Bear hunters charged after firing at deputies, authorities say; father of one also arrested

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Two Henderson County men who were bear hunting are facing charges after firing at deputies and resisting arrest, according to deputies.

Deputies were called about 8 p.m. Saturday to the South Mills River Road about someone firing a gun from a truck. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission was also contacted due to a history of wildlife poaching in that area.

The North Carolina mountain season dates for legal bear hunting are Oct. 15 to Nov. 17 and Dec. 10, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019, with some additional game land restrictions.

Henderson County deputies located an unoccupied vehicle behind the

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building.Deputies said while they were looking for the occupants of the vehicle, shots were fired at them from the woods.


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Donald Trump Jr. back in Canada for his annual hunting trip

Donald Trump Jr. back in Canada for his annual hunting trip

The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump posted photos over the weekend of him boarding an expedition plane out of Whitehorse, Yukon.


Donald Trump Jr. is back in Canada to hunt.

The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump posted photos to his social media accounts over the weekend of him boarding an expedition plane out of Whitehorse, Yukon. The plane is believed to be an Alkan Air plane, a Yukon-based private aircraft charter.

“Mountain time. See you all in a week. Won’t have cell or anything else for that matter. #goodtimes #outdoors,” Trump posted.

Donald Trump Jr. posted to social media that he was on a hunting trip this weekend. INSTAGRAM

In his Instagram photo, Trump is accompanied by five others, including a videographer and a photographer, all of whom are dressed in outdoors gear and swag emblazoned with Kuiu, the name of a hunting gear and apparel company.

Last fall, Trump was spotted at a Prince George airport, on a layover while returning from a trip up north. He is a frequent hunter and regularly visits Canada on annual hunting trips.

Two [Women] Arrested After Baiting Deer In Parke County

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Updated October 2, 2017 7:22 AM | Filed under: Crime

(ROCKVILLE) – Indiana Conservation Officers cited 47-year-old Jody L. Davies of Rockville and 32-year-old Sarah Ross of Danville each for hunting deer with the aid of bait.

A crossbow and additional evidence were seized at the scene. Both women are facing multiple additional counts of hunting deer with the aid of bait, as well as charges for an illegally taken deer.

The incident occurred as part of an extensive investigation during the past three years. Multiple baited stands had been identified and documented on hunting properties used by the women in both Parke and Putnam counties beginning in 2015. Indiana Conservation Officers have been using multiple tactics to keep track of the hunting activity in the baited areas, and documenting the offenses throughout the 2015, 2016, and 2017 hunting seasons.

Davies has been featured on social media and in articles with…

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Wardens locate 2 men in connection with man shot in face

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Maine game wardens said they have located two men in connection to a hunting incident Monday morning.

Wardens said a 55-year-old man was shot in the face with birdshot while hunting off Mosher Road in Gorham.

The incident happened across the street from Shaw Bros. Construction.

After a brief interaction between the two men and the victim, the two men left quickly.

Wardens said Tuesday afternoon that they have identified the men and they are cooperating with the investigation.

The names of the men were not released.

Wardens said the man shot in the face is recovering well.

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Wardens Trying to Find Who Illegally Hunted, Killed Moose

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Vermont state game wardens are trying to find out who illegally hunted and killed a moose out of season.

Oct. 2, 2017

WESTMORE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state game wardens are trying to find out who illegally hunted and killed a moose out of season.

The Caledonian Record reports ( wardens said the cow moose was shot from the road and at night on Saturday, Sept. 23. The state’s regulated moose hunting seasons are in October, and are limited to a small number of hunting permits awarded through a lottery system.

Wardens said after the moose was shot, it was dragged on the road behind a truck over 11 miles to the town of Orleans. The moose was left to rot in the 80-degree heat by the side of a road.

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Deer hunter falls 16 feet from tree stand in Steuben County

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[Too bad hunters don’t really have wings, like the angels they’re made out to be…]

STEUBEN COUNTY, Indiana Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand fall, which occurred on Sunday morning in Steuben County on Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area.

Lagrange County Communications received a 911 call about a deer hunter who had fallen out of his tree stand. Two nearby archery hunters heard someone yelling and followed the voice to where 33-year-old Brent Chester of Albion was laying injured at the bottom of the tree where his tree stand was located.

The two hunters called 911. Indiana Conservation Officer Jake Carlile was the first on scene and the two hunters were able to direct him to Chester’s location in the woods. Carlile rendered first aid until EMS arrived, then he was flown to a nearby hospital.

Chester fell…

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Wildlife officials, vets ‘optimistic’ tilapia skin will heal bear cub severely burned in California fire

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PHOTO: A young, female bear with paws badly burned in the Carr Fire is rescued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and is treated with fish skin.California Department of Fish and Wildlife
WATCHBurned bear cub undergoes unique therapy

A black bear cub that was severely burned when a wildfire roared through her habitat in Northern California is receiving a fishy treatment that officials and veterinarians hope will heal her quickly so she can be released back into the wild.

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The yearling female cub was found alone on Aug. 2, lying in ash and unable to walk on her burned paws, in an area near Whiskeytown, where the Carr Fire ignited last month before scorching tens of thousands of acres across Shasta and Trinity counties. Wildlife officials who were notified of the injured animal tranquilized the cub and transported…

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Cranbrook man fights off grizzly attack

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Cranbrook man Jake Blackmore was released from Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie on Monday, October 2 after being attacked by a grizzly bear while hunting elk on September 30.

“I’m the luckiest most blessed hunter and dad in the world and can’t wait to get back out there and chase some more bulls around,” said Blackmore on a Facebook post on September 30.

On October 1, Blackmore posted that he’d been asked numerous times to share his story about the bear encounter and so he described the harrowing event in detail in a status update.

He and his hunting partner, his 16-year-old son Jeron, were hunting elk along the Elk River when they spotted a bull. Jeron moved ahead while Blackmore watched the animal through his binoculars. That’s when he heard a noise to his left.

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Wolf pack kills a cow in Eastern WA

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Members of the Togo wolf pack in the Colville National Forest of eastern Washington state killed one cow and injured another last week.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the past 10 months, including two last November and one in May.

The agency said Monday that it was alerted last week about a potential wolf depredation near Danville, Washington. Staff have confirmed the cow was killed by a wolf or wolves.

The agency’s policy allows the killing of wolves that prey on livestock three times in a 30-day period or four times in a 10-month period.

The agency says it will continue to monitor the Togo pack as it considers its next steps.

Woman slammed for dead moose brag

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An “outdoor enthusiast” has been harpooned online after she posted about killing a moose on Facebook.

“A huge congratulations to my partner in crime on harvesting this monster bull!” Jessica Grays wrote beside a slew of photos of a dead adult moose.

“Many years guiding these big animals and now he has one of his own! Alaska is seriously amazing and I count myself lucky for getting to come back every year! Weather hasn’t been on our side and may be stuck a little longer…”

Jessica Grays shared this photo of herself and her hunting partner last month. Photo: Facebook
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Jessica Grays shared this photo of herself and her hunting partner last month. Photo: Facebook

The post has elicited more than 100 comments, the majority of them expressing anger and disgust and calling for “karma” to deliver its response to Grays and her cohort. Among them:

“Nature is something to stand back and admire. Not to…

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