Hunting and the Idiocy of Identity Politics

Hamilton Nolan · 09/28/12 09:00AM

The Romney-Ryan ticket, which will lose the US presidential election this November, is still giving it their all. The campaign is trailing in key states like Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio. But they have a secret weapon: VP nominee Paul Ryan is an avid hunter.

This Oblivious Shark Hunter Wants to Kill All the Sharks

Rich Juzwiak · 08/15/12 11:45AM

"I wanna go out there and catch maybe the last one," said Mark "the Shark" Quartiano on How Jaws Changed the World, which Discovery premiered last night as part of its Shark Week lineup. By "last one" he means "the last shark." As in, "I would gladly have my hands be the ones responsible for finally collapsing our ecosystem."

India Legalizes 'The Most Dangerous Game'

Caity Weaver · 05/23/12 09:20PM

India has taken inspiration from Richard Connell's 1924 short story "The Most Dangerous Game," in an effort to aid in population control.

Perry Pal Totally 'Not Offended' By N-Word Camp Name

Lauri Apple · 10/03/11 04:06AM

News that Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry used to hang out and hunt at some west Texas hunting camp called "Niggerhead" hasn't made him too many new friends among the American public. Oh well! At least he's still got his old friends to support and help him. Or hurt him. Helpfully hurt him.

Rick Perry's Old Hunting Grounds: 'Niggerhead'

Max Read · 10/02/11 08:45AM

Would it surprise you to learn that Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry used to bring friends and colleagues around to a west Texas hunting camp called "Niggerhead"? No? Yeah, it didn't surprise us much, either.

Hunt Hogs Like a SEAL at Rich Redneck Fantasyland

Jeff Neumann · 08/19/11 05:42AM

Are you a Navy SEAL trapped in the body of a cubicle-bound insurance salesman? Do you watch commando documentaries and think to yourself, "shit, I could do that"? Maybe you even drive a Hummer. Well, Texas of all places has just the weekend activity for you: Hunting feral hogs with night vision goggles and assorted tactical military gear! You can play war with other grown-ups and and walk away with an actual body count.

Idaho Hunters to Kill Pesky Wolves for Eating Too Many Elk

Jeff Neumann · 05/06/11 08:20AM

The sale of wolf hunting permits in Idaho yesterday was "brisk," following the state's removal of most of the areas wolves from the endangered species list. On Wednesday, the head of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Virgil Moore told reporters, "Whether you agree with how they got here or why they got here, they are now wards of the state." He also explained the how and why:

Pennsylvania Declares Open Season On Porcupines

Seth Abramovitch · 04/12/11 12:03AM

Death to porcupines! Those cactus-rodent hybrids have tyrannized man since the dawn of time. But one state has finally mustered the courage to stand up to them: Pennsylvania, we salute thee.

Fox Shoots Hunter

Max Read · 01/14/11 02:50AM

A hunter was shot by a fox in Belarus. Not, like, a sexy woman—an actual fox, that the hunter was trying to kill. I know, right?

Why Hunting Shouldn't Be a Winter Sport

Brian Moylan · 12/22/10 04:41PM

People have strong feelings about whether or not hunting animals is moral, but Dutch production company Cake Film has a slyly ironic and rather amusing video about how hunting during this time of year can be especially perilous. Enjoy!

Sarah Palin Murders a Caribou

Hamilton Nolan · 12/06/10 11:01AM

Future U.S. President Sarah Palin shot and killed a majestic caribou right there on her reality teevee show last night. Of course, this was necessary to sustain her family through the harsh Alaskan winter. Take a good look, America.