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Paul Ryan hunter, outdoorsman, vice presidential hopeful
Gun Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Without a doubt, the Aug. 11 announcement of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Mitt Romney's pick for the GOP Vice President candidate immediately sent waves coursing throughout the outdoors community. Why? Simple. Paul Ryan is a diehard outdoorsman. He loves to hunt and get outside with his family. More



Bison numbers up, hunting could expand in Wyoming
The Associated Press via Casper Star-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wyoming may expand bison hunting because the state's population is above management goals. A proposal by state Rep. Keith Gingery, R-Jackson, would end the once-in-a-lifetime rule for harvesting bison cows and replace it with a once-every-five-year rule. His draft legislation also proposes lowering the cost of a cow bison license for nonresidents from $2,500 to $1,000. More

Wisconsin DNR wants to grow elk population
The Associated Press via The Chippewa Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wisconsin wildlife officials have resurrected plans to grow the state's elk population, raising hopes for a hunt and more tourism dollars. The Department of Natural Resources has wanted to expand a herd in Ashland County and start a second herd in Jackson County since the 1990s. The agency ran into a roadblock, though, when agriculture officials clamped down on deer and elk importation after chronic wasting disease turned up in the state a decade ago. Now the department apparently has located healthy elk in Kentucky and has started talks about bringing some to Wisconsin. More

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Uncertainty in changing conditions
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Nathaniel Demiter: "So, I've gathered an extensive network of brother hunters all over the country. From Alaska, down the west coast — all of the way to the east coast. And yes, even Texas. One common theme that I have found while discussing our plans about this year is the lack of game on our trail cameras, the lack of game we see in our scouting efforts and the lack of sign we see in places we should be seeing sign. All over the western states, hunters are failing to see game. We are failing to find our trophies and honestly, it's kind of concerning when you invest thousands of dollars into tags, gear and fuel for your hobby. Where is our game going? Should we panic? Should we feel defeated and curse our luck?" More

Hunting and fishing increase in popularity, who gets the credit?
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So how do you know when election season has arrived? You start hearing the words "hunting" and "fishing" coming out of the mouths of the politicians and their staffs hoping to get elected. Ken Salazar, secretary of the interior, has been a frequent source of sound bites concerning the recent release of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. That survey offered some encouraging news: Hunting and fishing participation in the United States has grown. More

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440-inch bull elk taken with governor's tag in Arizona
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Check out the monster bull photo posted on the Boone & Crockett Club's Trophy Watch website. The bull was reportedly taken by Corey Knowlton with the Arizona Govenor's tag. Each year the state auctions off a tag that allows a hunter to hunt the prime units in the state. The bull's green gross score is a whopping 440 inches. The world record elk was taken in Arizona in 1968 and stands at 442 5/8 inches. More

Reversing decades of decline, the number of hunters and anglers is on the rise
U.S. Department of the Interior    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Highlighting the reversal of decades of declining numbers, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the results of a comprehensive national survey of outdoor recreation showing a significant increase in hunters and a double-digit increase in anglers over the past five years. More

Make sure archery equipment is legal
Great Falls Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Montana's archery-only hunting season for deer, elk, antelope, wolf, mountain lion and black bear begins Sept. 1. The bighorn sheep archery season begins Sept. 5. A $10 bow-and-arrow license, plus the proper hunting license, is required during the deer, elk, antelope, black bear, wolf, mountain lion and bighorn sheep archery-only season or to hunt in areas limited to only archery equipment. Depending on the species and hunting district, some licenses were available only by special drawing. More


 

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