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  • Washington State - Angler Fishing for Perch and Bluegill Nabs ‘Vegetarian’ Piranha

    08/07/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Q13 Fox.com ^ | August 7, 2013 | Judy Oehling
    Angler nabs ‘vegetarian’ piranha SEATTLE — Angler John Denton was surprised to catch what he believes to be a pacu, a relative of the piranha at Lake Ki over the weekend. According to The Everett Herald, Denton was fishing for perch and bluegill on Sunday when he cast his line into the lake near his home and came up with the unusual catch. One of his neighbors identified the fish as a pacu, a native South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha. “Bang, there it was,” Denton told the Herald. “It’s a pretty big fish, a big...
  • (Drunken) Alaska Man Feeds Black Bear Barbecue Meat, Gets Mauled for Dessert

    06/20/2013 6:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    Alaska man feeds black bear barbecue meat, gets mauled for dessert The drunken man could be charged with illegally feeding wildlife after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says he 'pretty much goaded' the beast into the attack. Beer, barbecue and black bears are never a good mix. An Alaska man learned that the hard way this weekend when he threw a hungry bear a piece of barbecued meat — only to be mauled by the same bear. "He'd been drinking," Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the Anchorage Daily News of the man. The unidentified man was...
  • Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time

    06/19/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time An Indiana man was charged this week with the unlawful possession of a bald eagle, which the man says he cared for and rescued from the mud pit in which it was trapped. The former Department of Natural Resources employee, Jeffrey Henry, could face up to 60 days of jail time and a $500 fine as part of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Yahoo reports: As reported by WISH News 8, Henry had the bird in his home for 11 hours after several weeks of caring for the sick animal...
  • (Sasquatch In The Crosshairs!) It’s Officially Legal To Kill Bigfoot In Texas

    05/05/2012 9:01:19 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 5, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    It’s officially legal to kill Bigfoot in Texas Cryptid conservationists, be on the alert; it's officially open season on Sasquatch. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, if you can find Bigfoot in the state of Texas, you can kill it. Cryptomundo reader John Lloyd Scharf sent a letter to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department about whether it would be legal to kill Bigfoot, and apparently department Chief of Staff L. David Sinclair replied that killing an indigenous cryptid would be legal since it isn't listed as a game animal: The statute that you cite (Section 61.021) refers...
  • Maryland Puts Gift Card Bounty on 'Fish From Hell'

    04/05/2012 9:57:20 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Greg Wilson
    Wildlife officials in Maryland have put a bounty on the snakehead, the so-called "fish from hell" that can migrate on land and devastates the eco-systems of lakes, ponds and streams. The state will give out $200 gift cards for Bass Pro Shops as well as other prizes for catching and killing the fish, which is native to Africa and Asia but is believed to have made its way to America through Asian seafood merchants.
  • Calif. game official avoids fine from cougar hunt

    04/12/2012 4:31:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/12/12
    California regulators have given a warning letter to the president of the state Fish and Game Commission over a mountain lion hunting trip he took earlier this year, but they decided against issuing a fine. . . . It says he violated the state's $420 gift limit when he accepted an Idaho hunting trip in January worth $6,800.
  • California Assemblyman drops campaign to oust wildlife official who shot and killed mountain lion

    03/12/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | Updated 3/12/12
    Democratic Assemblyman Ben Hueso said Friday that he is dropping his effort to oust Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards. Richards recently came under heavy fire from animal-rights groups and Democratic lawmakers after a photo in a hunting publication showed him posing with a mountain lion he shot in Idaho. Unlike in California, where voters banned killing cougars in 1990, Idaho allows the animals to be hunted. Critics said his actions, while not illegal, raised doubts about his ability to lead the commission. But hunting and fishing groups, as well as GOP lawmakers, have come to Richards' defense. Hueso,...
  • Wildlife official says he ate cougar that he shot

    03/02/2012 7:30:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/2/12 | Peter Fimrite, Marisa Lagos
    A collective gulp was almost detectable this week when California Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards defiantly declared to outraged legislators that he not only gunned down a mountain lion and held the carcass like a trophy, but he then ate big cat for dinner. The revelation that Richards complied with the backcountry rule that you eat what you shoot didn't do much to quiet calls in the Capitol for his head, but the perfectly legal shooting and consumption of puma meat certainly raised questions about his diet. As odd and unappetizing as the dish may sound, it isn't...
  • Cougar hunter target of try to oust him from post

    03/01/2012 1:20:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 55 replies · 5+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/1/12 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Democratic lawmakers may attempt to oust California Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards as early as next week following outrage over his legal killing of a mountain lion on a recent Idaho hunting trip. Assembly Democrats on Wednesday were looking into the possibility of a legislative resolution that would remove him from the board, one day after Richards sent a letter to the Legislature, the governor and other state officials defiantly defending the killing, mocking critics for their outrage and saying that - contrary to beliefs that the shooting was purely a trophy kill - he did, in fact,...
  • California legislators show their hypocrisy over hunting issue

    02/29/2012 10:05:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/29/12 | Dan Walters
    Dan Richards, who chairs the California Fish and Game Commission, is under fire in the Capitol because he killed a mountain lion in Idaho and posed with his trophy for a picture that was later published on a hunting publication website. Forty Democratic legislators signed a letter to Richards saying he should resign. "Your actions raise serious questions about whether you respect the laws of the people of California and whether you are fit to adequately enforce those laws," the lawmakers told Richards. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom later joined the chorus. So let's get this straight.... Mountain lion hunting is...
  • Game official: cougar killing no one's business

    02/28/2012 10:53:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 137 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/28/12 | Marisa Lagos
    California Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards said Tuesday that there is "zero chance" he will resign over a photograph showing him grinning as he holds up the body of a mountain lion he shot, killed and ate in Idaho recently. In a letter addressed to Assemblyman Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, one of dozens of public officials who called for Richards' resignation in recent days, Richards blasted lawmakers and others for their criticism of his hunting expedition and mocked their condemnation of the kill. Richards wrote that he did eat a cougar for dinner, did not use a high-powered...
  • FBI shooting range is popular deer hangout

    12/27/2011 9:00:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    AP ^ | December 26, 2011 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    <p>QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — Call it a playground for Bambi and G-Men, where imaginary criminals are hunted and deer are the spectators.</p> <p>The 547-acre FBI Academy, where some of the nation's best marksmen fire off more than 1 million bullets every month, happens to be one of the safest places for deer during hunting season.</p>
  • Gun-rights advocates dominate Fish and Game advisory election(AK)

    01/07/2010 6:36:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 654+ views
    adn.com ^ | 7 Janurary, 2010 | MIKE CAMPBELL
    Eight members, most of them strongly in favor of gun rights, were elected to the Anchorage Fish and Game Advisory Committee on Tuesday night, an election that brought an overflow crowd to vote at Anchorage School District headquarters. Lawyer Kneeland Taylor, an unsuccessful candidate, said the election became a test of wills between clashing interest groups -- essentially consumptive and nonconsumptive users. Each side e-mailed and handed out paper reminders Monday night listing their slate of preferred candidates. "It (the vote) had nothing to do with anything," Taylor said. "It had nothing to do with hunting. It had nothing to...
  • Big turnout for Fish and Game Advisory elections(AK)

    01/07/2010 4:17:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 284+ views
    ktuu.com ^ | 5 January, 2009 | Ashton Goodell
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Environmentalists and hunting advocates fought Tuesday night for control of the Anchorage Fish and Game Advisory Committee. It's one of the most influential in the state and offers advice to the Board of Fisheries on local issues, but the vote could polarize the committee. The last time the public turned out in numbers like this is was last summer during the debate on the gay rights ordinance. A lot of the same players showed up Tuesday, but this time around it's about politicking and gerrymandering to turn an election. One long line can speak volumes, and this...
  • Man, 82, Arrested in Scuffle Over Skunk(peta freak)

    02/04/2006 2:30:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 832+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 2 3 06 | associated press
    NOVATO, Calif. - An 82-year-old animal lover was arrested this week on allegations he grabbed and brandished a trapper's revolver during a scuffle over the skunk. Lou Kessler was arrested Tuesday. He was released on his own recognizance Wednesday after being charged with misdemeanor counts of using a firearm in a fight and disturbing the peace. The victim, Ron Bailey, 52, told The Press Democrat in a phone interview that he simply was doing his job as a state-licensed trapper and he believes Kessler disobeyed the law and attacked him. The scuffle allegedly began when Kessler and his wife went...
  • PeTA Activists Hit Deer While Driving, Sue New Jersey Fish And Wildlife Division

    02/25/2002 9:20:07 PM PST · by GOV'T MULE · 26 replies · 564+ views
    NAHC ^ | 2/21/02
    When a car driven by two People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) activists hit a deer in New Jersey last November, PeTA saw red. As a result of that accident, PeTA has faxed a notice to Bob McDowell, director of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, and John Bradway, chairman of the New Jersey Fish and Game Council, making them aware of PeTA’s intent to sue them over of the accident. PeTA claims that the accident--as well as thousands more that take place every year--was “ … caused by the state’s mismanagement ...
  • Boy's bear visit speaks volumes about hunt

    05/22/2003 6:58:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 48 replies · 555+ views
    http://www.northjersey.com ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2003 | By RICHARD COWEN
    Boy's bear visit speaks volumes about hunt Thursday, May 22, 2003 By RICHARD COWENSTAFF WRITER It's been a wild two days for a kid still in diapers who can't talk, but Mark Tregidgo of Sparta has suddenly become the poster child for New Jersey's proposed bear hunt. Tregidgo survived a close encounter with a black bear that wandered into an enclosed front porch Tuesday afternoon and touched him. Now the bear is dead, the child was to appear with his family today on "Good Morning America," - and the state Division of Youth and Family Services is investigating whether the...
  • Official defends death of raven (govmint sponsored bird murder)

    05/14/2002 11:50:54 AM PDT · by Doomonyou · 10 replies · 251+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | May 14, 2002 | TIM TESCONI
    Official defends death of raven Hundreds of complaints against Fish and Game over disabled bird May 14, 2002 By TIM TESCONI THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A top state Fish and Game official Monday backed the actions of officers who arrived unannounced at a Kenwood animal sanctuary last week, forcing the owner to euthanize a disabled raven that had been in her care for the past five years. Tom Pedersen, assistant chief for law enforcement for the Central Coast region of Fish and Game, which includes Sonoma County, said officers who visited the BrightHaven animal sanctuary Wednesday were enforcing wildlife protection laws...