Archive for Shawn Skipper

OK, Who Brought the Bear?

Head-scratching incidents have a home here at the "Wilder World Outdoors." The most recent one comes from Washington University in St. Louis, where someone thought it was a good idea to bring a bear to a petting zoo.

May 02, 2014

Video: Black Bears Scale Cliff

Sure, everyone's seen bears climb trees and ropes—but a rock wall? That might be new.

April 30, 2014

TriStar's 20 Gauge Raptor in Muddy Girl Camo

For 2014, TriStar is adding a Raptor Youth model dipped in Muddy Girl camouflage and a version featuring the Vista Next Micro Print pattern.

April 27, 2014

New from Cold Steel

Showmanship can go a long way at a show like the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, and few companies brought as much energy as Cold Steel. Oh, and they've got some very nice blades, too.

April 26, 2014

New from Norma

Norma cartridge cases are known worldwide for superior quality, and now they're going to be readily available to American handloaders.

April 26, 2014

Yamaha's SE Tactical Black Viking

Yamaha Motor Corp. initially announced its Special Edition (SE) Tactical Black Viking at SHOT Show 2014. Now ready for purchase, the Viking line's latest addition was prominently on display at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

April 25, 2014

More On Federal Premium's New Muzzleloader Projectile

We initially broke the news about Federal Premium's new muzzleloader bullet a few days ago, but we couldn't wait to learn even more about the new design once the doors opened at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

April 25, 2014

Noveske Signature Ammunition from Nosler

Nowadays there's ammunition for nearly any instance (even a zombie apocalypse), so why not have ammo that glows in the dark? Nosler will be answering that call—among others—with its upcoming Noveske Signature line.

April 25, 2014

Federal Premium Launching New, Revolutionary Muzzleloader Bullet Design

Federal Premium is striving to redefine modern in-line performance with its new Trophy Copper Muzzleloader bullet, which features one of the company's latest innovations: the B.O.R. Lock MZ system.

April 23, 2014

Homeowner Defeats Burglar with Bear Spray, Shotgun

According to reports, a Washington man was able to apprehend a young burglar earlier this week. Our protagonist's tools of the trade: bear mace and a trusty shotgun.

April 23, 2014

The Wilder World So Far

A man getting hit in the head by a snow goose? Leopards in Indiana? Bears in bars? Here are Managing Online Editor Shawn Skipper's top five favorite Wilder World Outdoor stories so far.

April 18, 2014

Moose Falls Into Well, Stops Water Flow

Everyone's run into faulty pipes before—but not quite like this.

April 16, 2014

Video: The Little Elk That Could

Elk can thrive in some of the roughest back country habitats our country offers—so one getting defeated by a relatively small fence would have to represent the height of embarrassment.

April 09, 2014

Goose, Turkey Smash Vehicle Windows

Wilder World Outdoors has mentioned before how deer have a penchant for shattering windows, but recent reports have shown that their fowl friends aren't particularly keen on clear glass, either.

April 04, 2014

California Officials Kill Aggressive Mountain Lion

California's something of a hotbed for mountain lion sightings. If you recall, a few weeks ago, I shared the video of a cougar taking an early morning stroll through the Hollywood Hills suburbs. Earlier this week, a family a run-in of their own with one of the big cats in nearby Orange County—and the result was substantially scarier.

April 02, 2014