Author: Bruce Billingsly

Iowa DNR Dispatches First Confirmed Female Mountain Lion

A dead calf with injuries consistent with a large cat kill prompted a call from a farmer to Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources.  While relatively uncommon in Iowa, the call came in a couple days after the calf was discovered when a landowner spotted the culprit. As DNR officers arrived on the scene, the decision was made to safely dispatch the animal via lethal action due to the animal’s proximity to both humans and livestock. “White-tailed deer and other wild animals, particularly the weak or injured, are often the preferred prey. But in this situation, it appears this mountain...

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Mountain Lion Crashes Through Window, Jumps into Bed with Sleeping Woman

While most other residents in Colusa County, California were reveling in the marvel that is all things July 4th this year, a sleeping woman was treated to another level of theatrics. While peacefully sleeping in her bed on July 4th, a mountain lion gained access to her apartment through a window and jumped on her while she lay in bed. “She was asleep and it landed on her bed and actually at first I think she said she thought she was dreaming, it didn’t seem real,” apartment manager Francis Muniz told Fox 40. Keeping her wits, the woman promptly...

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Public Land Policies Prompt Outdoor Retailer Show to Relocate from Utah to Colorado

A sportsmen’s show that has brought the greater Salt Lake City area as many as 40,000 visitors and $45 million in economic stimulus each year is moving to Denver. The Outdoor Retailer trade show announced earlier this month that they will be moving their operation to Denver after facing pressure from several outdoor executives over concerns about Utah’s public land policies. “We chose Denver because of Colorado’s longtime commitment to protecting and nurturing public lands,” Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer show director said in a press conference last week according to reports. “We chose Denver because this is where the...

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Combating CWD, Iowa Cuts Deer Tags

After a dozen deer that were harvested during last year’s hunting season in Iowa tested positive for chronic wasting disease, officials with the state’s Department of Natural Resources are cutting available tags. “At the end of the day our goal is to maintain as healthy a herd as we can for the public, as a public resource,” Chris Ensminger, a wildlife supervisor for the DNR told the Des Moines Register. In an effort to better contain the fatal disease, officials are changing quotas across 22 counties across Iowa, which will decrease available tags to 72,100, down from last year’s...

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Colorado Officials Hunting Black Bear that Attacked Sleeping Camper

According to officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a 19-year-old man was attacked by a black bear while sleeping beside a campfire early Sunday morning. The victim, wishing to only be identified as Dylan, was awakened by the jarring feeling that something was terribly wrong as what he later identified as a black bear, wrapped its paw around him and took a bite out of his head. “About 4 this morning, I woke up to a crunching sound and me being drug. And I thought it was a dream at first, then I realized it wasn’t,” Dylan told KDVR....

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