By The Associated Press - Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:53 am
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah legislators are talking turkey — that is, they’re looking to curb the growing population of wild turkeys. Officials say Utah has done such a good job reintroducing wild turkeys that they’re showing up around residential areas in large numbers and causing a mess. The legislation introduced by Rep. Ronda Menlove of Garland would open a second hunt every year for the game birds... Read more.
By Matt Gouras, Matt Markey, Toledo Blade - Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:23 am
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. — What took place in the swamps and watery grasslands near here recently could best be described as a desperation move, wrapped up in a publicity stunt, and disguised as an old-fashioned Wild West roundup. It wrought a few interesting photos and a measure of scientific data, but little of the targeted star of the show. It had a snappy name: “The 2013 Python Challenge” -- but... Read more.
By Brian Albert Broom, The Clarion-Ledger - Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:10 am
JACKSON, Miss. — Spotlights rotated in a burst of colors, a cloud of confetti filled the air and the arena was packed with thousands of fans who stood and cheered. Standing center stage with fireworks displayed on a giant screen behind him, Cliff Pace lifted the Holy Grail of bass fishing over his head — the 2013 Bassmaster Classic trophy, and his life likely changed forever. Pace, of Petal, had... Read more.
By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Wed, Feb 27, 2013 12:50 am
Bear Lake For the latest information on fishing conditions at Bear Lake, call 435-946-8501 after 5 p.m.The ice is eight to 12 inches thick with about four inches of snow on top. Over the last week, nighttime temperatures have been below zero every night with highs in the 20s, so the ice is getting thicker. Fishing for cutthroat trout, lake trout and whitefish improved over President’s Day weekend... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Tue, Feb 26, 2013 5:40 pm
BRUSSELS — Belgians went on a boar hunt and at first it looked like no contest: 200 hunters vs. 170 wild boars. Yet in the end, only one boar was slain. As hunter Jef Schrijvers said after a frustrating day: "The boars won. The hunters lost." The northern town of Postel had organized the hunt because an explosive increase in the boar population had damaged farm fields and woods and caused rural... Read more.
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune - Mon, Feb 25, 2013 3:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS — If Tristan Daire had never learned not to judge a book by its cover, he might have missed out on a fantastic speckled trout bite Tuesday. Daire and his fishing buddy, Chas Champagne, had redfish on their brains when they hit the water near Chef Pass. “We’ve got the Louisiana Saltwater Series redfish tournament coming up, so we went to poke around to see if we could find any reds... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, Feb 22, 2013 2:08 pm
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a muskellunge caught in Antrim County has been listed as a world-record fish. Joseph Seeberger of Portage landed the fish Oct. 13 on Lake Bellaire, about 25 miles northeast of Traverse City. The muskie weighed 58 pounds, was 58 or 59 inches long and had a girth of 29 inches. The DNR earlier said that the fish had the state record... Read more.
By Bryan Brasher, Scripps Howard News Service - Fri, Feb 22, 2013 1:59 pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. — Most English setters have a thick, flowing coat of fur that is much longer and curlier than that of a typical English pointer. When the conditions on a field-trial course get wet and cold like they were last week for the National Championship of Field Trialing Bird Dogs, setters sometimes develop a layer of ice chips in their fur that weighs them down and makes them too... Read more.
By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:39 am
Bear Lake For the latest information on fishing conditions at Bear Lake, call 435-946-8501 after 5 p.m. The ice continues to thicken. The average thickness is about eight to 10 inches in most areas. There’s only a little snow, which has resulted in a very slippery surface. Be careful along the edges at the state park marina and around the spring/vent holes, but the rest of the lake is solid.... Read more.
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:10 am
Carp are a common sight in many Utah lakes and waterways, and in most cases, aren’t considered a major threat to the other fish species in those waters. That’s not the case in Utah Lake west of Provo, where an exploding population of the large fish has taken over and been threatening an endangered species for decades. State wildlife managers are fighting back in an attempt to reduce and hopefully... Read more.