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Photos: Pending Pope & Young world record stone sheep
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Jim Hens killed an incredible ram with a bow from 72 yards away, on the top of a mountain in British Columbia. The ram scored 179-1/8 inches, putting it ahead of the old record which stood for 20 years. Incredibly, this is not Hens' first world record sheep, and it might not be his last either. See the photos from Hens' hunt and read about his mission to make the prestigious 700 Club (taking four rams of each subspecies that total 700 inches of horn) with a bow. More

California Chapter of WSF to offer live online auction at annual banquet and fundraiser
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California Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation would like to announce for the first time interested bidders from across North America and around the world can participate in the CA WSF annual auction live online at the California Chapter Wild Sheep Foundations website. All of the action and the excitement will be at the 10th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser on April 21 at the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova. However, if you can't make the event, there is no reason not to participate in the excellent auction line up this year. Live bidding will be available online via the CA WSF website for the auction and interested bidders worldwide can partake for the first time. More

Outdoor community's letter to House leadership
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The organizations from the recreational fishing, hunting, shooting and wildlife conservation community would like to bring to your attention our support for H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012. This legislation is basically comprised of several of the approximately eight sportsmen's priority bills being championed by the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. Additionally, in these fiscal times, none of the provisions of H.R. 4089 score or contain any authorization for funding. We understand that not all of the eight sportsmen's priority bills are included within this Act; however, we appreciate the need to quickly move this legislation as it currently stands. More


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Bighorn sheep targeted in lawsuit and by disease
The Associated Press via The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Three environmental groups are challenging a decision by the Payette National Forest to stop implementing new grazing restrictions designed to protect bighorn sheep in north-central Idaho. The lawsuit takes aim at a rider attached to a 2012 congressional spending bill that forbids federal agencies from spending money on carrying out a policy that ultimately limits grazing of domestic sheep. The case comes amid new reports that at least one bighorn sheep herd is struggling against a pneumonia outbreak. More

Where the sheep roam and the rivers meet
Quesnel Cariboo Observer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Chilcotin River, near Riske Creek in Canada, is a deeply worn path showing the work of glaciers and melt water as it wears its way to meet the Fraser River which runs in a greater channel on its way to the tide water in southern B.C. The area has been home to a band of big horn sheep for centuries where they labor in finding food in a very dry area where 10 inches of rain is a year's total. There are roughly 500 sheep, which are blue listed, in the 11,300-acre park. More

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Suit filed to protect bighorn sheep in Idaho
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Recently, Western Watersheds Project, Hells Canyon Preservation Council and The Wilderness Society filed a motion in federal district court seeking to halt domestic sheep grazing on three allotments in Idaho's Payette National Forest in order to protect imperiled bighorn sheep in Hells Canyon, and native bighorns in the Salmon River Canyon. In 2010, the Forest had agreed to phase in the closure of hundreds of thousands of acres of public land to grazing to protect Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep from fatal diseases transmitted by domestic sheep. More

Leschper: Hunting courses save, improve lives
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Hunter education courses don't just save lives. They help improve them, too. Passing on the safe pursuit of shooting sports and hunting to a new generation has never been more important, and thanks to thousands of volunteers across the state, it has become easier than ever. The courses, taught by game wardens, professional educators and volunteers from other walks of life, delve into a variety of subjects that ultimately focus on safety by hunters and shooters in the field and at the range. Hunter education not only provides instruction in Texas hunting regulations, wildlife management and identification, it also immerses students in conservation, ethics and responsibility in outdoor pursuits. More

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Lawsuit looks to force separation of Medicine Bow bighorns, domestic sheep
Casper Star-Tribune via The Billings Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to force the U.S. Forest Service to separate domesticated sheep from a small herd of wild bighorn sheep in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Colorado and Wyoming. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Laramie-based Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, renews an eight-year-old fight over whether special protection should be provided for the 50 or so bighorn sheep in the Sierra Madre Range near Encampment. More

Ruger Introduces the 10/22 Takedown    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is proud to introduce the Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Readily separated into two subassemblies, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown offers a convenient transport and storage option for the popular Ruger 10/22. As reliable and accurate as every 10/22, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown makes it even easier to keep America's favorite rimfire rifle by your side. More

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