Author: Kristen A. Schmitt

College Student Catches 17-Foot Python in Florida Challenge

College Student Catches 17-Foot Python in Florida Challenge

During Florida’s annual Python Challenge, a trio of amateur python hunters stumbled across a 17-foot python lying in the middle of the roa [...]
Can Game Wardens Hang Trail Cameras on Private Land?

Can Game Wardens Hang Trail Cameras on Private Land?

There’s a regulatory gray area when it comes to game wardens surveilling private property, and two hunting clubs in Pennsylvania are curre [...]
More Than 300 Deer to Be Killed at Deer Farm Infected With CWD

More Than 300 Deer to Be Killed at Deer Farm Infected With CWD

More than 300 whitetail deer will be euthanized and removed from a Wisconsin deer farm following the confirmation of chronic wasting disea [...]
Real-Life “Lassie” Helps Rescue Owner After 70-Foot Fall

Real-Life “Lassie” Helps Rescue Owner After 70-Foot Fall

One man’s best friend saved the day—and possibly his life—by running for help when the man fell and injured himself in Tahoe National Fore [...]
Montana Land Purchase Could Unlock 100,000 Public Acres| Outdoor Life

Montana Land Purchase Could Unlock 100,000 Public Acres| Outdoor Life

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is considering a major land acquisition in the southern foothills of the Big Snowy Mountains. The purchas [...]
New Jersey Bill Would Hinder Private Land Hunting

New Jersey Bill Would Hinder Private Land Hunting

Legislators in New Jersey introduced a bill last month that would change the state’s regulations for hunting on private land. Assembly Bil [...]
Pennyslvania Buck Breaks New Buckmaster Record

Pennyslvania Buck Breaks New Buckmaster Record

There’s a new Pennsylvania Buckmasters record on the books. It belongs to Neil Stewart and his 12-point North Huntingdon buck. The deer wa [...]
South Carolina Man Honored for Rescuing Neighbor from Alligator Attack

South Carolina Man Honored for Rescuing Neighbor from Alligator Attack

Would you jump in to intervene during an alligator attack? Kenneth Brian McCarter did just that back in July 2020, when he rescued his nei [...]
Researchers in Minnesota Are Testing Wildlife for COVID

Researchers in Minnesota Are Testing Wildlife for COVID

On the Grand Portage Reservation in northern Minnesota, researchers are administering COVID tests to bears, moose, deer, and wolves in an [...]
The Largest Wild Turkey Poaching Arrest in History

The Largest Wild Turkey Poaching Arrest in History

Mississippi game wardens recently uncovered what is regarded as the largest wild turkey poaching ring in history. It included three states [...]
DU Season Review: Waterfowl Numbers Down, Drought Lingers

DU Season Review: Waterfowl Numbers Down, Drought Lingers

This week, Ducks Unlimited released its 2021-22 Season in Review, which is an overarching synopsis of the waterfowl season that brings tog [...]
Florida Poacher Sells Nebraska Property to Stay Out of Jail

Florida Poacher Sells Nebraska Property to Stay Out of Jail

Nebraska game wardens followed the path of cracked corn all the way to Florida during a lengthy investigation that ended with an unprecede [...]
Avian Flu Continues to Spread Beyond Southeastern U.S.

Avian Flu Continues to Spread Beyond Southeastern U.S.

Avian flu is on the rise across the southeastern U.S. The highly contagious disease has already killed hundreds of wild birds along the At [...]
Melting Glaciers Reveal Ancient Arrows and Hunting Blinds

Melting Glaciers Reveal Ancient Arrows and Hunting Blinds

With crampons strapped to their feet and ice axes in hand, a team of glacial archeologists have slowly been excavating melting glaciers ac [...]
Virginia Will Finally Allow Sunday Hunting on Public Land

Virginia Will Finally Allow Sunday Hunting on Public Land

Yes, Virginia, you will finally be able to hunt on Sundays—on both private and public land. Thanks to the passage of SB 8, which permits h [...]
A New Study Aims to Solve Eastern Mallard Decline

A New Study Aims to Solve Eastern Mallard Decline

This winter, about 300 Atlantic Flyway hen mallards will migrate north with a Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) transmitter aff [...]
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