Xplor: October/November 2011





This issue of Xplor features stories about deer hunting, animals that hunt for food, and creatures that come out at night.

Photos With Nop and Dave: Not Your Typical Snapshot

Photographer Nop Paothong was driving around Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge when he spotted a huge snapping turtle lumbering across the road. Always on the prowl for good pictures, Nop hopped from his truck, camera in hand.

You Discover

How do you collect a mushroom's signature? Make a spore print.

Wild Jobs: Conservation Agent Tammy Pierson

For conservation agent Tammy Pierson, no two days are ever the same.

My Outdoor Adventure

Despite some early rotten luck, Eli Raithel has a great first duck hunt.

The Yearlong Hunt

Lub-dub. Twelve-year-old Tyler Muenks feels his heart pounding—in his chest, in his head, in his finger resting on the rifle’s trigger. Lub-dub. The whitetail buck turns broadside, the deer’s wide rack glistening in the early morning light.

Anmal Assassins

Humans aren’t the only animals that hunt. To eat, wild predators must catch their dinner. And though they don’t have rifles or fishing rods, animal assassins are armed to the teeth. Just check out these amazing adaptations for capturing prey.

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Bonnie Chasteen
Chris Cloyd
Peg Craft
Brett Dufur
Les Fortenberry
Chris Haefke
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Kevin Lanahan
Kevin Muenks
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White
Kipp Woods

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