Friday, April 3, 2009

News and notes from the outdoors

Many outdoorsmen and women are technology freaks and it is nice to have some of the finest gadgets that help us do things a bit easier. In all of technology available to the outdoors community, nothing has made life easier than GPS. If you are going to rely on GPS, it might be a good idea to remember that these units are only a tool and not infallible.

Take the case of Wisconsin women how followed the advice of her in-car GPS unit, only to be stranded for eight hours on a snowmobile trail.

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The Bassmaster Elite Series day two at Wheeler Lake in Alabama was cancelled this morning due to unsafe weather conditions. 2008 Classic champion Alton Jones will lead the pack into day three tomorrow. Last week’s winner, Kentuckian Mark Menendez currently sits in seventh place.

If you are a live bait fisherman, please respect your bait. A Huntington Beach, California man didn’t heed this advice and died.

Jeff Twaddle, 54, a deckhand on the charter boat Gale Force was clowning around for about 20 school kids when he placed a bait fish in his mouth. The bait became lodged, Twaddle lost consciousness and choked to death. The Coroner's Office deemed his death an accident, attributing it to “aspiration of fish.”

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