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Lead Exposure At Nation's Gun Ranges Poses 'A Serious Problem'

A hidden risk lies within almost all of America's estimated 10,000 gun ranges: firing lead-based ammunition spreads vapor and dust filled with lead, an insidious toxin.
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Bear Bites Boy's Arm Off In Chinese Zoo

A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage, state media and a doctor said Sunday.
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Hunting Rights Issue Before Mississippi Voters

Mississippians will get the chance to decide whether hunting and fishing should be enshrined as constitutional rights on Nov. 4.
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Firearms Season For Deer Begins In Georgia

Wildlife officials say opening day likely to be the busiest hunting day of the year.
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Grand Teton Park Elk Hunt Gets Underway

Congress allowed the “controlled reduction” of elk when the park was created in 1950. Hunting is not allowed in most national parks, and the hunt in Grand Teton comes with restrictions.
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Muzzleloader Season Yields More Than 6,600 Deer

Officials say hunters in Ohio checked more than 6,600 antlerless white-tailed deer during the state's muzzleloader season last weekend.
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Wisconsin DNR To Close First Wolf Zone

Wisconsin wildlife officials are poised to close the first of six wolf hunting zones less than four days after the season began.
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VIDEO: Hot Shots Pin-Up Calendar Shoot Angers Some In Utah

A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who have found some of their officers appearing in the film.
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Feds Extend Comment Period On Idaho Wolf Derby

A permit is required because a derby is considered a competitive event with prizes. In 2013, there were two $1,000 prizes, one for the hunter who killed the biggest wolf, the other for the hunter who bagged the most coyotes.
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Judge To Rule On Maine Bear Referendum Injunction

The November ballot question will ask voters if they want to prohibit hunting bears while using bait, dogs, or traps. Proponents of the ban say such hunting methods are cruel.
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