Predator Hunting Blogs


Wolves in the Wall Street Journal

When the federal government delisted wolves last year, it opened the doors for states to manage new hunting seasons and of course, for anti-hunters to protest these hunts. Minnesota will be holding its first wolf-hunting season this coming fall and winter. Wisconsin and Michigan have followed suit and also will...

All Night Long Hog and Coyote Hunting in N.C.

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has proposed night hunting of feral hogs and coyotes -- with flashlights, on private lands only – as part of its plan to control two types of wild animals that are showing up in urban neighborhoods. State officials have been expanding rules on trapping...

No Limits on Some Wyoming Cougars?

Last February, more than 100 people attended a meeting in Hulett, Wyoming, to voice their concerns to the state's game and fish department about the rise in the mountain liion population, and particularly, the effect that this increase is having on their safety, and the safety of their pets and...

Studies Say Bear Spray Works Better than Firearms; Just Don’t Do What I Did

Ever been sprayed in the face by bear spray? I have. It hurts. Apparently that’s the point.

‘Bear with me’: Numbers don’t lie

Lately, some of the responses to my blogposts about the New York Times’ Op-Ed on the NRA and California’s

Recent Animal Attacks

You know how unfortunate events seem to occur in threes? Well, that apparently applies to animal attacks as well. Three separate animal attacks on people have been featured in recent news .

California Considers Banning Hunting with Dogs

At last count, 600 hunters who advocate using dogs to hunt bear and bobcat showed up for a hearing in Sacramento, Calif., on April 24 regarding the practice. About 200 antis, mainly from the Humane Society of the United States, also arrived on the scene.

Who Let the Cats Out?

According to our pal, outdoor writer JR Absher, urban coyotes mainly are living off cats .

Uncle Sam Grants Permission to Native American Tribe to Kill Two Eagles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has granted a Native American tribe a permit to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes. Last year, the Wyoming-based Northern Arapaho tribe filed a federal lawsuit because it believes that when the government refuses to issue such permits, it is infringing on the...

North Carolina DNR says, 'Bring on the Night!'

Forty-two states allow night hunting for some game species. North Carolina is thinking about becoming the 43rd state and is proposing new regulations that would allow hunting of coyotes and hogs at night.

California antis roaring for Richards’ head

Words like sanctimonious and self-righteous and who-in-the-wide-world-of-the-outdoors do you think you are, California , came to mind when I saw a clip from Channel 7 news, an ABC affiliate out of San Francisco, featuring the story about the president of the California Fish and Game Commission and his recent out-of-state...

Meet Ainsley Beeman

I’d like to introduce Ainsley Beeman. She’ll be guest blogging on The RealBlog from time to time. Ainsley is not only the 2009 Miss LSU, but she’s also a hunter. Ainsley is fairly new to the outdoor industry, although she’s hunted since childhood.

Isn’t the Coyote Just as Wily as the Gray Wolf?

Whenever a species of animal gets delisted, it’s a big deal. For almost 40 years, the federal Endangered Species Act has protected the gray wolf, and just recently, wolves came off the list in Wisconsin and other parts of the upper Midwest. That means these states can manage wolf kill...

Who Let the Snakes Out?

Are Burmese pythons decimating native Everglades wildlife?

When pigs die -- it might be Earth Day in Guam

The U.S. isn't the only nation with a feral hog problem. Guam is overrun with pork. Officials in Guam's government decided that this year's Earth Day celebration will include a feral hog hunting derby .