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National Hunting & Fishing Day
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Washington hunters and anglers will be joining other outdoorsmen and women all over the map on Sept. 22 to observe the 40th anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day, created by Congress and signed into law in 1972 by then-President Richard Nixon. It falls right in the midst of early grouse hunting, bowhunting and the tail-end of the high mountain early buck hunt. More



Gun sales could sky rocket if Obama is re-elected
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Gun sales increased sharply following President Barack Obama's 2008 election. From Nov. 3-9 — the week Obama was elected — the FBI reported a 48-percent increase in requests for background checks for gun purchases than it received during the same period in 2007. The pattern has persisted through Obama's four years as President with firearms sales increasing steadily over previous comparable time frames. Business has been so good for Smith & Wesson, that the firearms manufacturer reports its net income for fiscal first quarter 2012 approached $19 million, up from $2.3 million a year ago, with sales soaring to a record $136 million, up 48 percent from 2011. More

Big game racks up big money for Montana
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Boots, bullets and guns translate into millions of dollars for southwest Montana. An analysis of six years of data from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows big game hunting is a multimillion dollar recreation industry in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest region of Montana. Hunting expenditures even rose during the recession and elk bring in the biggest bucks. More

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There is no such thing as 'gun-control'
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The question of whether or not more gun control is needed to prevent violence is often posed and hotly debated. Advocates both for and against are quick to debate and defend their positions. The question cannot be answered because the term "gun control" holds different definitions for both sides and because refers to a concept that strictly speaking does not exist. Advocates for "gun control" say it will prevent violence. Those opposed say it will serve only to infringe on the rights and liberties of free citizens. More

Poaching of elk near Townsend, Mont., follows illegal killing of bighorn sheep
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State officials are seeking the public's help after a second poaching incident in less than a month near Townsend, Mont. In the latest case, someone shot a bull elk southeast of Townsend and cut off its head, leaving the meat to rot. "We're thinking it was probably in the Sept. 16-17 timeframe," said Rob Aldridge, a game warden with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. "I think it was a pretty big bull, based on the body size. It would have been a heck of an animal for a legitimate hunter to take. More

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Michigan bowhunter survives bear attack during Idaho elk hunt
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A Michigan man who was on an elk hunt in eastern Idaho is recovering after a harrowing encounter with a grizzly bear. The unnamed Michigander shot a bull elk in the evening near Sheridan Creek west of Shotgun in Clark County. The man had been hunting elk in the area for 14 years, according to an Idaho Department of Fish and Game release. More

Percentage of Oregon hunters who are women is on the rise
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In the long, downward trajectory in the number of hunters in Oregon, there is at least one promising uptick for those who value that lifestyle: the percentage of hunters who are women. With women becoming more visible in hunting videos, gear catalogs and on the cover of this year's Oregon big game regulations, you may think the number of women hunters is growing by leaps and bounds. More

23,000 apply to hunt wolves in Minnesota
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Hunters from California to Florida and Texas to Alaska hope to join Minnesotans for a shot at one of the state's estimated 3,000 wolves. More than 23,000 people applied by the Sept. 6 deadline for 6,000 licenses the Department of Natural Resources will issue for a wolf hunt beginning Nov. 3. "There's certainly interest in wolf hunting from a significant number of people," said Ed Boggess, Department of Natural Resources fish and wildlife division director. "We had more applications for wolf hunting than black bear hunting." More

Wild Colorado: Hunting aids in managing wildlife
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Though hunting provides numerous Coloradans a unique recreational experience, wildlife managers depend on the sale of licenses to monitor and regulate the populations of big and small game throughout Summit County and surrounding hunting ranges. "Wildlife management covers a wide range of issues," explains Ron Velarde, northwest regional manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "We look at wildlife populations, winter range protection, human-wildlife conflicts, law enforcement and having hunting seasons in place to achieve our goals of regulating population sizes." More


 

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