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California Assembly passes hunting ban
The Sportsmen's Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
California moved one step closer to enacting a ban on bear and bobcat hunting with hounds as Senate Bill 1221 was passed by the state's Assembly. The bill, which was introduced by State Senator Ted Lieu (D- Torrance) in April, was originally held in the Appropriations Committee on suspense. It was amended and passed prior to the committee deadline. (Bills are placed on "suspense" when the fiscal impact to the state is significant enough to warrant further consideration.) Despite estimates that place the price tag at nearly $1 million annually, the measure garnered enough support and passed the full Assembly by a vote of 44 to 29, with seven members not voting. More



Practice fire safety during early hunting seasons
The Laurel Outlook    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's hot, it's dry and wildfire prevention must be the top priority for all early season hunters in Montana. "As early season hunters take to the field we are especially concerned about accidental fire starts caused when dry vegetation accumulates in a vehicle's skid plate or catalytic converter," said Ron Aasheim, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks spokesman in Helena. "Hot temperatures have cured summer's lush vegetation, increasing the likelihood of grass fires." More

Hermiston, Ore., hunter gets her bighorn sheep
The Associated Press via Oregon Live    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Hermiston, Ore., woman got her once-in-a-lifetime chance to bag a bighorn sheep — and she didn't miss. Vikki Born shot the ram Aug. 11 on the border of Grant and Morrow counties with her .270 Winchester rifle. In Oregon, possessing a bighorn sheep tag is a one-time deal. Hundreds of hunters put in for a tag each year and fewer than 100 have their names drawn. More

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Great Wildlife Photos offers game and non-game stock photographs for sale on the web site or hunting and fishing shows including Wild Sheep Foundation (2013). We provide close-up as well as animals in habitat. We now offer to take photographs of ranches offering hunting (for publicity/advertising) as well as hunters in hopes of trophy animals. Visit our web site. Feel free to call 775-425-8018.


Mt. Jefferson gets new mountain goats
Willamette Live    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Twenty-four Rocky Mountain goats were captured in Oregon from Baker County and placed at the base of Mt. Jefferson (Salem's mountain) in recent weeks. The effort was to reintroduce a species wiped out by people several hundred years ago and ultimately to provide some of the animals for Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs members and other sportsmen to shoot. Under an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife program called the Rocky Mountain Goat and Bighorn Sheep Management Plan, animals are transplanted to reestablish populations in their historic habitat. A site-specific plan guides the reintroduction and monitoring of the mountain goats in the Central Oregon Cascades. More

Handgun hunting: Choosing scopes and sights
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You have made the decision to hunt with your new big-bore revolver and now you are facing the decision of choosing a sighting system for this short-barreled firearm. Or maybe you will only be punching paper and not hunting. What is the best system available? That depends. There are a number of factors that determine what is best for you. The handgun hunter and recreational shooter should ask themselves a number of questions, in order to make an educated determination and help narrow down the hundreds of choices out there. More

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Federal judge dismisses most lawsuit claims in fatal mountain goat attack in Olympic National Park
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A federal judge has dismissed most of a widow's claims against the federal government after her husband was killed by a mountain goat while hiking in Olympic National Park in 2010. Even if it seems unfair, the park can't be sued for the decisions it made, the judge ruled. Robert Boardman, 63, of Port Angeles was trying to protect his wife and other hikers when the 370-pound male mountain goat fatally gored him in the thigh on a trail at Klahhane Ridge on Oct. 16, 2010. More

Read my lips ... No new ammunition taxes
Ammo Land    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here we go again. The flagship of the mainstream news media is digging up old ideas to punish law-abiding gun owners. A recent article in the The New York Times recirculates a nearly 20-year-old idea for mandating exorbitant taxes on ammunition. The premise is that taxing ammunition at an extremely high rate would reduce firearm-related violence. Once again, however, reality must intrude. Raising taxes on ammunition would not reduce firearm violence, but it would hurt and potentially close thousands of businesses ranging from gun shops to firing ranges and ammunition manufacturers. More

Australian hunters maneuver in country with very tough gun laws
International Business Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Australian state of New South Wales is considering a law that would allow children as young as 12 years of age to go hunting by themselves, earning praise from the local hunting community and outrage from environmentalists and liberals. According to a BBC News report, the hunting lobby believes the law will let children enjoy the outdoors while concurrently reducing the population of feral animals like rabbits, pigs and foxes that are damaging the local environment and crops. More

Bucks from a boat: Hunting blacktail deer on Kodiak Island
Outdoor Life    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Andrew McKean: "Ever want to hunt Alaska by yourself? Then board a boat off Kodiak Island and fight your way through alder thickets for big Sitka blacktail bucks. Your reward is solitude, breathtaking scenery and all the snow crab you can eat, caught hours earlier in the cold water of Uyak Bay. I just returned from a cold, windy, spectacular hunt on Kodiak. Here are some images from my experience." More


 

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