In this June 8, 2018, photograph supplied by Swilly, 29-year-old surfer Matt Meola is shown near Meantawai Islands, Indonesia. Hawaiian surfer Matt Meola doesn’t like contests, but is one of the bigger names in his sport in part because of his films. (Swilly/Courtesy Photo via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 3:15 am
The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn't participate in a lot of contests. Not really his thing. Matt Meola's a soulful sort of surfer who likes to fish , hunt , wants to design fishing lures using his hair and is raising a deer. That's right, a deer named Doe-nut . He's backed by sponsors and...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, Zinke ordered Interior Department land managers to review hunting and fishing regulations on department lands to determine how they conflict with state regulations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 11, 2018 - 6:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Interior Department land managers have been ordered to review hunting and fishing regulations on department lands to determine how they conflict with state regulations. In a memo Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ordered the review with an eye toward deferring to state...
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This Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 photo provided by Zhaoyu Zhu shows a stone flake that was found in an archaeological site in the Loess Plateau in China. In a report released on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, scientists believe stone tools like this could have belonged to our evolutionary forerunners that lived 2.1 million years ago. (Zhaoyu Zhu via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought. Until now, the oldest evidence of human-like creatures outside Africa came from 1.8 million-year-old artifacts and skulls found in the Georgian...
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June 07, 2018 - 8:09 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Scientists and animal rights groups have urged the Romanian government to rethink its plans to allow the hunting of brown bears. In April, the environment ministry said Romania needed to reduce its bear population from the current estimate of up to 6,640 animals down to 4,...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wyoming will decide Wednesday, May 23, 2018, whether to allow grizzly bear hunting for the first time in decades. Under the proposed rules before the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, hunting would begin Sept. 1 in the mountains and basins farthest from Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Hunting closer to the parks would begin Sept. 15 and end in all areas by Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:35 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A debate over whether the Yellowstone ecosystem's grizzly bear population can thrive while being hunted will be put to the test this fall after Wyoming officials on Wednesday approved the state's first grizzly hunt in 44 years. The hunt, approved 7-0 by the Wyoming Game and...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many spectators are hunters after a public outcry over gun restriction legislation he signed. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the governor is checking with...
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This Jan. 18, 2018, photo shows a type of decorative ball that organizers use in most kicking events in Native Youth Olympics Games in Juneau, Alaska. The high school state championships in Native Youth Olympics will be held beginning Thursday, April 26, in Anchorage, Alaska, and Juneau will send a team for the first time in nearly three decades. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
April 25, 2018 - 1:15 pm
Students from across Alaska are gathering in Anchorage this week for the Native Youth Olympic Games , which are based in Alaska Native cultural traditions and test hunting and survival skills. Here's a look at the events: ALASKAN HIGH KICK EVENT: Athletes begin seated on the floor and balance on...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 file photo, a whale is hauled on a fishing boat after it was killed in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Iceland. A whaling company in Iceland is preparing its fleet to bring the commercial hunting of fin whales back to the country. Whaling company Hvalur hf (Whale Inc.) said Tuesday, April 17, 2018 it is readying its two vessels for the 100-day whaling season that starts in June. Fin whale hunting stopped in Iceland in 2015, when Japanese authorities refused to import Iceland’s catch because of insufficient research about health code requirements.(AP Photo/Adam Butler, File)
April 17, 2018 - 2:33 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A whaling company in Iceland said Tuesday it is preparing its fleet to bring commercial hunting of fin whales back to the Nordic island nation after a two-year freeze. Whaling company Hvalur hf (Whale Inc.) said it is readying two vessels for the 100-day summer whaling...
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March 14, 2018 - 4:17 pm
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — A study by a Colorado university found that although mountain lions normally avoid human contact, they are willing to push past their fear when they are hungry. The Colorado State University study recently published in the Journal of Animal Ecology found that not only will...
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March 12, 2018 - 5:19 pm
MONTPLIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is recommending the lowest number of moose hunting permits this year in the modern era as the herd continues to decline from infestations of ticks and brain worms believed to be caused by the warming climate. The department is...
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