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Costa Rica set to ban hunting, a 1st in the Americas
American Free Press via Google News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Costa Rica is set to be the first country in the American continent to ban recreational hunting after the country's legislature approved the popular measure by a wide margin. The bill, which bans hunting for sport but still allows culling and subsistence hunting, was approved by a 41-5 vote. Congress will revisit the issue, but the second round is seen as just a formality. President Laura Chinchilla, who supports the measure, is expected to sign it into law. More



MidwayUSA announces over 3,000 optics and sights shipping for free
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Whether you need a rangefinder that measures over 1,000 yards or a red dot sight for faster target acquisition, MidwayUSA can help. MidwayUSA is now shipping over 3,000 of your favorite optics and sights from some of the hottest brands in the industry — for free. More

Life & Times: Big game hunter reflects on when it all started
Lindale News-Times via Longview News-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rusty Mitchum writes: "Hunting is different now than it was when I was a kid. We didn't have all these hunting shows on the outdoor channel and such. All we had was the American Sportsman with Curt Gowdy, which mainly consisted of watchin' Bing Crosby and Phil Harris sittin' in a duck blind or huntin' quail and tellin' jokes and stuff like that. Nowadays, with a few punches of the remote you can be huntin' kudu in Africa, red stag in New Zealand or musk ox up at the Arctic Circle. It's probably a good thing we didn't have the Outdoor Channel back then. If we had, I probably would weigh about 300 pounds and be the color of an egg." 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.


Saving bighorn sheep, 1 mural at a time
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Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are animals worth seeing. With their bright white rumps and the rams' remarkable headgear, they bound and leap over seemingly impassable alpine terrain. But you may have a tricky time spotting one–there are only about four hundred in existence.A variety of factors have conspired to place this subspecies of bighorn on the Endangered Species List, but the most devastating is disease. Any contact with domestic sheep can lead to runaway outbreaks of scabies and pneumonia, infections for which the bighorns have no natural immunity. Their population low was about 125 animals in 1999 — so today's 400 is actually encouraging, if still too few for most hikers catch a glimpse. More

Hunting heats up across the US
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Interest in hunting and fishing is on the rise and autumn is prime season for getting outside and up close to your food. The number of recreational hunters and anglers in the United States significantly has increased over the past five years, according to a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey. The number of hunters has increased by 9 percent, while the number of anglers has jumped by 11 percent. Although hunting has always been a way for self-sufficient people to feed their families, another theory for its current popularity is that it also can also be an affordable "staycation" for people trying to spend less in a poor economy. More

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Hunting, fishing boost Wyoming economy
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For about 13 years, Pennsylvania resident Tim Acklin has made the journey west to hunt and fish in Wyoming. From Riverton and Jackson to Buffalo and Gillette, Acklin has hunted elk, deer and antelope in Wyoming and enjoys the scenery and slower pace the state has to offer. "I just can't get enough of the state," Acklin said. "Wyoming is my kind of amusement park." In addition to buying his hunting and fishing licenses, Acklin spends money on fuel and at restaurants and grocery stores. Occasionally, he extends his trip a little to take in some of the extra sights of Wyoming. More

Act helps wildlife populations, preserves habitat
The Dickinson Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Seventy-five years ago, decades of drought and poor wildlife management had left populations of game animals like bighorn sheep at dangerously low levels in North Dakota. In response to pressure from hunters, Congress took action in 1937, passing the Pittman-Robertson Act, an excise on the sale of hunting equipment — including guns, ammunition, archery supplies and other gear. More

David Booth poses with his latest hunting conquest, a mountain goat
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Some hockey players have elected to spend their free time during the lockout by going overseas to play. Others are spending more time at home with their families. Vancouver Canucks winger David Booth? He's spending his the same way he spent a good portion of the summer: hunting. As you can see, Booth's latest conquest was a massive mountain goat. The proud tweet soon followed: "There's only one trophy in the world harder to get than this ... And I'm getting that next." More

Bighorns and mountain goats and hantavirus, oh my
The Denver Post via KUSA-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
David Olinger of the Denver Post, writes, "Bighorn sheep and mountain goats mobbed the Mount Evans highway this summer. On a recent visit, I'd estimate we saw 150 or so, all within a mile of the summit, near the road, walking beside the road, blocking traffic on the road. It was an amazing sight and like everyone else around me, I was clicking away madly with my camera. I'd never seen so many before." More


 

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