The Canadian government has ordered firearms dealers to stop collecting personal
information from those purchasing long guns in compliance with the scrapping of
the registry system earlier this year. Despite the end of the registry, Nova
Scotia's firearms office continued collecting the information under federal
authority. CBC News.
Data released this week indicates that the number of mallards, teal and other
ducks has reached the highest level ever recorded, with an estimate of 48.6
million breeding ducks in Canada and the U.S. The number is 7 percent higher
than last year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, and 43
percent higher than the historic average going back to 1955. Delta Waterfowl.
Claremore, OK catfish grabbler Kaleb Summers and his team captured the big fish title at this year's Okie Noodling Championship with a 70.46-pound flathead--making it the largest whiskerfish entered in the annual event's 13-year history. Tulsa World outdoors writer Kelly
Bostian has the story.
Officials with Montana Parks and Wildlife confirmed the Sunday evening capture of a sow grizzly bear they say has been responsible for killing an unprecented 70 sheep in the past two weeks, including 58 on one ranch. Grizzly bear management specialist Mike Madel said the bear displayed a predatory instinct in killing the sheep. "She's gotten this protein reward from domestic sheep so she's looking for sheep," he said. MTN News and Great Falls Tribune.
A California man who has filed a frivolous lawsuit in the past is suing the state Department of Fish and Game for an alleged deer attack, claiming the agency "owns that animal, manages it and is responsible for the diversified use of it." Describing himself as an "independent dignity ambassador" and "orator/scholar/artist," Bolinas resident Tadeusz Wyrzykowski's last lawsuit was dismissed due to "nonsensical, irrelevant non sequiturs" and "legally meaningless and pointless facts." Marin Independent-Journal.
An Ontario hunting guide is facing a hefty fine and the loss of his hunting and guiding privileges after admitting he used dogs and motorboats to herd deer toward his clients.
From this story in the Duluth News Tribune: