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One More for Four drawing
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WSF members who have taken three of the four North American Wild Sheep and have registered them with WSF Headquarters and are in attendance at the Saturday Night Grand Finale Gala on Feb. 12, are eligible to win either a Desert bighorn, Rocky Mountain bighorn, Dall's or Stone's sheep hunt. One ticket per One More for Four member in attendance only (no extra tickets sold) and you must be present to win! Get your final FNAWS ram at the 2011 Sheep Show convention! For more information and to register for the convention visit www.wildsheepfoundation.org or call 307-527-6261. More



Kevin Hurley joins Wild Sheep Foundation staff
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Following a 30-year career with the state of Wyoming, the Wild Sheep Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Hurley of Cody, Wyo., to the WSF staff as their Conservation Director. Hurley will join WSF officially Feb. 1 to serve the Foundation in this new contract position. "Kevin brings an unmatched skill set, talent, and credibility as well as science and policy development knowledge to the Foundation and our mission programs," noted Gray N. Thornton, President & CEO on Kevin's appointment. "We are thrilled to retain Kevin to serve our Foundation, our mission, our chapters and most especially, the wild sheep throughout North America and around the globe" Thornton added. More

Seminoe Mountain bighorn sheep transplant successful
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After an all night drive from the John Day River Area in northern Oregon, another 20 bighorn sheep have been relocated some 900 miles from their original home to Wyoming's Seminoe Mountains. According to WGFD bighorn sheep coordinator Kevin Hurley, the new transplant will supplement 20 Oregon sheep released Dec. 2, 2009, in the Seminoes along with 12 bighorns from the Devil's Canyon area above Lovell released Jan. 3, 2010. Hurley said the sheep released last year are doing well and at least a dozen lambs were documented this spring from last winter's transplant. More

Montana 'Extreme Huntress' rewarded with fully outfitted New Zealand exotic hunt
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A 32-year-old mom and hunting fanatic from the small town of Kila, Mont., earned national recognition recently as the country's "Extreme Huntress." Angie Haas-Tennison, an MRI technician in Kalispell, Mont., won the national "Primal Adventures" Extreme Huntress Contest, beating out a field of women across the country. Haas-Tennison won more than just recognition for her extreme prowess, and in May will embark on a fully outfitted, $25,000 red stag hunt in New Zealand. As part of the prize, she will be filmed on the exotic hunt for a future episode of the "Primal Adventures" television show, which airs on the Versus network. More



Marriage of .30-06 and 1903 Springfield born out of necessity
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Many readers know the answer to this question. Why was the .30-06 cartridge first mated to the 1903 Springfield rifle? Note the difference in dating. The 03 Springfield was so named for the year of its introduction and the .30-06 was likewise named. While associated with each one's introduction, there is a three-year difference. The question is answered in the fact that the 03 Springfield was first adopted by the military chambered for the 1903 round. This cartridge was saddled with a heavy-for-the-caliber 220-grain bullet, while foreign countries were utilizing spitzer bullets at a higher velocity. These fast-pointed bullets gave a range advantage to other countries. The slow-moving military moved quickly this time to change the round by utilizing a spitzer bullet and a higher velocity. Thus, the 30-06 was created and soon became America's most popular round. More

New president of Boone and Crockett Club — Ben B. Wallace
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A hunter, attorney, banker and businessman from Corpus Christi, Texas, Ben B. Wallace has been elected to serve as president of America's oldest conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club. Theodore Roosevelt founded Boone and Crockett Club in 1887. Its mission includes promoting conservation and management of wildlife and their habitats, upholding the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and maintaining records of native North American big game species. Wallace becomes the Club's 29th president, following the tenure of Lowell E. Baier. More

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Hoping for snow during quail season
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A longtime friend from Montana was here for the holidays, and we spent the better part of four full hunting days trying to get him his first mountain quail. We saw or heard birds at nearly every spot we hunted, but we never got a shot. In 2009, we had the same experience. For those of you who don't know this, mountain quail are the equivalent of bighorn sheep for big-game hunters and a 300-pound tuna for long-range anglers. They're an upland bird hunter's ultimate trophy. It's not that they're rare or the most beautiful of all upland birds, although that would make a great campfire argument because some of us think they might deserve that title. More

The right to hunt and fish
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A trio of freshman lawmakers wants to guarantee that the people of Wyoming have the right to hunt and fish. The group is sponsoring legislation that would amend the state's constitution to protect this heritage. If voters agree with the measure during the next general election, Wyoming would join 13 other states in preserving the right to harvest wild birds, fish and game. More

South African rangers turn tables on rhino poachers, killing 5
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Five poachers have been shot and killed in South Africa by Kruger National Park rangers in two separate incidents less than a week apart, signaling an increased intent on the part of conservation authorities to be proactive and end the carnage. South Africa's premier game reserve was a prime target for rhino poachers last year, losing 146 of this Big Five species to poachers' weapons, including AK 47s and high-powered hunting rifles. All the rhinos were dehorned. Poachers killed 333 rhinos in South Africa's protected areas last year with white rhinos by far the majority at 323 and only 10 of the rarer black rhino being killed. More

Cooking wild game
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There was a small crack in the door, just big enough for Sara Anthony Hill (author) to see through. As she steadied her eye to fit the crack, She met a pair of dark, glassy eyes staring back at her. The children were told, to stay away from the car shed. They had a car but rarely did her Daddy park it in the shed. The old people used to say, "it's so cold that you could hang meat." Well, so it was. Inside the car shed was a large, beautiful brown-eyed deer hanging upside down on the wall. Pretty scary for a 5-year-old. Hill can't remember if she ran home frightened out of her head or was just so traumatized that the memory stops there. More
 

 
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