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Report: Hunter numbers up 9 percent between 2006 and 2011
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The number of hunters age 16 and older in the United States increased 9 percent between 2006 and 2011, reversing a previous downward trend, a preliminary report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of the Interior shows. More

More than 30 bighorn sheep moved near Taos
KASA-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has moved more than 30 bighorn sheep from Wheeler Peak near Taos to an area near the Manzanos. They were trapped, processed and shipped by trailer to Abo Canyon Pass. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway Company has put up fencing in that canyon preventing the sheep from the tracks. Game and Fish officials hope that means the sheep will able to thrive there. More

Antelope Island deer, bighorn sheep hunting rules OK'd
The Salt Lake Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Even as controversy lingers over whether hunting should be allowed on Antelope Island, the Utah State Parks Board has approved a new rule that will guide bighorn sheep and mule deer hunt regulations there in coming years. Legislatively mandated hunting licenses for 2011 and fall 2012 have been auctioned off for large amounts of money, but some in the public — and the Legislature — continue to oppose hunting as part of wildlife management on the largest island of the Great Salt Lake. More

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Freedom Munitions gear review
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Nathaniel Demiter: "After having to wait through nearly the entire summer just to be able to use a fire arm out of doors, Kansas was hit with a cold front and although I nearly had to put on a parka to hold up to the frigid 88 degrees it was outside, I used this opportunity to my advantage and spent some range time with some ammunition produced by Freedom Munitions. Not only did I take this ammo to the range and try it out, being an avid reloader, I took a random sampling of rounds from each caliber and pulled the bullets to measure the cases and powder charge." More

Wild Sheep Foundation welcomes Ryan Brock, Ph.D. to Youth Education Team
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WSF is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Brock, from Reno, Nev., to the WSF staff team in the position of WSF Youth Education Coordinator. Brock is a Ph.D. educator who has a passion for the outdoors and outdoor education. Brock is a hunter, shooter, family man and a current elementary school educator in Reno with the Washoe County School District. Brock will be coordinating the Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience education program during our annual conventions in Reno and will work remotely for WSF from his Reno base while remaining on staff with the WCSD. More

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Ryan is 1st on Second Amendment
The Washington Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gun owners now have one of their own on a presidential ticket. Rep. Paul Ryan recalled "deer camp over in Fairchild in Eau Claire County" in his remarks after being chosen as Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate. The Wisconsin Republican is an avid hunter who's been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. Ryan, who owns a rifle and a shotgun, is a member of the National Rifle Association. "I know firsthand Paul's commitment to the Second Amendment," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, to The Washington Times. "We've given him an A rating and endorsed him every cycle he's been in Congress." More

Bighorn ram poached near Townsend, Mont.
The Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Montana State wildlife officials are investigating after a bighorn ram was illegally shot west of Townsend, Mont. Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens said a 2-year-old ram was shot on the Indian Creek lime plant property and left to waste. Warden Sgt. Dave Loewen called it a case of a "blatant disregard for wildlife," especially since bighorn sheep are just beginning to recover from a major dieoff in the area several years ago. Anyone with information on the poaching is asked to call (800) TIP-Mont. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. More

Desert Bighorn Sheep thrive after release
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Dozens of sheep released into the northern Nevada wild late in 2011 are now thriving. After the sheep's release into the 107,000 acre Tahoe Reno Industrial Center near Clark Mountain in October 2011, the sheep have adapted to the desert environment. Recent photos of their young show they've been able to produce a new generation. The release was part of a joint effort by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and several other organizations. More

Feds prepare to end wolf protections in Wyoming but environmental groups say challenge likely
The Associated Press via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The federal government plans to announce an end to protections for wolves in Wyoming. Rather than ending years of wrangling between state and federal officials, however, the move promises to spark legal challenges from environmental groups outraged that the state plans to classify wolves as predators that can be shot on sight in most areas. More


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