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Montana wolf hunting season ends with 166 killed
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Hunters in Montana had shot more than 160 gray wolves as the season came to a close across most of the state recently — a sharp increase from the last hunt in 2009 but still short of the state's 220-animal quota. In portions of the Bitterroot Mountains near the Idaho border, state wildlife commissioners are considering an extension to the season in response to complaints about declining elk numbers. More

Bighorn sheep released into Pine Ridge, Neb.
Nebraska City News Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forty bighorn sheep trapped in Alberta, Canada, were released into the Pine Ridge near Harrison, Neb., on Feb. 9, giving Nebraska a fifth subpopulation of this mammal popular among hunters and wildlife watchers. The 35 ewes and five rams were trapped on a reclaimed portion of a coal mine at the foot of the Canadian Rockies west of Edmonton, Alberta on Feb. 7. Seventeen Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staff and two U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarians traveled to the site to assist in the operation and to bring the sheep home. More

Wildlife biologists believe they now may know the cause of bighorn sheep die-off above Dubois, Wyo.
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Wildlife biologists believe they may have finally identified bacterial pathogens that may be responsible for killing bighorn sheep in the area of Dubois, Wyo., reducing the herd by 50 percent over the past several decades. The pathogens may contribute to the spread of a pneumonia-like disease that has been fatal to infected sheep. This preliminary conclusion was reported by Greg Anderson, wildlife biologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, at the annual meeting of the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center in Dubois. Anderson said his report is the preliminary finding from a recent disease testing project of the Northern Wind River Range Bighorn Sheep herd. More

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Canada responds to caribou decline with plan to kill wolves
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Woodland caribou herds in Canada are declining, and tar sands development is a big part of the reason why. But Canada's national and provincial governments know what do about that: Kill the wolves. That's the crux of new posts by both Grist and the National Wildlife Federation, which are following this issue. Both are revisiting the environmental costs of tar sands development in Alberta. More

Master Hunters give back to outdoors
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The objective of the requirement to volunteer is to encourage the applicant to begin or sustain a lifetime of service or volunteerism. Although there are many opportunities for outdoorswomen and outdoorsmen to volunteer, not all take advantage of the opportunity. However each Master Hunter applicant is required to volunteer at least 20 hours of their time on a wildlife habitat project or a project approved as suitable. This requirement initially required wildlife volunteer work, such as working only on wildlife projects, but has now expanded to include many other project needing volunteers. More

A few more hunters will pay a premium for a shot at bighorn rams
Las Cruces Sun-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By allowing a few more bighorn rams to be hunted, New Mexico state legislators hope to raise at least $800,000 to help the species grow stronger. The House of Representatives recently voted 66-1 to increase from two to four the number of bighorn permits that will be auctioned or raffled to moneyed hunters. State senators approved the bill and it now goes to Gov. Susana Martinez for her consideration. More

Make stock from wild game leftovers
Log Cabin Democrat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Experienced cooks will tell you a major asset for them is the use of stock. This is cooking liquid prepared from meat and other leftovers. Beef stock, chicken stock and vegetable stock are well-known and readily available canned or packaged at grocery outlets. Just as useful are stocks made from wild game like deer, ducks, turkey, and even squirrels and rabbits. More

Vortex Viper PST riflescope review
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Vortex optics offers a variety of optics for hunters and we have looked at some of their mid-level offerings in the past with the Diamondback series of riflescopes and binoculars. For this review will take a look at the Viper PST line of rifle scopes, specifically the 4-16x50mm with EBR-1 MOA reticle. The Viper Precision Shooting Tactical line of scopes packs a lot of features that you would normally find in a tactical or long range shooting optic into a hunting scope. There are actually two versions of the 4-16x50mm, one with first focal plane and our review model which is a second focal plane scope. More

Federal budget will help hunters gain access to public lands
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USDA's and the Department of the Interior's Fiscal Year 2013 budgets include a total of $7.5 million of funding for improving hunter access to existing public lands. This new funding is the one of the top priorities for the Boone and Crockett Club and other hunting organizations. The $7.5 million, once it is appropriated, allows the U.S. Forest Service and BLM to acquire rights of way and other land interests from willing-seller landowners to open access to existing federal lands for hunting and fishing where it is closed or significantly restricted. More

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