Spring Thaw In The Great White North

When the snowpack begins to recede in late April and early May, Canadians and Alaskans never know what they might find looming beneath the accumulated piles of white stuff — such as a long-dead, frozen half-ton moose, for instance. Also in this week’s Outdoor News Hound, read about a grizzly roadside picnic, Maryland’s rejection of funding from anti-hunting organizations, the possible return of the mighty chestnut tree, and gun-cleaning brush ideas.

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Hey Dude, You’re Gettin’ A Halibut!

In Alaska (AKA The Last Frontier) tourists eager to experience the state’s unique activities have been known to pay dearly for a dogsled ride or to hike on a glacier. But will they pay big bucks for the experience of pulling sockeye salmon out of a commercial fishing net? Also in this week’s Outdoor News Hound, the Wisconsin Dove Hunt is on, a record pheasant harvest in South Dakota, a historic public privy in Colorado, and read about how dogs are hunting down ginseng poachers in North Carolina.

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Cougars Coast-To-Coast?

The subject of America’s largest feline predator is not new to controversy and debate among wildlife agencies, hunters, public land managers and animal protection groups. But recent sightings, attacks and threatening behavior by cougars in states across the country have thrust the big cats into the spotlight again this week. Also this week you’ll read about a butt-biting sea lion, a new coffee-table roadkill book and The Zero Hour Bomb Company.

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Jacuzzis In The Wilderness?

Ah, the wilderness experience! The magnificent scenery. The big game opportunities. The unspoiled streams and forests. The solitude and peace. The … hot tubs? If an Idaho backcountry outfitter’s request is granted, visitors to the Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness will be treated to steaming relaxation as part of their wilderness adventure. In this week’s Outdoor News Hound, you’ll also read about a rampaging Utah moose, gun storage hints and much more!

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Hunting Tomorrow’s Hunters

An important study was released this week that focuses on hunting and fishing recruitment and retention, and it details how most young people today embark on a lifelong love affair with the outdoors. Also this week, how NOT to store firearms, how Velcro was invented — and more!

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