Hunting and Fishing

Man with drone causes 1500 elk to stampede in Wyoming – CBS News

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

JACKSON, Wyo. — A man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile, wildlife refuge officials say. The stampede happened Monday at the National Elk Refuge in western Wyoming. Elk and bison often congregate at the refuge to eat feed put out to help them survive the winter.  Sunday Morning Nature: Yellowstone National Park We leave you this Sunday Morning from Yellowstone National Park, where male elk…

Sri Lanka ‘hunting’ refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Image copyright EPA Image caption The asylum seekers, known as Ajith (left) and Supun, have been moved to a “safe” location Sri Lankan asylum seekers living in Hong Kong fear they are being illegally pursued by police after sheltering the US whistleblower Edward Snowden in the city. Criminal investigators from Sri Lanka are believed to have visited Hong Kong looking for them, their lawyer said. The Sri Lankan police have…

Elk makes a break from Fort Collins pen – The Coloradoan

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Yellowstone National Park has a rule for visitors to stay 25 feet away from animals. This woman found that out the hard way when she got too close to an elk. USA TODAY

House Hunting in … Lisbon – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

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NRA-ILA | West Virginia: Sunday Hunting Legislation Introduced – NRA ILA

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Recently, Senate Bill 345 and House Bill 2642 were introduced in the West Virginia Legislature.  SB 345, sponsored by Senator Mark Maynard (R-6), and HB 2642, sponsored by Delegate Bill Hamilton (R-45) seek to expand Sunday hunting opportunities on private land with written permission.  Currently, West Virginia allows hunting on Sundays in some counties on some private land.  SB 345 and HB 2642 would remove the confusing patchwork of…

Police divers on training mission find a sunken rental boat 30 feet below – Miami Herald

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A rental boat that disappeared beneath the waves off Key Largo no longer is lost at sea. During a training exercise on using side-scan sonar last week, Florida Keys enforcement officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s new dive team successfully found the 26-foot deck boat. The rented boat “began to take on water and rolled over and sank near Molasses Reef,” said Officer Bobby Dube, an FWC…

Michigan boy, 13, fatally shot in hunting accident – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Massachusetts man rescued after clinging to boat for 13 hours – CBS News

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

YARMOUTH, Mass. – A boater with severe hypothermia was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after clinging to his overturned boat for nearly 13 hours. A woman alerted authorities late Monday that her boyfriend, 36-year-old Medford resident Arthur Moscufo, had gone out to launch his boat on the Bass River that morning and hadn’t contacted her since. After finding Moscufo’s truck and boat trailer in the area of Bass River…

Trout stocking schedule set for York, Adams – The Evening Sun

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Joe Humphreys explains how when he caught a state-record, 34-inch brown trout in 1977 he managed to earn a free drink from a bartender. Jim Seip, York Daily Record A nice brown trout taken in the Catskills during a Hendrickson spinner fall.(Photo: Mark Sturtevant, For Public Opinion) The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will soon begin stocking designated trout streams across the commonwealth in preparation…

Boy killed in hunting accident was Kentwood middle school student – MLive.com

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

William Gort Jr.Courtesy photo  WYOMING, MI — A 13-year-old who died in a hunting accident has been identified as a Kentwood middle school student. William “Billy” Gort Jr. was a seventh grader at Pinewood Middle School. School officials posted a notice about his death Tuesday, Feb. 21 on the school’s Facebook page and said counselors would be available Wednesday at the school. State police have released few details about the…

Smelt dip-net fishery on Cowlitz River opens this Saturday only, expect lots of people – The Seattle Times

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It’s time to dust off the smelt dip-nets as state Fish and Wildlife has approved a one-day, five-hour long sport fishery this Saturday (Feb. 25) along the banks of the Cowlitz River. Fishing from the shoreline using dip-nets will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. only from the Highway 432 Bridge up to the Al Helenberg Memorial Boat Ramp, located approximately 1,300 feet upriver from the Highway 411/A Street Bridge…

LOOK: Bill Belichick renames his boat after winning seventh Super … – CBSSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bill Belichick has won five Super Bowls as head coach of the New England Patriots and another two as defensive coordinator of the Giants. Winning Super Bowls is sort of what he does and football is sort of his life. So it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that Belichick incorporates football into his hobbies.  Belichick is a big fan of boats and he has enough money to own a boat…

Brett Blackburn charged after shooting man while coyote hunting in … – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share A property owner was arrested after he shot a man while hunting coyotes. (February 21, 2017) Victoria E. Freile Brett Blackburn(Photo: Provided) A Sweden man has been charged with felony assault after he shot another man while hunting coyotes Monday evening. Brett Blackburn, 42, and his 14-year-old son were on their property  when Blackburn “accidentally shot” Robert Williams, 32, of Bergen, Genesee County, according to Cpl….

Bill Cochran: Saltwater fishing in a slump with little improvement in sight – Roanoke Times

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Photo courtesy of Dr. Ken Neill Marlin Marlin catches were the highlight of the 2016 saltwater fishing season. Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:45 pm Bill Cochran: Saltwater fishing in a slump with little improvement in sight By Bill Cochran | Special to The Roanoke Times roanoke.com You get an idea of how tough saltwater fishing was last season when you study the just-released results of the Virginia Saltwater Fishing…

Takko, Braun seek constitutional protection for hunting, fishing – Longview Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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LOOK: Bill Belichick renames his boat after winning seventh Super Bowl – CBSSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bill Belichick has won five Super Bowls as head coach of the New England Patriots and another two as defensive coordinator of the Giants. Winning Super Bowls is sort of what he does and football is sort of his life. So it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that Belichick incorporates football into his hobbies.  Belichick is a big fan of boats and he has enough money to own a boat…

It looks like Bill Belichick’s boat got a necessary update – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We know Bill Belichick likes to win Super Bowls and then endlessly shout “no days off” at crowds of people, but that man owns a boat so he knows how to relax in the offseason — at least occasionally. And since football is Belichick’s life, he couldn’t resist naming that boat to reflect his body of work — more important, his number of championships — at the NFL level. That proved to maybe be…

Youth hunter gets first mule deer – Great Falls Tribune

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

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Almost time to go trout fishing downstate – The News Journal

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

Buy Photo Michael Todd of Wyoming, a retired employee with Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, releases rainbow trout into Tidbury Pond in Dover.(Photo: JASON MINTO/THE NEWS JOURNAL)Buy Photo Everything about downstate Delaware’s trout fishing experience is man-made, from the fish that are brought in every year to the ponds where they are released. But opening day of the downstate trout season is still an anticipated event. The state Division of…

Deer wanders into Kearny Mesa parking lot – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

Animal control crews assisted in the rescue of a deer that wandered into an industrial area in Kearny Mesa Monday. According to San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros, the deer was seen running in the street around 8:25 a.m. near the intersection of of Kearny Villa Road and Balboa Avenue. The caller also believed the deer had blood coming out of its mouth, Delimitros said. When officials arrived, the deer had wandered…