The best thing to get thrown out the window after ObamaCare is Obama Hunting…. Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska – “By a largely party-line vote Tuesday, the Senate approved a bill that repeals Obama-era hunting restrictions on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The House already voted last month to abolish those restrictions — which were instituted by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 2016 to protect predator species from hunters — and so the bill now heads to the desk of President Trump, who is widely expected to sign it.”
Apparently, Sarah Palin views wolves in Alaska the way Texans view hogs… helicopter worthy! Obama bans Palin-pushed wolf hunting from helicopters – “In the name of hunters and hunting, [the Alaska Board of Game] have approved shooting of brown and grizzly bears over bait; shooting mother bears with cubs, and even the cubs themselves; targeting bears and wolves from planes; and killing wolves and wolf pups in their dens,” said Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe in a blog post. The practices he is referring to are those that Palin, a former Alaska governor, has touted in support of maintaining the caribou and moose herds that rural Alaskans depend on as a food source. She was criticized by conservation groups and Democrats for supporting the hunting and shooting of wolves from helicopters.”
Apparently, even Miley Cyrus has an opinion about the wolves. She says “I’m like, ‘I can’t believe I’m not a biologist and I’m a pop star. That’s ridiculous.’ But that’s given me such a platform. ” I tell Miley not to quit her day job but . . .
Wow, extreme hunting at 72 years old! . . . Lost in the wilderness: 72-year-old man survives 19 days, eating lizards, squirrels – – “Penaflor had walked out into the woods much farther than he had planned, his son said. He slipped on a steep slope and hit his head. It knocked him out cold, and he has no idea for how long. He still had his hunting rifle, but he told his son that he didn’t have the strength to hunt a deer. ‘He told me it was mainly in survival mode. He was trying to save energy,’ the son said.” I wonder what kind of rifle he was carrying.
- Here’s a product I recommend you NEVER try! Bug/Bear/Shark) Repellent- “Of course having a gun is the best line of defense against predators like bears and mountain lions. But not everyone has a gun. But we all need to keep safe from those large critters, so having a canister of some kind of chemical repellent would be greatly advised. Aerosol bear repellent sprays have been on the market for years, and recently a product for cougars has been introduced. We can’t leave out divers, either. Chemical shark repellents are new, and we don’t have much empirical evidence on how effective they are, but better safe than sorry!” Do people actually think this would work?? (eye roll)
Let’s carry bear mace in our pockets and go rattlesnake hunting with Oklahoma State Football Head Coach Mike Gundy. Seems totally legit. Apparently, there is a place in Texas where you can hunt rattlesnakes WITHOUT A GUN — and that’s the not the weird part. To hunt the rattlesnakes gunless you still need a hunting license. WTF
Let’s just end this week’s digest with some dumb hunting laws from Alaska. Moose may not be viewed from an airplane. While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited. It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. After reading this, it really doesn’t surprise me that Sarah Palin is in charge there.