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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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July 26, 2007

Experts Hope To Stem Drop In Hunting, Fishing

Recruitment and retention of hunters and anglers is a big concern these days for natural resource agencies such as the Arizona Game and Fish Department, which hosted the annual meeting...
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July 26, 2007

Hunt May Be Election Issue

Could black bears become the deciding factor when voters go to the polls for this fall`s provincial election? No, we are not talking about the bruins actually casting ballots--although...
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July 23, 2007

Hunting Ban Proposed

Clinton Township, Michigan Police Chief Fred Posavetz wants to remove any temptation an individual might have to bag a deer within the township limits this hunting season.Read Original...
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July 23, 2007

Judge’s Ruling Puts Nelchina Permits In Limbo

An Alaska state judge has ruled in favor of a Native corporation that has challenged the state’s new scoring system for allocating Tier II subsistence permits to hunt moose and caribou...
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July 23, 2007

Sportsmen Set Sights On Public Shooting Range

The rumblings are there. And they`re getting louder. Cowlitz County, Washington, one of the state`s premier outdoor destinations, is without a public shooting range. The only private...
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July 19, 2007

Elk Population Booming In Eastern Kentucky

After disappearing for more than a century, the elk population in the eastern portion of the state is booming thanks to an aggressive restoration plan that was worked better than state...
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July 19, 2007

Mich. DNR Increases Licenses To Control Deer Population

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission, the policy-making arm of the Department of Natural Resources, has approved several regulation changes for the 2007 deer hunting season in...
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July 18, 2007

Council Kicks Shooting Ordinance To Committee

A public hearing on the St. Landry Parish`s first proposed shooting ordinance attracted a large and occasionally emotional crowd. In the end, the St. Landry Parish Council did what...
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July 13, 2007

Amended Hunting, Fishing Rules Proposed For Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposed rule in the Federal Register to implement hunting- and fishing-related actions in the approved Comprehensive Conservation...
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July 12, 2007

Fire Risk Prompts Shooting Ban

Utah County commissioners declared a state of emergency in the county on Tuesday and placed a temporary ban on the use of all firearms in unincorporated territory because of an increased...
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July 10, 2007

Scientists Zero In On Bacterium Killing Sheep

Biologists at Washington State University say they have isolated a bacterium that may have contributed to the deaths of thousands of bighorn sheep in the West in the past five decades.Read...
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July 6, 2007

Legislation Not Only Permits Hunting, It Also Prevents Suits

person who lets others use his or her property at no charge for fishing, boating, hunting, hiking or other outdoor activities will not be liable for the actions of others, according...
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July 3, 2007

New Jersey: Council Change Anti-Wildlife

Assemblyman Michael J. Panter, D-Monmouth, has sponsored a bill, A-3275, that changes the makeup of the state Fish and Game Council from 11 members to seven. This bill is aimed at making...
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July 2, 2007

Number Of Hunters Is Dropping, But Not Public Support For Those Who Hunt

There may be fewer hunters in the United States, but it`s not because of public opinion. That`s a conclusion suggested by two recent national surveys, which show that while the number...
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July 2, 2007

Apprentice Hunters Get Start

Beginning July 1, new hunters may get a one-year exemption from hunter-education requirements. Since 1973, all hunters born on or after July 1, 1957 had to have completed hunter-education...
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June 27, 2007

A Ban On Importing Polar Bears Is Silly

"It seems like our elected officials should have more important things on their legislative dockets, but there`s a likelihood polar bear hunting will become illegal for Americans because...
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June 27, 2007

Open Fields` would boost hunting access

In May, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D and Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., as well as Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. introduced legislation popularly referred to as "Open...
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June 27, 2007

Just Too Many Bears

The problem with bears in New Jersey is continuing unabated. So far this year, so-called "Category 1" bear incidents have increased by 37 percent over last year -- from 35 to 48, according...
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June 27, 2007

Discussion To Take Aim At Duck Hunting

Like snowballs, ducks normally don`t make much of a conversation subject in the midst of a summer heat wave. But our oily feathered friends will be a hot topic Monday when the Colorado...
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June 25, 2007

Senate To Vote On Santa Rosa Island Legislation

Legislation that would permit the removal of nonnative deer and elk from Santa Rosa Island is headed to the Senate floor for a vote. The legislation, sponsored by California Sens. Dianne...
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June 21, 2007

Cities Have Right To Effectively Ban Hunting Court Says

The Michigan Supreme Court upheld the right of cities to ban the use of firearms and bows and arrows within their limits, even if it interferes with someone`s ability to hunt.Read Original...
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June 21, 2007

Federal Duck Stamp First Day Of Sale Event Coming To Nevada

Las Vegas will join local communities across the nation to share in an annual ceremony to unveil the release of a new Federal Duck Stamp and a new Junior Duck Stamp. This First Day...
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June 19, 2007

Americans Spent $120 Billion On Wildlife Related Recreation In 2006

America`s passion for wildlife and the outdoors continues to be a major engine of the nation`s economy, according to preliminary survey data released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
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June 19, 2007

Hunting Under Fire In New Jersey

Legislation that would revamp the New Jersey Fish and Game Council was heard in the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee this week. The U.S. Sportsmen`s Alliance and its allies...
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June 18, 2007

Possible Elk Hunt In Park

The U.S. Department of the Interior said it is considering allowing qualified hunters to help reduce the overpopulated elk herd at Rocky Mountain National Park, U.S. Rep. Mark Udall...
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June 18, 2007

Bill To Reconstitute Fish And Game Council Passes Committee

A bill which would reconstitute the New Jersey Fish and Game Council, possibly creating a strong majority of non-hunters on the board which sets hunting and fishing regulations, has...
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June 18, 2007

A Foul Sentiment From Anti-Hunting Groups

“My Portuguese Vavo would express, "Eeee, coooreeesh coodiab!" when something really stunk,” writes Marc Folco. “Stunk bad enough that even stink would say it stunk. I`m referring to...
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