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New California state-record bighorn is taken
San Bernardino Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new potential state-record bighorn sheep was taken on opening day of the season, in the Orocopia Mountains between Interstate 10 and the Salton Sea. John Berens, a draw-tag hunter from near Sacramento, was hunting with guide Terry Anderson of San Gorgonio Outfitters when the desert bighorn sheep scoring roughly 186 inches on the Boone & Crockett Club scoring system was shot. Anderson said the ram would beat the old record of 182 by at least four inches after the required drying period. More



West Texas bighorn sheep operation appears to be working
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The silhouettes of desert bighorn sheep can once again be seen on West Texas mountain ridges, thanks to a 50-year-old reintroduction program that is now bearing fruit. A group of nearly 60 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials and volunteers gathered on a private ranch north of Van Horn to begin a week long capture program. They plan to trap more than 100 sheep from the nearby Beach Mountains, where they are thriving, and relocate them to other areas in West Texas where they once roamed. Seven females, called ewes, that were captured recently will get a new home at Big Bend Ranch State Park near Presidio. More

Biologists use helicopter to collar wild bighorns
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Wild sheep biologist Frances Cassirer was given her choice between a seemingly healthy bighorn ram and one that was coughing and sneezing. She directed a capture crew to go after the healthy one. More than 16 years after pneumonia wiped out half of the bighorn sheep in the northern portion of Hells Canyon, the illness refuses to loosen its grip on the iconic animals. The all-age die-offs that raced through the herds in the winter of 1995 and spring 1996 are long gone, but the illness continues to pick off lambs and the occasional adult. More

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Reward offered for information about killed trophy ram
The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the killing of a trophy-class bighorn sheep ram found Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, along Sinlahekin Creek Road in Washington. An archery deer hunter near Blue Lake in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area found the ram. State Fish and Wildlife officers recovered the animal. "The bighorn sheep ram appears to have died from a gunshot wound," Brown said. More

Proper lubrication essential for protection of your outdoor gear
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Another flock of ducks hung over the decoys, silhouetted against the still-dark sky, when Shannon Tompkins' hunting partner discovered a problem that would turn what should have been a wholly wonderful morning of waterfowling into a frustrating, if ultimately educational, experience. When they uncased their shotguns as legal shooting time arrived. "Uh, something seems to be wrong with my gun," Tompkins' partner said from the darkness at the other end of the blind. "I can't get the bolt open." They quickly learned why. More

The UN Arms Trade Treaty
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We predict that a global Arms Trade Treaty will come into force late this year. Diplomats are currently preparing for a final negotiating conference, to be held at the U.N. from July 2-27, 2012. So, what might an ATT look like? The weapon-prohibitionists' goal is a "robust" treaty, with States accepting outside control of their weapon transactions, or suffering international consequences if they don't. And if one looks at the picture as a whole, all one sees and hears is a hysterical insistence on "robustness" from the Treaty's proponents, parroted by the global press. They mistakenly expect that they will be able to prevent the flow of arms to human rights abusers, and thereby reduce global violence. More

Browning adds Realtree camo patterns to line of apparel
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Browning, one of the most recognized names in the outdoor industry, has announced the addition of Realtree camo patterns to its diverse line of outdoor apparel for the avid sportsman for 2012. "Having Realtree camo patterns in our line will give us a dimension we have not had in the past. Now our customers can choose between the two most popular camo brands on the planet. We have already had a lot of positive comments and expect to see significant growth in our business as a result," said Dale Weathers, Vice President, Outdoor Products & Apparel at Browning. More

The hunter becomes the huntress
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Hunting as a sport may still be mostly occupied by men, but over the years more women have taken up arms and headed into the blinds. Like most sports, hunting takes passion first. The talent can be developed. Benn Farrell recently was introduced to a gal named Jackie Gross. She is an avid "huntress," as she referred to herself, who is in the hunt — pun intended — for a major prize from the "Eye of the Hunter" outdoor program's Extreme Huntress 2012 contest. Originally from Louisiana and a graduated softball athlete in Brenham, Texas, Gross moved to the Western Slope of Colorado to make a home where she can fill as many of her days possible with rifle in hand and game flying or running by her. She moved to the town of Silt to be precise. More

The 12 hottest cartridges for hunting and shooting
Outdoor Life    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ah, the .30/06. So useful, versatile, practical and—dare we say it?—boring. And what of the .308, the .243 and the .30/30? They don't offer much to quicken the blood either, capable though they all are. If you desire a gun that not only gets the job done but does so with a bit of flair and panache, then these 12 cartridges are for you. More

Sharing joy of hunting with the youngsters
San Angelo Standard-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Matthew crawled off the bed with all the vigor that a 4-year-old has at that age. He immediately put on his camouflaged cap, pulled a fleece toboggan down over it and took off his PJs. With a big smile on his face, he was soon dressed and ready to go hunting with his daddy. It was about 4:30 a.m. when he and Ryan left the house and headed out. More
 


 
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