Hunting

10:31am

Tue August 6, 2013
Parks & Rec

Gun Control Measures Haven’t Dissuaded Hunters

Credit Daniel Mayer (Mav) / Wikimedia Commons

Leftover hunting licenses go on sale Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and retailers statewide. These limited licenses did not sell during the annual drawing process that happened in the spring.

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9:12am

Tue June 11, 2013

4:05pm

Thu May 16, 2013
The Two-Way

There's No Ignoring This 800-Pound Gator

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 4:22 pm

A photo provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shows Braxton Bielski with the 800-pound alligator he killed.
Troy Bielski AP

You've heard of the 800-pound gorilla in the room that everyone ignores? Well, here's an 800-pound alligator that's getting some attention.

The 14-foot beast, the heaviest ever recorded in Texas, was bagged by a Houston-area high school student last week at a wildlife management area near Choke Canyon State Park, about 90 miles south of San Antonio.

Braxton Bielski, 18, is credited with the kill. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials, the gator could be 30 to 50 years old.

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1:34pm

Wed April 3, 2013
Europe

A Renaissance For 'Pigsticking' In Spain

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 6:50 pm

Ramiro Maura hunts wild boar at his ranch near Madrid in February.
Lauren Frayer NPR

An ancient hunting ritual is making a comeback in modern Spain: the practice of hunting wild boar on horseback with spears — and no guns. The sport dates to Roman times, and was recently approved and added to Spanish hunting regulations.

Just a 20-minute drive from Spain's capital, you're in the dehesa — oak woodlands, where wild boar, deer and mountain goats roam. Madrid's skyscrapers are on the horizon, but in the forest, ancient traditions still reign.

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5:30am

Wed April 3, 2013
Gun Control

Hunters Target Colorado For Boycott Over Gun Control

woodleywonderworks Creative Commons/Flickr

President Obama is using Colorado as a backdrop Wednesday as he pushes Congress to pass gun control measures in the wake of last year’s shootings in Aurora and Newtown, Conn.

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