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Have you ever seen an albino raccoon? This strange-looking creature was recently trapped in northeastern Indiana’s District 2. According to officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, it appears to be a true albino.
How rare are albino raccoons? Some experts place them at one in 750,000, while others say that albinism in raccoons is either a little more common or even more rare. At any rate, the odds of seeing an albino raccoon are much lower than being struck by lightning. For the raccoon, however, living with albinism could be a challenge.
“Albinism is a recessive trait that is definitely very rare, and it makes animals much more susceptible to predation,” Bronson Strickland, a professor of wildlife at Mississippi State University, told...
...and then I tumbled off the roof (I had been drinking, um napping) just laying there prickly grass and dusting of snow and such and she said, “A pineapple isn’t an apple and isn’t made of pine.” Then she threw 4 dead cigarettes at my forehead and left. For Guam. That’s how my deer season has been, ponderous.
She took the Scion, too, but I never liked the Scion. I do not prefer square automobiles in general.
But I keep on going. My grandfather used to say, “You can’t kill a deer from the couch,” which is maybe true, though who is my grandpa to say? He once shot a deer out of the kitchen window (a really nice buck running a doe out in the pasture) and he was like eating some bacon and holding a coffee mug and he looks out the window and this buck (a 14 point buck) was just prancing through the freaking pasture like it was a nice day at the mall or something and grandpa shot him and I’m not sure...
The rut is over, and so is gun season. Now deer are focused on finding and consuming food. In the opinion of many deer hunters, the late season is the best time of the year to shoot a big buck--if you can handle the cold. Image copyright Getty Images/Lynn_Bystrom.
Many bowhunters consider the early season the best time to hunt deer, and with good reason. The deer at that time are undisturbed, they can be found in somewhat predictable daily movement patterns and the weather is nice for sitting in a treestand. The rut and the gun seasons open up and the normal patterns go out the door. Bucks are running around helter-skelter and hunters either figure out how to take advantage of the conditions, or just sit home and wait it out.
The majority of bowhunters who have an unfilled tag in their pocket just hang it up and wait until the following...
There are many thoughts about release aids and whether or not to use them. Throughout the history of archery - Oldest know bows were found in Denmark in the 1940's and those dated about 8,000 years old- show that archery has been around many years. The earliest release were the fingers. Nock the arrow and pull back with your fingers and then let them slide off the string. Some people still use this technique today and as a very good buddy of mine says they are the most reliable archery release on the market.
Today there are many styles and types of releases, which one is best for the beginning archer? We shall look into this some.
The earliest reference to a release aid was 1500 years ago and this is contributed to the Mongolians and is the thumb ring. It was placed over the thumb and had a small hook, the hook held the string till the archer was ready to release and...
I just returned last night from a week long hunting trip on Kodiak AK. Being in Kodiak or anywhere in SE AK usually means rain and lots of it so its a good place to test rain gear. We got 3.5" of rain the first 3 days and then on off drizzle, snow, or partly cloudy the rest of trip. I remeber a few months back some guys on here asking about rain gear and I brought a few different peices with me on my trip so I will let you guys know of some of the ones I liked that are readily available in this area. While I was there a film crew for Orion Entertainment was filming for some episodes on AK bush pilots and did some shots at the place we stayed and the planes we flew on. Actually our gear and us flying out were filmed. They were at the place I stayed 2 seperate days but one day I was off in the mountains so I only saw them on the day I...
It has only been about two years since Pennsylvania State University researchers began fieldwork on their deer-forest study, but scientists are already drawing insights about the deer population in Pennsylvania’s Rothrock and Bald Eagle State Forests. The study is focused onthe movement of 40 collared deer, both male and female, who transmit their locations back to Penn State researchers every few hours. During hunting season, however, scientists receive updates as frequently as every 20 minutes. In fact, a large part of the study focuses on how the deer react to hunters and hunting pressure, and scientists are finding that there is a vast change in behavior between archery and firearms season.
“It’s like flipping a switch,” Duane Diefenbach, leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, told...