Video: Great Quail Action at Longleaf Plantation

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Here’s a great episode of the TV show “The World of Beretta,” featuring actor Gerald McRaney and NASCAR driver Ward Burton shooting quail at Longleaf Plantation in Mississippi. There’s a good focus on the conservation end of the equation, as well, but I really enjoy watching the dogs go on point. And Longleaf looks like some spectacular Deep South countryside.

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PBS’s “Frontline” Covers Pebble Mine Tonight!

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Pebble Mine is receiving a lot of attention from the national press of late. Two weeks ago, Dan Rather reported live from King Salmon, Alaska, with a panel of experts. (You can dowload the program here for $1.99) Tonight, television’s best investigative-journalism show, PBS’s “Frontline,” takes a hard look at the issues raised by the proposed open-pit mine. The episode, called “Treasure Hunting: The Battle Over Alaska’s Mega Mine,” lays out the. . .

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Video: Incredible Leaping Mako on a Fly

According to the description of this video, this angler hooks a mako shark estimated at 10 feet and 800 pounds. The fact that they offer an estimate suggests that he didn’t land the fish, but when you see what happens when the fish is hooked, you’ll understand why his disappointment might be somewhat tempered. This was one incredible ride. WARNING: Some NSFW language here. (Understandable under the circumstances, I would argue.)

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Quality Chick Lands Quality Rainbow Trout


Christina and Marc are all smiles after an exciting fight yielded this 25-inch rainbow.

photo courtesy Big Hole Lodge

We’ve posted about a group of fly-fishing women who call themselves “The Quality Chicks” before (see here and here). Wade Fellin, of Big Hole Lodge, just sent us the next installment in the QC saga, involving the group’s newest member: . . .

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Quality Chick Lands Quality Rainbow Trout


Christina and Marc are all smiles after an exciting fight yielded this 25-inch rainbow.

photo courtesy Big Hole Lodge

We’ve posted about a group of fly-fishing women who call themselves “The Quality Chicks” before (see here and here). Wade Fellin, of Big Hole Lodge, just sent us the next installment in the QC saga, involving the group’s newest member: . . .

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Orvis Tempur-Pedic® Deep Dish Dog Bed: “It’s obvious that there really is no substitute for it”

A sleek shape, a quilted or fleece top, and a streamlined bolster make our Deep Dish one great-looking bed. Built like a couch, with extra length for multiple dogs or for dogs who like to stretch out

One of the Orvis products I’ve come to depend on is the Orvis Tempur-Pedic Deep Dish dog bed. As the proud parent of a 16 year old German Shepherd mix, it’s all about making him comfortable at this point. The Tempur-Pedic material is perfect for his poor, arthritic hips, while still being soft enough that he loves sleeping on it. All day. Which, at his age, he’s earned the right to do.

I’ll be the first to admit that I had a hard time convincing myself that my dog needed a Tempur-Pedic mattress, but we didn’t have it long before it became obvious that there really is no substitute for it, especially for an older dog like mine. Best of all, it still holds it’s shape just like the first day I brought it home. I just can’t believe I didn’t get one sooner.

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From the Archives: Safe, Painless Hook Removal

Back in January, we posted a shocking video that shows how to remove a hook stuck in your skin. That video was most notable for the guy actually hammering the hook point in for good measure. For the more squeamish, here’s a much more civilized demonstration of the same technique from photographer Louis Cahill and Georgia fishing guide Capt. Kent Klewein. Together, they produce the Gink and Gasoline blog. The quality of the video is much better in this version, and it’s a skill every angler should know.

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Drawbridge Rescue by Good Samaritan Saves a Very Lucky Dog

This lucky dog has a commited dog-lover to thank for her rescue. How far would you go to save a dog’s life?


An incredible story of a dog-lover’s commitment and compassion for an animal he never met has a happy ending in the Miami Herald today.

David Bernstein looked into the dog’s eyes and saw doom.

The 28-pound mixed terrier, wearing a pale red sweater, was on a path to tragedy, walking across the Brickell Avenue drawbridge as it began rising over the Miami River.

Bernstein got out of his car, yelled, waved his arms. He kept focusing on those eyes and was determined to save her.

“She looked at me and I looked at her,” he said. “She kept walking and I bolted, but it was too late.”

The dog plunged 30 feet and disappeared.

Bernstein called 911. An officer and fire-rescue came. He pleaded with passing boaters to slow down and help in the search.

Nothing.

“She slipped just a foot away from my hands. As she fell, I heard one last yelp. I will never forget her face.”

Read the Rest of the story here.

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Picture of the Day: Beast of Burden

OrvisNews.com reader, Ernesto Burden caught this 30-inch striper off the beach at North Hampton, New Hampshire with a 15 year-old 9wt Orvis rod and a Clouser minnow. Photo: Wendy Ovian

Ernesto Burden sent in these shots and this account of catching this monster off the coast of New Hampshire with his 15 year-old 9-weight Orvis Silver Label and a clouser minnow…

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