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SCI Foundation auctioning off a 1-hunter Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep hunt
Hunting Life
Joseph Hosmer, president of the Safari Club International Foundation, announced that the SCI Foundation has partnered with the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council and Bud Martin at Redbone Outfitting to auction off a one-hunter Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep hunt. This auction will offer the winner an extremely rare opportunity to hunt a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep from the world-renown Missouri River Breaks of Montana. The Missouri Breaks is known for its extraordinarily large rams, some of the biggest in North America. This is the first time in years that the Fort Belknap Indian Community is allowing a sheep hunt.
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The best shooting positions for hunting
By John McAdams
Unfortunately, many hunters do the vast majority of their shooting from a bench rest, which is not the best practice for taking shots under typical hunting conditions. Now I don't know about you, but I've never taken a shot at a deer or any other big game species from a bench rest. For this reason, it is important that hunters learn to shoot from positions they are more likely to use when hunting. This article describes my choices for the best hunting shooting positions and the advantages and disadvantages for each one.
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Wyoming: Hunters urged to carry bear spray when hunting grizzly country
Outdoor News Daily
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department urges hunters and other backcountry users to be cautious when recreating in bear country and to carry and know how to use bear spray. "As bears become more active and hunters begin to pursue game in the field, we anticipate that there will be an increase in human-bear encounters," said Tara Hodges, Cody information and education specialist for Game and Fish Department.
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Nevada: Big game not hindered by conditions
Nevada Appeal
The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners set big game tag quotas for the 2014 hunting season, which included increases in elk, desert bighorn and mountain goat. Tag quotas were also established for several new hunts, including spike elk and bighorn ewe hunts.
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Utah: Time to apply for your cougar, elk hunting licenses
NRA
If you want to hunt cougars on a limited-entry unit in Utah, you need to get your application in soon. Applications for hunting permits will be accepted until 11 p.m. MDT, Oct. 9.
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Big Time Texas Hunts with big horn sheep, wild hogs, waterfowl and more
NRA
If you think that dream hunt of a lifetime is out of reach, then you probably haven't entered in the Big Time Texas Hunts. The Lone Star State boasts some of the finest hunting anywhere in the country, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Big Time Texas Hunts offer hunters a chance to experience the best of the best.
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Alabama: State cuts doe harvest for upcoming season
Montgomery Advertiser
Sam Rogers is getting ready for the upcoming archery deer season, and he's brushing up on any rules changes. A big one is the state cutting the daily doe or "antlerless" deer bag limit from two animals a day to one. For the Prattville, Alabama, hunter, it's no big deal. The limit allows for one antlerless deer and one buck a day in the 2014-2015 season.
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Survey: Westerners don't want state control of public lands
The Wildlife News
Only Utahans show majority in favor states getting hold of U.S. public lands. A public opinion poll of 200 people in each of the eight Intermountain western states has shown a majority, 52 to 42 percent, are against transferring the federal lands to the Western states. In total, 1,600 were interviewed.
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Oklahoma: Looking ahead to big-game archery seasons
NewsOK
Oklahoma's big-game archery seasons open Sept. 24, including the new statewide elk season. The following is a quick outlook on each.
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10 best amazing American wildlife watching
USA Today
Have all those TV nature shows inspired you to see the real thing? With just a little planning, travelers can quite easily make their way to wildlife hotspots, says Jim Sano, a vice president with the World Wildlife Fund.

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North Dakota: Bighorn mortality slowing, but only time will tell how many die
The Bismarck Tribune via WSF
Every day without a "beep beep beep beep beep" in his earphones is a good day for big game biologist Brett Wiedmann. The beeps are a radio collar mortality signal and they mean yet another of the state's prized bighorn sheep has died.

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New Mexico raises 2015 bighorn sheep tags to all-time high
NRA
The New Mexico Game Commission adopted new rules Aug. 28 that provided hunters planning to enter the public drawings for 2015 season bighorn sheep licenses in New Mexico with more opportunities and more choices than ever.

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