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  • Exploring the Kingdom of Carnivores: Comparing Bears vs. Bannons in Hunting and Sense of Smell.

    03/22/2017 8:10:53 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/22/2017 | Pocono Pundit
    Bear. According to the number of scent receptors, the bear has the best sense of smell of all terrestrial mammals. Black bears have been observed to travel 18 miles in a straight line to a food source, while grizzlies can find an elk carcass when it's underwater and polar bears can smell a seal through 3 feet of ice.  SourceBannon. An intelligent animal who draws its prey into their own self-made traps before devouring them. Bannons are cunning at preparing bait (controversial tweets and seemingly outrageous comments) to attract partisan journalist prey.  The delicious nature of the bait causes a feeding frenzy among editors and reporters hungry for...
  • Water Hazard and Murphy at Ranch in 2017

    03/21/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Ranch in Arizona, I keep water trickling for a water hole. It is the only reliable water for about three miles in any direction.  I have a game camera there, and sometimes obtain interesting photographs, like the bobcat and coyote interaction above from a couple of months ago.  The water hole is about 15 yards from the backstop of the pistol range.  Some of the water pipe was exposed over the last few years. My bother and I were at the range, shooting 170 grain cast lead .40 caliber projectiles at a half silhouette steel target.   After...
  • Saying Goodbye....

    03/16/2017 10:36:46 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 190 replies
    Self ^ | March 16, 2017 | Self
    My good buddy Ranger suffered a severe stroke sometime late Monday early Tuesday of this week. I've been working with the vet trying a few different meds to try and remediate the effects, but nothing has worked and there has been no improvement to his condition, and he's paralyzed on the right side from the neck down. He is comfortable and can drink his water when I hold his head up over the bowl. We have an appointment for 8:30 in the morning, at which time we'll do what's necessary and Ranger will slip this mortal coil. Please keep...
  • World's spiders devour 400-800m metric tons of insects yearly – experts

    03/15/2017 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 March 2017
    The world’s spiders eat 400-800m tonnes of insects every year – as much meat and fish as humans consume over the same period, a study said Tuesday. In the first analysis of its kind, researchers used data from 65 previous studies to estimate that a total of 25m metric tonnes of spiders exist on Earth. Taking into account how much food spiders need to survive, the team then calculated the eight-legged creatures’ annual haul of insects and other invertebrates. “Our estimates ... suggest that the annual prey kill of the global spider community is in the range of 400-800m metric...
  • Hilarious Jack Russell Goes Crazy with Excitement at Crufts 2017! (ROTFLMAO)

    03/13/2017 9:38:22 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 11, 2017
    ROTFLMAO
  • Any Alpaca Owners on FR?

    03/08/2017 5:51:19 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 104 replies
    Self ^ | 03/08/17 | GRRRRR
    My Lady Jean and have a nice little ranch near Denver. On our tender little 35 acres, we have ten alpacas. They belong to the Camelid family, llamas, vicuńa and the true humpty humpers. They're cute too, so Lady Jean is happy. We're expecting a baby "cria" in May. Our first breeding try. We have all females except one old gelded male, Andy. You don't keep the boys and girls together as the boys will go through a fence if he gets the right wink! We have two years of fleece, they get shorn once a year and yield around...
  • More people are adopting old dogs — really old dogs

    03/03/2017 8:50:12 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/3/2017 | Karin Brulliard
    When a German Shepherd rescue organization posted Elmo’s photo online last fall, it made no effort to mask the dog’s problems. He wore a cone around his neck to prevent him from licking the large open sore on his hip. His fungus-ridden feet were swollen. His graying, 11-year-old face held a pathetic, ears-to-the-ground gaze. Steve Frost, a retired fire captain in Northern California, said he saw the photo and thought Elmo “looked like hell.” He immediately decided he wanted the dog.
  • Don't mess with this Donkey - especially

    03/03/2017 11:24:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/3/2017 | C Cocoles
    Donkeys hate coyotes, so much so that they sometimes go postal on intruding 'yotes like this donkey did. South Carolina landowner Steve Hipps has a grass pasture in his backyard that's guarded by a donkey named Buck. Buck used to share the pasture with a female donkey, but when she had babies, Hipps decided to let Buck have it all to himself. "I just wanted something in there to keep the grass eaten down, and I've always loved donkeys," Hipps told Georgia Outdoor News. But Hipps got more than a grass muncher; he got a coyote killing machine. Read the...
  • PETophile Snow Couple Arrested For Making Videos Of His Girl Doing The No Pants Dance With A Dog!

    03/01/2017 3:15:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | march 1, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    PETophile Snow Couple Arrested For Making Videos Of His Girl Doing The No Pants Dance With A Dog! ****warning language****
  • Riding, roping, and ranching Third-graders learn the art of the cowboy

    02/25/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies
    TOMBSTONE – Saddle up and hang onto your hats! It’s rodeo time! While Arizona celebrates Tucson Rodeo festivities, third-graders from Huachuca City School are learning all about riding, roping and ranching, as well as a little rodeoing on the side. On Wednesday, about 50 young buckaroos traveled to Tombstone High School for a crash course on cowboys and ranching. The Future Farmers of America students organized the event and worked with the young cowboys and cowgirls as they dabbled in bull riding and roping and learned how to saddle a horse. They met goats and other petting zoo animals and...
  • Roasting pigs

    02/17/2017 7:21:38 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 18 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 2/17/17 | BahamutNS
    Short video that speaks for itself. Video Here
  • Rifle Used to Shoot World Record Whitetail: Knight Disc Extreme?

    02/12/2017 4:20:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been many stories written about the likely new world record non-typical whitetail taken by Stephen Tucker in Tennessee.  It has been written about in The Tennessean, The New York Times, North American Whitetail, CNN, Fox News and Field and Stream.  Field and Stream is the only place I found a photograph of Stephen with his rifle.  The rifle part of the picture was rotated and cropped.  You see it above. None of the articles I have read identify the rifle. Shooters are naturally curious about what hardware was used to take a world record trophy. I believe...
  • Tiny Moth Named for President-Elect Donald Trump

    01/17/2017 7:56:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Mindy Weisberger, Live Science
    A miniscule moth with a wingspan of just 0.4 inches is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump. Yellow and white scales topping the moth's head resemble Trump's signature hairstyle, inspiring the name Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, wrote evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari, a researcher from Ottowa, Canada, in a new study. The moth's habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. The wall that the president-elect has proposed building along the border between the two countries could divide that stretch. Nazari discovered the new species while examining moth...
  • Why I Left the Puget Sound Area - Reason #1142

    12/24/2016 7:01:14 AM PST · by Noumenon · 31 replies
    Undoomed Youtube channel ^ | June 30, 2016 | Undoomed
    Yet another reason why I was so glad to get out of the Puget Sound area way back in the late 90s. It was bad then. It's worse now. BLM/SJW nutjob These SJW (social justice wanker) people are flat-out dead-bang spiral-eyed crazy. But it is fascinating in a looking-at-a-bloody-car-wreck-with-fatalities-as-you-drive-by sort of way.
  • Courage, Neglected German Shepherd from 2010, Passes Away

    12/16/2016 7:29:28 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/16/2016 | none
    I am posting this because there were at least eleven posts about Courage in 2010 and 2011 and hundreds of comments. =========== Sadly, we must announce that one of our very favorite rescues, GSROC alumni Courage has passed away. Our volunteers are devastated at this news and our hearts go out to his guardian. She cared for him when he first came into our lives, emaciated, starving and near death. Thanks to the help of our supporters, GSROC was able to care for Courage and return him to good health and ensure he had a happy life. His owner helped...
  • Man punches a kangaroo in the face to rescue his dog

    12/05/2016 2:29:25 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/4/16 | ViralHog
    One day while hunting one of the highly trained dogs was chasing some pigs by scent and collided with a big buck kangaroo that then held and wrestled the dog by its protective gear (boars have tusks like knives), the owner was horrified that his dog or the kangaroo would get hurt and run in to save both parties. You can see the dog trying to escape, wanting nothing to do with the kangaroo. The big buck kangaroo releases the dog when the owner gets close but then moves in to try and attack the human.
  • Grouse Hunting with the Village Gun

    12/05/2016 3:25:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Village Gun is my name for an old Springfield 84-C.  My father acquired the rifle and a state of the art Weaver 3/4 inch straight tube scope for $7.50 during the Depression. I have written in previous articles that the Village Gun was used by my father and the neighbors for deer hunting. The Village Gun wasn't primarily used for deer hunting. There are dozens of things a .22 rifle is used for on a farm at the edge of wild country.  The Village gun was probably used for most of them, over the roughly 60 years of...
  • Successful Deer Hunt with Northern Wisconsin Long Shot

    11/25/2016 11:35:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deer hunting in Northern Wisconsin seldom requires shot of more than a hundred yards. That is because most of the hunting is in dense forests or in woodlots where visibility is restricted.  The occasional long shot is available, but they are unusual. This eight point "basket buck" was taken yesterday, on opening day 19 November, 2016. The Namekagon river offers one of the few opportunities for long shots in the area.  Most deer are harvested at a hundred yards or less.  The buck was crossing the river 275 yards upstream when it was shot. In this unusual case, the...
  • A Tale of the Village Gun

    11/23/2016 2:29:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My father did not spend a lot of time talking about the hard times in the Depression.  His father had been an avid hunter and trapper, and had passed those skills down to him.  Sometime in the 1930's he had obtained the Village Gun, my name for the old Springfield 84-C .22 bolt gun.  It had been nearly new, with a Weaver straight tube 2 3/4 power 3/4 inch scope when he purchased it for $7.50. Times were hard in the Depression.  Money was hard to come by. Wages for a boy picking rocks in farmer's fields were 50...
  • The Village Gun

    11/17/2016 2:12:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Northern Wisconsin is gun culture country.  When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, everybody had a gun or three in every house.  It wasn't always so.  The Depression was a hard time for a lot of people.  My father managed to snag the Springfield model 84-C during the 1930's. He paid $5 for the rifle and $2.50 for the scope. The rifle will feed Shorts, Longs, and .22 Long Rifle interchangeably through the detachable 5 shot magazine. The scope was an old straight tube 3/4 inch 2 3/4 power. It was state of the art in...
  • Best Day, Worst Day

    11/09/2016 12:28:48 PM PST · by 11Bush · 43 replies
    Me | 11/9/2016 | 11bush
    Last night I went to bed without knowing how the most important election of my lifetime would end. I had my hopes that the people of this country would do the right thing and elect Donald Trump but like most here I had my hopes crushed more often than I care to remember. This morning I woke to Willie, my dog, my best friend, my companion, in distress. He was gagging and unable to stand. As he lay on the floor he lost control of his bowels and bladder and I knew that this was maybe the end. I quickly...
  • Obama: Trump's un-American, inhuman

    11/04/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-4-16 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Donald Trump is more than un-American, President Barack Obama charged here Friday: He’s almost inhuman. That’s not all: Trump’s running a racist campaign that black voters especially need to reject, Obama said. “Don’t choose fear. Choose hope,” Obama said, offering his closing argument for the final days of the campaign that’s a summoning of his own 2008 campaign and a rejection of Trump. “Don’t choose fear. Choose hope.” And Trump would only get worse if he made it to the Oval Office, Obama warned here in this state that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is hoping will go back...
  • Bobcat and Coyote at Ranch, October 9th, 2016

    10/29/2016 5:15:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    That is a good sized bobcat and a small coyote.  The confrontation took place at my ranch at 0918 on October 9th, 2016, according to the game camera. This shows the coyote 12 minutes earlier.  I suspect she sensed the bobcat at that time, but it did not show up on the camera. I keep the water running to attract wildlife.  The water hole is about 10 yards from the pistol range backstop. Deserts do not support a tremendous biomass, so wildlife is much less common than in many other areas.  I do not have livestock, and have no...
  • Where are the Bear Attack Pistol Failures?

    10/26/2016 5:43:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Orr Relied on Bear Spray instead of the Pistol he had with him While discussing the effectiveness of pistols to defend against bear attacks, a consistent theme is the claim that pistols are not effective, are difficult to use, and that many more people who use handguns are badly mauled than use pistols successfully. I tried to recall an incident where someone used a pistol in defense against a bear, where it did not work.  I could not remember one, so I posted this request in response to the claim. From freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people...
  • MT: Bear Spray Failure or Bear Spray Success?

    10/24/2016 6:42:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another grizzly bear attack in Montana.  A man was mauled. It sounds like he sprayed the bear with pepper spray while being mauled, but that is a bit unclear. From kbzk.com: The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports a man suffered bites to the head, shoulder and wrist after being attacked by a grizzly bear north of Whitefish on Sunday. (snip) He was able to use pepper spray against the bear during the attack, which caused the bear to flee back toward the direction from where it charged. It is possible that the dogs were part of...
  • Riding strong B Troop wins big at National Cavalry Competition

    10/23/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Four members of B Troop — representing Fort Huachuca’s 1880s historic soldiers on horseback — returned from the National Cavalry Competition at Fort Reno, Okla., last month with top honors. “We cleaned house,” smiled Martina Peters, who has been a B Troop member for 12 years. “For a small group of all-volunteers, we did exceptionally well,” she added. B Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), with Chris Zimmerman as program coordinator, came home with the Best Cavalry Unit honors, as well as the coveted Major Howze award, a mobility test consisting of a mock saber charge. The group...
  • Debunking the "8% forgot to take off the safety" in Bear Attacks Myth

    10/21/2016 9:29:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you have been reading about defensive uses of firearms against bears, you have likely read that bear spray is more effective than firearms, and that a large percentage of people faced with bear attacks failed to disengage the safety.  Both are based on a highly flawed study. In a discussion at The Truth About Guns, a commenter, writing about the subject thought that a high percentage, maybe 20%, of defenders, failed to take off the safety.  The commenter did some research, found the study by Tom Smith and Stephen Herroro and others, and corrected the number to "8...
  • Meet the ‘courtroom dogs’ who help child crime victims tell their stories

    10/21/2016 12:29:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Getting child crime victims to open up is never easy for investigators and asking them to tell their stories to a jury can be brutally traumatizing. To help these kids overcome their fears, some courtrooms across the country are employing comfort dogs, canine companions who take the stand alongside them to calm and bolster their spirits. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.
  • Bear Spray Failure in Montana (video)

    10/11/2016 3:30:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another documented bear spray failure.  In this case the victim chose to use bear spray instead of the pistol he had with him.  It is an interesting contrast with Kim Woodman, who was also charged by a sow grizzly with cubs.  Kim had a 10 mm pistol, a Glock model 20.  He stopped the charging grizzly at almost contact distance. Kim only had 30 yards to react.  Todd says the grizzly charged him from 80 yards off. Link to video From Todd's facebook post:  I yelled a number of times so she knew I was human and would hopefully...
  • Yes Jesus Loves Me

    10/11/2016 1:52:58 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/11/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Instrumental, Jesus Loves Me, Till We Meet Again, with sing along lyrics. This video was arranged with our pets, my wife & scenic animation.
  • A History of Hunting Dogs

    10/03/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/3/2016 | S Morstan
    Dogs and humans have a long history of friendship, and hunting has been one of the main reasons people have bred dogs over the centuries. There are ancient cave paintings depicting stories of dogs walking alongside man. The story goes back 20,000 years to the time of pre-agricultural hunter-gatherers. As far back as 12,000 years ago, there's evidence of dogs used for hunting, guarding and hauling weight. In most every culture, dogs have played a longstanding and important role. The ancient Chinese kept dogs as companions and for hunting. In Egypt, dogs held great cultural significance and were often mummified...
  • 60 Dogs, 11 Cats Seized From Hoarding Situation In Antelope Valley (59 German Shepherds)

    10/01/2016 10:25:16 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    Santa Clarita News ^ | 9/29/2016 | Melissa Lampert
    After 60 dogs and 11 cats were seized from a hoarding situation in the Antelope Valley last week, the neglected animals were taken to a number of Department of Animal Care and Control shelters across Los Angeles County, including the Castaic Shelter. Despite reports circulating on social media that 160 German shepherds had been confiscated, a department official confirmed Thursday that a total of 60 dogs were seized — 59 German shepherds and a French bulldog — in addition to 11 cats, two peacocks and several chickens.
  • Feds Steal 100 Million Acres of Alaska During Summer of 2016

    09/27/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Every US state has a motto. Some are interesting, like “Live Free of Die,” in New Hampshire, and some are sadly truthful, like, “Our Government is Vampiric” in Massachusetts. Just kidding. It’s more along the lines of “We’ll Tax You to Death,” or something like that. Anyway, some, like the motto for the 49th state, Alaska, are very upbeat and offer a sense of adventure. In Alaska, politicians tell us to look, “North, to The Future.” But, a shocking move by the federal government might inspire Alaskans to change their motto to, “Our Land Is Being Stolen By The Feds!”...
  • Rare white lions, tigers born in private Polish zoo

    09/22/2016 9:23:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | Sept 23 2016 | AFP/ABC
    Three rare white tigers have been born at a Polish zoo, just days after the private facility welcomed another rare litter of four white lion cubs.
  • Snakes in the grass on the campaign trail

    09/20/2016 6:32:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    My unexpected encounter with a live snake lying in wait a few feet from where I was working inside the house, reminds me of what lies on the road to Election 2016. Shrieks to be heard coming from Lake Huron country yesterday morning were mine and not Hillary’s. My little dog Yankee tipped me off to its presence by trying to growl it away, and while someone else was getting rid of it, I was already out on the deck leading from the room where it was found, shivering and shaking. It was only a garter snake, and a little...
  • Day in Autumn (Florida)

    09/14/2016 1:46:37 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/14/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    A few of our memories, pets. The last pictorial, my wife, swinging on that back yard swing with the rooster R. I. Red, at her right side.
  • Young Hunters Score in Yuma Dove Hunt

    09/12/2016 6:03:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 Sept, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mason and Joe after a successful day's hunt. As many have learned, teaching a skill can be more enjoyable than exercising it. Last year I took Joe hunting, and he shot his first doves.  In between seasons, I taught him to drive.  This year I asked if he wanted to go hunting again, and he did.  He asked if he could bring a friend, Mason.  Mason had already been dove hunting, he said.  After a few questions, I agreed.  Mason is 16.  The boys were up and ready at 05:30, as I had asked.  It was gratifying to see...
  • Exclusive: 10mm Bear Defense; Interview with Shooter (some video)

    08/31/2016 5:32:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kim Woodman, dressed as he was when attacked by the brown bear on Humpy Creek (courtesy Kim Woodman) Video from Kim Woodman On 29 July, 2016, about 4 p.m. Kim Woodman was attacked by a sow brown bear at Humpy Creek. Kim had a Glock model 20 10 mm pistol with him.  He was able to stop the attack by shooting the bear as it charged at him.  While backing away from the charging bear, Kim tripped and fell backward.  He instinctively attempted to fend off the bear with his foot, while he concentrated on firing the shots that...
  • Dogs prefer belly rubs over treats

    08/29/2016 3:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    AOL News Lifestyle ^ | August 16, 2016 | Sean Dowling, Buzz60
    When it comes to dogs, do you think they prefer a nice belly rub or a delicious treat? While the dog from the Beggin' Strips commercial is always thrilled about devouring his treat, chances are he actually would have preferred a nice pat on the head, according to new research. Scientists at Emory University wanted to see if dogs value human companionship more than food. This led them to conduct brain scans of 15 dogs while presenting objects paired with rewards. For example, after the dogs were shown a toy car, their owners would praise them....
  • FL: Man Shoots Large Gator near Horses; Gator Attacks, Shooter Charged

    08/27/2016 5:33:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Sumter County Sheriff's Office About 6:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016, a 8.5-9 foot, 300 lb alligator was discovered near some agitated horses that belonged to Reginald Blanton, 74 years old. Blanton shot the reptile with a 9mm handgun, reportedly hitting it two or three times.  Where he hit it is not clear, but the shots would likely have been  mortal, because the alligator was still there, lying in the grass, when the authorities "euthanized it". While the story is two months old, there are important lessons to learn. After the shots, Blanton's stepson, Jack Hildreth, 58,...
  • AZ: Gun for Hire

    08/26/2016 5:31:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Driving to the Ranch through the Mohawk valley, east of Yuma, I noticed the gentleman pictured above.  I stopped to take his picture and determine his business. You can see that the soil in this area is a fluffy loam.  It is highly productive, irrigated by Colorado River water.  This area near Yuma is some of the most productive agricultural land in the United States and in the world. Leo did not mind having his picture taken.  I asked him if he were guarding the field from birds that would eat the seeds.  No, he said, ground squirrels. He...
  • AK: Hiker Stops Charging Brown Bear at 6 Feet with 10mm Pistol

    08/18/2016 5:05:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 89 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10mm is becoming increasingly popular as a wilderness defense gun in Alaska.  Fully loaded it is as light, and a bit more powerful than a loaded, small frame .357 magnum. The Glock 20 holds 15 rounds versus five or six for a .44 or .41 magnum revolver.  In this case near Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai peninsula, it did the job in stopping a charging brown bear sow. It happened on 29 July, 2016, a Monday afternoon about 4 p.m.  From homernews.com: A Homer man shot and killed a charging sow brown bear at Humpy Creek last Friday....
  • BREAKING: K9 Kina Found Alive With Bullet Wounds

    08/12/2016 6:43:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | August 12, 2016 | Officer Blue
    Sebastian County, Arkansas – Greenwood Police K9 Kina has been missing since she was shot in the back of a patrol car on Wednesday. Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper was murdered in the same incident. Billy Jones opened fire on officers who were responding to a family disturbance call. Deputy Cooper was murdered when Jones in the shooting. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was also shot, but only received a grazing head wound.
  • Flight Attendant Adopts the Street Dog Who Never Stopped Waiting for Her

    08/08/2016 9:09:57 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 28 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | 8/8/2016 | Melanie
    Olivia Sievers, a flight attendant from Germany, often travels to Argentina for work. She came across a street dog outside of the hotel she was staying at one time, and gave him a little love. He didn’t forget her, and when she arrived at the hotel during her next trip, he was there waiting for her. She knew they were meant to be together, and before long she made arrangements to bring him home with her for good. She came across the dog while walking around near her hotel in Buenos Aires. Olivia gave him some food and played with...
  • Close to Home DGU; .45 Revolver and Dog

    07/26/2016 4:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A friend of mine had a Defensive Gun Use (DGU) a few days ago. He had parked a bike near the front door, cable locked to a metal chair. It is a decent cable lock. The dog started alerting at the door, in the middle of day, during the week.  There was no knock or doorbell. My friend keeps odd hours. My friend accessed his house gun, a S&W N frame model 28, that had been converted to .45 ACP.  The security door was locked.  He opened the inside door with his left hand, the .45 revolver in his...
  • I Think My Dog's a Democrat Bryan Lewis Official Video .

    07/24/2016 9:46:03 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    uuuuu't-uuuuubbeh ^ | May 5, 2016 | Bryan Lewis
    Published on May 5, 2016 I Think My Dog's a Democrat Music Video Bryan Lewis Hilarious or should we say "Hillaryous" Buy single on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/album/id11114... Category Entertainment License Standard YouTube License
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • Regulators Vow Revenge Against States for Opposing Federal Land Grab

    07/24/2016 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    On Tuesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally announced the removal of the lesser prairie chicken from the endangered species protection list. They did not take this step voluntarily; FWS lost a court case last year which ordered the agency to remove the bird from the list. However, even as they complied with the court’s order, the FWS issued a threat that the agency’s land grab under the guise of conservation was not over. In the words of Director Dan Ashe, “Responding to this court ruling by removing the bird from the Federal List does not mean we are...
  • Islamist Cleric Attacks Pokemon-Go

    07/19/2016 8:23:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Islamist Cleric Attacks Pokemon-Go ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
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  • (Vanity) Prayers requested from animal lovers

    07/16/2016 6:32:26 PM PDT · by LostInBayport · 77 replies
    This is my very first vanity after nearly twelve years on FR. I just want to ask other animal lovers to say a prayer for my cat. I am not normally one to ask for help, but I am stressed out. She is sixteen and over the past week has been going through some bad stuff that came on rather suddenly. I won't go into the details but you might consider buying stock in paper towels and cleaning supplies. The doctors have eliminated everything and seem to think it is a bleeding stomach ulcer. She came home today but I...