Hunting and Fishing

NorCal city to Texas: ‘Don’t mess with Elk Grove’ – KCRA Sacramento

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Elk Grove is taking on Texas when it comes to the battle for business — as is evident by the city taking out an advertisement in The Houston Business Journal. The ad reads, “Before you consider opening your business where folks like everything bigger, consider Elk Grove, California first.” It shows a truck with an ELKGROV plate (not a typo) and a “Don’t mess with Elk Grove” bumper sticker. About…

Ship slams into boat in Manila Bay; 9 missing – Yahoo News

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities say a cargo ship smashed into a small fishing boat in Manila Bay, causing the fishing boat to sink and leaving nine of its 21 crew members missing. Coast guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Armand Balilo says the incident occurred late Wednesday off Cavite province, south of Manila. He said Thursday that nine members of the fishing boat’s crew were still missing. The other 12…

NorCal city to Texas: ‘Don’t mess with Elk Grove’ – KCRA Sacramento

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Elk Grove is taking on Texas when it comes to the battle for business — as is evident by the city taking out an advertisement in The Houston Business Journal. The ad reads, “Before you consider opening your business where folks like everything bigger, consider Elk Grove, California first.” It shows a truck with an ELKGROV plate (not a typo) and a “Don’t mess with Elk Grove” bumper sticker. About…

North Carolina hunter bags massive wild hog – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014

A North Carolina hunter says he bagged a massive wild hog weighing 500 pounds, reports WNCT’s Katie Banks. “It was very surreal,” the hunter, Jett Webb, told the station. “It was a shock. It was very humbling to say the least, when you walk up on a beast that big and you say, ‘Oh my gosh. I had no idea that there could be something that big running around the…

Bill allowing gun silencers while hunting passes out of committee – Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Despite opposition from the League of Ohio Sportsmen, which called it a “bad bill with good intentions,” a House committee yesterday passed a bill that would allow Ohio hunters to use silencers. Larry Mitchell Jr., executive director of the organization, said the goal of allowing hunters to use silencers should be accomplished through the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s rulemaking process. He said that route would be quicker and more flexible…

Hunter Hayes to attempt to break Guinness record – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hunter Hayes performs at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.(Photo: Michael Tran, FilmMagic) Country singer Hunter Hayes has announced that he’s going to try to break the Guinness world record for the most shows played in 24 hours. Currently, The Flaming Lips holds the record with eight. Hayes is going for 10 shows in 10 cities. But he’s not doing it just for the sake of it, he’s going…

Three deer die after being attacked by two dogs in a school in early morning hours – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Boat dwellers ride out winter in Boston Harbor – Boston Globe

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The temperature hovered around 20 degrees one recent morning, and ice shards lay like broken windowpanes along the edges of Boston Harbor. But inside his 36-foot powerboat, Rich Westcott was toasty. With just a light blanket and a single electric heater, his sleeping berth was warmer than many Boston apartments. Continue reading below “The boat stays warm no matter what the temperature drops to,” said Westcott, a 65-year-old civil engineer…

Deer, dog chase damages Anne Arundel school – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Students at two southern Anne Arundel County schools had the day off Monday after deer and dogs tore through the building, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. On Monday morning, three deer jumped through glass doors at Southern Middle School, which also houses students from nearby Lothian Elementary, which is under construction. The deer were followed by a pair of dogs, said Bob Mosier, a school system spokesman. Related…