Archive for Shawn Skipper

That Time a Jaguar Killed a "Crocodile"

A photographer in Brazil was able to capture a series of photos depicting a jaguar's ambush of a yacaré caiman.

September 12, 2013

Nice Kitty

A "predator" certainly seemed to spook a couple of whitetail in a trail camera video that's been making its round across the Web. But what could it be?

August 30, 2013

What Hit Me?

Whitetail aren't the only things you need to be keeping your eye out for when on the road. One biker learned that the hard way.

August 23, 2013

The Ruger American Rifle at Gunsite Academy

The fall hunting seasons are rapidly approaching, and there's never a bad time to work on your form. With that in mind, Ruger invited Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper to Paulden, Ariz., to attend Gunsite Academy's Hunter Prep course under the watchful eye of venerable instructor Il Ling New. Once there, it was time to put the budget-friendly Ruger American Rifle through its paces. Get a closer look at Gunsite with this gallery.

August 20, 2013

Wolves Are An "Economic Boon?"

HSUS is helping petition Michigan to repeal a law that has opened up wolf hunting in the state's northern most regions.

August 12, 2013

I'll Have That to Go, Please

A bear in Colorado recently made off with an entire dumpster from behind a German restaurant. Hey, sometimes you've got to eat on the go.

August 07, 2013

Sasquatch Sighting in British Columbia?

A short YouTube video purports to show a Sasquatch mulling around in British Columbia. Let the Bigfoot hunt begin?

July 30, 2013

Bear Walks into Bar, is Completely Unimpressed

A black bear wandered its way into an Estes Park, Colo., bar on Wednesday, and didn't seem impressed at all by what it saw.

July 26, 2013

NFL Stars to Race Cheetah

According to reports, the NFL's Chris Johnson and Devin Hester will soon be testing their speed against a cheetah on the National Geographic Channel.

July 25, 2013

Teen Kicks Gator, Unsurprisingly Gets Attacked

A Florida teen kicked what he thought to be a log while swimming—and soon found himself at the mercy of an angry alligator.

July 17, 2013

Impala Leaps into Car, Escapes Cheetahs

Recent video shows an impala using the surrounding environment to escape a pair of cheetahs earlier this week—if you consider the backseat of a nearby car to be the "environment."

July 11, 2013

While I Was Away...

There hasn't been an update to the Wilder World Outdoors blog in nearly three weeks, and with good reason—I was away on vacation. Sorry about that. As you may have noticed, though, the earth is stil

July 10, 2013

Indiana Man Kills Leopard—In His Yard

It's not all that uncommon for a property owner in the Midwest to have to put down a four-legged predator from time to time—but it's not often that the animal in question is thousands of miles away

June 25, 2013

Bears and BBQ Don't Mix

Summer is here, and with it comes the urge to get out on the back deck and do a little barbecuing. As far as I'm concerned, few things symbolize the true soul of the United States of America more than

June 20, 2013

End-of-Season Turkey Gear Roundup

Another spring turkey season has come and gone, and hunters throughout the country are winding down and anxiously waiting for fall. The summer is a great time to evaluate your gear, though, and determine what you need before you next venture into the woods. Here are a few products that our E-Media editors put to use this spring—and that you may want to consider adding to your collection before next season, if you haven't already.

June 07, 2013