Dec 06, 2019 3:39 PM

Drugs found in Nebraska traffic were birthday gift

Posted Dec 06, 2019 3:39 PM

AP - A pair from Minnesota face felony drugs charges after a traffic stop in Nebraska turned up more than 2 pounds (0.91 kilograms) of marijuana, several packages of THC concentrate wax, vape pen cartridges and concentrated marijuana edibles.


The Nebraska State Patrol says a woman in the car told them all the drugs were bought in Colorado as a 21st birthday present to her.


The Kearney Hub says the drugs were found Sunday when the couple’s vehicle was stopped for speeding Sunday on Interstate 80 just west of Kearney.


 A 32-year-old man and the 21-year-old woman, both of Mankato, Minnesota, were arrested.

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Big increase in female hunters seen in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The number of Wyoming hunting and fishing licenses sold to women has seen a marked increase over the past decade, while men are buying slightly fewer licenses, state officials said.


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said 30% more women are hunting in Wyoming compared to 10 years ago, KGAB-AM report ed. Female anglers increased by 14% over that time.


Meanwhile, the number of men participating in both activities is down by about 5%.


Game and Fish Hunter and Angler Participation Coordinator Kathryn Boswell said the agency has been reaching out to women to get them more involved in not only hunting and fishing but also things like canoeing, photography, shooting sports and archery.


“I think women are starting to see hunting as an activity that is accessible to them,” Boswell said in a statement by the agency. “And, it comes with a certain pride in putting healthy food on the table and knowing exactly how it got there — something I think all hunters regardless of gender can relate to.”


Boswell also said the decline in male hunters and anglers in the state is not a concern.


''The demographics are changing. Our baby boomers are getting older and at the same time, women are seeing hunting and fishing as options for their food and recreation choices,” she said.