KENDALL, Fla. — Donna Kalil loves snakes. She’s been fascinated by them since she was a kid living in the mountains of Venezuela’s capital in the 1960s, where her father was stationed as an Air Force pilot.
“We’d play ‘I spy,’ and we’d use the snakes, birds and other animals that lived in the jungle,” she said. “I developed a really sharp eye.”
Now she kills them.
Not all snakes. Just Burmese pythons. They’ve become a scourge...
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have published a first-of-its-kind study that shows that near-infrared (NIR) spectrum cameras can help hunters more effectively track down these invasive snakes, especially at night.
Nov 19, 2020
Appleton Post-Crescent – Wisconsin public health and natural resources leaders are pleading with deer hunters to avoid traditional gatherings during the gun season that starts Saturday to prevent an even greater surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.
But without any actual restrictions in place beyond a statewide mask mandate, it will be up to individual hunters to decide whether to listen to that advice. The Department of Natural Resources won't have extra staff...
Nov 17, 2020
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting was a big part of Zane Goucher's youth, when he pursued whitetail deer and ruffed grouse in the Maine woods with his father.
He eventually drifted away from the sport but has returned after a 22-year absence, inspired by the coronavirus outbreak.
Many Americans appear to be doing likewise, as sales of hunting and fishing licenses are spiking in much of the U.S. Weary of being cooped...
Oct 31, 2020
CNN – For three years Corey Capps had been dreaming of catching the massive beast in the river behind his home in Blountstown, Florida.
Now he can say he's done it.
Capps told CNN he and his wife were taking a boat ride on the Apalachicola River when they spotted the alligator laying up on the bank.
He called his friend Rodney Smith, who had state-issued gator tags that allowed them to legally go after...
Fisherman shatters state's blue catfish record |
PLUS: Is wild-caught catfish safe to eat?
Fox News – It's no easy feat to wrangle an 111-pound fish.
A Florida man set a new state record in Georgia after reeling in a massive Blue Catfish on the Chattahoochee River.
The fish officially weighed in at 110 lbs., 6 oz. and measured out to 58-inches long and had a 42-inch girth.
The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division announced the new record on its Facebook...
PLUS: 4 ways to catch a python in 3.5 mins |
July 29, 2020 |
Fox35, Orlando – Amy Siewe has earned her bragging rights after catching a 17-foot 3-inches and weighed, 100 pounds python on the side of US-41 in Collier County.
Siewe has caught close 100 pythons during her career. She's one of only 4 female hunters with the South Florida Water Management District elimination program.
"It's more about passion and the reason for hunting...
Wild salmon are a healthful and important human food source. Wildlife managers say hungry sea lions are taking more than their share ...
271 killed so far, 716 to go
US allows killing sea lions eating 'at-risk' Northwest salmon
Aug 14, 2020
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead...
“The tick has evolved to go into places where humans can’t check very easily.”
Aug 11, 2020
NYUp.com – When you check your body for ticks after being outdoors, start with your thighs.
That’s the most likely spot to find ticks, according to a survey by Upstate Medical University’s tick-borne disease lab.
Of the 748 black-legged ticks sent over this spring and summer that had been attached to humans, nearly 16% of them were pulled off the thigh....
“Moose densities greater than one per square mile support high numbers of winter ticks which negatively impact moose health and survival.”
Moose hunt applications due July 8
By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department via Buckmasters.com
The deadline to apply for a Vermont moose hunting permit is July 8.
Permit applications are available online for the hunt limited to Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E.
“Moose density in WMU E is more than one moose per square mile, significantly higher than...
"I was thrilled to get this dangerous predator out of the ecosystem."
CNN – Mike Kimmel had gone out into the Everglades last week hoping to catch a giant Burmese python.
He headed to a secluded island where he spotted alligator droppings and a black snake -- but then came upon a giant python that he instantly knew was special.
"My heart started pounding," Kimmel told CNN. "I've caught big ones before, but this one looked extra...
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