Just an FYI to our regular readers. Today is Nicholas Phillips last day manning the Riverfront Times news blog. But don't despair. Phillips still plans to write for us on occasion until he leaves St. Louis this spring to pursue a career as a freelance writer in Latin America.
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Caution, dog-lovers! The clip below might be uncomfortable for you to watch, because coyotes resemble pet dogs -- ugly ones, no doubt, but dogs all the same. In fact, the radio host doing the trapping -- Brad Harris of the Christian station KNEO 91.7 FM in southwest Missouri -- even refers to the co ... More >>
Image viaTrainer Ed Nelson stands accused of abusing this yellow labTrainer Ed Nelson of Lincoln County openly admits it: Teaching hunting dogs how to fetch ducks and geese safely and effectively requires the use of force -- at least sometimes. The legal question is this: Where's the line between ... More >>
Image viaDr. Michael P. Nelson of Michigan State UniversityOur current feature about Jeff Foiles, a convicted celebrity waterfowl hunter, has kicked up a dust-storm among readers who vehemently disagree about the ethics of hunting. We turned to Dr. Michael P. Nelson, an associate professor in bot ... More >>
This company's CEO, Art Ladehoff, has chosen to stand by hunter Jeff FoilesCelebrity waterfowler Jeff Foiles of Pleasant Hill, Illinois has been trashed a lot lately for his hunting crimes both here and in Canada. But not by everyone. Foiles, 54, has admitted to shooting over his bag limit, falsi ... More >>
Image viaJeff "Strait Meat" Foiles, wildfowl hunting rockstar, now indictedFew hunters of wildfowl have more rock-star name recognition than Jeff Foiles of Pleasant Hill, Illinois: He and his company, Foiles Migrators, appear at trade shows and in full-page magazine ads. His duck and goose calls ... More >>