Nugent to Plead Guilty

Ted Nugent, famous for rock & roll and hunting, is in some hot water for a 2009 bear hunting trip in Alaska. Nugent had previously shot at a black bear with his bow, the bear was wounded, and this counted for Nugent's seasonal limit of one bear. His lawyer says Nugent was not aware of that, since the bear was not killed and ran off. Nugent later successfully killed a bear, so faced charges of illegally killing the bear and then transporting it so a misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act.

Man Shoots Girlfriend While Hog Hunting at Night

Steven Egan and his girlfriend Lisa Simmons were camping while hog hunting in Flagler County, Florida. They were staying in a tent at Cowart Hunt Camp. Egan thought he heard a hog out in the brush and shot at it. Then he went to track down the hog.

Residents of Squamish Receive Cougar Warning

A cougar made a meal out of a Squamish resident's dog, and has been seen repeatedly in the area. The District of Squamish issued a cougar warning, so that residents are aware of the possible danger.

Montana Black Bear Hunters Cautioned About Grizzlies

A wildlife biologist for Montana's Red Lodge area said that he has seen more grizzly bears so far this spring in the area, than he has any other time in 30 years.

The grizzly bears are out, and black bear hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts are told to be cautious in the Beartooth Front area west of Red Lodge. Grizzlies may be in the same wooded areas where the hunters are looking for black bears.

Florida Homeowner's Association Has Different Worry

Usually homeowner's association's biggest worries are regarding kept lawns, yards, fees paid on time, etc., but the Vista Cove neighborhood in St. Augustine, Florida has an alligator to worry about. An alligator is living in the pond in the neighborhood.

Colorado House Passes Bill to End CBI Background Check for Gun Purchases

Colorado House Bill 1048 squeaked by the house, and the chances it will pass the senate are not the best. This bill could potentially save the state millions of dollars, and with the current state of the economy that could mean a lot. House Bill 1048, sponsored by Rep. Mark Waller (R) would cancel the state background checks for those purchasing firearms.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigations background check is redundant and costly. The FBI background check should be sufficient, without requiring a state background check as well.

Swan Blamed for Caretaker's Drowning

Anthony Hensley was kayaking on a pond Saturday morning, in a Des Plaines, Illinois area pond. Hensley worked for a company that used swans and dogs to keep geese away from the properties, and Hensley was using the kayak to check on the animals.

Officials think Hensley may have gotten too close to a swan or the swan's home. The swan went after Hensley, who then rolled out of the kayak. Hensley tried to swim ashore, with the swan still attacking him. When rescuers arrived Hensley was under water, and cause of death was drowning.

California Man Gets Surprise in Driveway

Vaz Terdandenyan of La Crescenta, California, was awoken Tuesday morning by helicopter sounds. He was walking down his driveway to see if he could find out what was going on, and was texting his boss to let him know he might be a little late getting into work. When he looked up from texting he was face to face with a large black bear.

Jackson Hole Residents Cautioned to Slow Down

With the early spring thaw, the National Elk Refuge has stopped the supplemental feeding of the elk on March 28th. Without the food enticing the animals to stay there, bison and elk have started heading back toward the Grand Teton National Park. It is a normal seasonal thing with the animals usually moving during the worst visibility times of the day; dawn and dusk.

Wolf-Hybrids at Sanctuary Killed, Owner Faces Charges

Ohio's wild animal sanctuaries are in the news again. Last year Terry Thompson released all the exotic animals at his private zoo, and then committed suicide and most of the animals had to be shot. This time the deaths have been 17 wolf-hybrids.

Joanna Trejo, owner of the sanctuary, Wolfsong Ranch near Lore City, says that what has happened is really bad, a nightmare. But it is unsure as to where the truth lies. Neighbors of the ranch, Larry and Trenda Bethel, heard that the wolves were left without food or water, other neighbors told them the owners would be back soon. Days turned into weeks. Larry Bethel went to check on the wolves and was amazed at their condition. The wolves were left without food or water.

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