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WSF provides grants for $30,000 to 'put sheep on the mountain'
WSF
The Wild Sheep Foundation congratulates the Arizona Game and Fish Department on their successful Nov. 18 transplant of 31 desert bighorn sheep (6 rams, 24 ewes and 1 ram lamb) into the Pusch Ridge wilderness area on the Coronado National Forest, northeast of Tucson, Ariz. "Given the Wild Sheep Foundation's stated purpose 'To Put and Keep Sheep on the Mountain,' this recent bighorn capture/transplant by AZGFD and a host of diverse collaborators absolutely reinforces this as an effective technique for restoring bighorn sheep to historic ranges," stated WSF Conservation Director Kevin Hurley.
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Game and Fish track new big horn sheep daily
Tucson News Now
The Catalinas have not had big horn sheep for more than a decade. Now, 31 of them, from six rams to 24 ewes to one lamb, roam the rocky slopes after they were released from the Romero Trail in the Catalina State Park area.
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Peak viewing season starts for herd of bighorn sheep
The Ranger
Visitors to Dubois can encounter herds of bighorn sheep in their winter habitat during the animal's peak viewing season in November and early December. The Whiskey Basin herd, one of the largest native herds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, can be viewed by taking a 10-mile scenic drive to the trailhead and past the basin at the base of Whiskey Mountain.
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One-third of Idaho elk hunters want more wolves killed
Missoulian
About a third of Idaho hunters who made written comments on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission's draft elk-management plan say they want more wolves killed to increase the elk population. The commission at its quarterly meeting received the first report on the 442 comments. About 150 hunters say they want increased measures to control wolf populations. Only 19 people making comments wanted no wolf-control measures.
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Scoping begins for mountain goat plan
Casper Star Tribune
The National Park Service is looking into strategies to manage non-native mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. The plan would support long-term protection of the mountain ecosystem and its associated native species.
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Can rocks and paintballs help humans and mountain goats coexist?
High Country News (subscription)
The trail up Mount Ellinor, a popular peak in the southeastern part of Washington's Olympic National Forest, gains 2,500 feet of elevation in just a mile and a half. The final push is a wheezy, you're going to need your hands for this scramble up boulder fields and talus slopes buttressed by sharp ridges. It is a landscape better suited to mountain goats than humans.
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'The Hunger Games' franchise brings archery into focus
By Denise A. Valenti
Jennifer Lawrence, who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming release "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," was described as the "real deal" by sports engineer and Olympic archery commentator George Tekmitchov. But it was not the usual reference describing the sincerity of personality in a Hollywood Oscar-winning actress. He was attesting to her skill with a bow and arrow. And thanks to Lawrence, there has been an increased interest is the sport of archery since the first "The Hunger Games" movie hit theaters.
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Call for Colorado hunting boycott misses mark
The Denver Post
The people have spoken. And, in the end, the call of Colorado elk and deer was louder. Concerns over a threatened boycott of Colorado hunting spurred in reaction to new gun laws enacted last spring have been put to rest, now that the state's primary big game hunting seasons have closed. The much-talked-about boycott was a bust.
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Mountain lion nabs Carter Lake area goats
Loveland Reporter-Herald
Residents near Carter Lake have been alerted to recent mountain lion activity, but the Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say it's nothing out of the ordinary. Jennifer Churchill, the department's spokeswoman, pointed to a flier circulating in neighborhoods that warn of increased mountain lion activity that has resulted in the death of two goats in the Carter Lake Heights subdivision on the south side of the lake.
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Can rocks and paintballs help humans and mountain goats coexist?
High Country News (subscription)
The trail up Mount Ellinor, a popular peak in the southeastern part of Washington's Olympic National Forest, gains 2,500 feet of elevation in just a mile and a half.

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Valuable info gathered at hunter check stations
The Spokesman-Review
It wasn't clear recently why some hunters were driving past the highway check station marked by big fluorescent orange signs while others willingly stopped and shared the information of their hunt with Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists.

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Getting the most from trail cameras during the rut
Ammo Land
For whitetail hunters, there is no more exciting time to be in the woods than during the rut. As you are reading this, the northern latitudes are approaching the peak of the rut.

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Hunting without limits
KETK-TV
Hunting is a favorite sport for many East Texans. Even for the physically challenged. Some hunters have the courage to pick up a gun, even after they felt they could never hunt again. Dwayne Hall grew up hunting. "I've been doing it so long I don't even think of it," said Hall. Until a tragic car accident crushed his spine, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.
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Hunters are hunting for ammo this hunting season
WBKO-TV
Popular hunting seasons have started. "Deer season would be about my favorite. I'll occasionally go dove hunting or turkey hunting, but I look forward to deer hunting mostly," said Michael Bunch, a hunter. "Duck season starts Thanksgiving Day, which I'm out there Thanksgiving. I go home, eat, go right back out to duck hunting," said Michael Wheeler, who works at Wheeler's Fastway Gun and Pawn. However, hunters may have a hard time finding the ammo they need for the sport.
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