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Crazed Squirrel Attacks 10 In San Francisco Area

A blood-hungry squirrel has attacked at least 10 people in the San Francisco area leading Marin County health officials to issue a warning about the bizarre attacks. All of the attacks have occurred near the intersection of Sutro Avenue and Vineyard Road in Novato. The squirrel has been running up...


Send Us A Photo OF Your Hunting Dog

Your hunting dog is more than just a pet. He or she is likely considered a member of your family, your best friend and favorite hunting companion. We know you love to show off your hunting dog and we want to help. Email a photo of your canine hunting buddy...


Sage-Grouse Won’t Be Listed as Endangered

The greater sage-grouse does not face imminent extinction and won’t be protected under the Endangered Species Act. That’s what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded in a 12-month finding on a petition to list the birds as threatened or endangered. The decision follows efforts from a massive conservation partnership...


Sage Grouse Study Provides Good News

As Western sportsmen rally around plans to protect sage grouse populations and habitat without federal intervention, the birds have provided some good news. The greater sage grouse is North America’s largest native grouse, and it inhabits 11 Western states and portions of two Canadian provinces. Sage grouse populations have decreased...


South Dakota Pheasants Surge Higher

Upland-bird hunters received great news this past week when South Dakota announced that its 2015 pheasant brood survey showed a 42 percent increase in birds per mile. The survey indicated about 3.80 pheasants per mile, up from 2.68 in 2014 and 1.52 in 2013, according to a press release from...


Buffalo Squirrel Dip

Want a party dish that no one else will bring to the table? The next time you get invited to a potluck style function; whip up a big bowl of this Buffalo Squirrel Dip and be the life of the party. It starts with boiled squirrel, simmered for a couple...


Old Fashioned Squirrel and Dumplings

My youngest son, Potroast, is fanatical about squirrel hunting. Since our home state of Kentucky has a squirrel season that covers around eight months of the year, he has ample time to chase bushytails. The result? We eat a lot of squirrel. I mean heaps of squirrel, oodles of squirrel...


This is How Baby Raccoons Drink a Bowl of Milk

Have you ever enjoyed a dish so much that you just wanted to dip your entire face in it? For me, chocolate cake comes to mind. Of course, I've not done that...because it would be classless and rude. Sometimes being a civilized human being has its drawbacks. But these baby...


Camp Food

Whether it is hunting camp, fishing camp, or just a “get away from it all with a few buddies” camp, food always seems to play an important part. It does at our camps anyway. I spent this past weekend with a group of buddies at a friend’s cabin and farm...


Iowa Pheasant Hunting Trending Upward

After shooting more roosters in 2014 and seeing plenty of birds this past spring, Iowa pheasant hunters are optimistic for the upcoming season. Hunters took about 216,000 roosters this past fall, an increase of about 30 percent, according to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources press release . It marked...


Cottonmouth Bites Teen Who Tried to Kiss It

In a shocking turn of events, a Florida teenage boy is recovering in the hospital after getting bitten on the face by a cottonmouth that he tried to kiss. Who could have predicted that outcome? Obviously not 18-year-old Austin Hatfield, who is now in critical condition at the Tampa General...


Nile Monitor Lizards Invade Palm Beach, Florida

Due to its landscape and climate, Florida has become a refuge for numbers of exotic and invasive species that are not only killing Florida's native wildlife but also are taking a toll on the state's economy. You've probably heard about the invasion of Burmese pythons, anacondas and even iguanas, but...


Low Snowfall Benefits Iowa Pheasants, Quail

Iowa's pheasant population might reverse recent declines in 2015, thanks to two winters with relatively light snowfall and promising spring nesting conditions. Todd Bogenschutz, upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said pheasant hunters saw more birds in 2014 after below-normal snowfall in Winter 2013-'14. Most of...


Opossum-Based Venomous Snake-Bite Antidote Could Save Thousands of Lives

Who knew that the opossum, that googly eyed critter many consider as nothing more than a pest, could hold the key to saving thousands of lives each year throughout the world? During the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) this past weekend, scientists announced that...


75-Year-Old Woman Chokes Rabid Raccoon to Death

I’m sure 75-year-old tai chi instructor Cas Overton never thought she’d have to use her martial arts skills on a vicious wild animal, but her physical and mental training paid off last week when she actually had to choke to death a large rabid raccoon that was attacking her. The...


Rat Snake Bites Lowes Shopper Between the Eyes

Shopping for cabinets at Lowes on a Saturday afternoon should be a relatively low-key experience, right? Well, not if you’re one unfortunate shopper who actually got bitten between the eyes by a rat snake while doing that very thing last week. Sounds like something out of a crazy movie or...


Rampaging Groundhog Causes Chaos in New Hampshire Neighborhood

One New Hampshire man is being teased mercilessly by his buddies after being chased around his yard and into his house by an aggressive groundhog, which then tried to claw its way through the front glass door to continue its attack. Gary McGrath of Hampton, N.H., said he was in...


Buttermilk Fried Squirrel with Southern Gravy

August in Kentucky was always a special time of year when I was growing up. The waning days of summer meant squirrel season was about to open, and that hunting season in general was upon us. Many a morning was spent patrolling the woods around our farm, and many a...


How to Skin a Rabbit Without a Knife

Rabbits are among the most popular small game animals in the world. They’re great eating, too. Rabbits are very easy—if a bit messy—to clean. Cleaning them, of course, starts with skinning them. And in this Timber 2 Table video, Kentucky rabbit hunter Ryan McCafferty demonstrates how to skin a rabbit...


How to Fillet a Fish

Realtree.com editor Will Brantley shares a quick, easy process on how to fillet a fish. The first step is to start with a good, sharp fillet knife. Keeping the fish on ice after you catch them will help firm up the meat and make the process a bit easier. The...


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