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Bighorn sheep numbers up on Kofa refuge
The Yuma Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A recently completed survey of the desert bighorn sheep population on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona indicates the herd has grown slightly in size over the past two years, putting it at the highest it has been since a 2007 survey. According to the survey's results, there are an estimated 428 sheep now on the refuge, slightly up from a 2010 survey which estimated the herd size to be at 402 sheep. The 2009 estimate was 410 sheep, while the lowest recorded estimated level was 390, from a 2006 survey. More

Wild Sheep Foundation statement on Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show
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While not an exhibitor at the Feb. 2-10 Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, Pa., the Wyoming based Wild Sheep Foundation stands in solidarity and fully supports the Eastern Chapter of Wild Sheep Foundation's decision to withdraw as an exhibitor at the annual exhibition. WSF believes the recent decision by show producer Reed Expositions to disallow the sales and display of certain legal modern sporting firearms is divisive to the hunting and shooting sports industry and could be detrimental to the many conservation programs that depend on a unified and robust hunter/conservationist community for funding. WSF urges Reed Expositions, which also produces the SHOT Show, to reconsider its decision. More

Boycott kills outdoors show that banned assault weapons
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A massive boycott sparked by the NRA and other gun-rights groups outraged that the nation's largest outdoors show banned the exhibition of assault weapons has caused the show's organizers to abruptly cancel the week-long event in Harrisburg, Pa. The successful boycott was the biggest demonstration of support by the outdoors industry and outdoorsmen yet against gun control efforts being pushed in Washington, D.C., and in several states. More

Feinstein calls for banning more than 150 types of firearms
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., staged a dramatic press conference on Capitol Hill with 10 weapons at her side and unveiled legislation instituting a government ban on more than 150 types of firearms, including rifles, pistols and shotguns. Flanked by other anti-gun liberal lawmakers, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Feinstein announced the introduction of the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013." More

127 sheriffs won't enforce Obama gun laws; specter of 'door to door' gun search
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Recently, Collin County, Texas Sheriff Terry Box of Texas became the latest sheriff to publicly pledge that he would not enforce proposed federal gun bans should they become law, according to Dallas News. Box joins a growing number — now at least 127 — of sheriffs across the nation denouncing President Barack Obama's proposed gun control legislation. Box explained that recent gun deaths have prompted politicians to pass laws that would: "Seriously erode the constitutional rights of innocent and law abiding citizens. Neither I, nor any of my deputies, will participate in the enforcement of laws that violate our precious constitutional rights, including our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms." More

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Tucson, Ariz., hunter, age 10, bags desert bighorn sheep
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A Tucson 10-year-old is the youngest Arizona hunter in recent history to harvest a desert bighorn sheep, the state Game and Fish Department says. Quinn Rusing took the desert bighorn sheep in Unit 43B near the Red Cloud Mine, north of Yuma, Ariz., on his 10th birthday, Dec. 17. Quinn has hunted smaller game like turkeys previously, but this was his first big game. More

Bighorn sheep feed station west of Yakima provides photo opportunity
The Oregonian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bighorn sheep are usually not easy to photograph — unless you can find them as a captive audience. That sometimes happens in the national parks of the Rockies, where they pose majestically along the highways in Glacier, Banff and Jasper national parks. They aren't hunted there, so they have little reason to fear man. More

Groupon removes pro-gun, pro hunting deals and listings
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An Austin, Texas-based concealed handgun instructor has called for a nationwide boycott of Groupon, the popular deal-of-the-day website that offers discounted gift certificates on behalf of local businesses. Michael Cargill, the owner of Central Texas Gun Works, says his contract with Groupon was abruptly terminated recently, after Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason decided the company would no longer associate with any business related to firearms. More

Idaho Wildlife Agency proposes to pay trappers money to hunt wolves in elk areas
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In an effort to lessen the impact of predation on elk in game areas, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is considering a plan to pay trappers to eliminate wolves from those units. Regional managers for the DFG are still only considering the option as they look for a way to lower costs associated with wolf management. The proposed plan would allow the department to pay trappers' expenses to hunt wolves. More

Hunting cold-weather whitetail bucks
Grand View Outdoors    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Clues that might help you bag your buck when temperatures drop to well below freezing, or when big weather changes are affecting deer movements. More

Bighorn sheep ram found stuck in tree
Helena Independent Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Brett French, a reporter for the Billings Gazette, writes: "This unusual photo was forwarded to my email with the comment that this was a Montana bighorn discovered by a wolf hunter. Anyone else have information on this? It appears that the bighorn ram either slipped off the sidehill and hooked its horn or somehow got stuck there in a fight. The end result was that the sheep ended up probably starving to death or breaking its neck." More


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