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The 10 Toughest Game Animals in North America

Is there really such a thing as a “tough” game animal? After all, a bullet or arrow through the vitals will do the job on anything, from squirrels to elephants, right? That’s true. But equally true is that some critters, due to the size of their vitals, thickness of hide,...


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How to Skin and Prepare a Rattlesnake for the Table

Let me start with a caveat. I hate killing snakes — even the venomous species. I can’t count the times I’ve shared a western Kentucky fishing hole with a cottonmouth, or a woodlot of squirrels with a copperhead. As long as I see them first, it’s all good. Still, venomous...


Wisconsin Couple Films Bobcat Taking Down Buck in Woods Behind Their House

When a couple in Onalaska, Wisconsin, was alerted to some commotion outside by their barking dog, they got to witness and film a remarkable battle between a deer and a bobcat. The footage, posted on the teamzlabek YouTube channel , begins with written commentary that sets the scene. “Our dog...


8 Mistakes Rookie Coyote Hunters Make

Coyote hunting experts like Mark Zepp can make it look so easy. No matter how many times you watch guys like that stack up predators on video, you just can’t figure out how to duplicate their success. They seem to bring coyotes running to the gun every time they make...


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10 Coyote Trapping Mistakes Beginners Make

It’s a good thing my living wages didn’t depend upon my early trapping efforts . I’d have been one pitiful fur trader. When I started trapping a few years ago I caught some raccoons and opossums early on, but it took the better part of two seasons before I caught...


How to Mount a Riflescope Properly

If your scope isn't mounted properly, your rifle will never shoot as well as it could. Here, Tyler Jordan runs through the steps of proper scope mounting ahead of a Nebraska coyote hunt. ( Check Out: Know the Difference in First Focal Plane and Second Focal Plane Scopes )


Coyote Attacks Woman Jogging in Vancouver Park

A Vancouver, British Columbia, woman refuses to return to a park where she was attacked by a coyote while jogging last week. Azi Ramezani told CTV News that she is traumatized by the attack and may never return to Stanley Park to run again. “This park is my backyard. I’ve...


10 Tips for Training a Squirrel Dog

The last thing I needed was another hunting hobby. Between hunting at home and out-of-state trips, there seems to be something going on every weekend from September to February. Besides, I’d squirrel hunted all my life in the traditional, sneak-slowly-through-the-hardwoods way. I’d never hunted with squirrel dogs. How much better...


Rabid Bobcat Attacks Connecticut Couple and Their Dog

A woman is recovering from injuries after a rabid bobcat attacked her, her husband, and their dog inside the garage of their Connecticut home last week. Malcolm Jones told Fox 61 , “If I had not been here, I have a really bad feeling something really bad would have happened.”...


Aggressive Squirrels Attack Residents of New York City Neighborhood

Aggressive squirrels have terrorized a Queens, New York, neighborhood, causing some people to fear leaving their homes. Micheline Frederick is still recovering from bite wounds after she was attacked by a squirrel in December 2020. “You hear someone has been bitten by a squirrel, you’re like ‘Okay, you got a...


Video: Dog and Raccoon Fight in Living Room, Knock Over Christmas Tree

Last Thursday morning, a Florida woman was awoken to something making noise in her Christmas tree. At first, she thought it was a cat but then realized the furry intruder was actually a raccoon. Fortunately for all of us, she filmed the encounter and the chaos that ensued. According to...


Woman Uses Shovel to Defend Dog from Coyote Attack

A Stamford, Connecticut, woman used a shovel to fend off a large coyote as it attacked her dog earlier this month. Animal control officials say the coyote has already killed another family’s small dog. According to CBS2 , Karen Danks was with her dog, Dakota, in her backyard when the...


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