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How 2 Men Got Banned From Hunting in 44 States

Men illegally killed dozens of deer, took disturbing photos

(Newser) - Two Tennessee men are forever banned from hunting in that state and 43 others after illegally killing dozens of deer and taking disturbing photos of the animals, the Tennessean reports. "We will never know how many deer these two killed, but we believe they could have poached at least... More »

Fla. Shuts Down Bear Hunt After Bloody 2 Days

State's first bear hunt in 21 years comes to an early end after hunters kill 295

(Newser) - Hunters hoping to take advantage of Florida's weeklong bear hunt—the first in 21 years—have had to shoulder their rifles after just two days. "I have signed the order to close the hunt," Nick Wiley of the state's wildlife commission said Sunday after 295 bears... 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 »

Guy Fights Off Grizzly Bear by Pushing Arm Down Its Throat

Chase Dellwo recalled an old article he'd read

(Newser) - A bow hunter is alive and fairly well after surviving a grizzly bear attack, but what's amazing is how he fought back. Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother near the town of Choteau, Montana, on Saturday when they saw a herd of elk, the Great Falls Tribune... More »

Which Animal Is the 'Superpredator'? We Are

The rate at which humans kill animals is not sustainable, study finds

(Newser) - For tens of thousands of years, where humans go, animals are driven to extinction. We are the superpredator, killing animals—and adults ones at that—at a much higher rate than other predators. And it's not sustainable. So say researchers at the University of Victoria in the journal Science... More »

In Cats vs. Dogs, History Answers

Cats are responsible for the extinction of 40 early canine species

(Newser) - It's official: Cats are better than dogs. Better predators, that is. So say researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences after looking at more than 2,000 fossils of prehistoric cats and dogs in North America. It turns out that when cats arrived on the continent... More »

Office of Cecil the Lion's Killer Back in Business

Walter Palmer's dental office reopens in Minnesota

(Newser) - The killer of Cecil the lion is in business again—sort of. The office of dentist Walter Palmer, who admitted to taking Cecil's life in Zimbabwe last month , reopened today in Bloomington, Minn., but without Palmer on the premises, NBC News reports. River Bluff Dental posted a tweet saying... More »

2 Major US Airlines Ban Big-Game Trophies

No more rhino heads on Delta, American

(Newser) - More fallout from the killing of Cecil the lion : Two major American airlines say people whose hobby is killing and beheading African wildlife will have to fly other carriers if they want to take the animal parts home with them. In a statement, Delta Air Lines said it has now... More »

US Huntress Poses With Her Kills

Sabrina Corgatelli defends the hunting of animals in Africa

(Newser) - A huntress from Idaho has added her two cents to recent stories about Americans accused of hunting illegally in Africa—and attracted her share of outrage in return, the Telegraph reports. On July 25, Sabrina Corgatelli responded to the story of Cecil the lion's death by posting photos on... More »

American Hunters Bag Hundreds of Lions a Year

Washington Post: Walter Palmer is far from the only one

(Newser) - As the outrage against dentist and lion-killer Walter Palmer simmers, the Washington Post points out that he's far from the only American hunter to kill a lion in Africa. In fact, hundreds do so every year in legal hunts. Palmer's problem is that his guides lured a lion... More »

Man May Have Paid $55K to Kill Africa's Most Famous Lion

Spaniard sought in killing of Cecil

(Newser) - Months after Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe came under fire for exporting 23 elephant calves to China ( National Geographic has published undercover photos), the park is again mired in controversy—this time after a hunter skinned and beheaded Africa's most famous lion, 13-year-old Cecil. The lion was wearing... More »

Wisconsin Hunter Shoots Deer, She Strikes Back

72-year-old bow hunter wounded a doe and she struck his leg with her head

(Newser) - Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted, as a 72-year-old bow hunter in Wisconsin recently found out when the doe he struck with his arrow apparently had enough. After the man injured her and attempted to track her, she turned on him. "Apparently the man was going through some thick... More »

Hunter Accidentally Shoots, Kills Himself

Not clear how 79-year-old's gun went off

(Newser) - A coroner says a 79-year-old hunter found dead in the western Pennsylvania woods accidentally shot himself with his own rifle. The body of James Turnbull, of White Township, was discovered by another deer hunter shortly before 5pm yesterday in a wooded area of the township. Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman... More »

'Tipsy' Hunter Finds Way to Fight Off Crocodile

Stephen Moreen, an Australian, poked croc in the eye

(Newser) - How to cope when a crocodile pulls you underwater? Just poke it in the eye, of course. That's what Australian hunter Stephen Moreen, 20, did when a 6-foot croc grabbed his arm and dragged him under in a remote area about 200 miles southwest of Darwin, Australia, the BBC... More »

Elephant Ancestor's Bones Alter Our Continent's History

Gomphotheres appear to have roamed North America as recently as 13,400 years ago

(Newser) - North America's prehistoric Clovis people were known hunters of large mammoths and mastodons. But another elephant ancestor, the smaller gomphothere, may also have fallen prey to the ambitious hunter-gatherers. An archaeological dig begun in 2007 in northwestern Mexico now carbon dates that site—which has given up Clovis spear... More »

Namibia to Hunters: Shoot Our Rare Elephants

Country grants 9 permits for adult male desert elephants

(Newser) - At least one rare desert elephant has been killed in Namibia and more are likely to follow. The country has granted nine permits to hunt the large beasts, of which the Conservation Action Trust says only 100 exist. As the permits specify adult males, the trust says that part of... More »

7 Celebs Who Like to Hunt

Including some you might not expect

(Newser) - Fox News rounds up a list of celebrities who like to hunt—and some of them may surprise you:
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: The model and Transformers star calls herself a "farm girl," and says that growing up, she ate animals she shot herself, including "a few pheasants
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Hunter Mistakes Man for Deer, Shoots Him —Twice

Tampa man may have suffered permanent damage in shooting

(Newser) - A hunter in Tampa, Fla., mistook a man practicing turkey calls for a deer Sunday night and shot him—twice—with a high-powered rifle. Amazingly, he survived, Opposing Views and the New York Times report. Clint Galentine, 37, was walking with a friend in a wildlife management area when the... More »

Lost 72-Year-Old Survived on Algae, Frogs for Weeks

Gene Penaflor got separated from hunting partner in California forest

(Newser) - A pretty incredible tale of survival out of northern California, where a deer hunter lost in the Mendocino National Forest survived for 19 days. The most incredible parts: temperatures fell as low as 25 degrees; Gene Penaflor was at one point temporarily unconscious after falling down a steep slope; he'... More »

Hunter Started Yosemite Fire: Feds

Campfire apparently got away from him

(Newser) - Looks like it wasn't an illegal pot farm after all : The gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park began when a hunter allowed an illegal fire to escape, the US Forest Service said today. No arrests have been made, and the hunter's name was being withheld pending... More »

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