Archive for Shawn Skipper

Bear Climbs Tree, Walks Tightrope for Meal

What happens when a black bear finds a healthy supply of beaver meat suspended between two trees? Video evidence supplies the answer.

March 12, 2014

Michigan Men Arrested for Buying Black Bear Parts

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reporting that two men have been arrested for "commercializing black bear parts."

March 09, 2014

Don't Get Hit in the Head by a Snow Goose

Sometimes surprises quite literally fall from the sky. This was one of those times.

March 06, 2014

Moose Allegedly Attack Snowmobiler, Researcher

It's not uncommon for moose to be a little more ill-tempered than the other members of the deer family, and a number of recent incidents—two from Colorado, another from Maine—have placed the big-game animal firmly in the news this week.

February 26, 2014

The Elk of Utah

Elk don't have a habit of making things easy on hunters, and the herds prowling of the hills in and around Coalville, Utah, were no different last November when Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper joined Federal Premium Ammunition for a hunt hosted by R&K Hunting Co. Snow, wind and rough terrain awaited—but, fortunately, so did a few bulls. Get a closer look at the trip with this gallery.

January 10, 2014

Deer Breaks Into Minnesota Home, Battles Owner

Any self-aware homeowner worries about the chance that a bump in the night could turn out to be a real threat. A Minnesota couple, however, recently had a run in with a different breed of intruder—a very lost deer.

January 10, 2014

Turkey Runs Off UPS Man

Some rather aggressive turkeys have been in the news lately, but this video, out of Minnesota, may be the wildest yet.

January 08, 2014

Goodbye, 2013

A quick recap of some of the strangest stories covered by the "Wilder World Outdoors" this past year.

December 31, 2013

Florida Man Tries to Trade Gator for Beer

A Florida man found himself in a spot of trouble earlier this month when he tried to trade a captive alligator for a 12-pack of beer.

December 26, 2013

Ohio Division of Wildlife Workers Being Investigated for Hunting Deer On the Clock

A group of 18 state of Ohio employees, including a number of Division of Wildlife workers, are being investigated for allegedly hunting deer while they were on the clock.

December 17, 2013

Dumb Poacher Stories: Dec. 2013 Edition

It's been awhile and, for that, we apologize. Without further ado, we present the latest addition of Dumb Poacher Stories.

December 13, 2013

Arizona Woman and Dog Attacked by Javelina

An Arizona woman and her dog were attacked by a javelina last week.

December 11, 2013

Cats, Crashes and More on a Colorado Elk Hunt

Elk are among North America’s greatest game animals, leaving Shawn Skipper a bit excited when he joined Weatherby on his first-ever elk hunt. As luck would have it, five days of chasing what proved to be ever-elusive bulls over the mountainous terrain of central Colorado yielded no harvest. Though unsuccessful, he came back with plenty of stories to tell.

December 04, 2013

Man vs. Cheetah: It's a Draw

NFL players Chris Johnson and Devin Hester went toe-to-toe (so to speak) with the world's fastest animal last week.

December 02, 2013

This Elk is Ready for His Close-Up

A photographer recently had a close-encounter with a young elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and brought back video of the incident.

November 15, 2013