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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Chipping Away At A Legacy

Dec. 8, 2004 — Each of us has a special passion in life. From hunting the biggest buck in the woods, to writing the premier Internet outdoor news column every week, to sharing a love of fishing with friends and family, many Americans are historically driven with some unique ambition and purpose for our time on Earth. Such is the case with an Arizona professor who has spent the past two decades deeply entrenched in the study of prairie dog dialects (yep, you read right!). In fact, he believes what sounds to the average human ear like “chip! yip! yip!” might actually mean, “Hey look! There’s a guy out there in a yellow shirt!”

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What They Say About Senator Kerry

Oct. 19, 2004 — On the campaign trail in central Ohio on Saturday, candidate John Kerry stepped into the Village Grocery in rural Buchanan, where he purchased a non-resident hunting license and a federal wetlands habitat stamp. The presidential hopeful took the opportunity to announce that he has hunting licenses in three states and doesn’t get to hunt as much as he’d like. He told reporters in this staunchly pro-hunting part of the Midwest that he’d like to hunt larger game after the election. “I’d love to get a deer this year,” he said. Note to hunters: When was the last time you remember a presidential candidate saying those words? Here’s what sportsmen’s groups have to say about presidential candidate John Kerry.

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