Snakes Alive!

April 27, 2005 — Following record winter rainfalls in the Southwestern U.S., anglers who frequent Arizona’s largest reservoir were expecting a banner year for Roosevelt Lake. Rising water and record lake levels have produced an unanticipated byproduct, however, as usually-reclusive rattlesnakes by the hundreds have been driven from their dens, making hiking, camping, and even boating a hair-raising adventure. In addition, we also have a report on snake-avoidance training for your best friend, a review of a new book about the legendary bowyer and hunter Fred Bear, and much more!

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Aquatic Hitchhikers And Long Haul Trout

April 20, 2005 — This week’s Outdoor News Hound serves up a veritable smorgasbord of outdoor news, from a report on how the introduction of a dangerous invasive aquatic species was recently averted in Montana, to a fish hatchery truck driver who was honored for a million miles of fish haulin’. In addition, we have reports on a history-making cast, a new rattlesnake-bite vaccine for your pooch — and more!

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Legislative Issues Roundup

April 13, 2005 — Taking a brief respite from wild critter tales and exciting outdoor adventures, this week’s Outdoor News Hound offers a roundup of newsworthy legislative action, and other political items of interest and concern to the American sportsman and woman.

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I See Dumb People

April 6, 2005 — A few years back there was a suspense movie in which a young boy uttered what became a popular catch phrase of the time, “I see dead people.” Well, hang on to your cerebral cortex and the rest of your gray matter, because this week we’re presenting a cast of characters that would make old Charlie Darwin think twice about how far humans have actually evolved.

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Trailers, Trash & Bears

March 30, 2005 — A 500-pound bear that was evidently searching for some Alaska trailer park trash to whet its appetite last week found its way into a family’s mobile home and kept the inhabitants at bay in the living room for nearly 40 minutes. In addition, you’ll read about the growing hazard that deer pose to motorists, an ambitious program to recruit hunters to our ranks, and how to determine when the fishing is just “too good.”

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Tenacious Tarpon Tows Two

March 23, 2005 — Two south Florida neighbors went for a wild ride last week in a 10-foot jonboat, while being towed by a tarpon estimated to weigh nearly 200 pounds! Before the ride ended with a successful release of their catch and a return to their home dock, the pair covered about six miles of open water. This week we also serve up a reprise of the legend of “Hogzilla” and the story of a significant big-game poaching bust in Texas.

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Run, Fluffy, Run!

March 16, 2005 — A proposal to be discussed during the Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring hearings suggests that free-roaming, domestic cats should be designated an “unprotected species” that could be hunted by anyone holding a small-game license. But before you decide to arm Fluffy, be sure to read about the Michigan cat that shot its owner with a handgun this week, and about the Michigan state park that has posted more than a dozen mountain lion warning placards.

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A Noodlin’ News Hound

March 9, 2005 — If lawmakers in Georgia and Missouri are in agreement, by the end of the current legislative session, it will be legal for fishermen to dive into streams and rivers across their respective states and blindly stick their hands into underwater holes in search of giant catfish. Mind you, it might be legal, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a wise thing to do!

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Goin’ With The Floe

March 2, 2005 — Forget Puxatawny Phil. The real hardcore, outdoors-type folks know that it’s a sure sign that spring can’t be too far away when ice fishermen need to be rescued from 10-mile-long ice floes on Lake Erie. Those dogwoods and redbud trees will be blooming any day now! Also this week, you’ll find reports on a study about the most innovative birds, the impact of hunters’ dollars in the West, and a remembrance of one of waterfowl conservation’s leading figures.

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