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Yellowstone Bison Culled to Reduce Disease

Yellowstone National Park has completed its bison population-control efforts for the year by rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter. In addition, Native American tribal hunters have killed 270 bison as they migrated outside the park to graze at lower elevations in Montana. According...


Watch This Grizzly Bear Emerge From Hibernation

Not many people will ever see a grizzly bear emerge from hibernation, but a ranger working at a grizzly refuge center in the Canadian Rockies managed to capture the moment on video. She posted the footage on Twitter, and it has since gone viral. The large grizzly bear, nicknamed Boo,...


Woman Fined for Petting Moose

Despite warnings from others on the street, one woman was determined to approach and pet a wild moose she encountered in the town of Breckendridge, Colorado. Now she's paying the price. Fortunately she wasn't injured when the moose kicked at her, but she was fined by Colorado Parks and Wildlife...


Seriously, Stop Petting the Wildlife

Here we go again. Another person has put her life at risk by treating a large, wild animal as if it's a friendly pet. Fortunately the woman, who was filmed petting a large 6x6 bull elk in Colorado's Estes Park, was able to walk away unharmed. But wildlife officials say...


High School Students Butcher Moose in Classroom

Students at one Alaska high school got a hands-on lesson in biology, anatomy and the circle of life when they butchered a moose in the classroom earlier this month. According to Anchorage Daily News , Chugiak High School teacher Brian Mason brought a cow moose carcass to class in the...


Rutting Bull Elk Attacks Woman in Colorado

Here we go again. A group of people visiting Estes Park, Colorado, decided to get too close to a rutting bull elk, and you can guess what happened next. The bull charged, knocking a woman to the ground. It then proceeded to ram her with its antlers. This isn't the...


Trappers Catch 400-Pound Hog on San Antonio Golf Course

Check out the size of this pig. The 411-pound boar was captured and removed from Gateway Hills Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas, last week. Wyatt Walton, who works at Lone Star Trapping, a company that specializes in removing hogs, told mySA.com he was called to the golf course Thursday...


Changes Coming to Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act currently protects more than 1,600 species in the United States and its territories. It is credited with helping save the bald eagle, California condor and many other animals and plants from extinction since President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1973. But, the law is...


Hiker Scares Away Mountain Lion with Metallica Song

Metallica's heavy-metal beats have been known to scare grannies and pop music fans, but this time the band's legendary riffs frightened away a much more dangerous creature. Canadian Dee Gallant and her dog Murphy were hiking through the wilderness of Vancouver Island in British Columbia last week when she suddenly...


Bison Gores Teen at North Dakota National Park

For the second time in a week, a bison has attacked a child, but this time the injuries are more serious. A 17-year-old boy is recovering after a bison threw him 6 feet into the air and gored his thigh at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The teen...


Yellowstone Bison Tosses Child Into the Air

I used to work a summer job at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. On my first day there, I was ushered into a dark room and instructed to watch a film about potential dangers in the park. The film showed elk, bison, bears and other Yellowstone wildlife...


U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Native American Elk Hunter

Clayvin Herrera, a member of the Crow Tribe who was convicted for elk hunting out of season in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest back in 2014, had his day before the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the Court ruled in favor of Herrera, citing an 1868 treaty between the Crow tribe...


Man Discovers Moose on His Roof

Hearing a critter on the roof is not that unusual. Usually the culprit is a squirrel, or perhaps a raccoon. But, when a British Columbia man went to investigate a noise he heard on his carport roof, he discovered a much, much larger animal. To his surprise, there on his...


Man Impaled by Elk Statue

A young man is fortunate to be alive after being impaled by the antlers of an elk statue on Eakins Oval in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. How does one end up in such a predicament? The 21-year-old apparently climbed onto the George Washington Monument in the middle of the oval around 4:10...


Domestic Goat Joins Elk Herd

A lonely domestic goat has found a new group of friends in a herd of elk. People in the Loveland, Colorado, area have filmed and photographed the goat hanging out with the elk. One man says he even witnessed the elk protecting the goat from coyotes. Just shows it pays...


Small Dog Defends Woman During Horrible Bear Attack

A Pennsylvania woman is in critical condition after a bear attacked her behind her home last week, but had it not been for her pet Chihuahua mix, ironically named "Bear," she'd likely be dead. The attack happened Wednesday night in Muncy Creek Township. Melinda Lebarron had stepped outside to have...


Wild Moose Rings Doorbell With Its Butt

If you live in a neighborhood with teenagers, there's a decent chance you've been the victim of ding-dong ditching -- an age-old favorite prank among youth which involves ringing a doorbell, usually late at night, and then running before someone opens the door. One Alaskan couple assumed they were the...


Exposure to Bear Repellent Sends 24 Amazon Workers to Hospital

When I read the story about 54 New Jersey Amazon warehouse workers suffering from exposure to bear repellent, I could almost taste the bear spray in my mouth. I remember how my eyes burned and watered and how I felt like I'd never get relief. I can sympathize with the...


How to Bowhunt Elk When It's Hot and Dry

Hunting in dry, hot weather can be tough. I've faced those conditions during 20-some years bowhunting New Mexico's Gila region to be sure; the corn-flake ground, each step an auditory assault. Idaho normally affords quieter footing, though thick brush that clutches and trips can turn this long-time denizen of open...


Irish Fishermen Net Massive Antlers from Extinct Elk

If you appreciate a great set of antlers, check these bad boys out. Fishermen in Northern Ireland snagged a remarkable catch on Wednesday (Sept. 5), when they pulled in a massive Irish elk skull that's estimated to be more than 10,500 years old. The specimen measured approximately 6 feet (1.8...


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