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June 22, 2005 — A bald eagle carrying a large salmon in its talons crashed through the bay window of a house on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula last week, leaving its catch — and a scattering of feathers — on the living room floor of a surprised homeowner. We also have an update on Father Mariusz Zajac, the Outdoor News Hound’s favorite fishing priest, a story about a beer-swilling bear, and more!

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When Sharp Sticks Are Outlawed

June 8, 2005 — Some outspoken British emergency room doctors have launched a campaign to ban long kitchen knives in the U.K. because they contend the utensils serve no good purpose except as weapons — and even staunch anti-gun groups in the U.S. find the notion laughable. Also this week, you’ll read about a new pro-bear-hunting coalition, a new study that shows kids think fishing is really cool, and more!

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One Whopper Of A Tale

May 25, 2005 — It began, as many big outdoor news stories do these days, with an e-mail. This one, from a sender identified only as “BassMan423,” contained a subject line that was certain to grab any angler’s attention: “World Record Blue Cat,” followed by a string of exclamation points. And this was not an Internet rumor, but the story of a new, world record blue catfish that weighed 124 pounds!

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Sniffin’ Out The News

May 11, 2005 — Once again, the ol’ Outdoor News Hound has tenaciously tracked titillating tidbits to share with our faithful readers. This week’s potpourri includes reports on a pair of milestones reached by hunters — a new hunter safety record in Pennsylvania, and a record number of participants in Missouri’s youth turkey hunt. And, in true ONH fashion, you’ll find offbeat tales about an equestrian who was cited for riding under the influence, and an angler who hooked drugs, while fishing.

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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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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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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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Yooper’ Cougar Confirmed

Feb. 23, 2005 — Dozens of residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) claimed to have seen cougars in the wild during the past year, but until last week the state’s game agency said they might be mistaken. Now, armed with new DNA evidence, some “Yoopers” have proof that they weren’t creating an urban myth about Michigan mountain lions. Also this week, you’ll be treated to tales about a dog that was anything but gun-shy, a scientist/angler who created a new fishing line that turns color before breaking, and more.

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