Ishikawa huntress group takes aim at traditional stereotypes

Aug 19, 2016

Ishikawa huntress group takes aim at traditional stereotypes

Women from Ishikawa Prefecture have launched a hunting group, with the aim of enjoying the activity while preserving the environment. Karijo no Kai (Group of Hunter Girls) is a female-only hunters club established in March. The group is now preparing for its first trip ...

Stone Age humans brought deer to Scottish islands by sea, DNA shows

Apr 7, 2016

Stone Age humans brought deer to Scottish islands by sea, DNA shows

Stone Age humans populated the Scottish islands with red deer transported “considerable distances” by boat, researchers said Wednesday. They admitted surprise at our prehistoric ancestors’ seafaring prowess. DNA analysis revealed that deer on Scotland’s northernmost islands were unlikely to have come from the closest ...

Yellowstone bison granted more home to roam

Apr 7, 2016

Yellowstone bison granted more home to roam

America’s largest band of wild bison can roam public lands outside its home at Yellowstone National Park without facing certain slaughter, under an agreement reached by U.S., state and tribal leaders on Wednesday. The plan allows bison, also known as buffalo, to range on ...

Mar 26, 2016

Ten thousand rabbits shot in New Zealand Easter hunt

Hunting for chocolate eggs is popular Easter event, but in New Zealand it was bunnies in the firing line at an annual rabbit-shooting event in one district where they are regarded as pests. Ten thousand rabbits were shot by more than 300 hunters in ...

Nagano aims to educate with hunting skills course

Jan 25, 2016

Nagano aims to educate with hunting skills course

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A basic hunting skills course launched by the Nagano Prefectural Government to combat increasing damage to crops and trees by wild animals has proven popular, drawing many more participants than expected. One rainy day in mid-December, Hitomi Nishijo, a 21-year-old college student from Ueda, ...

Hunger games: More U.S. women getting involved in hunting

Oct 12, 2015

Hunger games: More U.S. women getting involved in hunting

More U.S. women are taking up the largely male-dominated sport of hunting to stock their freezers with local foods and as cultural influences, including movie heroines and marketers, make it more socially acceptable. Many of the new female hunters did not grow up hunting ...

Another American implicated in Zimbabwe lion poaching

Aug 3, 2015

Another American implicated in Zimbabwe lion poaching

Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a gynecological oncologist from Pennsylvania on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July. ...

May 28, 2015

English foxes safe for now as Cameron backs down

English foxes won a temporary respite after Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise to repeal a ban on hunting them failed to make it into his program outlined in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals voiced ...

Feb 12, 2015

Annie get your gun: Japan wants youngsters to take up hunting

The government is urging young people to take up hunting as a sport amid rising complaints from farmers about crop damage caused by wild deer and boars. The damage costs farmers ¥20 billion each year, according to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry. Although ...