Pasco angler criticized for keeping record walleye

A Pasco fisherman who caught a state record walleye is catching some barbed remarks from catch-and-release anglers.
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Man says he killed cougar to protect father

A man who pleaded guilty to killing a cougar in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in December said he was defending his father, but state wildlife officials say the animal posed no threat and was poached, its heart cooked and some of it eaten by the men.
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DNR: 2 men to be charged with illegal bear buys

Two men from Midland have been arrested on charges of illegally buying Michigan black bears and bear parts.
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Using silencers to hunt game will be legal in Alabama

Scott Brown
Rifle hunting in Alabama is on its way to becoming much quieter.
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California gun store bails on 'smart gun' after complaints

Christian Lowe
Gun owners worry the store's sales could trigger mandates to replace all pistols with technology many believe is unproven and dangerous.
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Youth archery competition planned for Porcupine, South Dakota

Students from across South Dakota will gather March 15 to compete in an archery tournament co-sponsored by the Shannon County School District and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department.
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Test confirms 2nd Maryland deer with wasting disease

The Department of Natural Resources says a second deer harvested in western Maryland has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
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Cougar sought after Southern California pet killed

Southern California authorities are searching for a mountain lion that killed a family pet in the backyard of a foothills home.
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Maine signs off on bear baiting referendum petitions

Maine election officials say supporters of a proposal to end bear baiting have surpassed the threshold necessary to put the initiative on the fall ballot.
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Near record number of deer taken in Arkansas

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports a near record number of deer were taken during the 2013-14 deer hunting season.
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