Trail cameras are more popular than ever before, and their uses are endless. They can help pattern deer movements, catch trespassers in the act, help with estimating wildlife population numbers, catch kids trying to sneak out for a night of “studying,” and much, much more.

With thousands of motion-activated cameras set up all over the country, there’s bound to be some weird, off the wall, or just plain spooky pictures out there. Here are a few of our favorites.

“You guys see her, right?”

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It has been five years since the worst environmental disasters in history.

Watch this artist recreate the spill and the aftermath.

The question of where the million gallons of oil went is a valid one. 2.5 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico five years ago. Where did it all go?

The Natural Resources Defense Council created this simple artistic time-lapse to try to simplify the scope of this disaster that should not be forgotten.

Scientists have been taking oil measurements for the

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It’s okay if you’ve made these mistakes if you’re a newbie. Here is how to avoid doing them on your next gobbler outing.

1. Not patterning your gun (and don’t know its range)

Just because you’ve recently spent several months using your 12 gauge during duck season with skill and success doesn’t mean you’ll do the same when it comes time to shoot a turkey. If you’ve changed your choke and swapped shells, your gun is going to throw the pattern differently, and your range will vary.

When your target

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At a USFWS in Colorado, endangered ferrets are being saved from extinction. After almost completely disappearing from the wild, black-footed ferrets are now successfully being raised in captivity and reintroduced into the wild.

A major factor of whether these ferrets make it in the wild or not is preconditioning. In order to make sure the ferrets in captivity are not domesticated, biologists must precondition them to hunt. Although it’s not always easy on the humans or the ferrets, it is an integ

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An armed man began shooting into a crowd of people at Logan Square in Chicago late Friday night. After witnessing everything from his vehicle, an Uber driver with a concealed carry permit immediately responded to what could have been a horrible incident by pulling his own weapon and firing six shots at the gunman.

The gunman was later identified as 22-year-old Everardo Custodio, who is currently being treated for gunshot wounds to the thigh, shin, and lower back at Advocate Illinois Masonic h

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Maybe you’re one of those superstitious hunters who won’t even take the strap out until a bird splashes. Maybe not. But when a duck hunter is huddled in the tules, or sitting in a pit blind, the last thing he or she wonders is, “How do they set those bag limits?”

The answer is pretty straightforward. Using a concept called Adaptive Harvest Management, Federal and State agencies work together to establish duck season lengths, daily bag limits, and possession limits. The whole process can be

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Craig Raleigh grew up hunting and fishing in New York State and Ontario, Canada. He has fished from the Merritt Dam in Cherry County, Nebraska to the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. His lifelong interest in everything outdoors garnered in him a deep respect and love for all things in nature. With a conservationist heart instilled in him by his father and grandfather, he lives for the chance to get outside and discover. He is a writer and author of two self-published books and has

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Collier did indeed catch a monstrous sheepshead on April 1, and it crushed the previous record by 10 ounces. Collier’s fish weighed a whopping 13 pounds, 9 ounces.

It handily beat Drew Parrish’s 14-year-old record of 12 pounds, 15 ounces set in 2001. Collier’s fish also measured 22.6 inches long with a porcine stomach girth of 24.5 inches.

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Micah Sargent grew up in the woods of north-central Pennsylvania and started hunting at the age of 12. Today, he pursues whitetail deer, wild turkeys, black bear, and small game with a rifle, shotgun, recurve bow and muzzleloader. When he is not hunting, Micah enjoys hiking, biking, and horseback riding with his wife and two young sons.

Fried Turkey and Morel Mushrooms

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No, we’re not talking about zombies or vampires. Summer is almost here, which means those pesky mosquitoes are on their way.

Unless you love smelling like chemicals in store-bought mosquito repellents, you’re probably looking for alternative ways to keep the bugs at bay.

Luckily you can easily make your own mosquito repellent at home, using natural ingredients that are safe for your family. Plus they smell great, acting as a cologne or perfume at the same time!

Mosquito Repellent Plants

1. Basil

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Ohio experienced a very harsh, cold, and long winter in 2014-15. Thankfully, the thaw has finally begun in the Buckeye State, but fish winterkill is likely to be common this spring. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is warning anglers and pond owners of this increased likelihood of fish winterkill.

SEE ALSO: Archival Footage of Frozen Ohio River in 1977 [VIDEO]

According to the ODNR,

Winterkills are caused when persistent ice forms a surface barrier between water and air that

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Just look around, and you’ll see all the healthy backcountry eats available.

SEE ALSO: Russian Bear Chases Man up Tree [VIDEO]

1. Pine needle tea

This tea is extremely high in vitamin C. It keeps your immunity system happy, and it can cure scurvy. This disease used to hit outdoorsmen and sailors in the past, due to their high-protein diet. A tea made from the tips of pine needles could have cured them, as it was right above their heads.

2. Venison

This lean meat is very heart healthy. Deer are

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By Nick Leghorn via The Truth About Guns

Many, many many readers have written in over time asking roughly the same thing:

I was reading your article on Best Budget AR 15 and I tried to click on the build recommended links but most don’t seem to work now. Do you have an updates? or suggestions? I am very interested in learning more and trying to build my own.

So you want to know what my build list would look like these days? Let me knock you up a list…

SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Mosin Nagant Build

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Go beyond the lens and hunt as the goshawk hunts. Here is the truly remarkable footage of a bird’s eye view to the kill.

READ MORE: Hunting squirrels, goshawk style [VIDEO]

Check out the strategy: classic pursuit or come in at an angle to cut off their quarry? See it here for the first time:

 

The northern goshawk is an Accipiter with widespread habitation of North America and Eurasia. Considered one of the few “true hawks,” the goshawk is a beautiful and deadly hunter.

Seeing a goshawk hunting

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Let’s face it, some people are just better at shooting than others. One of the biggest reasons for that is those people have spent countless hours practicing and perfecting their hobby so that they are the best at what they love to do.

SEE ALSO:  Insane Kayaking in a Drainage Ditch

So, for those of us who may not have the time, money, or resources to put in quite as much practice as others, we have to leave it up to them to entertain us with amazing videos showing off their enhanced skills.

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