Hunting

With $15,000 from Chesapeake Energy, Pennsylvania's game lands planted in chicory, buckwheat, oats, field corn to attract deer, turkey

By Tom Venesky

The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Scranton PA) 2011-09-04

New coalition of hunting, fishing enthusiasts emerges as force in debate over natural gas drilling; collectively they have more than 60,000 members over Marcellus Shale

By Kevin Begos

The Associated Press; San Francisco Chronicle 2011-06-25

Stung by criticism after goose kill left tons of meat in landfills, NY to have 2011 geese sent to PA food banks; goose said to be tastier than most species of duck

By Andy Newman

The New York Times 2011-06-15

Acorn-loving feral pig population growing in California county; feds consider hunting and trapping them, citing threat to deer, turkey, other bird populations and to oak habitats

By Tony Perry

Los Angeles Times 2011-06-05

Saying that laws to protect fragile ecosystem from harmful and unnecessary agricultural production are being ignored, National Wildlife Federation sues EPA

By Ken Anderson

Brownfield 2011-04-29

As popularity of hunting declines, government stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in conservation efforts annually through license and ammunition sales, firearms taxes

The Associated Press; The New York Times 2010-12-13

Deer hunters in Pennsylvania expected to donate about 100,000 pounds of venison to help meet surging demand of hungry; food banks appreciate lean, high-quality protein

By Jon Hurdle

Reuters 2010-12-06

Essay: After five days' hunting, boom of .270 Winchester downs a doe, brings extreme joy, grief and gratitude for gift of meat

By Betty Fussell

The New York Times 2010-03-28

Alaska begins aerial hunt to kill 185 wolves - 80 percent of population - on Yukon border so 46,500 caribou are available for hunters to shoot

By Leslie Kaufman

The New York Times 2010-03-17

Iowa town besieged with fans of pheasant-focused festival that also includes bird-dog parade, tractors, jerky, boots, knives, ammo

By Jared Strong

The Des Moines Register 2010-02-26

Hunting becomes economic imperative along bird migration route and in biodiversity "hotspot" of Balkans despite wildlife protection laws

By Phil Cain

GlobalPost 2010-02-16

Destructive feral hogs, which are prolific breeders and ravenous foragers, now found in 44 states

By Isaac Wolf and Jason Bartz

Scripps-Howard News Service; The Oakland Press (MI) 2010-01-10

Duck hunter, out to retrieve decoys before calling it a day, shot in back by his own dog

By Lewis Griswold

The Fresno Bee 2010-01-31

Opinion: Politician-as-hunter cliche has run its course; real leaders may hunt, but they don't strut their kill

By Kathleen Parker

The Washington Post 2010-01-24

Some see delicious solution to New Jersey's Canada goose problem

y Peter J. Genovese

The Star-Ledger (NJ) 2010-01-05

Venison scarce but popular at N.D. food pantries

By: Dave Kolpack

The Associated Press; Grand Forks Herald 2009-12-25

Texas drought adds challenge to duck hunting

Texas drought adds challenge to duck hunting

National Park Service

Cooler August weather has drawn blue-winged teal into early migration, but ongoing drought in Texas means there's a shortage of water and forage to hold the ducks. Three-quarters of blue-wings shot in Texas fall in September season; 90 percent of September harvest is blue-wing. Current blue-wing population is 60 percent above long-term average, U.S. Fish & Wildlife count says. And: A meal of teal (click 'See also' for recipe).

By Ray Sasser

The Dallas Morning News 2009-09-02

See also 

Putting food on the table between poverty, destitution

In stations between poverty, destitution, rural poor turn increasingly to 'food auctions,' which offer items that may be past sell-by dates. Others supplement diet with urban hunting, shooting squirrels and rabbits and eating them stewed, baked and grilled; in Detroit, retired truck driver has brisk business in raccoon carcasses, which he recommends marinating with vinegar and spices.

By Barbara Ehrenreich

The New York Times 2009-06-14

Nevada deer population down, but other numbers up

Nevada wildlife agency recommends fewer mule deer hunting permits after population declines from drought, habitat loss. Cow and bull elk and bighorn sheep populations are increasing; pronghorn antelope numbers reach record high; agency recommends more hunting tags in all categories.

By Sandra Chereb

The Associated Press; San Jose Mercury News 2009-05-10

Chronic wasting disease found in elk; some meat recalled

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) case quarantines elk herd in Minnesota; last case was found in 2006. Finding disturbs wildlife officials, who fear spread to wild deer. And: Seventeen pounds elk meat recalled over CWD concern; animal-to-human transmission of such diseases, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow), has raised theoretical concern (click 'See also'). Consumers directed to consult EPA on disposal.

By Doug Smith

Star-Tribune (MN) (may require registration) 2009-01-27

See also 

On eve of inauguration, wariness in farming-hunting country

In primeval beauty of Delta lowlands, second-generation rice farmer whose life is defined by guns - growing up in woods with a rifle, working as guide during duck season, feeding his family from a freezer full of game and fish, taking his son hunting for white-tailed deer - is wary about what he sees as Obama's urban perspective. Others there mistrust his message of optimism, recall his gun- and religion-clinging comment.

By Anne Hull

The Washington Post 2009-01-16

Human activity speeds changes in plants, animals

Hunting, commercial fishing and some conservation rules, like minimum size limits on fish, accelerating rates of evolutionary change in species, researchers find. Human predation is opposite to what occurs in nature, agriculture - with newly born or nearly dead the target of predators in wild, and farmers, breeders retaining most robust, fertile adults to breed.

By Cornelia Dean

The New York Times 2009-01-12

Big bucks for bucks smuggled to Texas

Big bucks for bucks smuggled to Texas

Deer hunting is multi-billion dollar cultural tradition. Smugglers deliver big bucks from northern states to luxurious Texas game reserves. Officials cracking down, concerned about disease, say white-tailed deer are natural resource akin to canary in coal mine for wildlife habitat. And: Clean mouth-filling meatiness of Roasted Venison (click 'See also').

By Hilary Hylton

Time magazine 2009-01-07

See also 

Minnesota gets lead out of hunters' donated venison

Minnesota X-rays venison bound for community food pantries after finding that 5.3 percent of venison sampled contained lead fragments from bullets. Funding comes from $160,000 appropriated by legislature, an increase in nonresident hunting license fees, hunter donations.

By Doug Smith

Star Tribune (MN) 2008-12-19

Human activity pushes mammals toward extinction

Farming, hunting, fishing, forest-clearing, pollution and climate change push one quarter to one-third of all land mammals toward extinction; one in three marine mammals is on the same path. 'Without the political and public will to spend money on species conservation we are pressed up against the wall,' says study director.

By Ian Sample

The Guardian (UK) 2008-10-06

USDA goes pig-catching in New Jersey pinelands

USDA aims to catch herd of 50-100 wild pigs in New Jersey pinelands. Feral hogs compete with native ground-nesting birds - turkey, quail - by eating their eggs. Traps feature saloon-style doors that first are wired open to allow free access to corn bait, but later will be set to swing shut with prey inside. Three hogs, one 250 pounds, have been trapped.

By Peter Mucha

The Philadelphia Inquirer 2008-08-23

See also 

Prion experts study whether fatal disease of elk, deer can jump to humans

Prion experts study whether fatal disease of elk, deer can jump to humans

CDC

4004 chart shows chronic wasting disease among free-ranging deer and elk by county.

When prions can jump species barriers, a new kind of prion is produced, researchers learn. Prion proteins cause Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and mad cow disease, and have infected 208 people, mostly in UK. Scientists now study whether prion-induced chronic wasting disease (CWD) in elk and deer could jump to humans; disease has long dormant period. And: CDC, in 2004, said risk of CWD to humans was low (click 'See also').

By Amber Dance

Nature News 2008-09-04

See also 

Bumper bunny crop dismays gardeners, delights hunters

Bumper bunny crop dismays gardeners, delights hunters

National Park Service

Cottontail rabbits, eating well where the living is easy, have reached bumper crop status in New England region, moving gardeners to protect their broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower - and delighting hunters. And: Gourmet magazine's recipe for Orecchiette with Rabbit Ragu (click 'See also').

By Kevin P. O'Connor

The New York Times 2008-09-04

See also 

McCain VP choice hunts, fishes - and cooks after laying off mansion chef

McCain VP choice hunts, fishes - and cooks after laying off mansion chef

Vogue magazine

Sarah Palin, vice president pick of GOP candidate John McCain, is a mooseburger-eating former beauty contestant and the Alaska governor. She doesn't mind shooting caribou because it 'has had a good life. It's been free out there on the tundra, not caged up on a farm with no place to go.' She laid off the chef in the governor's mansion - no need for that, she said. Her husband, a native Yup'ik Eskimo (click 'See also'), is a former commercial fisherman.

By Cathleen Decker and Michael Finnegan

Los Angeles Times 2008-08-30

See also 

Getting the lead out

Food pantries in Minnesota pull donated venison after concerns over lead bullet fragments in meat. Health officials weren't sure that venison in hunters' freezers is a health risk. Agriculture department began testing food-pantry venison in March after North Dakota found lead fragments in food-shelf venison; custom meat processor, which butchered hundreds of deer last year, says he and his workers avoid bullet-damaged areas.

By Chris Niskanen

Pioneer Press (MN) 2008-04-11

Drug-tainted drinking water

Report detailing pharmaceutical contamination of nation's water supply prompts senators to set hearings and direct Environmental Protection Agency to investigate and report. The series explains that drugs - mostly excreted residue that's flushed down the toilet - have polluted water and may harm wildlife and human health. EPA says Americans need to be careful when discarding prescription drugs.

By Martha Mendoza

The Associated Press; The Seattle Times 2008-03-11

See also 

Into the wild, for boar ragu

Into the wild, for boar ragu

USDA

Florida's wild boars crowd out native species - turkey and quail - for food and are a significant agricultural pest.

Hunter braves the razor-sharp tusks of Florida's wild boars for the chance to brine the meat in vinegar and ice, then transform it into roast loin and Tuscan ragu over pappardelle. For Epicurious recipe, click 'See also.'

By Rob Cox

The Wall Street Journal (may require subscription) 2008-03-07

See also 

Conservation, habitat concerns

Hunters worry that farm/food bill negotiations will neglect Conservation Reserve Program, which pays farmers to maintain wildlife habitat and protect water quality. Program, already challenged by high commodity crop and land prices, is credited with producing extra 2.2 million ducks and 13.5 million pheasants annually, protecting 170,000 miles of stream banks and keeping 450 million tons of topsoil where it belongs.

By Faith Bremner

Argus Leader (SD) 2008-03-01

Growing for wildlife

Gardens for wildlife need the same care as do kitchen gardens for our own use. Consider sunlight, soil health and convenience for animals (as close to the woods as possible, for easy escape). In general, a few small plots in different sites have more likelihood of success than one large plot, and aim for succulent greenery.

By Geordon T. Howell

Daily News (KY) 2008-03-02

Opinion: Hunting for approval

Literature of localism omits hunters, the original locavores, who manage and harvest a sustainable, healthful food supply from the lands we love. Maintaining the ability to cull semi-rural and suburban deer herds, which annually injure 29,000 people in deer-vehicle collisions, and infect 13,000 Americans with Lyme disease, is just one of our challenges.

By Steven Rinella

The New York Times 2007-12-14

Life's essentials

Life's essentials

For this family, hunting, fishing and love of outdoors is a 50-year fest of togetherness, with mom, now 80, carrying her own gun afield in pursuit of ducks, pheasants, ruffed grouse and deer. This season, she just bagged her 52nd deer.

By Doug Smith

Star-Tribune (MN) (may require registration) 2007-11-10

On the plate

Georgia reaches one millionth meal served through its venison donation program; hunger-relief organizations have fed 65,000 a year with meat distributed through the state's association of food banks.

Dawson Times (GA) 2007-10-22

Ready to cook

To butcher donated venison for Minnesota's food pantries, Minnesota legislature sets aside $160,000 and raises price of non-resident hunting license $5; hunters can also keep their deer but donate $1, $3, or $5 to the food shelf cause when they buy deer license at electronic license stations.

By John Cross

The Free Press (MN) 2007-10-27

See also 

Opinion: Access dwindling

Authorities should allow hunters on railroad property, which constitute valuable habitats. Railroad's trespassing arrests add to problem of shrinking access to land for hunting.

By Scott Rall

Worthington Daily Globe 2007-10-26

Getting out:

Reasons for hunting, fishing are myriad, but many have to do with connection to nature, delicious food, and as remedies for cabin fever.

By Shawn Clark

Sheboygan Press (WI) 0000-00-00

Deer problem:

Program that last year brought 35,000 pounds of hunter-donated venison to low-income clients of southern Wisconsin food pantry endangered by budget cuts; testing the deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) reduced by 60 percent; experts predict explosion in deer population.

By Christina Beam

Reedsburg Times Press (WI) 0000-00-00

Birds of prey:

Birds of prey:

In old days, no Kazakh man was a true man if he did not have a horse, a hunting dog and an eagle, but tradition is dying and poachers have endangered the saker falcon; conservation plan in Central Asia involves both birds.

By Natalya Antelava

BBC News 2007-08-06