For The Sportsman Who Had Everything

Feb. 2, 2005 — Today’s sportsman knows that a lifetime spent outdoors requires a significant amount of specialized equipment and gear — much of it with a hunting camouflage design. But what about when your time afield comes to an end? Well, thanks to a new company in Arkansas, you can go to your final resting-place inside a casket that bears your favorite camo pattern — for all eternity! Also this week, you will get an update on the priest in Saskatchewan who caught that monster walleye last month, a conceited buffalo in South Dakota, and a beagle pup that is helping Florida clean up its snake problem.

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On A Jig And A Prayer

Jan. 19, 2005 — Father Mariusz Zajak, a Roman Catholic Priest from Nipawin, Saskatchewan, says it’s not unusual for him to recite liturgies while partaking in his favorite pastime, fishing on Canada’s Tobin Lake. But Fr. Zajak is convinced his praying of “The Magnificat” coincided with his hooking and landing the new provincial record walleye while ice fishing on January 4. Also this week, you’ll read about America’s Top Dog, an unusual punishment given to an admitted salmon poacher, and more!

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Lost And Found — Briefly

Jan. 12, 2005 — When a duck hunter who was lost in an Arkansas swamp heard a helicopter flying overhead, he realized his potential rescuers couldn’t see him because he was dressed head-to-toe in camouflage and daylight was fading into dusk. Knowing he must act quickly to draw the attention of the chopper crew, the clever hunter tied his only piece of white clothing — his underpants — onto the barrel of his shotgun to use as a signal. Also this week, you’ll read about students who receive extra credit for bringing deer hearts to science class, a stolen seven-hole Minnesota ice-fishing house, and more!

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As Lawmakers Vote, Sportsmen Take Note

Now that general assembly members, senators and representatives are back in action on the floors of statehouses across the country, it’s time for sportsmen to be especially aware of the activities taking place in their state capitols relating to conservation, wildlife and shooting sports issues. And also in this week’s report — a world ice fishing competition in Latvia, moonshining poachers, and tips to restore your trophy mounts.

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