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Wyoming Senate passes pro-hunting reform bill
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Three bills of interest to gun owners and sportsmen are moving through the state legislature in Cheyenne, Wyo. The House Judiciary Committee will have a hearing to consider two bills: House Bill 103, introduced by Representative Allen Jaggi, which would strengthen the state's authority over firearm laws while prohibiting local counties from enacting their own ordinances in clear violation of the current state firearms preemption statute and House Bill 105, also introduced by Rep. Jaggi, which would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm in more locations. More

More than 600 local students to participate in Wild Sheep Foundation event
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As part of the Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and Sporting Expo, The Sheep Show, which returns to Reno, Nev., Jan. 31-Feb. 2, more than 600 local students will take part in a conservation and sporting ethics event. The WSF is teaming up with local conservation organizations to put on the second annual Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience. The all-day event has registered over 600 local school students and youth groups for the YWCE, which takes place at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. More

California Desert Bighorn Sheep tag sells for $45,000
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A California Desert Bighorn Sheep tag sold for $45,000 at the 41st Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nev. The tag was sold through the Safari Club International Foundation. Each year the California Department of Fish and Wildlife authorizes the sale of a limited number of big game permits through various conservation organizations to support wildlife programs in the state. All proceeds from the sale will be used to fund conservation efforts in California. More

Yakima's Oak Creek Wildlife Area winter feeding draws bighorn sheep, elk
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Two wildlife feeding stations west of Yakima, Wash., in the Tieton and Naches river valleys draw nearly as many weekend visitors as animals: 700 Rocky Mountain elk and 150 California bighorn sheep. A steady stream of vehicles disgorges hundreds of onlookers, many of them children, at the headquarters of Washington's Oak Creek Wildlife Area around the daily 1:30 p.m. elk feeding. More

Ranchers unhappy with lawsuit; Bighorn sheep bill moves forward
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Patrick O'Toole and his family are concerned about the lawsuit filed against the U.S. Forest Service by Biodiversity Conservation Alliance. Disease transmission from domestic sheep herds to the bighorn sheep herds is at the root of BCA's concern. BCA claims that the sheep are in danger of contracting diseases that could potentially wipe out the Encampment herd and impact the diversity required to maintain healthy herds of bighorn sheep in the Medicine Bow Forest, Short said. More

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Keeping quail hunting going with another generation of hunters
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Luke Clayton, a contributor to Star Local News, writes: "Back in the mid-1960s, when I was fourteen, shooting quail was a part of life I thought would never change. When I wanted to go quail hunting, I either walked up the covey behind our farmhouse in east Texas or, on those special Saturday mornings, was invited to tag along with my brother-in-law and his big, raw-boned, white pointer Toler. Watching that hard-working, old pointer cast downwind of a likely patch of quail cover, seeing him go on point and then walking up behind him to flush the birds and push a load of chilled No. 8-shot after the departing brown bombshells was the experience that I best remember about my formative quail hunting years. It's the stuff that got me really hook on upland bird hunting." More

Shooting tips: Rifle skills that will make you a better hunter
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It's the time to elevate your skills for next hunting season. We reached out to two authorities to assemble this guide. Both are accomplished hunters, shooters and competitors. Wayne Van Zwoll discusses the fine points of practical field marksmanship while Bryce Towsley interviewed some of the country's best shooting instructors to create the drills illustrated here, most of which can be done at ranges of 100 yards or less. More

Fatal bug hits bighorn
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Ten of 14 bighorn sheep darted in early January tested positive for bacteria that may signal an impending rash of fatal pneumonia. The pathogen, Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, has been linked to bighorn die-offs across the West. Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists took samples from the Jackson bighorn herd this winter in part because of higher-than expected mortality. Six of 20 radio-collared sheep in the Jackson bighorn herd have died since summer, Game and Fish wildlife biologist Doug Brimeyer said. More

Bighorn sheep more exciting to find at Hart Mountain than at wildlife feeding station
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Terry Richard, a writer for The Oregonian, writes: "I've been posting stories and photos of bighorn sheep I recently saw at a feeding station near Yakima, Wash. I saw about 150 bighorns at Oak Creek Wildlife Area, many just 30 feet away behind an eight-foot tall woven wire fence. The fence had large openings and it was easy to point a 300mm lens through at them. I also used the same lens to take a photo of bighorns not attracted to a feeding station. They were on top of Hart Mountain in southeast Oregon. I counted about 130 in the band." More


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