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Study: Fishing, hunting contribute about $30 million a year to Wyoming economy
The Associated Press via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study says fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and similar activities support about 10 percent of the jobs in Park County, Wyo. The report from Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development says those outdoor activities contribute about $30 million annually to the Park County economy. More



Idaho Fish and Game announces wildlife summit
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The Idaho Wildlife Summit will be Aug. 24-26 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho, and six concurrent satellite sites in Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Salmon, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. People also may participate online. The event will span the state, allowing residents to participate and to interact in real time — from Pocatello to Coeur d'Alene, from Boise to Salmon. The purpose is to involve as many people as possible in helping set the direction for wildlife management in Idaho. More

5 ways to ensure future of elk in fast-growing West
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The U.S. Census Bureau projects that human populations in western states will grow twice as fast as other states over the next 18 years. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offers five ways to prepare for the growth and ensure a future for elk, other wildlife and their habitat. RMEF leaders say the population forecast defines an alarmingly short window for conservationists to help shape the heart of elk country before an additional 20 million people are living in the region by 2030. More

World record sheep: The biggest Boone & Crockett bighorn and stone's sheep
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What's the toughest hunt in North America? Most of us would probably answer: sheep. If the altitude and rugged terrain don't get you, the unlikely odds of drawing a tag and the expense of the hunt probably will. But, as these hunters have proven, it's not impossible. To celebrate sheep hunting at its best, we take a look at the biggest bighorn sheep and Stone's sheep to ever be recorded by the Boone & Crockett Club. More

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Annual ROUNDUP – July 13th and 14th, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. Featuring an incredible tag for the coveted Sierra Del Carmen desert bighorn hunt in Coahuila, Mexico! For more information click here.


Mountain lion hunt prompts bill that would add requirements for California Fish and Game president
The Associated Press via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The California Assembly approved new restrictions governing who can be appointed to the California Fish and Game Commission as part of the ongoing fallout over the former president's killing of a mountain lion in Idaho. Lawmakers approved AB2609 by Assemblyman Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, on a 55-22 vote, sending it to the Senate. More

Bighorn ram-fest at Lake Roosevelt lowlands near Lincoln, Wash.
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A herd of Lincoln County, Wash., bighorn sheep offered a convenient wildlife watching opportunity to people who live below Lincoln near Lake Roosevelt. The state offers only one hunting permit a year for a ram from this herd, said Fish and Wildlife officer Curt Wood. The landowners who shared the photo said this group of rams included 24 animals, about half young ones. The ewes, of course, are out on their own delivering this year's new crop of wild sheep. More

Sen. Tom Berryhill announces hunting bill passes California Senate
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California Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, announces the passage of SB 1166 from the Senate. SB 1166 passed with a vote of 38-0. In 2010, the Big Game Management Account was established to ensure that the proceeds of big game hunting tags are put towards conservation. The sale of hunting tags for wild sheep alone has raised more than $200,000 for the Department of Fish and Game. These funds have contributed to efforts which have resulted in the removal of the Sierra Nevada Big Horn Sheep from the threatened species list and the opening of additional zones for sheep hunters. More

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Public tells Montana FWP to increase mountain lion hunt quotas
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Public comments overwhelmingly support a proposal to increase the number of mountain lions that can be harvested in Montana. Of about 115 comments received by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 91 were in favor of increasing the number of mountain lions — in particular females — that can be taken as part of a population control effort. Only two people advocated decreasing the quotas; 22 recommended maintaining the status quo. Overall, the proposed quota adjustments call for allowing 517 lions to be harvested during the 2012-2013 season, which is about 95 more than the previous year. More

Utah bighorn sheep, I have caught thee on the trail
The Salt Lake Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nate Carlisle: "I had seen mountain goats, deer, heard elk, chased a black bear but in my seven years in Utah I had yet to see a bighorn sheep. Then recently I was hiking Canyonlands National Park with my friends and fiance. As we turned a corner walking toward Aztec Butte in Island in the Sky District, a hiker going the other direction told us to watch out for him — a bighorn sheep. My eyes scoured the desert floor. Here was my chance. More

Mountain lions kill 2 radio-collared wolves
The Associated Press via Grand View Outdoors    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mountain lions have killed two radio-collared wolves in the Bitterroot Valley since January, a state wolf specialist in Montana says, and two others were killed last year. "I haven't heard of it happening anywhere else," Liz Bradley of Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks told the Ravalli Republic. "It's pretty interesting that the Bitterroot has had so many." More

Wounded veterans find comradeship, solace on Alaska hunt
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Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler has seen his share of combat. A seven-year military veteran, Zeigler also is a survivor of a 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting spree that killed 13 soldiers and wounded 31 others. He also recalls recently marking the fifth anniversary of Memorial Day 2007, which he spent in combat in Iraq. Zeigler and his wife Jessica are among the nearly two dozen wounded veterans and family in Alaska's Mat-Su Valley to hunt bear with each other and a few of their favorite celebrities. This year marks the second hunt for valley based Alaska's Healing Hearts, a nonprofit that organizes outdoors activities for wounded veterans. More


 
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