Tag: 2019

Anti-Poaching Hotline Helps Utah DWR Charge Elk Poacher With Felony


Utah DWR

Utah’s anti-poaching hotline pays off in elk case. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says their anti-poaching hotline paid a key role in charging a man with the poaching of a large bull elk in late November 2019. Now the man is facing the potential for loss of his hunting license and worse if convicted.

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Hippo Escapes Lion’s Clutches to Live Another Day

YouTube: Nat Geo WILD

Lions may be nicknamed the “King of the Jungle,” but that doesn’t mean everything always goes their way. This botched attack on an adult hippo by a lioness is a good example.  You really don’t want to be on the wrong end of a lion attack unless you’re a hippo, apparently. This lioness probably got

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Giant Georgia Alligator Hunt Makes for an Exciting Catch and Cook

YouTube: SEEK ONE
Alligator Hunt

Alligator hunting looks like a blast! Here at Wide Open Spaces, we have become big fans of the YouTube channel “SEEK ONE” the last couple of seasons. Lee Ellis and his friends make some of the best edited hunting videos on the platform and they are always showcasing deer that most hunters would consider the

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Florida Has a New State Record Flathead Catfish

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
State Record Flathead Catfish

Florida’s flathead catfish record falls again. They say that records are made to be broken and it is true, some do not last very long. After being broken in 2019, Florida’s flathead catfish record has been broken again in 2020 according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The FWC confirmed that Lavon Nowling’s

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Poacher Who Killed Over 500 Elephants Gets 30 Years in Congo’s First Wildlife Trafficker Conviction


Elephant Poacher

The Congo’s most notorious elephant poacher will serve 30 years in prison. One of the more frustrating aspects about wildlife crime is when violators get away with a slap on the wrist for their crimes. Prison sentences are exceedingly rare, but one poacher in the Republic of Congo has been ordered to serve 30 years

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There Will Be No Sharp-Tailed Grouse Hunting Season in Wisconsin in 2020


Sharp-tailed Grouse

For the second year in a row, no permits for sharp-tailed grouse will be available. Wisconsin hunters hoping for a bit of reprieve from 2020 in sharp-tailed grouse season will have to curb their expectations again as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced there will be no season again in 2020. Unfortunately, the

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