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Missouri nonprofit hosts outdoor adventures for veterans

Mar. 1, 2019 1:06 AM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — On a fall day in 2018, Eduardo Boom came close to making himself one of 22. The former U.S. Army helicopter door gunner was ready to end his life. Boom, 34, said he struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder as well as a host of physical disabilities stemming from his involvement in...

Coyote fur is in big demand thanks to popular parkas

Feb. 28, 2019 8:52 AM EST

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Those fur-trimmed parkas so common on city sidewalks have become a boon to backwoods trappers. Coyote fur pelts are in big demand to provide the lush, silvery or tawny-tinged arcs of fur on the hoods on Canada Goose coats and their many global imitators. A good western coyote, prized...

Trapping-ban bill signals shift in attitudes toward animals

Feb. 27, 2019 7:20 PM EST

TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico could become the latest state in the American West to place major restrictions on wildlife trapping as frontier ethics and suburban attitudes toward animal suffering collide over the use of steel foot traps and wire snares that many ranchers still swear by. A...

Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf

Feb. 24, 2019 9:06 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf. Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamae and Erki Vali told the Postimees newspaper they were working at the Sindi dam on the frozen Parnu River in...

Iceland to keep hunting up to 2,130 whales over 5 years

Feb. 23, 2019 2:35 PM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new quota issued by the government. The five-year whaling policy was up for renewal when Fisheries Minister Kristjan Juliusson announced...

Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

Feb. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court on Tuesday dismissed the man's appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as well as his...

Missouri struggles to control growing feral hog problem

Feb. 8, 2019 1:05 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With final puffs of steamy breath coming from its slightly tusked snout, the second boar collapsed at the edge of the trap, right next to the other. Two fewer targets in Missouri's fight against invasive feral hogs. Felled by well-placed gunshots, together the two formed a hairy black heap...

Marlon James shares truths though the fantasy of new novel

Feb. 6, 2019 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James is in search of a definition. "Myths are so suffused with monsters. It makes me think of the Latin root of monsters, 'monstrum. What does 'monstrum' mean?" the novelist asks, seated at a Brooklyn coffee house, briefly forgetting the meaning before looking it up in a novel he's...

Kooiker-huh? An intro to Westminster dog show's new breeds

Jan. 23, 2019 6:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two new breeds. Sixteen new syllables. The grand basset griffon Vendeen and the Nederlandse kooikerhondje make their debuts at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month, each getting a nationally televised turn among the more than 200 breeds and varieties on the green carpet at the...

Woman who hunts deer at age 101 kills 2 with a single shot

Jan. 18, 2019 2:21 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot. Veteran hunter Bertha Vickers made the twofer during her first successful hunt at age 101, the Clarion Ledger reported . Getting two in one a few days after her Jan. 9 birthday was a...