Authorities in Cincinnati, Ohio say a 6-point whitetail buck crashed through the glass on the first level of the dowtown Federal Building on Wednesday, causing a commotion among pedestrians before it was captured not far from the Great American Ballpark, located in the heart of the city center. It was later euthanized due to its injuries. WPTV.
Henry Repeating Arms, headquartered in Bayonne, N.J., said Monday it plans to begin manufacturing some of its .30-30 and .45-70 cal. rifles at its Wisconsin plant beginning in 2014. Company president Anthony Imperato said the decision was the result of an indirect alliance among a massive hurricane that hit the East Coast a year ago as well as the Badger State's hunting culture and work ethic. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Phil Anderson was hunting grouse in Barron County, Wis. Saturday when a black bear attacked his dog and then turned its attention to him, charging and knocking him to the ground. After getting back ton his feet, the bear charged again. "Birdshot doesn't really penetrate that well from distances," said conservation Warden Phillip Dorn. "But this was very close range. Probably within three feet." The 275-pound bear died instantly. WQOW.
Our old buddy and former LA Times outdoors writer Pete Thomas shares a great story and video of a dorado-swiping sea lion named Pancho on the docks of Cabo San Lucas. Pete writes that the video appears to have been staged, meaning the anglers may have known about the bold sea lion's presence and expected this to happen. Nonetheless, it's well worth watching at Pete Thomas Outdoors.
In a bizarre incident occurring Friday in southern Indiana, deer hunter Darren "Andy" Royalty of Seymour leapt to safety just seconds before a rotating multi-bladed tree trimmer suspended from a helicopter ripped through his treestand and crossbow. The tree-trimmer was clearing right of way for Duke Energy, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. An investigation is underway. WBIW and WCSI.
An Oklahoma teenager is crediting The Almighty with her discovery of a brilliant 3.85-carat canary diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Saturday. "I was about to sprint to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look," said Tana Clymer of Oklahoma City. "Then, I found the diamond!" NY Daily News.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports that by the end of the day Monday hunters and trappers had taken 95 wolves in the first week of the state's second offical season — a pace faster than expected — prompting the closure of one of six zones for the remainder of the season. The majority of the wolves taken have been caught in leghold traps and then killed, the DNR said. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has concluded that Anabaena, a form of naturally occurring blue-green algae that produces the deadly neurotoxin, anatoxin-a, was the cause of death of 100 elk discovered in northwest New Mexico Aug. 27. The potent neurotoxin can cause illness and death within four to 12 hours if ingested. NMDGF.
Four years after Owen Schipnewski’s favorite hunting jacket blew out of the back of his pickup truck during a goose-hunting trip, the man who found it tracked him down and retuned it -- along with a wallet containing $1,700. Trent Jorgenson, who picked up the jacket from the Minnesota roadside in 2009, said he felt badly about never checking the pockets and discovering the wallet until now. W. Central Tribune.
A 22-year-old Longmont, Colo. man received multiple bites and scratches when he was attacked by three coyotes as he walked to work before dawn Monday. Officials with Colorado Wildlife and Parks have located and killed two of the animals and are seeking the third. "This is not common behavior," agency spokesperson Jennnifer Churchill said of the aggression and attack. "This is really aberrant behavior." Longmont Times-Call.
A bobcat that attacked two quail hunters Thursday afternoon near Prescott Valley, Ariz. has tested positive for rabies, Yavapai County Health officials said. Arizona Game and Fish Public Information Officer Zen Mocarski reported the two hunters suffered multiple injuries when an adult male bobcat attacked them after they stopped to open a gate. Prescott Valley Tribune.
Police in Truckee, Calif. say they were forced to break the window on a parked SUV with a large black bear trapped inside Sunday night when they could not locate the vehicle's owner. It was the third such incident in two weeks in Truckee. “There was major damage to all three of these vehicles,” a police spokesman said. “Imagine what a stressed, angry bear could do stuck in your car.” Nevada Appeal.
Authorities with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have charged four individuals, including two juveniles, with illegally killing at least seven deer at night on Elgin Air Force Base and taking only the antlers. “The suspects were sending Facebook posts to each other, and the posts were then circulated,” said Lt. Mark Hollinhead, an FWC law enforcement supervisor. FWC.
Police in Spokane, Wash. say a burglary suspect is in custody after he was confronted by a homeowner who he allegedly stabbed in the forehead with a deer antler during an ensuing scuffle. Matthew Marcotte, 53, faces charges of first-degree armed burglary and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. The homeowner was alert and answering questions from the police after the attack. Seattle Times.
A New Brunswick man says he escaped serious injury during a black bear attack because he grabbed the bruin's tongue and held onto it until the animal relinquished. "His mouth was wide open right in front of my face so the last thing I remember I had his tongue in my hand and I didn’t want to let go because he was trying to fight me off. So I says, ‘If you're going to hurt me, I’m going to hurt you too.’ So he was biting his tongue at the same time,” said Gilles Cyr. CBC News.