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Teton bighorn sheep move to new range
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While the Teton Bighorn Sheep Herd survives each winter on some of the harshest high-elevation slopes in the Tetons, they leave chunks of prime habitat untouched, research suggests. Data from GPS collars also show the bighorns occasionally use historic winter range that researchers previously thought the ungulates had abandoned. More

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Thriving Boulder City bighorn replenish other herds
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Wildlife officials launched the Bighorn Sheep Release Program in 1967 to return the official Nevada state animal to its former glory. Since then, bighorn sheep have been restored to more than 60 mountain ranges across Nevada. Their total population now tops 10,000 adults, more than any other state. More

Biologists alarmed by declining bighorn sheep population
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The herd of bighorn sheep near Thompson Falls, Mont., continues to decline at alarming rates, according to recent surveys by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP Biologist Bruce Sterling counted only 52 sheep on his annual flight this spring, compared to 270 counted in 2008, according to a news release sent out. The surveys reflect the number of sheep observed, not the total number of sheep in the population. More

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Perspective: Leaving California
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Mike Dickerson, Western Outdoor News field reporter: "There are many things I do not miss about California. I do not miss gridlocked freeways and long commutes. I do not miss gang-infested neighborhoods, a lousy job market and depressed home values. I do not miss brush fires, mudslides, earthquakes or celebrity trials. I knew I wouldn't miss California's nonsensical approach to managing wildlife via pseudo-science, the ballot box and blind-preservationist legislation. One example of seismic-scale stupidity was Proposition 117, which banned hunting of mountain lions in 1990 despite the fact that the cats were neither threatened nor endangered. The ramifications of granting protection to a top-end predator were lost on an electorate which was narrowly swayed by a misinformation campaign waged by the Mountain Lion Foundation and friends." More

Deadline for hunt permits on May 18
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Hunters have until May 18 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and turkey seasons in the stare of Washington. The special permits qualify hunters to hunt at times and places beyond those authorized by a general hunting license. Applications may be purchased from license vendors statewide or on the state Department of Fish and Wildlife's website. More

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New Nikon PROSTAFF 5 laser rangefinder
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This Nikon rangefinder will help you eliminate the guesswork and base your next shot off knowledge. With its aggressive styling and palm-sized ergonomics, the Nikon PROSTAFF 5 Laser Rangefinder, available in Realtree APG , is the ideal balance of size and power. Boasting a 10 percent reduction in size from its predecessors, this Nikon rangefinder is the easy-to-carry compact tool needed for dependable readings. More

Survival skills: The wild foods that will keep you alive in the spring
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When the time comes to practice survival skills, or use them for real, the first question is usually "what's for dinner?" Despite the fact that shelter, water, signaling and fire are more important than food, the menu is the age old subject that most people worry about. When it comes to food, you should be asking what's abundant, nutritious and obtainable with the least expenditure of energy? Spring is one of the leanest seasons of the year. Sure there is plenty of plant material to eat, but it is almost all low in calories. More

Coyotes and deer focus of new study in Utah
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources via Outdoorhub    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's no question that coyotes kill mule deer, especially fawns. But just how many fawns do coyotes kill? And how does the killing affect the number of mule deer in Utah? What about efforts to control coyotes? How effective are those efforts? And how do those efforts help deer in the state? Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources want to know. In cooperation with Brigham Young University and Utah State University, they're launching a study to find out. More

The 30 best shotguns of the last 10 years
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From pumps to autoloaders to double barrels, Outdoor Life has tested a lot of shotguns over the last decade. Each year we spend a week at the range torture testing the newest guns on the market. The years and years of testing have given us a mountain of data that serves as the ultimate buyer's guide for gun nuts. In this gallery we ranked the 30 best shotguns to hit the market in the last 10 years. More

North to Nunavut: Quest for Umingmak, the 'Bearded One'
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Hunters the world-over flock to Canada's far north in pursuit of arctic-dwelling game. From caribou to polar bear, muskoxen are one of the most coveted species. Although the last official population surveys were completed back in 1998, authorities estimate that Victoria Island is home to a stable to growing population of over 30,000. Consider the options, and the island is a top choice among hunters looking to score on this highly sought-after trophy. A roster of reputable Nunavut-based outfitters offer guided hunts, but if you're looking for quality, numbers, and minimal travel, Cambridge Bay's Ekaluktutiak Sports Hunt Ltd. caters to 60 muskox hunters annually, and yes, with an historically high density of animals, most tag their animal. More
 


 
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