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Local bighorn sheep populations on the rise
The Wenatchee World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wild bighorn sheep appear to be thriving in North Central Washington, including three herds in Chelan County, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife says. Recent surveys indicate those herds are growing at a rate of about 10 percent a year, said Jon Gallie, the agency's assistant district biologist. "We have not seen any die-offs, like we did in Yakima" a few years ago, he said. More



Wide-ranging agenda to greet FWP Commission at its last meeting in 2012
Helena Independent Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The final 2012 Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting Dec. 20, comes with a hefty and diverse agenda including the final vote on a statewide fisheries management plan, an update on the elk and brucellosis study and the possible relinquishment of management control of Madison Buffalo Jump State Park. More

Deadline approaching to apply for Alaska big game drawing hunts
Juneau Empire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is only accepting online applications this year and is no longer accepting paper applications. Hunters will find that applying online is easy. Visit hunt.alaska.gov (the hunting section of the ADF&G website) and click on the "Buy licenses and tags" button and follow the purchase instructions. Information regarding drawing hunt permits is available through the highlights section of the hunting page, including frequently asked questions and drawing supplements. More



The 2013 Annual Reloading Manual is the 10th consecutive from Hodgdon
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Hodgdon The Brand That's True announces that the highly popular Annual Manual is back for its 10th consecutive year. The 2013 Annual Manual is teeming with over 160 pages of data including fresh information on 37 rifle and pistol cartridges, 56 pages of new articles from some of the best known outdoor writers, charts and graphs and seven pages of detailed descriptions of Hodgdon, IMR and Winchester branded powders. More

Hunts provide great memories
San Marcos Daily Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
San Marcos Daily Record columnist, Jim Darnell, writes: "I recently received a letter from my friend Kevin Potts, Texas Director of Cross Trails Outfitters. 'This past weekend I was privileged to take a young man on his first hunt and shared an experience with him that I hope will strengthen him mentally, physically and spiritually,' Potts wrote. Nine-year-old Chris Sula is battling a rare bone cancer named Erwin Sarcoma. It's a life-and-death battle. Kevin wanted to take him on the dream hunt of his life. To do this, he contacted a Christian Foundation named Trinity Oaks." More

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Predator control ain't easy
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Neil LaRubbio in his High Country News blog, writes: "I recently returned from a wolf hunt. The trip was part of my research for an upcoming story on how wolves, once endangered, are now being managed in the Rocky Mountains. Our experience of managing predators in the West goes far beyond wolves, however. There's plenty circulating in the news on this topic right now; here's a round up of some of the most recent stories." More



A female hunter's appeal
Lancaster New Era    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ad Crable, Outdoor Trails staff writer, writes: "Irene Cooney, a loyal reader in Penn Township, Pa., and a longtime hunter, sent me a gently prodding letter the other day. 'You do a lot of articles on men hunting,' she wrote. 'Hope you will run a woman's story because more and more women are finding out what I have been experiencing for more than 53 years now.' Cooney is right. In recent years, the rise of females entering the shooting sports is one promising demographic in a general decline in the nation's hunting population." More


 

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