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Shooting tips: How to practice proper trigger control
Outdoor Life
Rifles only shooting instructor Jacob Bynum is a stickler when it comes to trigger control. And for good reason: If you don't pull the trigger straight back, it will send your bullet off target, especially at long ranges.
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New WSF society formed
Wild Sheep Foundation
The Wild Sheep Foundation has launched a new legacy campaign, Ensuring the Future of Wild Sheep that includes tax and estate planning opportunities and advice, major gifts and giving societies to raise funds to ensure the future of the wild sheep resource by directing even more funds to wild sheep restoration, repatriation and conservation. "Our vision is to build a series of funds that with a targeted annual off take of ~4 percent will allow WSF to direct 100 percent of our convention fundraising to mission programs," noted WSF CEO Gray N. Thornton.
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The Sportsmens Act of 2013: Protecting hunter's rights and providing greater public access
OutdoorHub
In July Sen. Lisa Murkowski , R-Ark., introduced The Sportsmen's Act of 2013 with bipartisan support. The Act is a collection of several bills that will benefit hunters, anglers, recreational shooters and their access to public land. It is a package very similar to the 2012 Sportsmen's Act introduced by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., last year, which failed to pass by a small margin.
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Organizations team up for youth hunts
Amarillo Globe-News
A state agency and private conservation group have paired up to teach some of their values to youths through a hunting program in the Dalhart, Texas, area. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Wildlife Association are offering kids across the state a chance to participate in their first official pronghorn youth hunt. It has two main purposes.
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Sheep researcher rescued after cold night lost in woods
The Calgary Herald
A Calgary woman was plucked from the wilds of Kananaskis Country after spending a cold night lost in the woods. The 23-year-old was working in the Windy Point Ridge area in Kananaskis Country west of Turner Valley researching Bighorn sheep, RCMP say. She said she become disoriented after encountering some bears and called for help. The woman didn't know where she was and eventually lost phone contact, RCMP say.
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Hunting across the globe
News OK
Bill Lockard has a lifetime of hunting adventures that would fill a book. Or perhaps two or three. The retired Oklahoma City dentist spent 55 years hunting on six continents and in 26 countries, stalking the most dangerous game in the world along with numerous species of sheep and antelope.
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Nebraska mountain lion hunt
The Star Herald
Some Nebraskans are likely to get upset about the announcement that mountain lion hunting will be allowed in Nebraska next year under new regulations approved by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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Montana nearly doubles wolf kill limit for hunters
The Times Live
Montana wildlife officials have approved a measure that nearly doubles the number of wolves a person can kill each year and extends the length of the state's hunting season, angering conservationists.

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Outdoor groups endorse Senate effort to restore allotted $900 million to conservation fund
Outdoor Life
A wide range of conservation and outdoor recreation groups are lobbying in support of a Senate bill and resolution that both call for ending the "chronic diversion" of offshore oil and gas revenues from the Land and Water Conservation Fund into the federal government's general fund. On Feb. 14, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., introduced the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013 (S. 338). The bill, which demands "full and dedicated funding" of LWCF, has 30 cosponsors and has been referred to the Senate's Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
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Other big game hunting in Colorado
The Journal Advocate
Deer and elk are the most commonly hunted species in Colorado. But hunters also go to the high country to pursue other magnificent big game animals: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bears, moose and mountain lions. The numbers of these animals in the state are significantly lower than deer and elk, so licenses are few and difficult to get. But those who obtain a license can look forward to a high-quality hunting experience.
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