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 to ...

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 more ...

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 27 ...

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, Nagano, ...

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 and ...

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. Zimbabwe's ...