Hunting

A Dick's Sporting Goods store is seen in Arlington Heights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick's had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting. But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 28, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby. Dick's said it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone...
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FILE - This April 15, 2017, file video image courtesy of KTVB-TV shows the remote area where skeletal remains were found in a badger hole north of Mountain Home, Idaho. The U.S. government says it's working with two Native American tribes to return the 500-year-old, well-preserved bones of a young adult and child found in a southwestern Idaho badger hole to one of the tribes. (Paul Boehlke/ KTVB via AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Somewhere in Boise, two 500-year-old skeletons discovered in Idaho's high desert plains are stored in a secure place as three Native American tribes try to claim the remains and anthropologists lament a lost research opportunity. U.S. officials won't say where the bones of the...
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This April 20, 2015 photo provided by Busch Gardens shows a polar bear wearing a GPS video-camera collar lying on a chunk of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A new study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they are supposed to be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting.(Maria Spriggs/Busch Gardens via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It's the climate change diet and scientists say it's not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that bears need for...
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January 05, 2018 - 4:39 pm
MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A 99-year-old hunter in Mississippi wants to know why people are making a big fuss about her recent kill. It was a doe after all, not a prized buck. The Clarion Ledger reports that Bertha Vickers used a .243 Winchester rifle to kill a doe recently a few miles from her rural...
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December 02, 2017 - 11:36 am
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified human remains found by a deer hunter in northeast Ohio. The Lorain County Sheriff's Office said Friday that the remains found Oct. 19 in New Russia Township are those of Minerva Tripp. She was last seen in Cleveland in August 2012. New Russia Township...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, elk feed at the Wenaha Wildlife Area near Troy, Ore. Wildlife managers in some western states cut back hunting this fall in areas where big game herds suffered above-normal losses during the 2016-17 winter. (Keith Kohl/ Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
November 24, 2017 - 10:37 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming's western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the...
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November 19, 2017 - 3:59 pm
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away. Introduced into the state for hunting decades ago, wild turkeys are thriving and have invaded urban areas, perhaps seeking food, water and safety...
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In this 2008 photo provided by Josh Harrison, a coyote stands in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass. Coyotes have lived in the East since the 1930s, and recent genetic tests have shown they are actually a mixture of coyote, wolf and dog. And scientists say they might be getting genetically closer to wolves, helping them become better predators and thrive in urban areas including New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the woods of Maine. (Josh Harrison via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 12:47 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The future of the coyotes that roam forests, cities and suburbs from Newfoundland to Virginia could hinge on the animals becoming the "wolves" of the East Coast. And humans better get used to them. Coyotes have lived in the East since the 1930s, and recent genetic tests have...
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November 02, 2017 - 11:11 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A hunter in Canada killed one of three young bears that were relocated to northern New Hampshire after the governor stepped in to save their lives. The state's Fish and Game department had planned to euthanize the black bears and their mother in May after repeated problems with...
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This undated photo provided by Christopher Scalia, shows an elk shot by Justice Antonin Scalia, that has remained in the new Justice Neil Gorsuch's chambers in the Supreme Court in Washington. When Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch got appointed to the Supreme Court bench earlier this year, he got lifetime tenure, a salary north of $250,000 and an elk named Leroy. (Christopher J. Scalia by AP)
October 06, 2017 - 4:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court earlier this year he got Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, his office and his elk, Leroy. In recent appearances, Gorsuch has been telling the story of how the elk — actually just its mounted head — came to be his office mate. The...
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