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  • Video captures owl trying to snatch fisherman's bait

    10/03/2015 3:16:56 AM PDT · by eastforker · 15 replies
    click2houston ^ | 10/01/2015 | NBC News Affiliate
    Garry Olson Jr., the man who recorded the video was fishing at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas early Saturday morning when the owl swooped down and snatched his lure out of the water, which then caught on to its talon causing it to fall into the water.
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLM’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Have Spear will Travel

    09/09/2015 8:22:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/9/2015 | Chris Cocoles
    She’s so comfortable – if not at home – in the water now, it’s hard to believe Valentine Thomas once almost drowned in it. Of course, that was a half a lifetime ago, when this spearfishing maven from London via Canada was vacationing seaside with her family in the south of France. Just 14, Thomas got caught in an undertow – not far from the shore, but far enough for a harrowing few seconds. “I was caught by the underwater currents. The current had suddenly changed and I remember sticking my head up and there was nobody in the water,”...
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Incredible Moment fishermen Rescue Two Kittens From a River | Gone Cat-Fishing on The Warrior River

    08/31/2015 5:14:56 PM PDT · by windcliff · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-31-15
    Alabama fishermen haul in the catch of a lifetime: 2 cute kittens "Catfishing" on the Warrior River | They were stunned to see two tiny kittens swimming towards their boat. Warning: your heart may not be able to handle this.Alabama fishermen rescue kittens from Warrior River
  • Disappearing Insurance

    08/23/2015 11:40:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/15 | Jimmy Reed
    Time stood still in what I now remember as a pristine, open-air, chapel, where a congregation of two melded their souls with Mother Nature’s glory After serving in World War II, my father raised cotton on two hundred Mississippi Delta acres. The wealthy doctor who owned the land loaned him enough money to buy a tractor and a cultivator. Single-handedly and determined, he worked the land, made his first crop, and launched a 50-year farming career. When a much larger farm came up for sale, the doctor loaned Dad the money to buy it. I was ten years old, and...
  • Off-duty Florida Detective Reels In $12 Million Package of Cocaine (while fishing)

    08/11/2015 2:28:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 20 replies ^ | 8/11/2015 | Daniel Xu
    What is the biggest catch you ever made in your life? For one Florida deputy, it was no fish, but rather a floating bundle of carefully-wrapped cocaine worth an estimated $12 million. According to Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell, an off-duty detective with his office was fishing 20 miles offshore last week when he happened upon 50 pounds of uncut cocaine.
  • 22 Years a Slave: Fisherman Survives Beating, Shackling, Years in Jungle

    07/03/2015 10:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | 7/3 | Margie Mason
    All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again. His nights were filled with dreams of her, and time was slowly stealing her face from his memory. So he threw himself on the ground and roped his arms around the captain’s legs to beg for freedom. The Thai skipper barked loud enough for all to hear that...
  • 'I've never seen this before': How a family outing took 'totally bizarre' turn after dolphin lands

    07/01/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 1, 2015 | DIRK FRICKMAN
    'I've never seen this before': How a family outing took 'totally bizarre' turn after dolphin lands in boat, breaks woman's ankles. For a few moments, it was pure bliss as dolphins swam alongside the Frickman family’s small boat, leaping toward the sky and doing flips. The Frickman family had been enjoying a sunny afternoon June 21 – the first day of summer, Father’s Day and also Dirk and Chrissie Frickman’s 18th wedding anniversary – when they came across the pod of dolphins as they were heading back to the Dana Point Harbor. Tristan, 12, and Courtney, 16, edged toward the...
  • Boise girl catches 333-pound halibut

    06/18/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 98 replies
    KOMO ^ | 6/18/15 | Sierra Oshrin
    BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- 10-year-old Lily Hornish loves fishing. So her family took her on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the hope of catching a halibut. But the shy angler wasn't expecting to catch one so big. "It was the first bait down, then my pole was tugging," Lily said. "I started reeling it in and then my dad helped me. And then a big fish came out." A big fish that weighed 333 pounds, to be exact.
  • Walleye decline a big issue, mystery - clean water to blame?

    06/18/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Bayfield County Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Frank Zufall APG
    Across Northwest Wisconsin there has been much discussion about the decline of the walleye population. In response one of Governor Scott Walker’s initiatives has been stocking lakes with larger “extended walleye” versus small fry in the hopes that the larger fish have better chance of surviving and then reproducing. However, Governor Walker in his proposed biennium budget has also proposed cutting some key Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scientists in the Bureau of Science Services, scientist behind the extended walleye initiative and who also created the modeling for the three-bag limit of walleyes using length as the critical factor...
  • Salmon Fishing Low Tech Forecasting

    06/09/2015 1:49:39 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Northwest Sportsman Mag ^ | 6/9/2015 | Andy Schneider
    “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.” This rhyming lore has been around for at least a couple millennia, serving seafarers in port and on the open ocean when they needed something that passed for a forecast. And while we may discount it in today’s modern world – what with all of our high-tech satellite imagery, anchored weather buoys, Doppler radar and suites of computer forecasting ensembles – there still is some truth to the saying. I’m no meteorologist, but the nut is that it has to do with areas of high pressure being...
  • Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

    05/20/2015 9:42:15 PM PDT · by rey · 54 replies
    Today online ^ | 20 May 2015
    Indonesia yesterday sank a large Chinese vessel as well as 40 other foreign boats that had been caught fishing illegally in the country’s waters, a move likely to spark a strong reaction from Beijing and other regional capitals.
  • Clever fish around the coast of Mallorca Island

    05/20/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)
    To avoid overfishing and aid in sustainable exploitation, the status of the fish stocks has to be monitored regularly. In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from fish markets or creel surveys. The assumption is: the lower the catches in a certain unit of time, the smaller the stock of fish should be. The scientists Dr. Josep Alós and Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus from the German Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have now shown that some fish species show enhanced gear-avoidance behaviour in regions with high angling intensity compared...
  • Monster fish pulls anglers' boat mile down Mississippi before being landed

    05/19/2015 4:59:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-15-15 | Dave Orrick
    Taco flavored Doritos And my orange life vest Dad caught a hundred pound sturgeon On twenty-pound test -- Primus, "Fish On (Fisherman's Chronicles, Part II)" Yerhart has caught only one sturgeon in his life. But it was the sturgeon of a lifetime. On Friday night, Yerhart, a 34-year-old truck technician from Brownsdale, Minn., found himself in a Hemingway-esque struggle with a prehistoric monster: a lake sturgeon as long as he is tall, and perhaps twice his age and 10 times the weight for which his rod and reel were designed. Once nearly wiped out by overfishing (caviar is sturgeon...
  • Trolling for Dummies: A dummy's guide to trolling....

    03/30/2015 12:07:20 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    BD Outdoors ^ | August 30, 2012 | Erik Landesfeind
    Trolling for Dummies A dummy's guide to trolling — from picking lures to setting up your trolling spread. By Erik Landesfeind In last week's So Cal Scene, I touched upon the subject of trolling while discussing fishing kelp paddies. Apparently I should've spent a little more time on the subject as I've received several emails from readers with questions like, “What colors and brands of lures should I use?” “How exactly should I set up my trolling spread?” and “How do I go about trolling that spread?” My honest answer to most of them was, “I don't know, but I'm...
  • That's mine! Great white shark stuns fisherman when it leaps from sea to steal his catch

    03/20/2015 6:56:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jake Polden
    A fisherman got the fright of his life when the catch he was reeling in was attacked and stolen by a great white shark. Filmed in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand a man can be seen fishing from the side of a boat – his rod bent under the pressure. Struggling to reel in the seemingly huge fish, the man states ‘he’s not happy about coming over here anyway.’
  • Giant 14ft, 800lb stingray is the biggest freshwater fish ever caught with a line and rod [tr]

    03/12/2015 8:05:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    A stingray weighing nearly 800lb has become the largest freshwater fish ever caught by rod and line. The gigantic flat fish, which was 8ft wide and 14ft long, took nearly two hours to reel in. It was caught by American TV nature conservationist Jeff Corwin on the Mae Klong river in Thailand earlier this week.
  • Scott Walker Is the Worst Candidate for the Environment

    03/11/2015 12:35:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tim McDonnell |
    Scott Walker is killing it with Republicans. The Wisconsin governor is one of his party's rising stars—thanks to his ongoing and largely successful war against his state's labor unions, a fight that culminated Monday with the signing of a controversial "right-to-work" bill. Now (for the moment, anyway), he's a leading contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. At the Conservative Political Action Conference a couple weeks ago, he polled a close second to three-time winner Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), beating the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by a significant margin. It probably won't...
  • Joe's Ice Shack

    01/11/2015 3:21:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-20-14
    a driveable ice shack
  • Red States Are Getting a New Shade of Redder-people who deny climate change most likely to suffer

    12/12/2014 1:28:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Joshua Zaffos
    ".....Yuma,Colorado, a farming town of 3,500 people near the Kansas border, celebrated last month as homegrown Republican Cory Gardner was elected to the U.S. Senate. Gardner, a high school football player and the son of a farm equipment dealer, defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to help the GOP gain control of the Senate in the second-most expensive congressional race of all time.Gardner represented Colorado’s 4th Congressional District for four years, an expansive territory that covers the mostly flat and rural eastern third of the state. Farmers there mostly grow corn to feed cattle, and water comes from the quickly...
  • New England coastal communities threatened by feds' ban on cod fishing

    11/12/2014 9:57:04 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2014
    Federal regulators slapped a six-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next year’s catch by up to 75 percent, in a move some say will destroy the livelihoods of fishermen across the region. ... NOAA announced several measures, including the ban which expands no-fishing zones, on Monday. But fishermen whose livelihoods rely on catching cod, as well as the coastal communities that depend on money coming in from that industry, worry the new regulations will devastate them.
  • Wildlife agency drops hunter confidentiality plan ( Montana )

    10/29/2014 5:36:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Oct . 29, 2014
    Montana wildlife officials are dropping a proposal to keep confidential the names of hunters and trappers who kill wildlife in Montana. ... That information is now available under the state's right-to-know laws. Some hunters and trappers had claimed they were being harassed by people who had obtained the information.
  • Offshore Oil Exploration Approved for East Coast—Greenies Freak

    08/22/2014 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 22, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    After decades of paranoid hemming and hawing, last month the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finally approved oil exploration in Federal waters along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida.‘The announcement is the first real step toward what could be a transformation in coastal states,” says the Associated Press report, “creating thousands of jobs to support a new energy infrastructure. But it dismayed environmentalists and people who owe their livelihoods to fisheries and tourism.”Alas, this “dismay” afflicts only the greenies from Delaware to Florida. From New Jersey up through New England the greenie hysteria against offshore oil exploration prevailed....
  • Legendary Fishing Rod Creator Shares a Special Secret

    08/01/2014 5:17:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Every week CBS News travels America fishing for interesting stories. And, once again, we've hooked a good one. A trout's brain is no bigger than a lentil, yet when it comes to outsmarting fly fishermen, it's enough. Which is why truly obsessive fishermen, like Randy Brown, seek any advantage they can -- like splurging on a $4,000 fishing pole. "It's just a pleasure to fish with. There's just no other rods like these," says Brown. "It's the best stick there is." The rods he's referencing are designed by legendary rod-maker Tom Morgan. If fly fishing is a religion, this is...
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • Hunting Fees Going To Private Landowners

    07/25/2014 5:14:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/23/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A new grant program in Michigan takes extra money from hunting and fishing fees and distributes it to private landowners. The state Department of Natural Resources recently announced 12 wildlife habitat grant winners for the "Deer PLAN" (Private Land Assistance Network). This grant is available to private landowners in six counties in northern Michigan ostensibly to improve deer habitat. One hunter wasn't thrilled about the program. Tom Wills is an outdoorsman from Quinnesec in the Upper Peninsula. "I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that Michigan DNR is giving my license fees to a dozen private land...
  • Sarah Palin getting another season for Sportsman Channel's 'Amazing America' series

    <p>The Sportsman Channel said Monday that Palin's series, "Amazing America," is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year.</p> <p>On the series, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate and Alaska ex-governor profiles outdoor enthusiasts and craftsmen. The show aired Thursday nights and finished its first season May 29....</p>
  • Obama Threatens Fishing Industry With Ninefold Increase Of Protected Ocean Area

    06/17/2014 4:02:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    President Obama announced plans to create the world's largest ocean sanctuary on Tuesday, expanding 87,000 square miles of protected ocean into 782,000 square miles of protected ocean—a nearly ninefold increase. According to Fox News, Obama is proposing an expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, to "protect it from drilling, fishing, and other actions." Obama made his remarks via a video message at a State Department "oceans conference," which actor Leonardo DiCaprio also attended as a featured speaker. The president's plan will likely be opposed by tuna fishing companies operating in the region and lawmakers concerned about the...
  • (European) Commission proposes full ban on vertical fish nets (drift nets)

    05/17/2014 1:46:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    European Voice ^ | 14.05.2014 / 16:03 CET | Dave Keating
    The use of drift nets, long vertical nets cast deep into the sea that catch all fish and mammals in their path, would be completely banned under a proposal put forward by the European Commission today (14 May). The use of drift nets has already been largely banned in the EU since 2002. However, the existing law has loopholes. Boats are allowed to keep drift nets on board as long as they are smaller than 2.5 km (1.55 miles) and that their use is not intended for the capture of endangered species. Fishermen are using this loophole to conduct illegal...
  • More States Aim to Protect Hunting

    04/28/2014 10:32:36 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 27 April 2014 | Arian Campo-Flores
    <p>For Don Knight, little compares to the adrenaline rush and camaraderie he feels heading out with friends to hunt rabbits, raccoons and deer in Alabama.</p> <p>But he said he worries that animal-rights groups around the country are intent on restricting his cherished pastime by pushing measures that, for instance, would forbid the use of dogs to pursue game.</p>
  • Trout crusade goes to Washington: Angius presents county’s case for return of stocking program

    04/14/2014 9:34:08 PM PDT · by Hildy · 15 replies
    Mohave Daily News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Neil Young
    BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave County will explore every avenue to keep the 50-year-old Willow Beach Fish Hatchery Rainbow Trout Stocking Program going, said District 2 Mohave County Sup. Hildy Angius, R-Bullhead City. Angius also serves as Board of Supervisors chairwoman. In March, Angius submitted documents to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Committee and as a result was invited to testify before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on Thursday. Angius paid for the trip to Washington from her Board of Supervisors travel allowance. Angius said she made the right decision in testifying....
  • Fighting to get the trout back

    03/25/2014 4:45:30 PM PDT · by Hildy · 31 replies
    The Mohave Daily News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Neil Young
    BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave County will explore every avenue to keep the 50-year-old Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery rainbow trout stocking program going, said District 2 Sup. and Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hildy Angius, R-Bullhead City, as she updated the Colorado River Tea Party Patriots at their Saturday meeting. The program is of great economic benefit to the Tri-state, which relies on sport fishing to help draw tourists to the area. Before the stocking program was suspended, an estimated 4,000 trout were stocked monthly below Davis Dam. The Bullhead City Council passed a resolution in February requesting the Fish and...
  • GOP forum: Candidates agree on forest control ( Oregon )

    03/18/2014 6:08:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Herald and News ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tipler
    Candidates squaring off in the Republican primary, seeking to unseat Democrat Jeff Merkley in November, all support turning Oregon federal forests over to local ownership. Jo Rae Perkins, former Linn County GOP Chair, noted 53 percent of Oregon land is owned by the federal government. “This land should not be owned by the federal government. It needs to go back to the state and back into private ownership. Let the people take care of the land,” Perkins said. “We’ve got environmentalists who don’t even live in Oregon who want to bring a lawsuit against every timber sale there is. And...
  • Finding treasure in a tackle box

    03/16/2014 4:16:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 3-16-14 | Ed Godfrey
    Fishing lures are designed to attract fishermen and not fish. I didn’t make up that line, but I wish I had. It’s nearly as true as “all fishermen are liars.” My future father-in-law always instructed me that when I showed photos of the big bass that I had caught in his farm pond, tell people I caught them in a bar ditch. I did as told, because I wanted to keep fishing in that pond and keep dating his daughter. The fact that she had access to a pond with big bass certainly didn’t hurt the relationship. Old fishing lures...
  • Wyoming welder faces $75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property

    03/14/2014 1:30:45 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/14/2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a stock pond on his sprawling eight-acre Wyoming farm. He and his wife Katie spent hours constructing it, filling it with crystal-clear water, and bringing in brook and brown trout, ducks and geese. It was a place where his horses could drink and graze, and a private playground for his three children. But instead of enjoying the fruits of his labor, the Wyoming welder says he was harangued by the federal government, stuck in what he calls a petty power play by the Environmental Protection Agency. He claims the agency is now...
  • FL:Open Carry Prompts Curiosity

    03/12/2014 10:29:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida is one of five states that generally ban the open carry of firearms.  As with all such states, exemptions to the general ban are included in the law.  Florida second amendment supporters are pushing for a restoration of open carry rights in the state.  They have organized a number of open carry events under the exception for open carry to, from, and during fishing in the State.  Spacecoast321 at relates what happened when he attempted to join one of these events a few days ago (March 2014): Well after a lengthy hiatus I was finally able to...
  • Competitive ice fishing catching on

    02/23/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-22-14 | Dave Orrick
    Competitive high school ice fishing. Who woulda thought? In Wisconsin, it's a growing sport, complete with rankings, trophies, a state tournament, cheers and, yep, team uniforms. Not officially sanctioned as a varsity sport, the activity is growing in popularity in western Wisconsin four years after starting up as a way for teams to square off against schools in eastern Wisconsin during the statewide championship planned for Saturday on Lake Winnebago. The championship will be the eighth and final event of the season for the state circuit, which remains loosely affiliated under the unofficial direction of activities directors and coaches, some...
  • Big Fish Stories Getting Littler {Then and now WOW}

    02/12/2014 8:28:19 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies ^ | Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | Robert Krulwich
    For generations, tour boats have been collecting fishing enthusiasts in Key West, Fla.: taking them for a day of deep sea casting; providing them rods, bait, companionship; and then, when the day ends, there's a little wharf-side ceremony. Everyone is invited to take his biggest fish and hook it onto the "Hanging Board"; a judge compares catches, chooses a champion, and then the family that caught the biggest fish poses for a photograph. The one up above comes from 1958. Notice that the fish on the far left is bigger than the guy who, I assume, caught it; and...
  • The dirty little secret on Sage Grouse ( Montana and )

    01/30/2014 9:56:26 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Clark Fork Valley Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | Schwaderer
    It’s no coincidence that sage grouse habitat also happens to intersect both the largest untapped coal deposits in the country as well as large parts of the Bakken oil field. It’s clear the primary motivation to focus on sage grouse for ESA listing is to provide yet another tool for special interest groups to block energy development. And in this obstructionist toolbox, there’s no heavier sledgehammer than the Endangered Species Act. What an interesting irony, then, that so much effort is going into “protecting” one bird from energy development, when the Obama administration is turning a blind eye to hundreds...
  • Brewery is testing beer delivery by drone

    01/29/2014 12:42:06 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-29-14 | fox
    It’s a dilemma that comes with the territory if you’re an ice-fisher, when you run out of beer it’s going to be a long time before you can go grab a six-pack. Until now… Meet the Lakemaid Beer Drone. Wisconsin-based Lakemaid Beers - whose tagline is "Great Fishermen need Great Beer" - was inspired by Amazon’s announcement that it was planning on using ...
  • 2014 Midwest Ice Fishing Tournament gives out more than $36,000 in awards

    01/26/2014 6:30:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 9 replies ^ | January 26, 2014 | Ricky Olmos
    BROOKLYN, MI – Marc Melson plans to use part of his ice fishing prize money to go on vacation with his wife “somewhere warm” -- far from the ice and snow. Melson and cousin Joe Thornburg won first place in the 2014 Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament, taking home the grand prize of $20,100 for their winning catch of 7.99 pounds. This was the first year the duo competed in the tournament, but they’ve been fishing for as long as they can remember. “We’ve been ice fishing since we were kids,” Thornburg said. “It’s a family tradition.” Fishermen from nine...
  • Minnesota teen brothers' handmade jigs catching on

    01/19/2014 10:28:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-8-14 | Dave Orrick
    <p>ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Have you heard about the two kids from St. Paul, brothers, actually, who started their own bait company and are now getting the attention of pros?</p> <p>They produce their own fishing videos, hawk their brand with shoe-leather savvy, and have landed a sponsorship of sorts, being named to the "pro staff" ranks of a major fishing-gear manufacturer.</p>
  • Salvage of Burned Timber in Full Swing on Private Lands ( Oregon )

    01/06/2014 7:54:33 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The News-Review ^ | 1/6/14 | Chuck Benson
    Salvage logging on lands burned by last summer's Douglas Complex wildfire in southwestern Oregon is in full swing on privately owned forests, but not on public lands. ... On BLM lands, federal environmental laws require a lengthy planning process that includes the public. The Douglas Complex fires burned through 76 square miles on a patchwork of public and private lands.
  • Hunters, Fishermen Targeted by Feds for Local Violations ( Lacey Act & Gibson Guitar )

    12/19/2013 6:49:35 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Dec 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    U.S. law enforcement agencies are conducting thousands of investigations using a law that makes violating state wildlife statutes a federal crime, often ensnaring hunters and fishermen for seemingly minor infractions. Some even suffer stiff federal prison sentences. Special agents and wildlife inspectors for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conduct about 2,500 investigative cases a year of violations of the Lacey Act, a 1900 law meant to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife. ... Rock star Ted Nugent, an avid hunter and fisherman .. "Good, decent families' lives are being turned upside down and ruined by out-of-control jackboot game agencies, particularly...
  • Sarah Palin Joins Sportsman Channel as Host of Original Series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

    12/09/2013 8:49:18 AM PST · by xzins · 73 replies
    Sportsman Channel ^ | 9 Dec 13` | Tom Caraccioli
    Former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor, best-selling author and original “Mama Grizzly” Sarah Palin returns to series television on Sportsman Channel to host a new show – the first part of the network’s “Red, Wild & Blue America” programming plan – for the fast-growing outdoor lifestyle network. Titled “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” the weekly series will premiere in April 2014. The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. Amazing America with Sarah Palin is an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes...
  • CPW on hunt for stolen decoys ( Colorado )

    11/26/2013 8:13:25 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Montrose Daily Press ^ | November 25, 2013
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about the theft of waterfowl decoys and hunting blinds from the Escalante State Wildlife Area near Delta ... Colorado Parks and Wildlife had partnered with Ducks Unlimited members to teach kids and novices how to hunt ducks and geese.
  • Federal judge rules no off-road vehicles on Richfield BLM lands ( Utah )

    11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | November 5th, 2013 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups is hailing a federal judge's ruling Monday to strike down portions of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management plan they said gave deference to off-road vehicles at the expense of the environment. "This landmark decision is a resounding rejection of the BLM’s mismanagement of Utah’s stunning public lands,” said Stephen Bloch, legal director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. ... The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was among seven groups that filed a legal challenge to the Bush-era plans following their adoption in 2008, contending they imperiled pristine landscapes. The Richfield plan...
  • Mayor: Poor TN farming community will suffer if feds buy up land

    11/10/2013 7:57:13 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Tennessee Watchdog ^ | November 8, 2013 | Chris Butler
    Tennessee’s second poorest county will suffer even more if the federal government buys 120,000 acres of land in that area, near Memphis, all for the stated purpose of wildlife preservation, said that county’s mayor. Lauderdale County Mayor Rod Schuh told Tennessee Watchdog Friday that his county, while poor, relies on farming and agriculture as the primary drivers of its economy. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s plan to expand the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, assuming it buys out as many properties as it can, will rob the county of its most valuable commodity, Schuh said. Primarily, almost 60 percent of...
  • Fishing Experts Side With Dick Cheney in ‘Fishing Buddies’ Dispute

    10/31/2013 4:12:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Like all Wyoming political races before it (probably?), the Wyoming Senate primary race between Republicans Mike Enzi and Liz Cheney is currently embroiled in a fishing-related controversy — specifically, whether Enzi, the three-term incumbent, and Cheney's dad, the appropriately named Dick, were ever "fishing buddies." Enzi, in an effort to portray Cheney the Younger's challenge as a personal back-stabbing of the highest order, claims that they were. On Sunday, Dick begged to differ. "Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true," Cheney said. "Never happened." But Enzi insisted to Politico that they were too...