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Wisconsin man kills 30-point buck
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — A large crowd gathered Monday afternoon in front of Dutch's Trading Post as sportsmen and passers-by admired "Lucky Buck" an elusive 30-point whitetail buck taken by bow Sunday night west of Fond du Lac.
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NSSF educating America on AR15 black rifles
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched a national media campaign designed to correct widespread misperceptions among gun owners and non-gun owners about AR-15-style rifles, also known as modern sporting rifles.

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Autopsy: Shark killed Outer Banks swimmer
TKILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — A Pittsburgh man whose body washed up along North Carolina's Outer Banks after he went for a late-night swim died from shark bites, a medical examiner.
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Aussie pair trying to catch fish net $87,000 in cash
SYDNEY — Australian teenagers who found almost $87,000 U.S. in cash during a fishing trip have handed it over to police — after spending some time thinking about it. The pair discovered the money earlier this month near the New South Wales town of Nimbin — a center of hippie culture where members of numerous communes annually celebrate a festival to promote cannabis use.
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Miss. police use Taser, handcuffs on wayward emu
FOREST, Miss. — Officers had to use a stun gun and handcuffs to capture an emu running loose on Interstate 20 in central Mississippi on Sunday.
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My rifle, my bible and me
A gun maker that has been drawing attention with campaigns in the mainstream media is planning new TV and print ads that are likely to gain notice — if not notoriety. Henry Repeating Arms, based in Bayonne, N.J., is one of the few gun makers that advertises to general audiences. Its most recent campaign has been centered on the fact that its guns are made in the United States, at factories in Bayonne and Rice Lake, Wis.
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Carcasses of dead walruses spotted on Alaska coast
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Up to 200 dead walruses have been spotted on the shore of Chukchi Sea on Alaska's northwest coast. Federal wildlife researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey on their way to a walrus tagging project spotted 100 to 200 of the animals' carcasses near Icy Cape about 140 miles southwest of Barrow.

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Rabid wolf attacks hunter in Southwest Alaska
Like a ghost, a white figure crept through the moonlit night, lurking near a campsite. Roderick Phillip and three hunting partners were at a bonfire. After about a week out along the Kuskokwim River near Kalskag, they'd already bagged a bull moose. It was after 2 a.m. on the night before their last day on the hunt. The 35-year-old Phillip went down by the river to look for moose. He didn't have his gun.
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Okla. lawsuit against poultry industry nears, locals say polluted river starting to heal
SCRAPER, Okla. — David Overbey is no scientist, but he says a person doesn't have to be to see how much the Illinois River has improved in recent years. Overbey, a 67-year-old retired laborer who spends his days fishing the river in the foothills of the Ozarks in eastern Oklahoma, said the water is clearer now than it was 30 or 40 years ago, and the drum and channel catfish he catches are bigger.
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Dog-deer hunters fear loss of age-old tradition
LEESVILLE, La. — The deadline for the public to submit their comments on the Kisatchie National Forest's proposal to prohibit deer hunting with dogs is closing in, and hunters are growing anxious over the issue.
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Bear in Japan injures 9, shot dead a tourist area
TOKYO — A bear injured nine people at highway rest stop in central Japan before being shot dead in a souvenir shop, a firefighter said Sunday.
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White bear takes center stage in climate drama
TUKTOYAKTUK, Northwest Territories — Henry Jr. slept in the arms of his father the unhappy hunter, who pondered the future of the boy born last Arctic winter, in the depths of a polar bear season he'd rather forget.
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