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Outdoors (General/Chat)

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  • Anita And The Wolves

    03/28/2012 5:15:26 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 3 replies
    Anita had not been in Polar Zoo in about 2 months. When she returned the chance to film her first meeting in a long time with the wolves she spent a long time socializing from 16th of May 2008.
  • Concord Woman Named 'Extreme Huntress 2012'

    03/27/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012
    Woman won online essay contest and popular voteA Bay Area woman has just claimed an award even she didn't expect: Extreme Huntress of 2012. Think of it as the "Miss America" of the hunting community. It's a big deal. Concord resident Tiffany Brewer recently won the nationwide contest, sponsored by Tahoe Films and Tom Opre, host of the NBC Sports outdoors show "Eye of the Hunter." Entrants had to submit a 500-word essay on why they considered themselves the Extreme Huntress. Ten finalists were chosen based on their essays, then it was up to popular online vote to determine the...
  • In Igloolik, You Smell the Walruses Before You See Them

    03/25/2012 11:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 2+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 | Margo Pfeifrf
    I am jogging across the thick sea ice as fast as my chunky rubber boots and oversize parka will allow, feeling like the Michelin Man version of the sleek, naked sprinter in the Inuit film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. Sloshing through pools of turquoise meltwater, I aim toward a massive, shiny black lump bobbing 300 metres away – a bowhead whale in a hole it smashed open from beneath – through 60 centimetres of ice – with the distinctive bump on the top of its skull. A closer look at the waters off Igloolik Blowing geysers of mist into the...
  • Gun cleaners

    03/25/2012 6:17:02 PM PDT · by YankeeMagic · 40 replies · 5+ views
    Just looking at new gun cleaners, anyone ever use Gunzilla ?
  • How Will We Get Around in the Post-Apocalypse?

    03/25/2012 2:02:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies · 2+ views
    IO9 ^ | March 25, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    How will we get around in the post-apocalypse? One of the irritating things about many post-apocalyptic movies in TV shows is that everyone drives everywhere, with little thought about alternative modes of transportation. But how will we get around after armageddon? We weigh the post-apocalyptic transit options. Hopefully, down the line, we'd see groups of people teaming up to bring back trains, but in terms of personal transit in the immediate post-apocalypse, here are a few options: Cars: Ah, the noble car, transit mode of choice in far too many post-apocalyptic fictions. For some people, cars might be a logical...
  • Forget the day spa: How hunting and fishing trips have become the new retreats of choice for women

    03/23/2012 4:58:38 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 36 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 3/22/2012 | AP
    Erika Faulk and her cousin, Gale Robinson, could have met up for a weekend spa retreat or planned a shopping excursion, but the two middle-aged, suburban moms opted for weekend learning to shoot guns, build campfires and track deer deep in the Ocala National Forest. Faulk, Robinson and about 100 other women were taking part in a three-day workshop called 'Becoming an Outdoors-Woman'. The program began two decades ago in Wisconsin and has spread to 40 states and Canada as a way to teach women the skills needed to enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Looking for another rifle

    03/22/2012 8:55:06 PM PDT · by Peter from Rutland · 94 replies · 4+ views
    Vanity | 03/22/2012 | Peter from Rutland
    I'm looking for another rifle. I want this one for if the fecal matter hits the oscillating unit, you know basic target shooting at the club, *cough*. Should be high caliber but not ridiculous. I don't want to spend ridiculous dollars for something that looks great but is inferior. It must be semi-auto, not one shot. I can't think of a better place to ask for opinions. Makers, calibers and model suggestions welcome.
  • Eagle Owl in Full HD High Speed

    This video might make you want to take cover at the end.
  • Raccoon Spotted In Tree With Face Stuck In Jar

    03/22/2012 6:07:58 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    WTAE ^ | March 22, 2012
    SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A woman in Shenango Township said she has seen a raccoon with its face stuck inside a jar for four days. Tammy Yakubic said she is worried that if it doesn't get help soon, the raccoon will die. Yakubic called the Pennsylvania Game Commission, but the animal is up too high in a tree for it to intervene. "Their hands were tied, unless the animals would actually come down to the ground, which he has not. I mean, this is going on four days now, so I didn't know what else to do," Yakubic said.
  • Deadly kissing bugs found in Texas

    03/21/2012 7:00:00 AM PDT · by eastforker · 47 replies
    click2Houston ^ | 3/21/12 | click2Houston
    Chagas, a disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, is in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, seven cases have been diagnosed in Arizona and California. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin said the bugs that cause the disease, the Triatomid or "kissing bug," were already discovered in 11 southern and central Texas counties.
  • The Big Picture: News stories in photographs -- Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race 2012 (29 pics)

    03/18/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    boston.com ^ | 3/16/12
    The 40th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came to an end earlier this week in Nome, Alaska. Dallas Seavey, 25, bested both his father and his grandfather with his team of nine dogs, becoming the youngest musher ever to win the nearly 1,000-mile race across the Alaskan wilderness. His winnings included $50,000 and a new truck. Gathered here are images from the Iditarod and other events from around the globe.(29 photos total)
  • Incredible Video Of Hang Glidimg Among The Hawks. Man and Predator flying together. Check it out

    Just a quick non-political break.
  • Florida woman bit on buttocks by bear

    03/17/2012 5:48:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies
    upi ^ | March. 16, 2012
    LONGWOOD, Fla., -- Wildlife officials in Florida said a woman walking her dog was bitten on the rear end by a black bear. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill said the woman was walking her dog at an apartment complex on Sable Drive in Longwood around 7 a.m. Friday when the bear attacked, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday. The woman sustained four puncture wounds to her rear end and was taken to Florida Hospital Altamonte for treatment, Hill said. Hill said wildlife officers are setting traps for the bear, which they plan to euthanize.
  • Best of the World 2012 (Pittsburgh, PA makes list!!)

    03/16/2012 11:52:35 AM PDT · by dickmc · 30 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 2012 | Unknown
    What places are calling your name for 2012? Whatever your mood, Traveler magazine has a recommendation for you—from the romantic hills of Croatia to the perfect beach in Thailand.
  • New Push to Ban Hunting

    03/16/2012 6:51:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 30 replies
    Fox News Channel | 3/16/12
    Now on Fox. Mr. Donnie Dann of the Bird Conservation Network, is on, demanding that the EPA ban lead ammunition as it "is the most toxic substance on the planet and is poisoning America." A guy from the National Shooting Sports Foundation is trying to say that the EPA is, by law, banned from regulating lead in ammunition, but Mr. Dann, doing a great Doctor Emmett Brown imitation, won't have any of it. He displays the 1000 yard, fried, seeing things the rest of us can't see, stare so typical of the deranged left. His group has brought suit to...
  • Record-seeking skydiver makes 13-mile test jump

    03/15/2012 8:15:58 PM PDT · by U-238 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/15/2012 | Marcia Dunn
    Skydiving daredevil Felix Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. Baumgartner lifted off Thursday for a test jump from Roswell, N.M., aboard a 100-foot helium balloon. He rode inside a pressurized capsule to 71,581 feet — 13.6 miles — and then jumped. He parachuted to a safe landing, according to project spokeswoman Trish Medalen. He's aiming for nearly 23 miles this summer. The record is 19.5 miles. "The view is amazing, way better than I thought," Baumgartner said after the practice jump, in remarks provided by his representatives. Thursday's rehearsal...
  • Scariest Path In The World In HD

    El Caminito del Rey (English: The King's little pathway) is a walkway or via ferrata, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in the district of Málaga, Spain. The name is often shortened to Camino del Rey. In 1901 it became obvious that workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed a walkway to cross between the falls, to provide for transport of materials, and for the inspection and maintenance of the channel. Construction of the walkway took four years and it was finished...
  • APNewsBreak: US appeals court allows wolf hunts

    03/14/2012 11:03:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Mail Tribune ^ | March 14, 2012 | Matthew Brown/AP
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunts that have killed more than 500 of the predators across the Northern Rockies in recent months. The ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress had the right to intervene when it stripped protections from wolves last spring. Lawmakers stepped in after court rulings kept wolves on the endangered list for years after they reached recovery goals. Wildlife advocates claimed in their lawsuit that Congress violated the separation of powers by...
  • Donald Trump's sons under fire over Africa hunting trip

    03/14/2012 10:50:21 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 113 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Mar 14, 2012 | Aislinn Laing
    Two sons of US property mogul Donald Trump have come under fire after pictures emerged of them posing with the corpses of African animals during a hunting trip. Donald Junior and Eric Trump spent a week in the Zimbabwean bush in August 2010, and are pictured standing next to trophy kills of a Cape buffalo, a waterbuck, a leopard, a civet cat, a crocodile and a kudu.
  • Full Moon Over Mount Hamilton Wows South Bay

    03/13/2012 11:17:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 | Lori Preuitt
    When the moon hits your eye using a Canon Rebel XTi DSLR, this is what you get. Did you see the moon rise this past weekend? It was full, and gorgeous, and at the right angle - huge. Case in point: this photo of Mount Hamilton taken by photographer Rick Baldridge. He says he snapped the photo Saturday night at 6:08 p.m. near the San Jose airport. Baldridge says he used a DOS-based program called SKYMAP to pinpoint the exact location he needed to get the moon over the Lick Observatory. After he performed what seems to us to be...