Predators & Small Game

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Porch Pirate Squirrel Caught in the Act

This time of the year, it's not uncommon for delivered packages to go missing from front porches. It's so common that the thieves have been dubbed Porch Pirates. But those pirates aren't always who you'd expect. A home surveillance camera recently caught footage of a sneaky squirrel grabbing a package...


Coyotes Stranded on Moving Ice Floes

A pack of coyotes ended up in a precarious situation last week that resulted in some pretty cool video footage. According to CTV News , Iouri Ponomarev was walking his dog at the Government House Park near the North Saskatchewan River when he spotted several coyotes frantically trying to escape...


Boy Pets Rabid Raccoon, Gets Bitten

Most of us know that petting a sick wild raccoon is a bad idea, but one 15-year-old had to learn that lesson the hard way. According to Fox13.com , Damien Ransom was skateboarding in the Providence neighborhood in Davenport, Florida, when he saw a raccoon on the road. He said...


Fisher Climbs Into Stand With Hunter

One New York hunter experienced an opening day that he won't soon forget. At around 6 a.m., on opening day of firearm season, Tucker Money, a 35-year-old Princeton, Massachusetts, resident, climbed into a stand on his father's property in Ontario County, New York. By about 9 a.m., Money was thinking...


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3 Tricks for Shooting Sticks

Many deer and turkey hunters never experience a long stalk that culminates in a shot from shooting sticks. The concept was foreign to me on a recent African safari. But, after some practice, I learned that using rapidly deployed shooting sticks — properly — is a useful skill for American...


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The Best Camo for Predator Hunting

Fooling predators is difficult because they’re hunters themselves. They are hyper-aware, relying on their sensitive noses, large ears and sharp eyes to secure prey and avoid becoming prey in turn. That’s the challenge – and appeal – of predator calling. Successful predator hunters employ a number of tactics to gain...


The Day the Squirrel Went Berserk in the Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Like the country song come to life, a squirrel broke into an Alabama church last week, creating chaos and confusion as parishioners tried to catch it with an offering plate. Similar to the 1984 song “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” by Ray Stevens, the squirrel scurried amongst those sitting in the...


Predator Hunts Gone Wrong

Mark Zepp doesn’t remember all the predators that he’s killed over decades of hunting, but he does remember every single one that got away, right down to the smallest detail. He says those have done the most to turn him into a successful predator hunter. “I have called thousands of...


Tips for Hunting Fox Squirrels

“Let’s go chase after a fox squirrel.” Those were the last words I remember my friend Hunter saying to me before we wandered down the logging road that cut through the top of Brush Mountain. I was cramming my brain with communication law court cases for an exam. He knew...


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Guide to Blackpowder Squirrel Hunting

If you're looking for a challenge and enjoy a white plume of blackpowder smoke, then you should try squirrel hunting with your muzzleloader. You probably won't fill the freezer, but you'll have guaranteed fun trying. And the familiarity you gain with your rifle will come in handy if you decide...


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Rabbit Hunting with a Recurve

The twig snapped under my boot and I froze. Motionless, I stood there until my quarry relaxed and began feeding once again on the tender clover. I crept closer, metering my steps in predatory tempo, inching forward until the animal was within range. My bow, made by a company that...


Young Child Barely Escapes Coyote Attack

A home-surveillance camera caught footage of a 5-year-old girl being chased by a coyote in her own front yard in Park Villa, Illinois. Christine Przybylski had just walked to her mailbox to check for her Halloween costume, which had not arrived. As she approached a swing in her front yard,...


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