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Hunter Charged Over Bullet's Path

Minnesota's William Desmet charged with recklessly discharging a firearm

(Newser) - A Minnesota man's reckless shot while deer hunting could earn him prison time. William Desmet, 40, was hunting on property in central South Dakota with his uncle and another person on Nov. 14 when he allegedly shot through a shed and into a homeowner's bedroom, per the Mitchell ...

Hunter Shot What He Thought Was a Deer. He Was Wrong

It was another hunter, who did not survive

(Newser) - Tragedy occurred last week in Minnesota when one hunter mistook another one for a deer and shot him—fatally. The surviving hunter told police he saw movement that looked like one of the animals, fired one round from his rifle, and then immediately called 911 upon discovering it had actually...

Hunter Got His Deer. Second Animal Was a Surprise

Minnesota man encounters an alligator

(Newser) - A Minnesota man who was tracking a large buck on the opening weekend of deer hunting season encountered a second animal he never expected—a 3-foot alligator, per the AP . Cory Klocek was hunting Saturday on farmland in East Bethel when he took down with a shotgun what he described...

New Find Upends Thinking on Early Big-Game Hunters

Researchers think up to 50% of such hunters in the Americas were female

(Newser) - Think the women of the ancient Americas were stuck crushing grain into flour while the men went hunting for big game? Researchers say you're wrong. "Early big-game hunting was likely gender neutral," reads a new study in Science Advances . The conclusion stems from a 9,000-year-old burial...

He Shot the Elk on Saturday. It Killed Him the Next Day

Mark David was bow hunting on private land near Tillamook

(Newser) - An Oregon man managed to hit a bull elk while archery hunting last Saturday—and in a terrible twist, be killed by the animal the following day. The Statesman Journal reports Mark David, 66, was on private land near Tillamook when he shot the elk, but darkness set in before...

Cubs Can Be Killed in Alaska Dens Under Trump Rule Change

NPS, Fish and WiNPS, Fish and Wildlife to relax Obama-era regulations related to federal lands

(Newser) - Two federal agencies are relaxing Obama-era regulations on wildlife, now allowing for more hunting and trapping at national preserves throughout Alaska. The Alaska Daily News reports that the rolling back by the National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service of the 2015 prohibitions will allow hunters to take black...

Hunter Kills Massive Bear With Bow and Arrow

700-pound black bear sets a North American record

(Newser) - A hunter in New Jersey set a record last fall for the largest black bear ever killed with a bow and arrow in North America, the Pope and Young Club, a bowhunting and conservation organization, announced last week on Instagram . The bear, killed Oct. 14, weighed 700 pounds and had...

Starting Bid on Trophy Hunt With Trump Jr. Is $10K

Safari Club International's auction will take place Saturday

(Newser) - If you'd love nothing more than hunting for days with the president's son, you just might be able to—but it'll cost you a minimum of $10,000. That's the starting bid for the "dream hunt" with Donald Trump Jr. being auctioned off by Safari...

Brian Wilson: Boycott the Beach Boys

Tweet comes as Mike Love's band is set to perform for Safari Club International

(Newser) - A founding member of the Beach Boys wants people to boycott, um, the Beach Boys. In a Monday tweet , Brian Wilson linked to an online petition asking fans to stop supporting the band until it withdraws from a Wednesday concert at Safari Club International's annual convention in Nevada, where...

Before Miami's Super Bowl, a Massive Snake Hunt

'Python Bowl' participants to hunt down invasive Burmese pythons for cash and prizes

(Newser) - Miami's upcoming Super Bowl will mean death for dozens of invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades—and wildlife officials say that's a good thing. The game's organizing committee is working with Florida to promote the Python Bowl, a 10-day contest that began Friday that will give out...

9-Year-Old Girl Who'd Just Started Hunting Is Shot Dead

Lauren Drawdy, dad Kim Drawdy, accidentally killed by another hunter in South Carolina

(Newser) - New Year's Day was the last day of deer hunting season in Colleton County, SC, which makes what happened there this week even more tragic. WCBD reports that a father and his 9-year-old daughter were accidentally shot and killed in Walterboro while hunting, just a few weeks after the...

Officials to Review Trump Jr's 'Unusual' Summer

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will take a look

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr.'s summer trip to Mongolia is falling under a little extra scrutiny, Roll Call reports. Following a report that he illegally killed an endangered sheep and imported parts of it back to America, the US Fish and Wildlife Service plans to take a closer look. At...

Report: Trump Jr. Had an 'Unusual' Summer Vacation

He killed a rare Mongolian sheep, got retroactive permit, met with nation's president: ProPublica

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. lived the "Yurt Life" over the summer, embarking on an expedition with his son Donald to Mongolia that he documented in a series of Instagram posts . Now, ProPublica and WYNC report that Trump Jr. received "special treatment" during the trip, which "blurred the lines...

Deer Hunters End Up Shooting Themselves in Wisconsin

In 2 incidents, hunters fired at their own foot

(Newser) - Wisconsin's 9-day deer hunting season opened on Saturday, but four-legged creatures weren't the only ones who ended up shot. ABC News reports at least four people were shot as well, though none were hit fatally. A press release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says two of...

Pregnant Woman Killed by Dogs During Hunt

French woman told her husband she was worried about 'threatening dogs'

(Newser) - Authorities in France are testing 93 dogs to determine which of them attacked and killed a pregnant woman. Prosecutor Frederic Trinh says the 29-year-old woman died from "bleeding after several dog bites to the upper and lower limbs and the head" after she was attacked Saturday in forest land...

Brothers' Hunting Trip Ends in a Bad Misfire

Michigan man shoots his brother by mistake while tracking a deer

(Newser) - Two brothers were tracking a deer in a Michigan corn field when one of them heard a rustling, spotted something moving, and opened fire. The man shot his brother, not a deer, reports the Detroit Free Press . The 28-year-old victim was flown to a hospital, where he is in serious...

It Was Set to Be a Dump. Then, 'Largest Find of Its Kind'

Human-built pits in Mexico believed to be first known woolly mammoth traps

(Newser) - Humans were hunting woolly mammoths with traps some 15,000 years ago, according to a first-of-its-kind discovery. Archaeologists working the site of a planned garbage dump in Tultepec, Mexico, say they've found two pits used to capture the animals, as well as 824 bones from at least 14 mammoths—...

Hunter Dies After Deer He Shot Gets Back Up and Attacks

Arkansas man was gored several times

(Newser) - An Arkansas hunter died after a deer he thought he'd killed got up and attacked him. Thomas Alexander, 66, died at a hospital, KY3 reports. An official with the Game and Fish Commission said that after shooting a buck near Yellville on Tuesday with a muzzleloader, Alexander "went...

Teen Hunter Killed by Friend Who Thought He Was a Deer

17-year-old was in heavy foliage in Georgia woods

(Newser) - A 17-year-old hunter in southeast Georgia was killed after another member of his hunting party made a tragic mistake, authorities say. The Glynn County Police Department says Bobby Lee Lane was in heavy foliage Saturday when he was shot by fellow hunter Hector Romero, who had mistaken him for a...

Son Accidentally Kills Father During Boar Hunt

Italian man could face manslaughter charge

(Newser) - An Italian man hunting illegally in a national park area killed his own father after mistaking him for a wild boar, authorities say. Police say the 34-year-old son was moving through thick bushes in the southern province of Salerno with his father Sunday when he opened fire after hearing rustling...

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