This 2-minute animated talking pig video, resting in the dirt, will inspire you to think on how you live in every day life. I sing a hymn, A-Capella, Are You Washed In The Blood, written by; Elisha A, Hoffman. In the Bible; Philippians 1: 18 says this; What then? Notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
  • Feds Spend $460,809 Watching Preschoolers Outdoors

    11/12/2015 7:22:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 11, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly a half a million dollars for researchers to observe how much time preschoolers in daycare spend outdoors.The project will also use GPS and light sensors to track kids’ physical activity levels in a “robust” effort to fight childhood obesity.“Physical activity lowers the risk of obesity in children, is independently associated with numerous benefits related to health and well-being, and tracks from preschool-age to adolescence,” according to a grant awarded to Seattle Children’s Hospital. “The amount of time preschoolers spend outdoors is thought to correlate with their physical activity levels.”“Yet, most US children...
  • The Lineup for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 is here

    09/29/2015 7:42:25 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 9 replies
    The Lin eup for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 is out, and it's another killer array of artists sure to satisfy fans of a wide variety of genres. Seriously, hanging out in Golden Gate Park and seeing Charles Bradley, Neko Case, Angel Olsen, Jessica Pratt, Paul Weller, Robyn Hitchcock doing a million different things, and a special tribute to Big Star's Third, plus locals Fantastic Negrito, Sonny and The Sunsets, The Stone Foxes, and The Brothers Comatose (among many, many other bands)? Count us in. The free fest hits Golden Gate Park on October 2-4. Dig into the full lineup below.
  • 'I've never seen this before': How a family outing took 'totally bizarre' turn after dolphin lands

    07/01/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 1, 2015 | DIRK FRICKMAN
    'I've never seen this before': How a family outing took 'totally bizarre' turn after dolphin lands in boat, breaks woman's ankles. For a few moments, it was pure bliss as dolphins swam alongside the Frickman family’s small boat, leaping toward the sky and doing flips. The Frickman family had been enjoying a sunny afternoon June 21 – the first day of summer, Father’s Day and also Dirk and Chrissie Frickman’s 18th wedding anniversary – when they came across the pod of dolphins as they were heading back to the Dana Point Harbor. Tristan, 12, and Courtney, 16, edged toward the...
  • Live PA Bald Eagle Nest cam

    02/18/2015 3:00:48 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 49 replies
    PA Game Commission ^ | 2-18-15 | n/a
    Live Bald eagle nest camera
  • Photographer changes views about hunters after photo shoot with teen girl (11 PICS)

    12/12/2014 11:39:05 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 12/11/2014 | Jennifer Cruz
    After years as a successful wedding photographer, Hillary Maybery decided to challenge herself to something new and tackle the fashion industry, but while searching for a teen model, her journey took an unexpected turn that eventually chipped away at her preconceived notions about hunters, which she once viewed as “barbaric, blood thirsty, gun lovers.” Maybery was intrigued when she came across photos of 15-year-old Harlee and her father, Bryan, standing over a massive 12-point elk, Harlee’s first, which she had dropped from about 350 yards away with a clean shot to the shoulder.
  • 12-year old hunter shoots mountain lion at 5 yards

    11/22/2014 8:57:50 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 79 replies
    Lone Star Outdoor News ^ | 11-14-14 | Conor Harrison
    Alyssa Caldwell and her father, Joshua, were heading to what they hoped would be a great spot for Alyssa to take a nice bull elk on the edge of a meadow in New Mexico's Unit 52, just south of the Colorado border. After hunting a makeshift aspen blind over a waterhole, dad and daughter decided to stalk to a meadow and see if any elk had come to feed lower on the mountain. However, after about 200 yards, Joshua realized he had forgotten the shooting sticks in the blind. "I decided to head back up to grab them and told...
  • Strange, fanged deer persists in Afghanistan

    10/31/2014 12:18:51 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 32 replies ^ | 10-31-2014 | Author not shown
    More than 60 years after its last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which confirmed the species presence during recent surveys.
  • SURVIVAL: Pathfinder School Experience *(Videos In 13 Parts)

    09/26/2014 12:49:09 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Mar 6-11, 2013
    While researching the Appalachian Trail and Survival Techniques for the hike, I stumbled across these videos that I think would be a great reference for anyone that wants to survive in the wild woods. "" Thanks go to Dave Canterbury of WildernessOutfitters for teaching the Pathfinder School Classes, and to "themoodybobby1" for recording and posting these 13 videos for anyone to review. Pathfinder school experiencep1 ( 9:12 ) Pathfinder experiencep2 ( 10:01 ) Pathfinder experiencep3 ( 8:44 ) Pathfinder experiencep4 ( 9:26 ) Pathfinder experience p5 ( 8:34) Pathfinder experience p6 ( 7:51 ) pathfinder experience p7( 9:40 )...
  • 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 ^ | May 18, 2014 | Doug Giles
    For those who’ve read my screeds via or via my own website,, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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
  • 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 / ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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
    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 ^ | 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:
  • 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...