Pretty Gun..

If you are in the market for an $85,000 goose gun– sadly, 8- Bores are legal only in England– I may have found a deal for you. It’s a pristine Prussian (“Lindner”) Charles Daly in Regent Diamond grade, with 36- inch barrels, from the turn of the last century. Maybe a LITTLE too much gold …

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More Cetacean Stuff

Ah, synchronicity! Yahoo News has this interesting piece today titled “Killer Whales Set Traps for Gullible Gulls.” Seems researchers in Canada observed a young orca who figured out if he left pieces of chewed fish floating on the water’s surface it would attract gulls who would land to try and eat it. He would lurk …

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Roundup

A day late and a dollar short– well, usually more than that– as usual, so, first, a roundup of the usual suspect subjects… The Alpha Environmentalist has a good post up on coyotes. Look, I have no objection to ranching, period, or to killing coyotes that kill stock. But a Gummint Agency killing coyotes on …

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Whale Attack!

Last Wednesday evening at just before sunset, Gerald Gormley left Santa Barbara harbor in his new 27 ft Bayliner boat. It was a brand-new boat, only the second time he had taken it out, and two friends accompanied him for a planned sunset run. They were off Leadbetter Beach and Santa Barbara Point when a …

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Great Proulx Quote

I just finished Annie Proulx’s collection of short stories, Close Range. This one includes the good story, now very well known, “Brokeback Mountain.” (It’s a Western!) The quote I’d like to share comes from a different story, entitled “The Governors of Wyoming.” Here the misguided but earnest anti-ranching activist Wade Walls (I don’t think “eco-terrorist” …

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