Xplor: December 2013/January 2014





This issue of Xplor features stories about a family of river otters, making snow lanterns, and one of America's best — and youngest — trap shooters.

You Discover

River otters don’t need a sled to go sliding, and neither do you.

Predator Vs. Prey: Mink vs. Muskrat

The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight. Here's what separates nature's winners from it's losers.

How To: Make a Snow Lantern

Just because the sun has gone down doesn’t mean you have to, too. Keep playing in the snow by building this lantern to light your way.

Otter Chaos

This mama river otter has her paws full raising five playful pups.

Shooting Star

Samantha Foppe is one of America's top trap shooters. And she's only 15.

Wild Jobs: Range Officer Kurt Otterstein

At Jay Henges Shooting Range, Kurt Otterstein teaches people to be straight shooters and safe shooters.

Strange But True

Critters don't make New Year's resolutions. But if they did, here's what a few might say.

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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