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Are Burmese Pythons Killing YOUR Deer?

by Cody Altizer 13. February 2012 14:56
Cody Altizer

Deer hunters and managers all across the country know that predator control should be taken very seriously if you want to maximize the deer hunting on your property.  This means properly managing coyotes, wolves, bears, bobcats and snakes.  Wait, what?  Snakes?  Yes, more specifically giant snakes.  Burmese pythons, in fact, have set up show in the Florida Everglades and dramatically reducing the fragile ecosystem’s local deer herd.   

South Florida Water Management District employees found this 16 ft. Burmese python on a tree island while clearing off non-native plants.  The animal was immediately killed.

Burmese pythons are a non-native snake species that are threatening not only whitetail deer, but other various types of wildlife in the Florida Everglades.  Likely released into the wild as pets some 30 years ago, these sneaky serpents have become a major problem in the Everglades as recently as the year 2000.  Since then, rabbit, fox, bobcat, possums, raccoons and whitetail deer numbers have dropped dramatically.  

The snake measured 44 inches across it's stomach thanks to just recently having consumed a 76 pound whitetail doe, roughly the same size as a small child.

In October 2011 South Florida Water Management District employees discovered a 16 foot python while removing non-native plants from a tree island.  The snake was killed, cut open and found to have just consumed a 76 pound whitetail doe, the largest intact prey ever found in a Burmese python in Florida.  The snake reportedly had 44 inches of girth in its stomach thanks to the doe.

The unlucky whitetail doe that was consumed by a Burmese Python in the Florida Everglades.  Burmese pythons, like coyotes and wolves, are a predator to all forms of wildlife, not just deer.

The Hunting Network Staff would like to know what YOU would do should you ever encounter one of these non-native trouble makers in the wild.  Would you be the predator or the prey?  Let us know on our Facebook page.

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Predator Trail Cameras Designed to Perform

by Bow Staff 8. December 2010 05:03
Bow Staff

Predator Trail Cameras new line of scouting cameras puts Predator in the top tier of today's modern game cameras. 

Predator Trailcams is the forerunner when it comes to customer service and innovative design, knowing that hunters like ourselves need a superior product to get the job done when in pursuit of a once in a lifetime trophy.  Predator Trailcams has forged the way over the past three years with the first “True Infrared” lighting system, USB storage, 3.5” color touch screen interface, and a revolutionary case design.
   Predator Trailcams introduces a whole new line of products with the same great features and quality you have come to expect from the industry leader.  Trailcams like the TrailEye and the TrailEye IR offer NEW Dragon infrared and flash technology along with an easy “One Touch Setup” that will definitely put you on the path to hunting glory.
 If you’re looking for the ultimate in performance look no further than the Informer and Informer XP.  They offer the best combination of NEW Dragon IR Technology, trigger speed, megapixels, mounting options, and settings.  Combined together these features create a deadly combination that will surely have you bragging to your hunting buddies about which one is bigger.


Informer XP- 3.2 Megapixels Daytime/ 1.3 Nighttime
Video Length: 5-30 seconds (5 second increments)
Adjustable Infrared Range: High, Medium and Low (75ft, 50ft, 25ft)
Burst Images- 1-5 Burst Images per Trigger
Case Design: Guaranteed for Life against Bear Attacks
Battery Life: Up to 3 months

 

 

 

Informer- 3.2 Megapixels Daytime/ 1.3 Nighttime

Video Length: 5-30 seconds (5 second increments)
Adjustable Infrared Range: High, Medium and Low ( 50ft, 35ft, 20ft)
Burst Images: 1-5 Burst Images per Trigger
Case Design: Guaranteed for Life against Bear Attacks
Battery Life: Up to 3 months

 

 

 


TrailEye IR- 5.0 Megapixels Daytime/ 1.3 Nighttime


Video Length: 5 or 15 seconds
Activation Delay: 10 seconds to 5 minutes
Burst Images: 1-5 Burst Images per Trigger
Case Design: Guaranteed for Life against Bear Attacks
Battery Life: Up to 6 Months

 

 


TrailEye- 5.0 Megapixels/ 1.3 Nighttime


Video Length: 5 or 15 seconds
Activation Delay: 10 seconds to 5 minutes
Burst Images: 1-5 Burst Images per Trigger
Case Design: Guaranteed for Life against Bear Attacks
Battery Life: Up to 6 Months

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Introducing The Predator by Pearson Bows

by Bow Staff 16. March 2010 14:05
Bow Staff

The world's top predators attack with deadly stealth and speed. Few escape these silent hunters and all fear their presence. The same can be said for Ben Pearson's Predator. New for 2010, the Predator not only features Ben Pearson's innovation, quality and performance, but it's affordable as well.

Tired of bows getting more and more out of your price range? Ben Pearson hears you loud and clear and has created the 2010 Predator in response. It comes with the smooth-as-butter Z-7 single cam and can be outfitted with a Copper John Battle Axe 3 Pin sight, drop-away arrow rest, peep sight, Sims S-coil stabilizer, wrist sling and Bohning quiver.

Available as a bow only or in a complete hunting package, the Predator is the best way to reach the top of the food chain.

Specs:
•I.B.O. speed 303-294 fps
•Axle-to-Axle 30 inches
•Brace Height 7 1/4 inches
•String Length 83 11/16 inches
•Cables (2) 31 5/8 inches
•Draw Weights 40, 50, 60, & 70 lb. (75% Let Off)
•Draw Lengths 26 1/2 - 30 1/2 inches (half-inch increments)
•Weight 3.3 lbs

Also available; The Predator Package Includes:
•Copper John Battle Axe 3 pin all-aluminium sight
•Bohning Archery Lynx 4-arrow, quick detaching quiver
•Fully-machined, aluminium drop-a-way rest
•Sims S-Coil stabilizer & silencers
•Peep sight & bow sling
•All this for LESS than $600.00

Available Colors:
•Mossy Oak Obsession

Suggested retail (without package) price is around $499.00. To learn more about the quality line-up of bows and packages available from Pearson bows, please visit their website.

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