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Standing their ground
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Compared to the elusive grizzly or woodland caribou, bighorn sheep seldom seem newsworthy, although it is the most common and iconic mammal of Canada's Rocky Mountain national parks. Familiar to every visitor, herds of sheep hang out beside the Yellowhead Highway. After years of protection from hunting in the park, the rams and ewes have lost their fear of humans. More



A successful sheep season in Arizona
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The 2010 desert bighorn sheep season is over for the 22 sportsmen and women who had the opportunity to hunt one of the most sought after big game animals in the United States. Mohave County in Arizona, is home to what is arguably the largest herd of desert bighorn sheep, and each year thousands and thousands of applicants apply for a coveted tag. In Arizona, in many of the units, the odds to draw a sheep tag are way over a 100-1. More

Chance to fly into New Zealand wilderness to hunt
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Hunters can take up the chance for a short time to fly into the Tasman Wilderness Area in the heart of Kahurangi National Park of New Zealand to hunt. Hunters can apply for hunting blocks in the wilderness area which they can access by helicopter between Saturday, March 26 and April 8 and also the four days of Easter, Friday, April 22-25. Online application for hunting blocks and more information about this will be available from the Department of Conservation website www.doc.govt.nz on Thursday, March 3 or hunters can contact DOC's Motueka Area Office for an information pack and application form, ph (03) 528 1810. More



Idaho lawmaker moves to ban using planes to bag big game
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The flat hilltops and gullies of western Idaho may be suited for airplanes, but hunters are apparently using this aircraft-friendly landscape to exploit a loophole in state law that forbids aerial hunting. One Idaho lawmaker wants it to stop. House majority leader and avid hunter Mike Moyle says landowners in Washington and Payette counties last year complained that hunters were using small airplanes to shoot big game animals. More

Oregon tribes pursue first bison hunt in century
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Knee deep in snow, Francis Marsh crouched behind a boulder and peered through the rifle scope at his target 40 yards away. He breathed in deeply to calm his racing heart. Picturesque mountain peaks rose behind him. The sunlight glittered off the snow, and all was quiet and still. Ever so slowly, he exhaled, waited, then pulled the trigger. The bison dropped to its big belly. Francis gasped for air — and with that shot became one of the first members of an Oregon Indian tribe to hunt buffalo in more than a century. More

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Fast decline in fascinating snow leopards population
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Only two population studies of snow leopards in Pakistan have ever been attempted — one in 1974 by noted biologist George Schaller and another by Shafqat Hussain of Yale University in 2003. But unofficial reports unanimously portrayed a bleak picture in which it was stated that there were only 300 to 400 snow leopards left in the snow-covered mountain ranges of Pakistan, out of a total estimated world population of 4,000 to 7,000. More

Minister mum on hunting contests
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Ontario's minister of natural resources, Linda Jeffrey, will not say whether two Ottawa-area coyote hunting competitions are illegal. Jeffrey said this week she "absolutely" disapproved of the competitions, but added: "I don't direct what the enforcement officers do." "Enforcement have regulations they follow," Jeffrey said in an interview. "I don't get involved in public safety issues. They make the determination." Those officers have so far stayed away from the contests in Arnprior and Osgoode, which are offering prizes such as shotguns, digital cameras and other hunting gear to people who kill the highest number of coyotes. More

Non-resident hunting fees increase in Montana
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Out-of-staters will pay more for Montana big-game combination licenses in 2011. State voters approved a November initiative that moved 7,800 outfitter-sponsored big-game and deer combination licenses to the general nonresident license category, they also increased the associated license fees. More

The benefits of guns on campus
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Last week in Arizona, Senate Bill 1467, which would require educational institutions to allow individuals with concealed carry permits to carry guns on campus, advanced through the Arizona Senate Rules Committee. To many students and faculty at Arizona State University, the very notion of people walking around campus with concealed weapons is disconcerting to say the least. That’s completely understandable, especially for those who have had limited exposure to guns. More
 

 
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