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Places to Spring Bear Hunt

By: Patrick Meitin Opportunities to hunt spring bears in the United States have become increasingly rare. Currently, only a handful of western states host spring dates. Subtract those where baiting isn’t allowed, and you’re left with just Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. This wasn’t always the case, but we live in...


8 Realtree Big Game Harvests from the 2017-18 Hunting Season

Big game hunting is likely the most popular in the outdoors. Big bugling elk. Huge long-tined bucks. Weird, not-as-common animals like axis deer and musk ox, they drive hunters bonkers every year as they chase these incredible critters. Here are eight of them that Realtree pro staffers and team members...


Elk Filmed with Ground Blind Tangled in Antlers

While an elk's antlers come in handy for battling it out during the rut, they can also create quite a problem. This bull elk was filmed with a ground blind tangled up in his antlers. Chances are, the elk decided to take out his frustration on a ground blind, and,...


Elk Shot for Attacking Two Women

Two women were rushed to the hospital after a bull elk attacked and gored each one of them in separate instances. A representative for Colorado Parks and Wildlife told CBS4 the elk was shot after it attacked the women on Thursday morning. The attacks took place near Performance Park in...


Kids Watch Through Window as Bear Cub Destroys Flamingo Float

What youngster wouldn't love to play with a big, pink flamingo pool float? When a bear cub wandered into one California family's yard, it just couldn't help but to pounce on the pool toy. The Liang family watched in amusement from the safety of their home as the bear cub...


Hunter Impaled by Antlers of Elk He'd Just Killed

Welcome to Realblog Week! The Realblog features crazy, interesting and unique outdoor-related stories and events that often make you question everything you know about wildlife and the outdoors. I typically post the Realblog twice a week, but this week, I'm bringing you the best from the Realblog every day! We'll...


Elk Hunting: The Affordable Drop Camp Elk Hunt

By: Patrick Meitin Maybe you've drawn an elk tag in a prime area, or just have big plans to bowhunt in an over-the-counter state such as Colorado or Idaho. You likely have a vague idea where you're headed, even where you'll hunt, but details still remain a touch vague. Your...


The New BaseKamp App for Big Game Hunters

We’re living in the digital age. It came quickly and continues to expand beyond what many have ever dreamed. And there’s no doubt that a plethora of apps have come with it. Some of them are terrible. Some are simply garbage. But others are truly changing the way we hunt...


Watch Alligator Jump Into Boat with Tourists

A couple visiting Florida wanted to take a boat tour through the swamps with the hopes of seeing an alligator. Well, let's just say they saw one all right. Tyler Hindery of Springfield, Missouri, told US News 24 he had to talk his wife, Emerald, into going on the swamp...


Lone South Carolina Elk Tries to Spar with Woman

What's a lonely elk to do when he can find no other elk to fight or love? Well, one young bull elk has resorted to hanging out and roughhousing with humans. A couple of months ago, I blogged about an elk that had been spotted in South Carolina and is...


People Dressed as Creatures Prank Cops on Game Cameras

Police in Kansas set up two game cameras in Gardner's Celebration Park with the hopes of capturing images of a mountain lion that had reportedly been seen in the park. Instead, they ended up with images of monsters, creatures of unknown origin and even Santa Clause! Last week, Gardner police...


Is This Video Proof of an American Loch Ness Monster?

What is it? Many who've seen the video above of something winding back and forth through Alaska's Chena River are asking that question. Some believe the video has captured proof of the existence of the Chena Chomper, Alaska's own version of the Loch Ness monster. An Alaska Department of Fish...


Wild Elk Spotted in South Carolina for First Time in Almost 300 Years

South Carolina has not been home to a wild elk in 275 years, but that has changed thanks to one young ostracized bull elk. It is speculated that the elk, which has been filmed and photgraphed this week in Pickens County, was pushed out by dominant males from a herd...


Group Targets Hunter Who Killed Pedals the Bear

A Facebook group called Justice for Pedals the Bear says it already has more than 3,000 signatures on a petition calling for the hunting license of Pedals’ killer to be revoked. The upright-walking black bear is believed to have been shot by a hunter during the opening week of New...


Funny Video Montage Shows Police Chasing Bear Through Downtown Anchorage

The Anchorage Police Department had some fun with the video footage they took of them chasing a black bear through the streets of downtown Anchorage last week. The music accompanying the video gives it an old cop-versus-robber feel. As you can see, the cops had quite the challenge trying to...


Grilled Elk Steak with Sorghum and Bourbon Steak Sauce

I’m not normally one to use a steak sauce, particularly when it comes to a flavorful grilled elk steak. That said, this one is pretty good on just about any kind of red meat, and the sweet and salty flavor pairs well with the sharpness of wild game. While sorghum...


Hawaiian Wild Pork Ribs

While the ribs on a wild pig aren’t as big and meaty as those from the barnyard cousins, they are still pork ribs, and, by definition, extremely tasty. While it takes a few more to make a meal, wild pork ribs make up for it in extra flavor and fast...


Video Shows Angry Mama Bear Charging Man In His Own Home

What do you do when charged by an angry bear? Wildlife experts offer a variety of advice, depending on the type of bear and situation. But, one California man found that running, screaming, cursing and shutting himself in his room worked for just fine when an angry mama bear charged...


Mountain Goat Drowns Trying to Escape Crowd with Cameras

Armed with cameras and smartphones, a crowd of onlookers chased a mountain goat to its death in Seward, Alaska, earlier this week. CNN reports the goat's death was set in motion when it ventured to the south end of the Seward Harbor breakwater dike on Saturday. A large group then...


Fresh Smoked Ham with Rosemary and Garlic Rub

When it comes to eating wild pigs, a cured ham is always good. But you don’t have to take the time to cure a ham if you don’t want to. A simple overnight brine and then a slow smoke turns a fresh ham into a fine meal. Fresh ham is...


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