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WSF addresses Secretaries on bighorn and domestic sheep separation
U.S. Senate
Dear Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Jewell:

The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) and our North American network of Chapters and Affiliates are alarmed about potential threats to bighorn sheep and their habitats on Federal lands in your charge.

Over the past 40 years, WSF and WSF Chapters and Affiliates have raised and directed millions of private dollars into research on the diseases transmitted from domestic sheep and goats to bighorn sheep. Despite what should obviously result in a solution-driven response to the >100 peer-reviewed scientific publications on this problem, the federal policy response has lagged and appears stalled. This means bighorn sheep continue encountering domestic sheep and bighorn sheep are getting infected and dying …

Click here to see posting on WSF website. Click "Read More" to see the original letter from WSF to the Secretaries.
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Task force formed to counter cyberthreats to hunters
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
Sportsmen, conservation organizations and outdoor personalities met at the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance headquarters to develop strategies to counter the recent increase in cyberattacks on hunters. The group makes up the Hunter Advancement Task Force with most members sharing a common theme of having been targeted by animal rights activists through social media. "This is a great opportunity to start developing ways to hold those responsible for the recent wave of cyberattacks against sportsmen accountable," said Nick Pinizzotto, USSA president and CEO. "The task force is not only working to stop direct attacks on hunters but also discussing how best to educate the public on the vital role sportsmen play in the conservation of all wildlife."
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FWS ignores science in upholding elephant ban
Hunting Life
Safari Club International and millions of hunter conservationists worldwide are shocked and disappointed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to continue the ban on the importation of elephants from Zimbabwe for the rest of 2014.
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South Dakota: Bighorn sheep to be matched with habitat near Deadwood
The Great Outdoors
Bighorn sheep slated to be transferred from Canada to South Dakota's Deadwood area in early 2015 were picked for their ability to withstand harsh winters and their familiarity with mining activities. About 40 bighorns are coming from the Cadomin Mine area south of Hinton, Alberta, in January or February through a South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks program to rebuild herds in the Black Hills, said Chad Lehman, senior wildlife biologist for the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks in Custer.
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Aug. 1: Fall Hunting Classic at Bass Pro Shops Stores throughout US, Canada
Hunting Life
The Fall Hunting Classic, held at 63 Bass Pro Shops stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, is set for Aug. 1-17. This annual event offers free seminars led by nationally recognized professional hunters, special offers, and a chance to win the "Once in a Lifetime Hunting Trip."
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More opportunities for hunting bobcats in Utah while cougar numbers level
NRAblog
Wildlife biologists are recommending changes that could result in more chances to take bobcats in Utah this fall. During the 2013-2014 season, a total of 330 cougars were taken. You can review the Division of Wildlife Resources' bobcat and cougar recommendations online.
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New Mexico: Hunting licenses still available for elk, deer, javelina
Outdoor News Daily
The 2014-2015 hunting season is fast approaching and hunters still have the opportunity to buy a hunting license in New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has more than 1,000 deer hunting licenses and nearly 500 javelina licenses for sale leftover from the annual hunt drawing. More than 1,000 youth encouragement hunting licenses for antlerless elk also still available.
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    Idaho releases bighorn tags for auction, lottery (Twin Falls Times-News)
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Wisconsin to start offering crossbow hunting license to deer hunters
NRAblog
With some major rule changes coming for this year's deer hunting season, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created a number of resources to help make sure hunters are ready for another great deer season. New in 2014, a crossbow deer hunting license is available for any qualified hunter to purchase
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How to get started bowhunting blacktails
Hunting Life
So, you want to learn how to bow hunt for blacktail deer? Blacktail deer are the most elusive and hardest deer to bow hunt due to the dense cover and their nocturnal behaviors. Bowhunting blacktail deer can be one of the most frustrating hunts you can have and can also be one of the most rewarding, regardless if you're a seasoned hunter or its your first time. Here are a few things to consider when preparing to bow hunt for blacktails for the first time.
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In support of hunting and free speech
Hunting Life
Fourteen-year Army veteran medically retired at the rank of Sgt. 1st Class and hunter Adam Dunn writes: "As a result of being both a hunter and a former Army soldier, it pains me to watch as people who do not believe in hunting attack those who do."

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Saving mountain goats with science, guts and good guesses
The Seattle Times
To empathize with the mountain goats of the Cascade Range, imagine the apocalypse has come and your extended family members are the only survivors on besieged Capitol Hill, Washington. Now it's time to have children.

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Finally, 4 AR-style rifles chambered for big game hunting
Field & Stream
Before hunters would fully embrace the lever gun — first chambered for anemic rimfire rounds — makers had to up the knockdown power. And so it is with today's ARs. The 5.56 (.223) is fun. But now, more manufacturers are offering AR-style rifles chambered in bona fide big-game rounds.

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