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Voters approve amendment on hunting and fishing
The Associated Press via Idaho Press Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Idaho now joins 13 other states that have added similar language into their state constitutions. Idaho lawmakers have made several attempts to approve a constitutional amendment preserving the right to hunt, fish and trap. But each time, the idea was opposed by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. This year, however, the commission endorsed it. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game did not take an official position. More

MidwayUSA teams up with LensPen for new product
Gun Reports    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
MidwayUSA recently released the MidwayUSA $7.99 LensPen, a way to properly care for lenses on rifle scopes, spotting scopes and binoculars. The MidwayUSA LensPen helps keep lenses crystal clear. The compact, multi-faceted lens cleaning tool easily packs away into a range bag, gun case, jacket or pant pocket and features a handy pocket clip for convenient carrying. More

Wolves prove elusive on hunt's 1st day
Minneapolis Star-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Though 3,600 licenses were issued for the 16-day early wolf season, wolves proved mostly elusive on the first day of the controversial and historic hunt. Thirty-two kills had been registered as of the evening of Nov. 4. The deadline to register first-day kills was 10 p.m. "I think people did pretty well, but I'm not terribly surprised by the numbers," said Steve Merchant, Department of Natural Resources acting wildlife chief. "It was in the ballpark [of what we expected.]" More

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Nevada desert bighorn sheep to boost Utah herds
Las Vegas Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dozens of desert bighorn sheep from Nevada are getting a new home in southern Utah. Wildlife officials used a helicopter to capture 50 of the iconic big game animals from the mountains of southeastern Nevada and moved them to Grand Canyon Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Western states often swap animals to restore or boost their local populations. More

Stay safe, mask your scent on opening day
The Grand Rapids Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Heading out into the woods on opening morning of firearm deer season can bring a chill to your spine. Safety and success go hand-in-hand while hunting, so here are some tips and tactics to think over before heading into the woods for hunting season. More

Senate votes on polar bear carcasses in 1st roll call since September
The Associated Press via CBS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Congress is back in town after the election to find a way around automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January. But first, lawmakers are dealing with 41 polar bear carcasses. In its first roll call since September, the Senate voted 92-5 to debate a bill to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen and allow 41 U.S. hunters to bring home polar bear carcasses trapped in Canada due to a ban on trophy imports. More

Check all your gear this hunting season — Including your sling
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With the onset of hunting seasons around the country, now is the time to check each piece of hunting gear to make sure it is in tip-top shape. One item that may get overlooked is the sling for your rifle or shotgun. Having a comfortable, safe sling as you head to the fields, the mountains, the brush or the prairie this season will provide you confidence and security that your firearm will stay in place as you chase your trophy. More

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Let safety be your 1st thought during deer season
The Observer-Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
John Pitarresi, writes: "A couple of years ago, maybe the third day of deer season, I went into the house down at camp to get my gun, preparing for an afternoon hunt on the river bottoms. I went over to the rack and picked the gun up. I don't remember if I noticed that it was heavier than it should have been, but I did see that the action was closed. I thought that was strange, because I always leave the action open when the gun is in the rack. I make a point of it. Action open and empty. I went outside and slowly worked the slide, and yeah, the gun was loaded. 'What the ...!'" More

4 more years — Assessing the threat Obama poses to gun owners in his 2nd term    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Unless you were hiding under a rock, you know that President Barack Obama was elected to a second term in office. Thinking about this in binary terms, i.e. good news v. bad news, the good news is that the sky is not falling. In fact, on the contrary, the firearms and ammunition industry will probably experience a second Obama "gun boom." More


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