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2015 Idaho Bighorn Sheep Raffle
Idaho Department of Fish and Game via WSF
The 2015 Special Bighorn Sheep Lottery Tag shall be valid for use in any open controlled hunt in 2015 except Unit 11. Applicants must be eligible to purchase a hunting license in Idaho in order to obtain these special tickets. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to purchase a lottery ticket. Void where prohibited. This permit is nontransferrable. No purchase necessary. Hunting license and permit will be provided to winner. Drawing will be conducted at 2 p.m. MDT, on July 29 at the Idaho Department of Fish & Game Headquarters. Once-in-a-lifetime rule is waived for this raffle tag. Need not be present to win. Additional rules apply. Click here to view guidelines and download order form.
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Texas records 1st-ever case of chronic wasting disease
OutdoorHub
Texas officials held a special, rushed meeting after experts confirmed what is believed to be the state's first recorded case of chronic wasting disease earlier in July. In the meeting, hundreds of biologists, conservationists and individuals involved in the captive deer industry gathered at Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters in Austin, Texas. They were there to discuss the case of CWD found in a Medina County deer farm, and what it could mean for the future of deer in Texas.
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10 Kansas deer test positive for CWD in 2014-2015
Outdoor News Daily
A total of 640 deer were tested for chronic wasting disease during the 2014-2015 seasons, and 10 of those were confirmed positive. Samples were obtained from deer killed by hunters in south-central and Southwest parts of Kansas and from sick and/or suspect deer observed in the Eastern, north-central and Northwest parts of the state.
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Wyoming mule deer get large boost
goHUNT
Funding for several mule deer projects has been unanimously approved by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission. The approved funding will be used over the next five years. It will target projects for five specific areas that include several mule deer herds and focus on initiatives to benefit mule deer populations.
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New bighorn sheep herd thriving near Deadwood, South Dakota
Sun Herald
High on the steep slopes above Deadwood, South Dakota, two men working for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are gathering information on the habitat and vegetation in the area the state's newest bighorn sheep herd calls home. On Feb. 12, 26 bighorn sheep from Canada were released in the hills above Deadwood in the Grizzly Gulch Fire burn area picked for its habitat.
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Clearing up the confusion around rifle caliber
By John McAdams
Caliber is the approximate diameter of the inside of the barrel on a firearm or the diameter of a bullet, and is usually expressed in inches or millimeters. In addition to using different units of measurement, different countries sometimes use different methods of measuring caliber. Because of these factors, deciphering the actual diameter of a bullet or the bore size of a firearm can be bewildering. However, I'm attempting to clear up some of the confusion in this article.
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Scabies outbreak threatens mountain goat population in Andalucia, Spain
Olive Press
The Junta's environment agency has issued health warnings and hunting restrictions on areas in Almeria, Granada, Jaen and Malaga in order to control an outbreak of scabies in mountain goats.
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