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Lamb deaths, pneumonia decimate Rock Creek bighorn herd
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A single truck accident wiped out a third of the bighorn lamb reproduction in the lower Rock Creek drainage of Montana. The unidentified Idaho driver collided with seven lambs while driving near the Rock Creek Trout Bums fly shop. A tragedy in itself, the deaths also hammered a herd already halved by a pneumonia outbreak two years ago. "They were just super frisky, and they played in a group," said Trout Bums co-owner Deb Peltier. "They came off the mountain racing, like they always do. They were like toddlers — oblivious to everything." More



Idaho's wolf hunt season open all year
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It's not open everywhere, but Idaho hunters now have the option to kill wolves all year. This year's newly approved wolf hunting season allowed hunters to begin killing wolves on private land in the Panhandle Zone, beginning July 1. The rest of the state will open for wolf hunting Aug. 30, and most trapping areas will open Nov. 15. Previously, Idaho's 2011-2012 wolf hunting season was open 10 months throughout most parts of the state. During that time, hunters killed 255 wolves and trappers killed 124. Hunters are allowed to purchase five wolf tags, but half the state's zones only allow hunters to use two tags in that area. For trappers, five tags may be purchased and used in all trapping zones except the McCall-Weiser Zone. More

Do copper bullets offer the same performance to hunters as lead bullets?
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Since the birth of the firearm, lead projectiles have reigned supreme. There is good reason for this. Lead is abundant, relatively cheap, easily melted and cast and possesses a density and malleability that makes it nearly ideal for use in high-speed projectiles. In recent decades, however, a number of bullet makers bucked tradition and began crafting bullets that shunned lead for such materials as copper, gilding metal alloy and other nonlead metals. Among the alleged results of such alternative designs was a boost in performance that endowed relatively light-for-the-caliber bullets to be used for purposes generally reserved for heavier lead projectiles. More

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Montana's would-be wolf trappers quickly fill certification classes
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Prospective wolf trappers are letting Montana wildlife officials know they're ready to take the classes needed to allow them to take part in the state's first wolf trapping season. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently began taking names of people interested in taking the required certification classes. Less than 48 hours later, 312 people had signed the roster. When the FWP Commission approved the state's first wolf trapping season, it required prospective trappers to attend certification classes to learn what it will take to properly harvest a wolf. More

Mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give cubs safe swim
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Scanning the surface of the water, her amber eyes alight upon a threat to her pride — a deadly crocodile lurking in the river that the family of lions must cross. The fiercely protective lioness did not hesitate, leaping into the water and grappling with the reptile to allow the rest of the pride to cross the river in safety. These images show the magnificent big cat fastening her front legs around the crocodile's jaws and dunking it underneath the water before making a break for the river bank at the Okavanga Delta in Botswana. More

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Wolf hunting tips, observations from RMEF members
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In an online questionnaire about their wolf-hunting experiences, members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offer valuable intel that could help more hunters enjoy the challenge and fill their wolf tag this fall. RMEF members' goal in sharing this information is simple: More successful wolf hunters mean better balance in areas where undermanaged predator populations are impacting elk and other wildlife. More

New Idaho rules aid disabled and young hunters
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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently adopted rules that boost disabled and youth hunters:

• A companion without a tag or permit will be allowed to assist a disabled hunter.
• A person will be able to transfer a controlled hunt tag to a child or grandchild.

Idaho lawmakers directed the commission to develop these rules during the 2012 Legislature. The commission also adopted rules that become effective Jan. 1, that will allow a person age 8 and older to participate in a mentored hunting program without being required to hold a hunter education certificate.
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Montana eases hunting rules for once-endangered wolves
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Montana wildlife officials loosened restrictions on wolf hunting recently, allowing trapping of the animals in the state for the first time since they were removed from the endangered species list in 2011. Passed by the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission, the new regulations also extend the length of the hunting season and remove the statewide kill limit in an effort to curtail a wolf population that has been steadily increasing. More


 

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