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Governor's Tags: Ethics vs. conservation funding
Boone and Crockett Club
Ever more controversial, Governor's Tags have a new official endorsement — as well as a caution — from the Boone and Crockett Club. In a new position statement, the organization founded by Theodore Roosevelt supports the modern concept of exclusive big game hunting permits sold at auctions to help fund conservation. The inordinate amount of money these permits bring is an acceptable buoy for state, provincial and tribal wildlife agencies' inadequate budgets, the Club says.
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Cabela's Ambassadors bring 'Mountain Hunting' to the Midwest, May 19
WSF
Cabela's is hosting a special evening event with Ambassadors Kristy Titus and Rick Carone on May 19. The event will kick off with a meet and great opportunity, followed by a special seminar, "Mountain Hunting," to inspire your own dream hunt! The evening will concluded with autograph and photo opportunities. Cabela's goodie bags will be given to the first 150 in attendance along with many more giveaways and prizes!
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University of Idaho won't graze sheep in disputed areas
The Associated Press via NPG of Idaho
The University of Idaho says it won't graze sheep this summer on three high-elevation areas in eastern Idaho and western Montana until a lawsuit filed by environmental groups concerning a federal sheep research facility is resolved.
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Bullock vetoes federal land task force bill
Helena Independent Record (poll question required)
Gov. Steve Bullock recently vetoed a bill intended to create a task force that would have studied federal land management in Montana, citing among his concerns that the study would focus on selling or transferring federal lands.
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Agencies team up for moose and other wildlife
Outdoor News Daily
In an effort to create and enhance habitat for moose and other wildlife, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is working with local, state and federal partners to conduct prescribed burns and mechanical clearing treatments in locations throughout the state.
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Water for Arizona's wildlife
The Wildlife Society
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has recently built a new water catchment for wildlife in the Sonoran Desert. The agency has been building water development for wildlife since 1946 and hopes that this latest high-capacity water catchment, which should last for about 50 years, will be a reliable source of water for animals, such as deer and raptors.
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Wasting disease in wildlife inches toward Yellowstone
High Country News
This January, a bull elk living on a commercial game farm in northern Utah tested positive for chronic wasting disease, or CWD, a fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. In March, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates published a map showing the disease spreading westward through Wyoming — possibly carried by ultra-long-distance deer migrations. It's now less than 40 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
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Some wildlife populations around the West in danger of dying out due to drought
Yakima Herald
For the giant kangaroo rat, death by nature is normally swift and dramatic: a hopeless dash for safety followed by a blood-curdling squeak as their bellies are torn open by eagles, foxes, bobcats and owls. They're not supposed to die the way they are today — emaciated and starved, their once abundant population dwindling to near nothing on California's sprawling Carrizo Plain where the drought is turning hundreds of thousands of acres of grassland into desert.
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Pros and cons of using the Taylor Knock-Out Factor
By John McAdams
Developed by the legendary ivory hunter/poacher John "Pondoro" Taylor in the mid-1900s, the Taylor Knock-Out Factor is one of many methods used for comparing the relative stopping power of big-game hunting cartridges. While not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, it is still an interesting and sometimes useful formula. Below is a full description of the Taylor Knock-Out Factor as well as an evaluation of its advantages and disadvantages.
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