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Montana's bighorn dilemma
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Montana's bighorn sheep management program continues to hit roadblocks caused by disease, domestic sheep and a disappointed wildlife commission. Generally speaking, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been successful in helping bighorn sheep populations expand and increase across the state. The overall bighorn population has grown from an estimated 1,200 animals in 1950 to a current population of about 5,700. This increase is largely attributed to the state's aggressive trap-and-transplant program.
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Record moose taken in Vermont's 13-day hunting season
NRA
Vermont moose hunters had a successful hunting season according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. A record bull was taken in the Oct. 1-7 archery moose hunt and the regular moose hunting season was Oct. 18-23. "A preliminary count shows that by Oct. 28 the department had received official reports of 22 moose being taken by 54 hunters in the archery season and 147 moose taken by 289 hunters in the regular season," said Cedric Alexander, Vermont's moose project leader.
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Utah: Increased, extended hunts proposed by DWR board
The Davis Clipper
There's a chance you could hunt deer after the general rifle hunt ends in the 2015 season in Utah, or even hunt for a longer period during the mountain goat hunt. Those are two of the many hunting proposals that are being sought for next year's hunting season starting in January, and members of the Regional Advisory Council are looking for feedback for the upcoming RAC board meetings in November.
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US officials: Trophy hunting can help save African lions
Hunting Life
In a new proposal to list the African lion as a threatened species, U.S. officials acknowledge that lawful hunting is a tool that can help save the species from extinction. Dallas Safari Club is encouraging its members to keep hunting lions, but be selective. Science shows that hunting older male lions has no long-term effect on the sustainability of lion populations. Meanwhile, the money spent by lion hunters — $50,000 is common for a single hunt — buoys many local conservation efforts as well as economies in Africa.
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Hunter numbers, harvest up on opening weekend in West Central Montana
AmmoLand
Opening weekend of the 2014 general rifle season saw more hunters pass through the three check stations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 2 than in the 2012 or 2013 openers, with more big game animals harvested than in last season's opener. All told, 2,775 hunters checked 88 elk, 18 mule deer, 71 white-tailed deer, 3 bighorn sheep, 1 black bear, 1 moose and 1 wolf — a total harvest of 183 animals — through check stations operated at Anaconda, Bonner and Darby, compared with 2,424 hunters and 171 animals in 2013.
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Montana wildlife panel seeks plan for bighorns
The Spokesman-Review
Repeatedly stifled in efforts to transplant bighorn sheep in new locations in Montana over the past few years, the state's wildlife commission chairman said it may be time to rethink the state's conservation strategy for the popular big game species.
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Opinion: Ease up on the boy who shot albino deer
CNN
A Michigan boy named Gavin Dingman recently went hunting with his father, and the 11 year old managed to do something that many skilled hunters would probably find difficult. He killed a 12-point buck. And not with a rifle, but with a crossbow, from 30 yards away. And this was not just any deer. Gavin took down a rare albino buck, which, according to biologists, occur in the genetic pool only once every 20,000 to 100,000 births.
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Fanged deer thought to be extinct is found in Afghanistan
Field & Stream
Like a vampire in a movie sequel, Afghanistan's fanged deer are back from the dead. Scientists believed the Kashmir musk deer was endangered, and possibly extinct, due to habitat loss and poaching, as none had been seen since 1948. Recently, however, an international team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York made five separate sightings of the reclusive deer, reports IFL Science.
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