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Congress to hold hearing on bill to protect hunting on public land
Ammo Land
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance's Director of Federal Affairs, Bill Horn, will testify on the reasons why Congress must act on critical legislation which was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. The House Sub-committee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing on HR 1825, the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act, on May 9. The bill establishes that fishing, hunting and recreational shooting have a key place on National Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands.
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Lawmakers clarify when Bump and Grind Trail will be open/closed
KESQ-TV
A bill to clarify the conditions of opening the upper part of a popular Coachella Valley hiking trail was passed by the California Assembly. Assembly Bill 1097 — which relates to the Mirage Hiking Trail known as the "Bump and Grind" — unanimously passed, according to Assemblyman Brian Nestande's office. The legislation states that the trail in the Rancho Mirage-Palm Desert area will be open from May through January and closed for three months from February through April, which is the lambing season for the local Peninsular bighorn sheep.
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SuperTag chances on sale
The Billings Gazette
Montana's SuperTag chances are on sale. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hopes to beat last year's sales that topped 76,400 SuperTag chances sold. Proceeds from SuperTag sales go to enhance hunting access and enforcement. Hunters can win the SuperTag drawing by purchasing one or more $5 SuperTag chances for the fall 2013 hunting season. The deadline to purchase SuperTag chances is July 5.
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Nevada Bighorns Unlimited — Legacy Scholarship Program accepting applications
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Legacy Scholarship Program is accepting scholarship applications now through May 31. Funding for this program comes from countless sportsmen volunteer hours and dollars. The NBU Legacy Scholarship awards are based on commitment to conservation of wildlife or natural resources, scholastic proficiency, character and service. Student applicants must clearly demonstrate the ability and desire to contribute to Nevada's wildlife and further NBU's objective to leave a legacy of wildlife conservation for future generations. The scholarship awards range from $250-$3,000.
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Leading sportsmen's advocacy group appoints new CEO
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Pinizzotto as president and CEO. He will begin in early July. Pinizzotto, most recently of Bismarck, N.D., comes to the USSA/USSAF with nearly two decades of work in the conservation field — in both the private and non-profit sectors. Most recently, he was the CEO of Delta Waterfowl Foundation. Pinizzotto will succeed Walter "Bud" Pidgeon Jr. who announced that he would be stepping down as CEO after more than 16 years of distinguished service.
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Bighorn sheep spotted along I-70
KUSA-TV
Large groups of bighorn are making their way to lower elevations for the spring and ending up right next to Interstate 70 in Colorado. It's a sight that also brings large groups of tourists who usually get to see the bighorn as they gather between Idaho Springs and the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels. They're pretty easy to see but being so close to the interstate drivers should be on the lookout. Anyone stopping to see the bighorn should also remember to keep a safe distance.
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Montana looks to expand hunting of wolves
Times Live
Conservationists are criticizing a plan by wildlife managers in Montana that would nearly double the number of wolves a person is allowed to kill each year, lengthen the hunting season and sanction shooting of wolves near baited traps. The proposal by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission officially began receiving public comment on May 13 and is to be voted on by commissioners this summer. The aim is to reduce the state's wolf population, estimated at 625, by giving more leeway to hunters and trappers, wildlife officials said.
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Gun control debate may return as Republicans signal a new willingness to talk
The Washington Post
At least two Republican senators have signaled that they may reconsider their opposition to expanded national background checks for gun purchases, aides said, suggesting that the push for stricter gun laws could return as a top issue in Washington, D.C., in the coming weeks. The gun debate appeared to be largely abandoned on Capitol Hill following a resounding defeat in the Senate. But a handful of lawmakers are showing a new eagerness to engage on the issue after gun-control groups launched campaigns against senators in both parties who voted against the background check proposal.
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New Mexico Game and Fish asks court to vacate big game residency ruling
Ammo Land
The Department of Game and Fish filed a motion seeking to have the U.S. District Court vacate an injunction from 1977 that prevents New Mexico from allocating ibex, oryx and bighorn sheep licenses based on residency. The federal injunction applies to only to those species because, at the time of the legal challenge in 1976, they were the only species of big game in New Mexico for which the State Game Commission provided an in-state preference for license allocation.
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Montana looks to expand hunting of wolves
Times Live
Conservationists are criticizing a plan by wildlife managers in Montana that would nearly double the number of wolves a person is allowed to kill each year, lengthen the hunting season and sanction shooting of wolves near baited traps.

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Outdoor Life Magazine reviews TrackingPoint rifle on the hunt in Texas
PRWeb
Precision Guided Firearms have been the talk of the tech, outdoors and firearms media since their launch in January 2013. While many have discussed the system, very few have had the privilege to actually be able to shoot it.

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Scientists make strides toward restoring bighorn sheep in the American West
Penn State News
As pneumonia continues to limit recovery of the once nearly extinct bighorn sheep population in the Western United States, a research team including scientists from Penn State's Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences has made key discoveries that lead to a better understanding of the disease and how it might be more effectively controlled.

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Bow sights for the western bowhunter
By Marc S. Smith
Bow sights today are as good as they have ever been. Manufacturers are using processes and materials that make bow sights precision instruments. Quality sights today feature second- and third-axis leveling adjustment and include a bubble for leveling the sight right in the pin housing. The moveable, sliding mechanisms of modern bow sights allow archers to dial in their sights to the half-yard. This type of precision coupled with a quality laser range-finder makes accurate long-range archery shots a reality.
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How the nontypical Texas archery record fell twice in one season
Field & Stream
Lighting struck twice in Texas last season when two hunters each tagged 250-class nontypical bucks. Both deer were contenders for the state record, but when an official Pope and Young scoring panel began reviewing the second rack, things got complicated. The Texas deer season was less than an hour old, and A.J. Downs had a 28-point buck on the ground that he'd been watching on his trail camera for a month. From the moment he spotted the massive deer in late August, the Conroe, Texas, bowhunter knew it was an outlier.
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