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Elk Gets Posthumous Revenge on the Hunter Who Killed It

Oregon hunter almost killed himself when he flipped his ATV

(Newser) - An Oregon hunter found himself in a dangerous situation after accidentally impaling himself on his own kill, the Oregonian reports. Gary Heeter, 69, was dragging an elk carcass behind his ATV up a steep hill Saturday when the vehicle flipped, impaling Heeter in the back on the elk's antler.... More »

Irritated Elk Charges Yellowstone Tourist

Animal charged after woman kept creeping closer and closer with her camera

(Newser) - First we had Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. the elephant ; now, Yellowstone tourist vs. the elk. Yellowstone's wildlife rules are clear: Stay at least 25 yards away from large animals, quadruple that for bears and wolves. But one woman ignored that Sunday and got too close for an elk's comfort—... More »

Entire Elk Herd Wiped Out by Wolves in 'Sport Killing'

'They went crazy'

(Newser) - Wolves killed 19 elk—17 of them calves—in one night in what Wyoming officials are calling a "sport killing," USA Today reports. "They went crazy and just took down each elk and moved on to the next," the game and fish department's John Lund... More »

Headless Body of Famous Elk Found in Oklahoma

A $1K reward has been offered for information in Hollywood's death

(Newser) - The 8-year-old bull elk was photographed so often by visitors to an Oklahoma nature preserve he was dubbed "Hollywood." But the final photo of the creature is a grisly one: a shot of its headless carcass (graphic image here ). The elk, which lived on the Nature Conservancy'... More »

Hunters Kill 2 Moose ... Behind a Fence, in a Zoo

They didn't realize their mistake until it was too late

(Newser) - Hunters in Norway bagged two moose, somehow without realizing they were shooting at the animals through a fence. And not just any fence, but the fence of the Polar Park zoo, The Local reports. As the hunters explained to the zoo, their hounds somehow got inside the animals' enclosure and... More »

Elk Goes Viral, Gets Euthanized

Men behind video 'deeply saddened'

(Newser) - An elk in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains National Park made a name for himself via a YouTube clip that has garnered nearly 2 million views—and also played a role in his downfall. In the clip, the young bull elk butts heads with a photographer for quite a... More »

How Yellowstone Wolves Help Bears Eat Berries

By eating the elk that typically gorge on the fruit

(Newser) - Bears in Yellowstone are eating twice as many berries as they used to, and the reason is all about the intricacies of a wildlife ecosystem: The park brought back wolves, and they've been eating the elk that used to eat the berries, reports the Mother Nature Network . As a... More »

Now Ikea Has Elk Meat Problem

Chain yanks lasagna after another meat miscue is discovered

(Newser) - Maybe Ikea should just stick with furniture: First, its beef contained too much horse meat , and now its elk meat has too much pork. Ikea has pulled 17,000 packages of elk lasagna—you read that correctly—from stores across Europe because they contained about 1.6% pork, reports the... More »

Drunken Moose Rescued From Tree

The tale involves fermented apples

(Newser) - The headline in the Swedish website the Local reads "Drunken elk rescued from Swede's apple tree," and while it's almost a shame to ruin it with explanation, here goes: A moose had been chomping fermented apples (apparently a common phenomenon in the fall in Sweden), got... More »

Hunters Gear Up for Wolf 'Slaughter'

Congressional budget rider removes animals from endangered list

(Newser) - A massive wolf hunt is coming to the Rocky Mountain states now that Congress has quietly passed a budget rider ordering wolves be taken off endangered species lists everywhere but Wyoming. Since wolves were re-introduced to the region in 1994, their numbers have grown to 1,700, angering ranchers and... More »

Hunters Take Aim in Wyoming

Hunters look to thin once-endangered population

(Newser) - Hunters take aim at a symbol of the American West today, as Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge opens the first buffalo season in almost a decade. Officials say they need to lower the population from 1,200 to 500 because of overgrazing and disease. But killing the once-endangered species has... More »

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