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 ...

Apr 26, 2014

Kari gāru

Kari gāru, or hunting girls, are — quite literally — following in the footsteps of the modish mori gāru ("forest girls," who are interested in carefree, outdoor lifestyles) and yama gāru ("mountain girls," who enjoy fashionable hikes).

Aug 9, 2013

Ranks of pesky deer seen soaring

The nation’s deer, which have been blamed for causing huge damage to crops and forests, could number 5 million by fiscal 2025 — nearly double the figure in fiscal 2011 — if the capture rate remains unchanged, estimates by the Environment Ministry show. The ...

Throwing may have given humans edge over chimps

Jun 28, 2013

Throwing may have given humans edge over chimps

In most respects, chimpanzees are physically superior to humans. Pound for pound, they are perhaps four times stronger. They are faster. They can run straight up a tree, climb and swing with an agility that is the envy of an Olympic gymnast. But ask ...