WTF? Revenge? How about, “Teen protects his land, home, family and livestock with a gun.” Awesome, kid. . . . Teen gets revenge on mountain lion that killed goat
After a long, sad day, Streff’s youngest child, 14-year-old Dalton, who fancies himself a hunter, told his mother he was going to go sit in the backyard and await the return of the beast that had killed their young goat. The 5-foot-10, 130-pound, brown-haired teenager, who had previously completed a hunter’s safety course, brought with him his 30.06-caliber Remington rifle he won last year in an NRA raffle.
Lacking a proper blind in which to shelter himself from approaching critters, Dalton opted instead for a Little Tikes playhouse conveniently located in the backyard. There on a chair he sat, scanning the surrounding woodlands for the killer cat.
His mother was skeptical. “He decided he was going to go sit out there until 7, when he had to do milking chores,” Streff said. “He said he’d go back out again at 5:30 in the morning if it hadn’t returned that night. But even though it was a possibility, none of us expected the cat to come back that evening.”
A half-hour later, as the sun began to set behind the Ponderosa pines, Streff heard a single, staccato gunshot pierce the silence of their remote Black Hills home.
I have to admit this story made me chuckle. Ok, I laughed my ass off. What was he thinking? . . . Man Accused Of Illegally Hunting Deer In Popular Staten Island Park
A man was arrested on Staten Island, accused of illegally hunting deer with a crossbow in a popular park used by people and pets.
As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, Cody Pernice, who hails from Norfolk near the Canadian border, brought his apparent sharp shooting to the wrong part of New York State. On Tuesday, he decided to test his aim at Conference House Park on Staten Island.
An off-duty police officer who was out for an evening stroll with his wife first notice Pernice’s pickup truck parked near the intersection of Connecticut Street and Clermont Avenue. Perhaps the corn filling the bed, used to bait deer, caught his attention.
The officer headed into the woods and found Pernice propped high up on a tree stand, holding a crossbow. It’s illegal to hunt in New York City.
You don’t say.
Hunting can be a very spiritual experience. A form of meditation, since silence and isolation is required. . . . Local man finds relief from cancer when hunting.
In 2016 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He tried chemo and all kinds of treatments… But eventually —
“i got tired of running back to hospital and doctors and coming home and still feeling miserable, breathing heavy, not feeling good… So I said, I’m giving up.”
That was two months ago. He was ready to get his old life back. “So far I’m way ahead of the game, beating the odds,” said Teter. He escapes the disease by going out into nature and continuing his lifelong hobby.
He’s been hunting since he was 12 years old, and he plans to keep hunting — despite his diagnosis — until his time is up.
“I bet if I wasn’t trying to get myself in good enough shape to go hunting, i would have succumbed already,” said Teter.
Ugh, Indiana your hunting laws now suck even more. . . . Hunting deer with rifles now illegal on Indiana public land
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is trying to quickly spread the word that hunting deer with a rifle is now illegal on public land. The “firearms deer season” starts Nov. 18.
“What people need to bear in mind is that those center-fire rifles are only legal for use on private property,” said Conservation Officer Jim Hash with DNR District 8.
Hash said the Indiana General Assembly passed an amendment to the rifle statute this year. So hunters can no longer use rifles when hunting deer on public land, which includes both state and federal property.
What do they taste like and where can I find them? . . . Feds’ idea to allow trumpeter swan hunting has some crying foul
A federal notion to allow hunting of trumpeter swans is drawing criticism from some of those who helped restore the bird from the brink decades ago.
Regardless of whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s idea becomes reality, Minnesota is unlikely to open a season on the birds anytime soon, and Wisconsin has no plans to do so either, officials from both states said.
But it’s the principle, critics say: The trumpeter swan recovery was an effort funded by bird lovers to bring back a native animal for the sake of the animal and its environment — not so it could be shot and killed.
The idea being explored by the Fish and Wildlife Service would allow states to propose hunting seasons that would allow the targeting of trumpeters. That would be a first for the contiguous 48 states.
In New York. Yes, New York . . . Tallyho! A Suburban Fox Hunt Endures
The red-coated masters of the Golden’s Bridge Hounds sat high on horseback surrounded by a pack of hyperactive hounds. They were all poised to head out on a fox hunt in the still-misty fields in this affluent town in northern Westchester County.
“We’d like to welcome you all to the lovely foggy morning — we hope it helps with the scent,” said Eugene Colley, 89, senior master of what is one of the oldest fox-hunting clubs in the country and one of a handful remaining in the New York region.
Founded in 1924, the club seems like an anachronism today, full of arcane etiquette, dress and pageantry. It has managed to survive in the suburbs of New York City despite challenges that include the region’s dwindling open land, increasing development and criticism from animal-cruelty groups.
But all that seemed to matter as the club kicked off its 93rd season of the hunt last Saturday was that somewhere out there was a wily fox to be chased.