Tag Archives: hunting

Awemaweh: Trophy Hunter Murdered In South Africa

Global News reports: A trophy hunter who was known for killing large animals and helping others do the same was shot and left for dead on the side of the road in South Africa, police have confirmed. Riaan Naude, 55, was the owner and founder of Pro Hunt Africa, a tour group that facilitates paid wildlife hunting trips in the …

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Felony Charge: Utah Hunting Guide Faces Five Years In Prison For Illegally Baiting Bear Killed By Trump Junior

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Utah hunting guide Wade Lemon faces five years in state prison for the death of a Carbon County bear killed during a guided hunt on May 18, 2018. But Lemon, a well-known guide didn’t pull the trigger — Donald Trump Jr. did, according to the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Trump Jr. is not …

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MT Gov Kills Mountain Lion Tracked By Park Service

NBC News reports: Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte shot and killed a mountain lion that was being tracked by the National Park Service in December, his second such hunt of a monitored animal that ventured outside the protected areas of Yellowstone National Park. The Republican governor “had a valid mountain lion license, treed a lion on public land in Park County …

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Hunter Mauled By Mama Grizzly In AK National Park

From the National Park Service: September 8th, 2021, 39-year-old Jason Long from Eagle River, AK was mauled by a grizzly bear in an unnamed drainage adjacent to the Chisana River in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The hunter was alone when a sow with two cubs mauled him, causing lacerations and puncture wounds. He activated the SOS button on …

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Federal Duck Stamp Contest Requires Hunting Images

The Audubon Society reports: The paintings submitted for this year’s federal duck stamp contest feature familiar images of wildlife art: A Cinnamon Teal bobs on a mountain lake. Two Brant tuck in to land in coastal chop. A placid pair of Red-breasted Mergansers float side by side, their jaunty crests aglow in early morning light. But a closer look at …

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Feds Probe Junior’s Killing Of Endangered Sheep

Roll Call reports: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will review allegations that Donald Trump Jr., may have illegally killed a rare sheep during a recent trip to Mongolia and imported parts of the animal back to the U.S. Animal conservation activists said President Donald Trump’s eldest son may have violated a federal wildlife anti-trafficking law after ProPublica …

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MONGOLIA: Junior Shoots Endangered Sheep, Meets With President, Gets Retroactive Permission For Slaying

ProPublica reports: The rocky highlands of Central Asia, in a remote region of Western Mongolia, are home to a plummeting population of the largest sheep in the world, the argali. The endangered species is beloved for its giant curving horns, which can run over 6 feet in length. On a hunting trip this August, Donald Trump Jr. shot and killed …

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Palin’s 10 Year-Old Grandson Kills His First Black Bear

The Blast reports: Bristol Palin’s son bagged his first black bear during a hunting trip with the reality star’s ex, Levi Johnston. 10-year-old Tripp just returned to civilization from a camping and hunting trip with his father and stepmom, Sunny Johnston. The former “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” contestant could be seen posing with the dead black bear after the …

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Conservationist Groups Sue Feds To Protect Bison

Courthouse News reports: Warning the bison that once roamed the continental U.S. in the millions are at risk of extinction, three conservation organizations brought a federal complaint Wednesday requesting the animal be listed as a threatened or endangered species. Buffalo Field Campaign, Friends of Animals and Western Watershed Project filed the claim against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Humane Society Forces Release Of Clip Showing Hunters Illegally Killing Bear And Two Cubs

Anchorage’s NBC News affiliate reports: In April of 2018, Alaskan father and son Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, both of Wasilla, illegally killed a black bear sow and her two cubs on Esther Island in Prince William Sound. Video of that incident has now been made public, nearly a year later. The sow and cubs that the Renners …

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Hunting Group Launches “Dream Hunt” With Junior Contest To Raise Funds To Rollback Wildlife Protections

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: In a bid to raise money to promote hunting rights and the removal of protection for predator species, a new group co-founded by Utahn Don Peay is selling $10 tickets for a chance to spend five days with Donald Trump Jr. on a guided elk hunt in Utah. Hunter Nation recently posted the foray with …

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IDAHO: Wildlife Official Faces Resignation Calls For Boasting That He Killed An “Entire Family Of Baboons”

Do not scroll down if the photos will upset you. The Idaho Statesman reports: Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues when he returned last month, expecting they’d appreciate his success. Instead, several former Fish and Game commissioners are pushing for his resignation — with a photo …

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KENYA: Melania Trump Laments Elephant Poaching

Bloomberg reports: First lady Melania Trump played with orphaned elephants in Kenya on Friday, providing a contrast with her stepson, Donald Trump Jr., who was photographed holding a severed elephant tail in one hand and a knife in the other during a big game hunting trip in Africa. Her visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant orphanage in …

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Feds Hand Out Lion Trophy Permits To GOP Donors

The Huffington Post reports: The federal government has issued more than three dozen permits allowing hunters to import lion trophies from two African nations since 2016, according to copies of the applications obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.  Thirty-three Americans were issued permits to import 38 lion trophies between 2016 and 2018, at least half of whom have …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Lions Eat Three Rhino Poachers

The Telegraph reports: At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a game reserve in South Africa, the owner said on Thursday. The men entered the Sibuya Game Reserve on the southeast coast armed with a high-powered rifle and an axe in the early hours of Monday …

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US Hunter Celebrates Killing “Rare” Black Giraffe

USA Today reports: Photos of an American hunter posing with the dead body of a “rare” black giraffe she had just killed during a hunt in South Africa have sparked outrage. The pictures emerged after they were posted on Twitter by the South Africa-based AfricLand Post website. Accompanying the post, which shows two pictures of Tess Thompson Talley of Kentucky, …

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Group That Killed Cecil The Lion Part Of Trump’s New Commission To Promote Big Game Trophy Hunting

Mother Jones reports: The Trump administration has launched a commission at the Interior Department to promote big-game trophy hunting and the “economic benefits that result from US citizens traveling to foreign nations to engage in hunting.” The council, which will cost taxpayers $250,000 a year, is charged with making recommendations to Secretary Ryan Zinke about removing barriers to importing trophy …

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Junior Goes On “Peasant” Hunt With Steve King

Mediaite reports: First-son Donald Trump Jr. went on a so-called “peasant hunt” with highly controversial alt-right politician Rep. Steve King of Iowa. While it seems the two actually went pheasant hunting and did not in-fact hunt down plebeians, the GOP congressman did accidentally tweet a photo of the two posing with firearms captioned: “Steve King’s annual Bud Day Peasant Hunt. …

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Skittles Trump Belongs To 25+ Hunting Forums

The Concourse reports: You’re the eldest son of one of the most reviled men in popular culture. You’re violently well-off, love guns, and have far too much free time on your hands. You, my friend, are Donald J. Trump Jr. And on the internet’s many hunting message boards, you have apparently found your home. Our boy isn’t just a casual …

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Madonna: Donald Trump’s Sons Are Pussies

Madonna today posted the above message to her eight million Instagram followers. Via Gossip Cop: Madonna isn’t the first celebrity to slam Donald Jr. and Eric for their hobby, but she certainly made the most pointed jab at the two. Sharon Osbourne previously called the brothers’ leopard hunting photo “disgusting,” while Mia Farrow expressed, “What sort of person could kill …

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