Goodbye, 2013

posted on December 31, 2013
wilder_ah2015_fs.jpg (45)

Whew, boy. 2013 was nothing if not a wild, wild year. From animal attacks to dumb poachers to a brewery actually offering a cool $1 million for the capture of Bigfoot, there was no shortage of headlines for me to cover these last 12 months.

In case you missed one (or all!) of this past year's "Wilder World Outdoors" entries, I've categorized them below.

Here's to 2014, folks. Happy New Year!

Natures vs. Nurture (Animals vs. People)

Arizona Woman and Dog Attacked by Javelina
NFL Stars to Race Cheetah
Man vs. Cheetah: It's a Draw
Elk Butts Heads with Photographer
Alabama Man Loses Eye to "Pet" Deer
Mississippi Man Kills Chupacabra?
Motorcyclist Runs into Bear on Road
Bears & BBQ Don't Mix
Bear Crossing Sign Needed
Grizzly Attacks GoPro Camera
Did Hunter Catch Quail with Bare Hand?
Fisherman Punches Croc, Escapes
Beaver Attacks, Kills Man
Don't Throw Rocks at Bison
Coyote Attacks Becoming More Aggressive?
Massachusetts Family Attacked by Rabid Bobcat

Of Poachers, Thieves and Crazy People

Florida Man Tries to Trade Gator for Beer
Dumb Poacher Stories: Dec. 2013 Edition
Teen Kicks Gator, Gets Attacked
Judge Orders Convicted Poacher to Make Movie About Bears
Man Charged for Hunting in Wal-Mart Parking Lot
Dumb Poachers: Feb. 2013 Edition
Women Steal, Run Over Hunter's Trophy Buck

Head-Scratching News

Ohio Division of Wildlife Workers Being Investigated for Hunting Deer On the Clock
Kill a Rhino to Save a Rhino?
Wolves Are an Economic "Boon"?

Out of Place Animals

Bear Runs off With Restaurant Dumpster
A Gator Goes Shopping
Bears Walks into Bar, Leaves Unimpressed
Impala Leaps Into Car, Escapes Cheetah
Indiana Man Kills Leopard in His Backyard
Deer Catches Ride on Bus
Deer Escapes Trunk, Probably Not a Zombie

Just Plain Wild

Sasquatch Sighting in British Columbia?
Watch Where You Step, Eh?
Deer Attacked, Killed by Eagle
Moose Get Drunk, Form "Gang"
Jaguar Kills Crocodile
Nice Kitty
While I Was Away
Don't Do That Where You Eat
Well, That Ain't Good
Fear the Giant Land Snail?
Elk Gets Tire Stuck Around Neck
The Bigfoot Hunt is On?
Tales From My Father: Put That Back!


Recipe Venison Sausage Balls Lead
Recipe Venison Sausage Balls Lead

Recipe: Venison Sausage Balls

If you’re looking for a new breakfast idea, these are quick and easy to make, and come out of the oven golden, crispy and flavorful.

Primary Lessons of Spring’s Squirrel Woods

A squirrel hunt in the spring woods rekindles memories of lessons learned long ago, when almost every dad and every son chased bushytails.

Behind the Bullet: 400 Legend

The 400 Legend takes the 350 Legend concept a step further, giving hunters a straight-walled cartridge fully suitable for both bolt-action rifles as well as the AR platform, conforming to the collective statutes set forth by a number of Midwestern states.

#SundayGunday: Chiappa Little Badger Take Down Xtreme

Get a closer look at the Chiappa Little Badger Take Down Xtreme, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

New for 2024: ALPS OutdoorZ Impact Pro Turkey Vest

The Impact Pro has all the innovative features and conveniences of the original Impact, with a series of upgrades that turkey hunters will appreciate.

Review: Stevens 334

The Stevens 334 is a robust, all-purpose hunting rifle built to get the job done without subjecting folks to the expense associated with features they can do without, and it does so while being much more than a bare-bones build.


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.