April 20, 2010
With Burmese pythons infesting the Everglades, the state wildlife commission turned to a formidable force to kill them: Florida's licensed hunters. "Our hunters are on the front lines," said Rodney Barreto, chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in a February announcement of a six-week python hunt. "And we hope, by tapping into their knowledge of the Everglades, we can make significant progress in this effort." The hunt , which began March 8, ended Saturday.
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December 28, 2008 |
As he has so many times before -- for his son's bar mitzvah, for his daughter's wedding, to celebrate birthdays -- Jerry Bass reserved a banquet room at the woodsy Sportsmen's Lodge this month for his family's Hanukkah party. In some ways, the lighting of the candles was a bittersweet commemoration for Bass, who knew this would be his last party at the San Fernando Valley landmark.
November 23, 2008 |
Field & Stream magazine has declared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin among its many heroes and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger its biggest villain in 2008. "For the first time in a century we had a candidate for executive office who understood real hunting and fishing," the magazine, in its December issue, said of Palin, who advanced through part of a March Madness-style bracket system past other "heroes," including Kevin Costner (angler) and golfer Boo Weekley (hunter-angler). The finalist on the hero side was country singer Miranda Lambert, an avid deer hunter whose lyrics have reflected her fondness for the outdoors.
April 10, 2005 |
The noodlers are revolting! And their uprising is being felt all the way from rural streams -- where they plunge bare-knuckled after big catfish -- to the Missouri Statehouse. Noodling is one of several nicknames for hand fishing. Noodlers jump into rivers and creeks, then reach into bank crevices or logs in search of catfish, wrestling barehanded with what they grab -- sometimes snapping turtles or snakes -- all the while holding their breath under water.
October 24, 2004 |
John Cahill stood up at a meeting of state Democratic leaders in this small rural town a year ago to complain his party was ignoring the impact tens of thousands of Nevada gun owners could have on the 2004 election. "When is somebody going to do something about Democrats and guns?" asked Cahill, 58, a lifelong party member and former parole officer who teaches gun safety.
July 20, 2004 |
Voters who hunt and fish, traditionally Republican-leaning, expressed some displeasure with the Bush administration's environmental policies in a National Wildlife Federation poll released last week. Of the 752 voters with hunting and angling licenses surveyed, 58% disagreed with the administration's proposed changes to the Clean Water Act that could have affected wetlands, and 69% disagreed with policies for reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired plants.