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  • December 14, 2010

    100 Years Later, 1911 is Still Shootin’-7

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    As we prepare to turn our calendars forward to January 2011, several prominent American handgun manufacturers have already introduced new commemorative models marking the historic 100-year anniversary of what is arguably the most famous, durable and imitated pistol design the world has ever known—the 1911.

    And while the centennial of the 1911 handgun will be met with great anticipation by shooters, collectors and gun marketers alike, it is not passing unnoticed in the state of Utah, where its inventor, John Moses Browning, lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • December 9, 2010

    Battle of the New Jersey Black Bears-2

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    The bear population in New Jersey has been steadily increasing over the past few years, and the influx of bruins has caused residents headaches. Garbage cans have been raided, pets have been eaten, and suburbanites who are not use to seeing black bears have been worried.

    So this year, the Garden State opened it's first bear hunting season in five years. The state organized a six-day season that ends Saturday, and so far hunters have killed 441 bears. They're right on track to hit their management goal of 500-700 harvested bears … and everybody lived happily ever after right?

    Well not exactly. The hunt has been highly controversial and has drawn heavy criticism from animal rights groups all over the East Coast.

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  • December 1, 2010

    Shark Turns Up in Yuma, Arizona-4

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    Apparently there’s not a lot to do in Yuma, Arizona.

    That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why someone would throw odd fish, including a dead shark, into one of the city’s canals - aside from stupidity of course.

    The first bout of fish dumping began back in September when authorities discovered some adult peacock bass in the Welton-Mohawk canal system near Yuma.  As peacock bass aren’t native to Arizona, someone had to have put them there. Why, isn’t known. What is known is that if left in the canals peacock bass would eventually cause all sort of problems. As Officer Richard Myers of Arizona Game and Fish explained, the fish could "… have detrimental biological consequences to our aquatic ecosystem by introduction of a non-native fish species as well as bring unknown diseases and parasites in our waterways."

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