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September 4, 2007

Dove Hunters Greeted With Pleasant Surprise

When it comes to dove hunting, if you are told not to expect much in the way of birds that is the way it normally turns out. Every once in awhile, however, everyone gets a surprise.Read...
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August 30, 2007

More Than 1 Million Acres For PLOTS

North Dakota hunters will have hunting access on more than 1 million acres this fall. Gov. John Hoeven and Terry Steinwand, the director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department,...
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August 30, 2007

Rep. Tom Nelson Joins Plea To Save Public Hunting Lands Fund

A local assemblyman says dwindling public lands for hunting has reached a crisis, and last week joined fellow legislators to urge support of the state Stewardship Fund.Read Original...
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August 29, 2007

Paralyzed Manville resident seeks gun permit for hunting

James Cap loved hunting, but he was robbed from enjoying that past time 27 years ago when he was paralyzed from his neck down during a high-school football game. The Manville, NJ resident...
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August 29, 2007

Trying To Connect The Dinner Plate To Climate Change

Peta and HSUS claim that eating meat causes global warming. “Environmentalists are still pointing their fingers at Hummers and S.U.V.’s when they should be pointing at the dinner plate,”...
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August 28, 2007

PETA Is As Sick As Vick

“The Michael Vick dogfighting scandal is morphing into a broader NFL dogfighting scandal, as other NFL players also appear to be involved in this very weird pastime, writes Star Parker....
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August 28, 2007

Commissioners Near Bullet Ban

California Fish and Game commissioners signaled they are leaning toward enacting a ban on lead ammunition in deer-hunting zones within the range of the 70 condors now flying free in...
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August 28, 2007

Most State-Run Gun Ranges Closed Till October For Toxic Lead Removal

Recreational shooters and hunters hoping to sight their guns at state-run shooting ranges in southwestern Pennsylvania will find all but one of them closed until the end of September.Read...
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August 24, 2007

Sportsmen`s Issues Thrust Into 2008 Race

An unusual move by President Bush to promote hunting on federal lands is calling attention to sportsmen`s issues, which presidential candidates have largely neglected on the stump in...
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August 23, 2007

Firearms Bill Is Toned Down In Hazelwood

The Hazelwood City Council on Aug. 21y unanimously approved a measure that restricts firing weapons but allows for hunting. The vote mostly placated a crowd of about 250 who were alarmed...
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August 23, 2007

Rep. English Pushes To Protect Privacy Rights Of Hunters

Protecting the privacy rights of local hunters is the goal of legislation recently reintroduced by U.S. Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.). H.R. 611 would repeal a federal mandate that has been...
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August 22, 2007

Missouri Has Plenty Of Doves, But Some Fields Not Ready

Mourning doves are abundant in Missouri now, but finding those birds on opening day of dove hunting season might be a little harder than usual on account of weather, according to the...
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August 20, 2007

Executive Order: Facilitation of Hunting Heritage and Wildlife Conservation

The purpose of this order is to direct Federal agencies that have programs and activities that have a measurable effect on public land management, outdoor recreation, and wildlife management,...
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August 20, 2007

Apprentice License Might Help Recruit Hunters

In the coming weeks, thousands of aspiring hunters will file into meeting rooms across Virginia for hunter education training. It`s an important, traditional and necessary right of...
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August 20, 2007

Counting Hunters: When And How Make Difference

Sales of general hunting licenses as of the end of July were up about 9 percent over last year, according to a report from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. As of July 31, agents had...
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August 14, 2007

'Assault rifles' have a legal and useful place in hunting

Bill Monroe writes: "It is a Ruger 10/22, one of the most accurate and most popular sport/plinking rifles produced. "I got it, in part, for my granddaughter, who's ready to graduate...
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August 10, 2007

Goose Hunt Cancelled Due To Anti-Hunting Group Lawsuit

A news release issued by the Department of the Interior and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service said, "The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge has just learned that the new quota hunt for...
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August 10, 2007

Price Of Ammo To Shoot Up

The increasing price of ammunition – a consumer product the government considers when calculating the rate of inflation – has largely gone unnoticed. The price increases began after...
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August 9, 2007

NRA ‘Alternative` Formed

There seems to be no end to the groups that take potshots at the National Rifle Association. It goes with the territory, I guess, when an organization is as successful, determined,...
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August 9, 2007

Know Airline Rules Before Hunting Trip

August is under way, and with it, the hunting seasons have started in some places. Given the changes in place in airline travel, now is a good time to get in touch with air carriers...
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August 8, 2007

Rep. Hunter Seeks Cap On Big License Fees

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter has introduced legislation that would reduce the cost of nonresident hunting license fees charged by Western states, where so much of our federal lands are found.Read...
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August 8, 2007

Friends, Foes Of Bear Hunt To Speak At Hearing

State Environmental Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson has sought more time to try non-lethal bear control methods, such as encouraging the use of bear-proof trash containers. However, the...
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August 7, 2007

Biologists Tracking The Impact Of West Nile On Sage Grouse

For decades, the sage grouse has struggled to compete against wildfire, development and the oil and gas drilling taking place across the West’s rangeland. Now, a wildlife biologist...
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August 7, 2007

Bear Meeting Is Wednesday, E-Mail, Other Comments Also Sought

A public meeting on both the Fish and Game Council proposed policy on black bears and the Commissioner of Environmental Protection`s recommendations to that policy will be held August...
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August 6, 2007

The NRA: Working for Hunters, Too

As anti-gun and anti-hunting forces across the United States are finding out, it's increasingly tougher to push through more restrictive regulations on shooters and hunters. When asked...
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August 6, 2007

Missouri Cities Move To Ban the Discharge of Firearms Before State Hunting and Castle Doctrine Laws Kick In

City officials in Maryland Heights and Hazelwood are enacting regulations on the use of firearms before a state law guaranteeing the right to hunt on flood plains kicks in. On August...
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August 3, 2007

Improved Waterfowl Populations Lead USFWS To Continue Liberal Waterfowl Regulations For Upcoming Hunting Season

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed continuation of liberal hunting regulations for the upcoming 2007-2008 late waterfowl seasons due to improved habitat conditions and...
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August 3, 2007

Attending Public Meeting Is A Bear Necessity

It seems as if sportsmen have to spend all their time writing, calling or e-mailing their representatives if we want to protect our rights as fishermen and hunters. Maybe this is the...
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August 2, 2007

Hunter Education Hones Outdoor Skills

“Although the course is called hunter education, the course covers a lot more information,” David Wyatt said. “It covers wildlife conservation issues, landowner relationships, difference...
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July 31, 2007

Pro-Animal " Rights" Groups Push Agenda On Capitol Hill

July 30 was the last day of the annual Taking Action for Animals Conference. After a weekend featuring speakers and group gatherings, this day is designated for lobbying.Read Original...
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July 30, 2007

Two Agencies Near A Standoff Over Bear Hunt

New Jersey Environmental Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson has issued her recommendations on a new black bear management policy--and immediately found herself wrestling with the Fish and...
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July 27, 2007

Dispute Over Bear Policy Splits State Regulators

New Jersey Environmental Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson issued draft recommendations for a new black bear management policy on July 26, emphasizing non-lethal measures to control New...
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July 26, 2007

Waterfowl Survey Has Good News For Hunters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the Canadian Wildlife Service, reports the annual waterfowl breeding population and habitat survey indicates a significant increase in...
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