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Pneumonia hits western bighorn herds
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Over the past year, bighorn sheep in 11 herds in Montana, Nevada, Washington, Wyoming and Utah caught pneumonia. More than 1,000 — or about half in the affected herds — succumbed or were culled, with Montana alone losing about 10 percent of its bighorns. The vector? In two cases, bighorns had mingled with domestic sheep or goats; in most others, it was at least a possibility. Domestics carry microorganisms known to cause pneumonia in their wild cousins, which disease and other factors have reduced to a fraction of their historic numbers. More

Desert bighorn sheep transplanted in Texas
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Using helicopters, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologists will be trapping about 40 desert bighorn sheep at Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Texas and moving them by trailer to Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas in mid-December. It's the latest phase of a multi-partner restoration project begun in 1954, and the first bighorn reintroduction at a Texas state park. The operation will take place on a single day, with sheep captured in the morning and released that evening. The current release window is Dec. 15-19, with backup dates of Jan. 8-14. More

Washington hunters can win 2011 hunting permits by filing 2010 hunting reports
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Hunters have a chance to win one of nine 2011 special hunting permits if they report this year's hunting activities for black bear, deer, elk, or turkey to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife by Jan. 10. Those who meet the deadline will be included in a drawing for five deer permits and four elk permits in various areas of the state. Those permits will be valid from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011. To qualify for the drawing, hunters must submit a report for each black bear, deer, elk, or turkey tag they purchased in 2010. More

European hunting trip gives insight into our American outdoor heritage
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The series of columns has it beginning some 12 years ago while Fred Bonner was on a hunt for whitetail deer in the Scandinavian country of Finland. His group was hunting in terrain that was similar to the same terrain found in the Piedmont of North Carolina and had a very healthy population of whitetail deer that had been introduced in that country years ago. Part of the group of hunters Bonner was with included men from Germany and, like most hunters, every evening's activities included developing friendships revolving around our passion for the sport of hunting. Bonner never really realized just how different the hunting traditions were in other countries. More

Utah changing hunting regions into smaller hunting units in 2012
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In 2011, Utah's general buck deer hunt will run very much like it did in 2010. There is one big change, though—the rifle buck deer hunt will run for nine days. While the changes for 2011 are relatively small, the changes for 2012 are huge. Starting in 2012, general deer hunting will happen within smaller hunting areas called units. Currently, the general hunt happens within five larger regions. More

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Important shift in hunting methods
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The 2010 deer gun season in North Dakota is now behind us and like most years, it had its own unique angle, from hunters out in short-sleeved shirts on opening weekend to much more winter-like conditions two weeks later. Doug Leier probably didn't make it out as many days or hours as he would have liked, and he didn't bag a deer, though his measurement of success isn't always a deer with a tag on it. More

In a young hunter's hands, a gun will be cherished forever
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The future of hunting and fishing is dependent on licensed sportsmen passing the torch, so to speak, to the next generation. Christmas is the season to give a kid a defining gift such as a fishing rod, tackle box, bow, .22-caliber rifle or air gun. A gift of a firearm should be followed as soon as possible with hands-on shooting and gun safety training in an appropriate and safe location. More

Poachers threaten mainland wild goat with extinction
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A wild goat subspecies native to northern Greek mountain ranges, Rupicarpa rupicarpa balcanica, is now threatened with extinction, mostly because it is the most sought after trophy for Greek and Albanian poachers who cross the border along Mt. Grammos in the northwest to hunt the specific animal, biologist Haritakis Papaioannou told the ANA-MPA. More

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