Archive for shawn skipper

Whitetail Runs into Car, Reports to Hospital

According to reports, a deer bolted through the side door of a Concord, N.C., hospital last Thursday and proceeded to roam the building's halls.

June 02, 2014

Moose Captured on College Campus

The joke nowadays is that everyone has—or is seeking—a college degree. I'm pretty sure that schools haven't started admitting moose, yet, though.

May 16, 2014

Why Did the Geese Cross the Road?

Wayward geese have been causing traffic jams throughout the country this spring, it would appear.

May 14, 2014

Snow Geese in the South Dakota Sky

Spring typically means the end of the line for waterfowlers and the beginning of "duck depression." There is a way to squeeze a little more action out of your season: a spring snow goose hunt. Managing Online Editor Shawn Skipper spent a week hunting the reverse migration in South Dakota this spring, armed with Remington's Versa Max Waterfowl Pro and Federal Premium's Black Cloud shotshells. Find out how he fared with this gallery.

May 09, 2014

Black Bear vs. Bulldogs

Dogs running bears up a tree isn't anything new—but seeing a bear get run off by a bulldog (or two) isn't a common sight. That's what appears to happen in a video that's been making its rounds on the web this week.

May 09, 2014

Bear, Hiker or Bigfoot?

A video supposedly filmed in Squamish, British Columbia, purports to have caught a Sasquatch in action. Is it legitimate?

May 07, 2014

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

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

American Chemical Society: Science of Deer Hunting Can Help Patients With Diabetes

Scientists at a meeting of the American Chemical Society presented evidence that the science behind suppressing a hunter's body odor in the field could help researchers develop a life-saving device for diabetes patients.

March 21, 2014