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Idaho wildlife officials say they had to shot and kill a bear that went on a rampage of eating goats and raiding trash cans earlier this month.
http://www.examiner.com/article/idaho-black-bear-shot-dead-after-rampage-of-eating-goats-raiding-trash-cansIdaho wildlife officials say they had to shot and kill a bear that went on a rampage... more
Isn't this the second TV hunting/gun personality killed recently?
How bizarre and tragic. This show was on the Sportsman Channel and the host was Gregory Rodriguez.
This happened in Whitefish, Montana.
From Sportsman Channel:
A Rifleman’s Journal chronicles the adventures of noted outdoor writer, outfitter and marksmanship instructor, Greg Rodriguez. He travels the globe in pursuit of some of the world’s most coveted big game species. Greg’s travels as an outfitter and booking agent take him to exotic locations like Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the South Pacific, but he also spends a great deal of time hunting across North America.
A Rifleman’s Journal focuses on the challenge and adventure of the hunt, and the overwhelming majority of the hunts featured on the show are spot-and-stalk. In-show tips and the show’s weekly Complete Rifleman segment add useful, informative tips that are guaranteed to improve your marksmanship.
We focus on improving marksmanship with a solid grasp of the fundamentals to help you improve with your rifle, rather than trying to promote a particular product. Its exciting blend of once-in-a-lifetime hunts, stunning videography and world-class marksmanship make A Rifleman’s Journal a show you won’t want to miss.."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57573340-504083/gregory-rodriguez-sportsman-channel-host-of-a-riflemans-journal-killed-by-gunman-who-also-killed-himself-mont-police-say/Isn't this the second TV hunting/gun personality killed recently? How bizarre... more
Federal and state officials are looking for the persons responsible for the illegal shootings of bald eagles across parts of Mississippi since December.
http://www.examiner.com/article/mississippi-bald-eagles-being-shot-award-offered-for-perpetratorsFederal and state officials are looking for the persons responsible for the illegal... more
More than 1,500 participants of a month-long python hunt have helped to capture and kill 50 Burmese pythons so far in the Florida Everglades as the challenge nears its end.
http://www.examiner.com/article/50-pythons-reported-killed-as-month-long-florida-hunt-challenge-nears-endMore than 1,500 participants of a month-long python hunt have helped to capture and... more
Steve Trister: "The Most Important Video I Have Ever Posted Online In My Life and I Post It With a Very Heavy Heart :( ".
" The most important video I have ever posted online in my life and I post it with a very heavy heart :( "
Steve's a relatively new friend of mine, and what he's got to say in this very short video is worth seeing... and then you'll just HAVE to take that one additional step... please?
A remote village in the Solomon Islands has slaughtered hundreds of dolphins in retaliation for a breached agreement for financial support from a conservation group.
http://www.examiner.com/article/solomon-villagers-slaughter-hundreds-of-dolphins-protestA remote village in the Solomon Islands has slaughtered hundreds of dolphins in... more
Hundreds of people have signed up from at least 17 states to shoot and kill pythons in the Florida Everglades in a month-long challenge for the chance to win varies cash prizes.
http://www.examiner.com/article/hundreds-sign-up-to-shoot-kill-pythons-florida-everglades-challengeHundreds of people have signed up from at least 17 states to shoot and kill pythons in... more
There is one less American bald eagle flying around to represent as the country's national symbol after hunters shot one dead in Mississippi earlier this month.
http://www.examiner.com/article/american-bald-eagle-shot-dead-mississippi-hunters-arrestedThere is one less American bald eagle flying around to represent as the country's... more
In Texas, the government has sanctioned hunting wild hogs from helicopters to reduce numbers in some parts of the state. This new series premiering this Sunday shows the hunting Apocalypse Now Style along with Ted Nugent on board.In Texas, the government has sanctioned hunting wild hogs from helicopters to reduce... more
A recently unearthed, strawberry-blond mammoth specimen from Siberia gives researchers new information about how humans and lions hunted.
After being frozen under Siberian ice for at least 10,000 years, well-preserved, recently discovered mammoth remains are providing clues about the past.
The details of how the massive mammal lived and died are still being interpreted by scientists. But it looks like hungry humans played a role in its demise.
"This is the first relatively complete mammoth carcass -- that is, a body with soft tissues preserved -- to show evidence of human association," Daniel Fisher, curator and director of the University of Michigan's Museum of Paleontology, told Discovery News.
(read more at link)A recently unearthed, strawberry-blond mammoth specimen from Siberia gives researchers... more
hunting animals is necessary so hunter will not start hunting humans.
Donald Trump's two sons went on a big game hunt in Africa, and the carnage they wrought has triggered outrage by wildlife enthusiasts.
Donald's sons -- Donald Jr. and Eric -- went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe a year ago this month, and proudly showed off their trophy kills -- including an elephant, crocodile, kudu, civet cat and water buck.
In one shot, Donald Jr. is holding a dead elephant's tail in one hand and a knife which appears to have cut off the tail in another.
A wildlife enthusiast's website has just created a YouTube video of the slaughter expressing outrage.
As for Donald Trump, he tells TMZ, "My sons love hunting. They're hunters and they've become good at it. I am not a believer in hunting and I'm surprised they like it."
Trump added, "I know that anything they did was 100% OK in terms of the hunting community."
http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/12/donald-trump-sons-wildlife-elephant-kill-hunting/#.T2NeT3k2fE1Donald Trump's two sons went on a big game hunt in Africa, and the carnage they... more
Los Angeles Times...
Tejon Ranch to pay fine for killing mountain lions
Tejon Ranch is north of Los Angeles, California
The corporation, which illegally killed at least 11 cats to keep them away from game wanted by high-paying trophy hunters, must pay $136,500, according to a settlement with the state fish and game agency.
Whistleblower Bron Sanders with a dead mountain lion; he said he witnessed 20 mountain lions killed without authorization between 2004 and late 2010.
(Rob Gayer / July 29, 2005)
By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
February 11, 2012
The Tejon Ranch has agreed to pay $136,500 in fines and restitution for illegally killing at least 11 mountain lions to prevent them from competing for game with high-paying trophy hunters, the Kern County district attorney's office announced Friday.
The settlement capped a 10-month investigation by the California Department of Fish and Game into claims made by a former Tejon Ranch Corp. hunting guide who said he was fired after he complained about the illegal killing of the wild predators.
In a lawsuit filed in May, whistle-blower Bron Sanders said ranch managers were angry about a 1990 law that made hunting mountain lions without a special permit illegal in California. He said managers blamed mountain lions for killing deer, elk, wild pigs and other animals on the 270,000-acre ranch, the largest chunk of privately owned wilderness remaining in Southern California. Hunting generates up to $2 million a year in revenue for the company, with hunters paying up to $20,000 to shoot elk.
Sanders, whose lawsuit was recently settled, said he witnessed 20 mountain lions killed without authorization between 2004 and late 2010 on the historic ranch about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.
As a result of their investigation, state wildlife authorities determined that mountain lions were, in fact, unlawfully killed by Tejon ranch employees, and that Sanders was personally involved in the unlawful killing of at least 11 of them, according to a complaint for civil penalties filed by Kern County prosecutors.
Kern County Deputy Dist. Atty. John Mitchell said in an interview that criminal charges were not filed against individuals in the case because such violations would be misdemeanors and subject to a one-year statute of limitations.
However, since state law provides district attorneys with the jurisdiction to bring civil charges against businesses, the case was filed and settled under provisions of California's Unfair Business Act, which provides for penalties, recovery of costs to investigating agencies and restitution to the public. "The company was ultimately responsible," Mitchell said.
Tejon Ranch agreed to pay $100,000 in penalties, $21,500 to the fish and game department to cover the costs of its investigation, and $15,000 in restitution, which will be directed to Kern County Animal Control, Mitchell said.
Tejon Ranch officials initially called Sanders' allegations "ridiculous and untrue."
In a prepared statement Friday, Tejon Ranch spokesman Barry Zoeller said the company "wants to express its deep regret that such incidents took place on ranch property and the company is doing everything within its power to ensure that something like this never happens again."
Zoeller also said the killings "occurred without the knowledge and/or consent of Tejon Ranch's senior officers."
Tejon Ranch has temporarily suspended its hunting operations with the cooperation of state and federal wildlife authorities. The suspension will remain in force until the company completes an evaluation of the operations.
The company plans to build several urban centers, including more than 26,000 homes as well as hotels, condominiums and golf courses, at the western and southwestern edge of the ranch. A coalition of environmental groups agreed not to oppose the development under terms of a plan to conserve 90% of the untrammeled tableau of oak forests and ridgelines considered crucial to the endangered California condor.
.Los Angeles Times... . Tejon Ranch to pay fine for killing mountain lions... more
Pictures: "Extinct" Monkeys With Sideburns Found in Borneo
Miller's grizzled langur
Photograph courtesy Eric Fell
A Miller's grizzled langur pauses while drinking water from a mineral spring, or sepan, in 2011. Feared extinct, the monkey species has been "rediscovered" on the Indonesian island of Borneo, a new study says.
Scientists stumbled onto several of the primates last year during a biodiversity survey of the Wehea Forest, a 98,000-acre (40,000-hectare) habitat in Indonesia's East Kalimantan Province (map). Previously known to live only in a small area along East Kalimantan's central coast, the Wehea discovery extends the species' range.
Numbers of the 13-pound (6-kilogram) langur—known for its white, bristly beard and sideburns—had declined in the animal's coastal habitat due to deforestation, hunting, and large human-caused fires in the 1990s. Later surveys turned up no evidence of the monkey.
"I've been working [in Wehea] for four years—I study primates, and I've never seen it" until now, said study co-author Stephanie Spehar, a primatologist at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. "The fact we found it did come as a big surprise to all of us."
Particularly exciting was that an independent survey team led by study co-author Brent Loken of Ethical Expeditions simultaneously spotted the langurs in another part of the forest. This suggests there are at least two healthy populations and not just an isolated group, said Spehar, whose study appears this month in the American Journal of Primatology.
"We were thrilled when we met up and showed each other our photos," she said.
Published January 20, 2012
.National Geographic... . Pictures: "Extinct" Monkeys With Sideburns... more
Los Angeles Times...
Tejon Ranch halts hunting after state probe of cougar killings
Suspension is likely to be lifted by the fall hunting season, after ranch officials investigate operations. Kern County prosecutors are weighing charges in illegal hunting of the mountain lions.
A tule elk on Tejon Ranch is shown. Hunting has been suspended on the property after California officials found mountain lions had been killed illegally.
(Los Angeles Times)
By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
January 21, 2012
Tejon Ranch announced Friday that it plans to suspend its lucrative hunting operations after a California Department of Fish and Game investigation into the illegal killing of mountain lions on the 270,000-acre property.
The yearlong investigation was prompted by claims in a whistle-blower lawsuit filed by a former Tejon Ranch hunting guide who alleges that he was fired after he complained about the illegal killing of mountain lions at the direction of the company.
Bron Sanders made the claims in a lawsuit filed May 3 in Kern County Superior Court. In an earlier interview, Sanders said he personally witnessed 20 mountain lions that were killed without authorization.
Sanders said the killings were motivated by angry sentiments among ranch managers toward a 1990 law that made hunting mountain lions illegal in California. He said managers also blamed mountain lions for eating game prized by trophy hunters who pay up to $20,000 to shoot elk on the ranch, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.
Tejon Ranch officials said the lawsuit was recently settled.
State wildlife authorities completed their investigation late last year and forwarded the findings to the Kern County district attorney's office, which is weighing possible charges. Kern County prosecutors declined to comment on the case.
Tejon Ranch officials initially denied the allegations, claiming they were "ridiculous and untrue."
But in a statement Friday, Robert A. Stine, president and chief executive officer of Tejon Ranch Co., said the investigation determined that mountain lions were killed without authorization "in clear violation of company policy and the state statute regulating the take of mountain lions in California."
"I was appalled and outraged when I learned the results of the investigation," Stine said. "Tejon Ranch did not then, and certainly does not now condone such activity, and we sincerely regret that such activity took place on our ranch. Accordingly, we are taking every step necessary to ensure it won't happen again."
Tejon Ranch officials said the suspension will begin Jan. 30 with the cooperation of state and federal wildlife authorities and remain in force until the company completes an evaluation of its hunting operations, which generate up to $2 million a year in revenue for the company.
Tejon Ranch spokesman Barry Zoeller said: "We expect to resume hunting operations in time for the fall hunting season, but with more restrictions and fewer hunters."
State law permits the killing of a mountain lion only if it poses a threat to humans or livestock. The hunter must obtain a state-issued permit and must present the carcass within 24 hours of the kill.
Any violation of the permit requirements is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year or a fine of up to $10,000, or both.
Sanders said his problems started in July 2005 after he killed his first mountain lion. The ranch had a permit for the kill, but Sanders said that Don Geivet, vice president of Tejon Ranch operations, told him: "Don't call anyone about this, and do not turn that carcass in."
Sanders said: "We got two to three mountain lions with that one permit."
.Los Angeles Times... . Tejon Ranch halts hunting after state probe of cougar... more
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Don't panic after reading the headline, Khloe Kardashian is doing just fine! But a Canadian man is in serious trouble after accidentally shooting a woman that he mistook for a moose! The bullet hit the 68-year-old woman's right shoulder and exited through her back. She has had two surgeries and may lose the use of her right arm, doctors said.
http://www.star941fm.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104673&article=9398476Don't panic after reading the headline, Khloe Kardashian is doing just fine! But... more
September 4 2011 - BUTUAN City, Philippines:
Villagers and veteran hunters have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town. About 100 people had to pull the crocodile, which weighs about 2,370 pounds (1,075 kilograms), from the creek to a clearing where a crane lifted it into a truck.September 4 2011 - BUTUAN City, Philippines: Villagers and veteran hunters have... more