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SCI, Wild Sheep Foundations announce partnership on thinhorn sheep
WSF
Safari Club International Foundation and the Wild Sheep Foundation announce their new partnership to cooperatively address high priority conservation needs of thinhorn sheep. To stimulate progress, the SCI Foundation Hunter Legacy Fund recently awarded a six-figure grant to contribute to WSF's efforts.
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WSF's 8th Annual Chapter & Affiliate Summit a grand success
WSF
Seventy-five delegates and guests from Wild Sheep Foundation's chapter and affiliate network joined together in Kelowna, British Columbia, June 19-20 to work together to enhance both bighorn and thinhorn sheep in North America at the Chapter & Affiliate Summit VIII hosted by the Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia.
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Conservation groups ask USFS to remove goats from La Sal Mountains
The Times-Independent
Three conservation organizations are demanding that the U.S. Forest Service remove mountain goats that were introduced into the La Sal Mountains in 2013 by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. In a June 13 petition submitted to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, the Grand Canyon Trust, the Utah Native Plant Society and Wild Utah Project say the mountain goats have traveled into the Forest Service's Mount Peale Research Natural Area and are damaging its federally protected ecosystem. Read more: Moab Times-Independent - Conservation groups ask USFS to remove goats from La Sals
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Wildlife Services study proposes few changes
Idaho Mountain Express
A recently completed draft environmental assessment of Wildlife Services' predator-killing activities in Idaho proposes to continue its current program, while providing some additional help to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to reduce predation on wildlife that need special protection, such as sage grouse, bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope.
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US mulls help for Africa to hunt down wildlife poachers
Bloomberg Business
U.S. intelligence agencies are considering whether to provide information, analysis and possibly tactical lessons to African governments about how to attack wildlife poaching networks, according to a top official.
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How to shoot trap with only 3 shots
By Irwin Greenstein
If you're interested in shooting clays with a shotgun, the game of trap is a great introduction. The targets are somewhat predictable, the squading allows individual participants to focus on the target with little distraction, and trap guns can be less expensive than shotguns used for other clays sports. There is a little-known method for trap shooting that simplifies the entire game. This method reduces the game of trap to only three types of shots, regardless of target presentation.
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Workshop set for bighorn, Rocky Mountain goat hunters
Statesman Journal
The 115 lucky hunters who drew a bighorn sheep or Rocky Mountain goat tag are invited to an orientation on July 18 in The Dalles, Oregon. The orientation is required for all 2015 Rocky Mountain goat hunters, and sheep hunters are strongly encouraged to attend. The session is open to all. The Oregon Chapter of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep offers the orientation in partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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Chance of a lifetime: You could still hunt bighorn sheep this season
Outdoor Life
Frustrated with decades of fruitless application for a bighorn sheep hunting permit? Don't have tens of thousands of dollars to pay a Canadian sheep outfitter? Then head for Montana in August and hunt wild sheep on your own with an over-the-counter tag.
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