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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



North Dakota hunters bag two big cats
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Two Dickinson, N.D., men went on a hunting adventure recently and now both will have to do a little rearranging to fit full-size mountain lion mounts into their decor — cats they shot bow hunting. Chris Venneman, 29, and Don Paul, 50, have known each other for about five years and describe their targets as "elusive, big, beautiful animals that are the ultimate predators." On their Jan. 11-16 trip to Wyoming, including the Bridger Teton National Forest, they found out how deep into the wilderness these cats roam and what a challenge it can be to track them down. More

Finding coyotes
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Al Voth lives far enough north that when mid-winter rolls around the amount of daylight available to hunt coyotes can be less than eight hours. That means he needs to be spending his daylight hours hunting, not scouting for someplace to hunt. But any coyote hunter worth his skinning knife will tell you that to be successful, you have to hunt where the coyotes are. The more coyotes, the greater your success will be. The key then is to have a scouting method that finds concentrated amounts of coyotes - fast. Voth has such a system and it's never failed. More



After Tucson shootings, NRA again shows its strength
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The recent shootings in Tucson, Ariz., may have reopened debate on the contentious issue of gun control, but that debate may not equate to sweeping changes in the law, says the author of several books on the contentious issue. Political scientist Robert Spitzer, the author of the book The Politics of Gun Control and a member of the National Rifle Association, has written extensively about the history of the NRA, historical and current interpretations of the Second Amendment and the history of gun control laws. He says that, in the wake of the Tucson shootings, improving record-keeping to block sales to the mentally ill stands the best chance of moving forward — but we're unlikely to see any other gun laws tighten. More

Key wild area on Rocky Mountain front protected
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A federal judge has upheld a precedent-setting U.S. Forest Service decision to ban off-road vehicle travel in the spectacular Badger-Two Medicine region of northern Montana's Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. Located just southeast of Glacier National Park in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, the area hosts many rare wildlife species, including grizzly bears, wolves, lynx, wolverines, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. More

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New Mexico hunters to get more licenses under Senate bill
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Sen. George Munoz wants to provide a little relief for New Mexico hunters frustrated by their lack of success in the state's yearly drawing for a license to hunt elk or other big game on public land. Legislation by the Gallup, N.M., Democrat would earmark 90 percent of big game licenses for New Mexico residents. Under current law, 78 percent of licenses are reserved for New Mexicans and out-of-state hunters get 22 percent. More

Reality TV show didn't have permit to film in Montana's National Forest
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The U.S. Forest Service is investigating the filming of a reality television series featuring Montana game wardens because it appears at least one segment was filmed in the Bitterroot National Forest without a permit, Northern Region spokesman Brandan Schulze said. The issue was raised after a Whitehall man who had been acquitted of state charges, including outfitting without a license, was charged last month with two federal counts of filming bighorn sheep hunts on public lands in 2008 without a permit. More

Not much action in Fortymile caribou hunt
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Things are pretty much status quo with the winter Fortymile caribou hunt in Alaska. There are still lots of caribou near the Steese Highway north of Fairbanks, the hunt remains closed along the road and there hasn't been much action in the part of the hunt that is open farther off the road. The winter Fortymile hunt opened Jan. 5 after being delayed for more than a month because there were too many caribou near the road and state game managers wanted to avoid a roadside massacre. More

Montana Legislators push for state wolf management control
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Gray wolves returned to the crosshairs of Montana's congressional delegation. Rep. Denny Rehberg announced the introduction of two pieces of legislation that would permanently remove them from the protections of the Endangered Species Act, and Sen. Jon Tester sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asking him to allow hunting of wolves in Montana to control their population growth. More

Volunteers sought for bighorn sheep count
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Live in southern California, or enjoy spending time in the mountains and deserts? The Forest Service and California Department of Fish Game are looking for volunteers to spend some time in the San Gabriel Mountains over the weekend of Feb. 26-27 to assist in the annual Bighorn Sheep Count. More
 

 
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