Dirty Little Secrets

June 15, 2005 — Have you ever seen those enormous SUVs passing you during your morning commute and wondered how many of them are actually ever used for a real-life, off-road hunting, fishing or camping experience? Well, thanks to an online company located in the United Kingdom, now Tahoe and Escalade owners don’t even have to leave the driveway to make their vehicles look like they’ve just returned from a Florida swamp buggy jamboree. Rounding out our lineup this week are stories of a ghostly muskie in Wisconsin, a potentially explosive catch in Kansas, 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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Grizzly Attack: Thank God & Kung Fu

June 1, 2005 — A Canadian man attending a Bible retreat in Alberta says he is thanking both God and his martial arts training after he kicked a charging grizzly bear in the nose and survived. Also this week, you’ll read about the sad fate of the new, world record blue catfish, the notorious Michigan Whitetail Gang, 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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An Unlucky Ducky

May 18, 2005 — When Steve Schneider returned to his Normal, Ill., home Friday evening, things were anything but, uh, normal. He discovered his driveway covered with broken glass and a huge hole in the picture window. In his living room he found a full-grown duck! Oh, did we mention it was Friday — the 13th? Also this week, you’ll read about a possible clinical use for one of the country’s most notorious invasive plant species, important hunting and fishing legislation signed into law by the President last week, and more.

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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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Back From The Brink

May 4, 2005 — Without a doubt, the big news buzz in the outdoors community this past week was the announcement regarding the existence of an Ivory-billed woodpecker — a species previously considered as extinct — after its sighting was confirmed on the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Arkansas. In other news, we have reports from a golf course where you don’t always “play it where it lays,” some turkey hunters who ran afowl of the law, and more!

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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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