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Watch Raccoon Chase Woman and Dog Into House

A woman and her dog were out for a walk in their Orlando neighborhood when a raccoon suddenly jumped from a tree in her yard and chased after them. According to WSVN.com , the raccoon attacked Nykeria Clark’s Yorkie, Jojo, right in front of their home. “While we were out...


20 Years Later, the .17 HMR is the Best Rimfire Round Made for Hunting

I remember seeing a .17 HMR cartridge for the first time. I was a freshman in college, and the owner of a local gun shop I frequented had set some of the individual rimfire rounds on display as a curio. Seeing the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire case necked down for...


Terrorizing Fox Squirrel Traps Woman in Office Building

An Indiana woman filmed a hilarious standoff between herself and an aggressive fox squirrel that charged toward her each time she tried to leave her office building. According to DailyMail.com , on February 7, Carrie Hair was the last one remaining at the LeaderOne Financial office in Kokomo, Indiana, where...


5 Ways to Ruin a Squirrel Dog

Many veteran hunters say a good squirrel dog is born with hunting in its blood, and all you need to do to have them treeing like a pro is nurture that instinct along. But even a good dog can develop bad habits, and sometimes those habits are created by trainers...


US Deaths From Rabies in 2021 Reached Highest Number in a Decade

In 2021, rabies took the life of five people in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s the highest number of deaths from the disease in a decade. According to The New York Times , direct contact with a bat resulted in three of those...


Illinois Man Dies From Rabies After Waking Up With Bat on His Neck

An 80-year-old Illinois man died from rabies after waking up in bed to discover a bat on his neck a month earlier. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it was the first death due to rabies in the state since 1954. According to mystateline.com , the man was bitten...


Watch: Rabid Raccoons Attack in Two Separate Incidents

This YouTube video starts out with the written warning, “Do not try this at home.” Hopefully, you’ll never have the need to wrestle a rabid raccoon. But one woman had to do just that to protect the children with her, and it was all caught on video. The woman, who...


Investigators Find Hundreds of Squirrels, Plus Deer, Nutria, and Other Wildlife in Mobile Home

Authorities arrested two South Carolina women after finding several deer, more than 200 squirrels, a nutria, and other wild animals in their mobile home. Investigators said the squirrels and other mammals were kept in small cages, but some were roaming freely in the double-wide mobile home. “Right now, our number...


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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...


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...


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...


Watch Man Hand-Feed 25 Fat Raccoons

The chubby raccoons in the video above don’t look as though they’ve ever missed a meal, and they have James Blackwood to thank for that. Blackwood, who’s also known as the Raccoon Whisperer to those who watch his YouTube videos, has been feeding wild raccoons for 20 years. He obviously...


No Dove Field? No Problem

My buddy shouted at me from 60 yards away, and it was just the type thing you hope to hear on the First of September. "Coming in hot behind you, to the right!" I twisted around on my bucket seat to catch sight of the dove coming over the barn...


10 Tips for Better Dove Hunting

Follow this pro shotgunner’s advice, and you’ll never miss another dove again (well, almost never).


Watch Baby Raccoon Free Its Mother From Trap

A couple of years ago, raccoons wreaked havoc on my screened-in back porch. They tore up cushions, toppled over furniture, and ripped the screen door. So, I set a live trap and waited. Morning after morning, I walked out to discover an empty trap with missing bait. I could never...


The Dog Pond Bullfrog Story

There is no scoring system for bullfrogs, and maybe that’s for the best. A good frog hunter can identify a "trophy" from across a 2-acre pond, just by looking at the size of and spacing between his eyes in the beam of a flashlight. It’s a skill learned only from...


All About Froggin’

(Editor's Note: As summer kicks off, we're celebrating frog hunting all week on Realtree.com. This classic from the archives was originally published in spring of 2009. The couples referenced here are all still married to this day.) A plate of fried frog legs is the best-tasting dish known to man...


Giant Tegu Lizards Invade Georgia

As if "murder hornets" aren't scary enough, now Georgia residents have another invasive species to worry about. The tegu lizard, a species native to Argentina, has invaded Georgia and is said to pack a potentially dangerous bite. Mark Mandica, founder and executive director of the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, said,...


Chicken Killer Is My Name

Most nicknames are earned. They’re worn as a badge of honor, dishonor or plain old mockery. My most notable hunting handle all started on a youth upland bird hunt sponsored by Quail and Pheasants Forever , where I shot a stocked pheasant hen. Of course, while Kentucky does have native...


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