Tag: 2019

10-Foot, 700-Pound Great White Shark Caught Off Florida Pier

Facebook: Heather McColley Gann via Get The Coast

Plenty of fishermen purse sharks from the beach, but not great whites. Note: This post was originally published in February, 2019. Sure, many fishermen hit the beach hoping to hear their line scream off their reel, indicating a battle with a shark has commenced. Fishermen go all out for this type of fishing, too, renting […]

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Mossy Oak Travel Trailer From Starcraft is a Match Made in Outdoor Heaven


Mossy Oak teams up with Starcraft to develop a hunter’s dream home away from home. There’s no shortage of options out there when it comes to hunting rigs. Accommodations range from a single-person tent to some of the most extreme recreational vehicles on the planet. One of these vehicles is the 2019 Mossy Oak Starcraft camper […]

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350-Pound Warsaw Grouper Caught in Florida Was at Least 50 Years Old

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grouper

This huge grouper was at least 50 years old! The biggest fish are often also the oldest in the sea. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was recently able to confirm that after aging a giant 350-pound Warsaw grouper caught back on Dec. 29, 2019. The FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute posted photos […]

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Hi-Point Yeet Cannon: The Story Behind This Oddly-Named Firearm

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Hi-Point Yeet Cannon

You can blame social media, meme culture, and Hi-Point for this hilarious abomination of a handgun. Back in 2019, Hi-Point proved it didn’t learn the lesson of the internet-naming campaign that resulting in a British scientific research vessel bearing the name: Boaty McBoatface. In this case, the company famous for extremely inexpensive and, let’s face it, […]

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4 Women’s Camo Companies Doing Great Things

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Women's Camo

While some brands simply shrink it and pink it, these four camo companies are creating women’s hunting clothing the right way. Here’s a who’s-who of clothing brands serving the female hunting demographic, ones that are fulfilling a need that’s been clear cut for years, but up until lately been hard to satisfy. The companies mentioned […]

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


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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

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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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