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Odd offerings in sports in 2018: weird science, camels, soup

Dec. 31, 2018 3:40 PM EST

There was a soup thrower in the locker room. There was a tickler on the hockey rink. There were science deniers swallowing their hot air. There was a hint of doomsday on a golf course. Sports drifted into strange places in 2018. Sometimes everyone seemed lost. The Scottish soccer team Brechin played an entire...

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, reindeer got connected

Dec. 20, 2018 12:38 PM EST

ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — Rudolph and friends no longer need to rely on the famous reindeer's red nose to avoid getting lost. Now they have wireless technology. To keep track of their animals in Lapland, Northern Finland's vast and remote snow-covered forests, reindeer herders are turning to technology by...

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Dec. 18, 2018 3:31 AM EST

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents...

Taxidermists are busy creating works of art

Dec. 15, 2018 3:06 AM EST

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — Making a prize trophy — be it a deer, bear, turkey, mountain lion, zebra or any other mammal, fish or fowl — look lifelike through taxidermy for hunter or fisherman is a real art form, area taxidermists say. "I like to create art, and that is what this really is," said...

Officials: Man allegedly hunted deer from car with crossbow

Dec. 13, 2018 7:49 AM EST

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — State game officials have charged a Pittsburgh-area man with hunting deer from his car with a loaded crossbow. William Fundy was charged by summons this week with offenses including using a vehicle to attempt to hunt game or wildlife. Police in New Kensington tell The...

Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

Dec. 12, 2018 6:17 PM EST

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should...

Dutch court clears the way for deer cull in nature reserve

Dec. 6, 2018 7:08 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has given the go-ahead for a cull of hundreds of red deer in a nature reserve north of Amsterdam, in a wildlife management case that has sparked fierce opposition from animal rights activists. Thursday's ruling clears the way for marksmen to begin shooting...

Hunter saves eight-point buck stuck on icy lake

Nov. 29, 2018 3:54 PM EST

HAWLEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania hunter saved an eight-point buck that had been struggling to stand upright on a frozen lake. Rescuer Josh Davis tells WNEP-TV there's a big difference between hunting an animal humanely and leaving one to suffer and die on the ice. It's not clear how long the buck had been...

RIGHT AT HOME: Deer and reindeer motifs for the holidays

Nov. 27, 2018 10:55 AM EST

Booths at this year's gift and decor trade fairs featured lots of deer and reindeer motifs — some specifically for the holidays and others to leave up and enjoy after the festive season is over. Incorporating the woodland icon into your home decor can be a fun departure from an otherwise luxe and elegant...

Deer rifle season underway around Pennsylvania

Nov. 26, 2018 10:10 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thanksgiving is over but for many around Pennsylvania Monday marks the start of an unofficial holiday: the opening of deer rifle season. The season goes until Dec. 8. Hunters are only allowed to take deer with antlers until Friday. After that, both antlered and antlerless deer can be...