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Tennessee hunter wins coveted Idaho Bighorn Sheep tag after 7-year wait
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Rob Durrett of Clarksville, Tenn., has had a bighorn sheep on his mind for quite some time — 30 years, to be exact. After finally drawing a winning lottery ticket for a 2012 bighorn hunt, one of his dream harvests is one step closer to becoming reality. Durrett, 56, was elated to have won the 2012 raffle, which includes the coveted Unit 11 along Hells Canyon of the Snake River in Idaho. Only one tag is issued to a lucky hunter each year by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Unit 11 is only open to the winner every other year. The tag permits the taking of a Rocky Mountain or California bighorn. More



Help the National Bighorn Sheep Center in Wyoming, win a NEW Toyota
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The National Bighorn sheep Interpretive Center in Dubois, Wyo., is a finalist in Toyota's "100 Cars For Good Contest." Here's how it works ... anyone with a Facebook account can vote for the center, but only on Aug. 17. On that day, "100 Cars For Good" will post videos made by five non-profit organizations that are asking for a new Toyota. Whichever organization receives the most votes on that day wins a NEW Toyota. More

Sheep, elk studies continue in Colorado
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers are expanding their study of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and elk populations in South Central Colorado that started in January. In the south San Juan Mountains, the agency is planning to place radio and GPS collars on more animals so that their movements can be tracked over the next five years. The work is planned for Aug. 8-15. More

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Pew Poll shows media powerless to sway public opinion on guns
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"A recent Pew poll shows the media is powerless to sway public opinion on gun control and the right to keep and bear arms," gun rights expert John M. Snyder said. "That's the really big news revealed by the Pew Research Center survey," Snyder added. He said that, "With all of the media hype following the Aurora, Colorado mass killing, you'd think the public would be clamoring for more and more gun control. That, however, is not the case. The Pew poll shows this." More

President of California Fish and Game removed because of mountain lion controversy
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Dan Richards has been removed as president of the California Fish and Game Commission. Richards started receiving flack back in February, stemming from his out of state hunting trip in Idaho, where he legally took a mountain lion. Fellow commission members and animal activists felt Richards' trip was unethical and a slap in the face to Californians that voted to ban mountain lion hunting (in California) in 1990. He was voted out by the five-member commission. More

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Winter mining ban tossed out at Avalanche Creek site
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A U.S. Forest Service decision that prohibited winter operations of an alabaster and marble mine in the Crystal River Valley has been overturned in an administrative appeal. An appeal-reviewing officer in the Forest Service found there wasn't adequate evidence that the mine would have enough of an impact on bighorn sheep to justify the conditions placed on the operation by Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Scott Snelson. More

Applications for Wisconsin wolf hunt soar past 7,000 mark in 1st week
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Every day applications are coming in by the hundreds, if not thousands, for Wisconsin's first wolf hunting season in decades. As recently as Aug. 3, the department was already stunned by the large amount of permit applications. They had received 3,277 in the first two days. By the morning of Aug. 7, that number has more than doubled to 7,286 applications for hunting permits. More

Texas couple teaches more than just gun safety
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Knowing how guns work, how to hunt safely and how to hunt ethically are important skills that Texas hunters need to have before they step into the woods. In San Angelo, the husband and wife team of Kathy and Gary Glass teaches these and other skills twice a year to make sure that all hunters age 9 and older are properly prepared and legal. "Any hunter who was born in Texas after Sept. 2, 1971, has to have hunter education in order to legally hunt," Kathy Glass said. "Anyone who is not a Texas resident but wants to hunt in Texas has to have hunter education." More

Elk Hunting 101 Aug. 22 in Denver
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a basic seminar for hunting elk in Colorado at the Wildlife Experience in Parker, Aug. 22. The intro will cover the fundamentals of habits/habitat, hunting tactics and techniques and provide a good beginning for the novice elk hunter. More


 

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