Ugh, I would hate to be the public servants that had to clean up this mess. Yet another reason to be grateful to those that do those “dirty jobs” no one else wants to do. Speaking of dirty jobs . . .
I also make a living as a paralegal. I can picture the lawsuit now. Even though there were no injuries, the slimy eels traumatized the plaintiff’s and grossed them out, therefore they are entitled to money due to their mental anguish. Yep, sounds about right. [Not hunting-related but still considered “road kill,” which is a form of hunting in some states.]
Hagfish, Slime Eels, gooey hotdogs, whatever you want to call these slimy things, they are completely disgusting. If you remember from middle school science hagfish secrete a slime when agitated and apparently a motor vehicle accident counts as agitating them.
On Thursday morning, Salvatore Tragale was driving 7,500 pounds of hagfish on Highway 101 in Depoe Bay, Oregon to get shipped overseas. Tragale attempted to slow down for a construction site when his cargo got loose and all the truck’s contents went flying. Within a second, the entire road and passing cars were covered in the slimey mess. Fortunately, no injuries were reported but the cleanup was extensive.
Just WITF’s happening in California when the local wildlife is breaking into the homes of innocent people? No, I’m not referring to South Central L.A. This poor lady wakes up to an animal on top of her. Literally. If this were me, there wouldn’t been a dead mountain lion in my apartment. Hmmm, I wonder if it’s legal kill a mountain lion in your own bedroom with a gun in California and then have the remains sent to a taxidermist?
The crash of fireworks didn’t rouse a California woman from sleep on July 4; however, the crash of a mountain lion hopping through her apartment window did. Upon breaking through the window, the cat landed atop the woman slumbering in her bed.
“She said she though she was dreaming, it didn’t seem real,” Francis Muniz, manager of the Colusa apartment building, told Fox News. Muniz said the dazed woman simply opened her back door and the “bleeding and disoriented” animal scurried outside.
Surveillance footage, obtained by United Press International, revealed the cougar’s wild Fourth of July spree. Before his late-night bedroom intrusion, the footage shows the lion dashing in front of a pickup truck and crashing through the door of a nearby bowling alley.
Wildlife officials told Fox the mountain lion could have mistaken the window for a cave entrance or been spooked by its reflection in the glass.
Well there’s something you don’t see everyday. You can see Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel at the Hunting & Fishing Expo in Huntsville this weekend. Also, don’t miss The Great Bear Show at the event. Let us know if the show lives up to the name.
The Tennessee Valley Hunting & Fishing Expo is a weekend entertainment experience that’s designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. TVHFE is a one-of-a-kind destination event for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as the top outdoor retailers and organizations. The Hunting & Fishing Expo is this weekend at the Von Braun Center South Hall. Hours are: Friday July 14th 3pm – 9pm Saturday July 15th 9am – 8pm Sunday July 16th 10am – 5pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free.
Don’t be a dumb ass and poach animals. When you get caught you will be banned from hunting for life, like this idiot. In addition to legal consequences, poachers should be subject to public ridicule. Similar to the days of the old west when they hanged criminals except in my version, we just verbally abuse the poachers and perhaps throw eggs at them. This is the virtual outcome in the hunting community anyway. Legit hunters have no respect for poachers.
A California man must pay thousands of dollars in fines and faces a lifetime hunting ban in Colorado after pleading guilty to illegal hunting in the northwest region of the state. Following a Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation and arrest, Kyle Odle, 29, of Menifee, California, appeared before a 14th Judicial District Court judge in Moffat County on June 20 to learn his sentence. He faced the possibility of jail time for two felony charges of illegal outfitting.
Odle accepted an offer to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of aggravated possession of wildlife involving the illegal take of three or more big game animals. The judge imposed a 24-month deferred sentence and required Odle pay fines of more than $16,000 and may not hunt, fish, outfit or guide for two years in Colorado, as well as possibly having privileges suspended by CPW for life.
Woah, bait and switch alert! Oh wait, that’s called politics. Ryan Zinke, the man who showed up to his first day of work on a horse, has now become a PR agent for oil and gas companies. And here I thought you could always trust a man wearing a cowboy hat, but I think that saying died with the Duke.
“If you continue to borrow from Roosevelt’s legacy, as I hope you do, it’s fair to ask you: What would TR do with this opportunity to question the integrity of national monuments?” McKean wrote. “I think he would say it’s time to stop demonizing monuments and the process that created them, and instead to celebrate them as a collection of the best of our landscapes, and places to exercise true multiple use on our most remarkable public lands.”
This week, online fly fishing magazine Hatch published a piece in which veteran conservation writer Ted Williams skewers Zinke — whom he describes as “an oil-and-gas promoter in green drag” — and the people who “gush about anti-environmental bureaucrats and politicians” who hunt and fish, or just pretend to.
Recently, I had a new addition to my family: a German Shepherd puppy named Luna. Since I was a little girl and watched All Dogs go to Heaven, I have wanted a GSD. I’m training her to be my hunting dog (Yes, GSD’s can hunt and hunt well) using training collars. After purchasing a collar from PetSmart (place where snowflake dogs go), I quickly realized the range was not conducive for hunting. Then I went to Cabela’s (place where real dogs and men go) and purchased the SportDOG Brand® WetlandHunter® 425CAMO Dog Remote Trainer which has a range of 500 yards and is waterproof.
Perfect for your duck-hunting buddy, SportDOG Brand’s waterproof WetlandHunter SD-425 Training Collar comes in Realtree MAX-5® camo. Select from seven different stimulation intensities in medium and high ranges, along with the option to use a tone or vibration allow you to match your dog’s needs. The trainer’s 500-yd. range is ideal for distance training as well as close work. DryTek® technology ensures waterproof performance and makes the unit submersible up to 25 ft.
Luna is a work in progress; at this phase she’s still eating my shoes. She also gets car sick and sheds piles of hair around the house. However, with the help of YouTube I know she will be a great hunting partner one day. Progress updates soon.
This week’s digest ends with the new movie War of the Planet of the Apes. This photo got me thinking, how do their hands fit in the trigger guard? Apparently, ape hands are very similar to human hands so an ape revolution is plausible. Watch the trailer here. Making a guest appearance, the Remington 870 Witness Protection, Colt M4A1, FN SCAR-L (My personal favorite), Browning M2HB, Bushmaster ACR and the MK 12 SPR just to name a few.
Just so you know, non-GMO chimpanzees are excellent hunters. Meat eaters too.