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Congress should pass the Sportsmen's Bill
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The Sportsmen's Act should have been on its way to the President by now, but efforts were derailed in the United States Senate. Sportsmen and conservation groups continue to press the Senate and House of Representatives to pass the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S. 3525; introduced by Senator Tester,) a bill that will enhance hunting, fishing and recreation opportunities across the nation, while also protecting critical wildlife habitat and wetlands. More



Protect hunting opportunities in Nevada — Oppose anti-hunting petition at Board of Wildlife Commissioners Meeting
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Safari Club International staunchly opposes the anti-hunting petition that seeks to limit traditional hunting practices and opportunities. In recent months, a campaign against the use of hounds while hunting has been levied onto sportsmen and women all over the country. It began with the attack on bear and bobcat hunters in California and has now spread to Nevada. More

Nevada man fined after bighorn sheep lamb, bobcat found dead in traps
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A Fallon, Nev., man was fined $1,000 after failing to check his trap lines, resulting in the deaths of a bighorn sheep lamb and a bobcat, officials with the Nevada Department of Wildlife said. Clinton Felton, 47, was fined $500 for each of the animal's deaths in New River Justice Court in Fallon. The animals, discovered dead in traps by game wardens in the Stillwater Mountains in October 2011, were believed to have died of exposure. More

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Victory for self-defense and the Second Amendment
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that Illinois' total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business is unconstitutional. The case involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and a trained gun owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in both Utah and Florida. The National Rifle Association is funding this case. The Illinois State Rifle Association is a co-plaintiff in this case. More

Sportsmen, legislators discuss priorities at summit
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Ducks Unlimited joined state legislators and other leaders on sportsmen's issues at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's 9th annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit in late November. The three-day summit provided sportsmen and legislators the opportunity to discuss sportsmen's priorities and share ideas. More



50 bighorn sheep relocated to Hart Mountain refuge, locations in eastern Oregon
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Fifty bighorn sheep have been relocated to Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge and other locations in eastern Oregon as part of a regular program to boost genetic diversity. District Biologist Craig Foster said the bighorns were trapped in the Deschutes, John Day and Owyhee river canyons, in the last week of November and released to join herds around Hart Mountain, Steens Mountain, Abert Rim and the Adele-Plush area. More

The rise, fall and rise of the M14
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Practically all of our greatest 20th century military rifles have not only been known for their long-term success on the battlefield but have gone on to achieve further fame in the hands of civilians. Witness the 1903 and 1903A3 Springfields, the M1 Garand, the M1 carbine and the M16. Not so much with the M14. In spite of the fact that it was actually an improved version of the M1 Garand — the World War II rifle that Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. called "The greatest battle implement ever devised" — it served our armed forced the shortest time of any of our battle rifles. More

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Bridger Mountains bighorn sheep plan halted
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Citing concerns about the project's long-term success, a proposal to transplant bighorn sheep into the Bridger Mountains near Bozeman, Mont., has been tabled by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. In a letter explaining the decision, Region 3 Supervisor Pat Flowers wrote, "Now is not the right time for a reintroduction," but he committed to "additional work towards that end." More

10 rifle shooting myths exposed
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Down through the years, many gun writers have warned shooters that flattened and damaged bullet points can severely affect shooting accuracy. The issue is one primarily a product of cartridges having been stored inside the magazine of a heavy-recoiling rifle. In such a case, when the rifle is fired, the cartridges sometimes are forced forward, causing the bullet points to impact the front of the magazine, thereby resulting in the flattening of the soft lead points. Over the years, it seems that many shooters have accepted the pretense that such imperfections can cause a bullet to go astray in flight. More


 

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