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Hunting, fishing fees getting too high
Salem Statesman Journal    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Is anyone else chapped about the ever increasing hunting/fishing license fees? Steve Moser has friends with children tell him that they can no longer afford to hunt/fish. A sports package is around $170. Besides, you rarely see game, let alone catch fish. Additionally, you have to be an attorney just to understand the regulations. More



Use of off-road vehicles in hunting topic of lively legislative hearing
Idaho Reporter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Should the Legislature overrule the Idaho Fish and Game Department, and declare that people can use off-highway vehicles as aids in hunting, or at least use OHVs to get to remote hunting grounds? Bird watchers and berry pickers can motor into the wild, but a hunter can't? More

Missouri constitutional amendment would help protect sportsmen
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A constitutional amendment has been proposed in Missouri that would help prevent anti-hunting groups from attacking hunting, fishing and trapping at the ballot box. Missouri sportsmen are urged to contact their legislators and ask them to support House Joint Resolution 15. Tell them the amendment will help protect conservation and science based wildlife management. House Joint Resolution 15, introduced by Representative Don Ruzicka, R- Mt. Vernon, would require a two-thirds majority vote to pass any ballot issue dealing with the harvest of fish, wildlife, or forest resources. Currently, ballot initiatives in the state only require a simple majority of the vote to pass. More



Coyote hunting gaining in popularity
The Ithaca Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Exposure in magazines, on outdoors television shows and videos are part of the reason coyote hunting has become so popular in recent years. The other reason, is simply that there are lots of coyotes hereabouts; more than ever. Although they don't impact deer herds nearly as much as some would have us believe, coyotes do hammer small game populations, take pets and, this last year in the Catskills, even attack people. More

Landowners, outfitters want archery restrictions lifted
The Billings Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Having lost the point in the 2009 Legislature, landowners and outfitters argued again to turn back the clock to 2007 for archery elk hunting in 30 Eastern and Central Montana hunting districts. "The basic herd is way over their numbers in a lot of areas," said Rep. Ted Washburn, R-Bozeman, during a House Fish and Wildlife Committee hearing on House Bill 361, which he sponsored. "We're trying to get this elk herd down to where it should be." More

Billy Harvey bags Ontario County's first bear
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Billy Harvey was in a bear hunters' fraternity even before he became the first to legally kill a bear in Ontario County, N.Y., this winter. Now, he is somewhat of a celebrity, at least among sportsmen. "You are in an exceptional club if you get a New York state bear," said Billy's grandfather, Bill Harvey Sr. More

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Hunting expeditions help soldiers learn more about superiors
The Bellingham Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
During four deployments, Sgt. Maj. Dave Santos led men in often-violent areas of Iraq and Afghanistan. Recently, he led men in the peaceful setting of Kansas' Smoky Hills in a far different environment. "I'm just Dave on this hunt," he told a gathering of 10 Fort Riley soldiers that included several privates. "Out here we're equals. It's important you understand that we're on a level playing field while we're here." More

Hunting applications due Feb. 15 for turkey, black bear
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Spring turkey and black bear seasons start April 15 in Idaho. Some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1. Hunters can apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office, by calling (800) 55HUNT5, or online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/apps/ch/apply.cfm. More

No oink about it, feral pig problem spreading
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War is being waged right now across the country — against huge, ever-growing packs of feral pigs that are running rampant, destroying crops, killing wildlife and spreading disease everywhere they go, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports. They've been spotted all the way from Texas to California to Michigan and in New York. "It's estimated there are at least 4 million of them nationwide, but its impossible to count them all so there may be much more" said Carol Bannerman, a spokesman for the USDA Wildlife Services. More
 

 
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