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Goats a worry in bighorn sheep territory
The Associated Press via Billings Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Biologists say non-native mountain goats have gained a foothold in parts of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and could threaten native bighorn sheep. Researchers from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming have joined forces to study the hardy, aggressive mountain goats, which have likely begun breeding in the Teton Range. Bob Garrott, of Montana State University's Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Management Program, is leading the research effort. More



Wild Sheep Foundation Honors Grass Roots Recipients At 2012 Convention
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The late Gordon Eastman of "Eastman's Outdoor World" created the "Grass Roots Award" to be presented annually at the Wild Sheep Foundation Convention. His intention was to honor the hard-working members of WSF's Chapters and Affiliates for their dedication and tireless efforts to further the Foundation's purpose of "putting and keeping sheep on the mountain." More

Attention sheep hunters! Baja Sur and Tiburon Island Desert Sheep permits on auction at Wild Sheep Foundation chapters
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The Wild Sheep Foundation has made three Desert Bighorn Sheep tags available on auction at WSF/FNAWS Chapter Banquets in 2012. We will offer two Tiburon Island permits and three Baja Sur El Vizcaino Biosphere permit at chapter auctions for the November 2012 through March 2013 Mexican desert bighorn season. These permits are in addition to the 37 permits we sold during the Jan. 19-21, Wild Sheep Foundation Convention "The Sheep Show" held in Reno, Nevada which raised nearly $3 million for wild sheep and other wildlife. More

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Charges dropped in controversial bighorn sheep hunting sting
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A controversial undercover wildlife investigation that snared three men has ended after more than three years. The Montana Attorney General's Office had its motion granted to dismiss its case against the last man charged in a bighorn sheep hunting sting in 2008 in the Missouri Breaks. The motion, filed in Chouteau County Justice Court, asked for the dismissal of a charge against James Reed, of Rexburg, Idaho, for illegally using two-way communication while hunting, a misdemeanor. The case was to have gone to trial on March 8. More

Idaho Senate committee approves big-game auction tags, barely
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It is not often this session that bills live or die in committee on the narrowest of margins. Senate Bill 1256, which would allow some big-game tags in Idaho to go up for auction instead of doing a lottery, however, is one such bill. It eked out of the Senate Resources and Environment Committee on a 5-4 vote. The bill would create big-game auction tags with proceeds directed to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Funds would be used for sportsmen access programs, wildlife habitat projects and wildlife management. More



California wildlife official in hot water over mountain lion hunt
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One of California's top wildlife officials found himself in the political line of fire, after a photo surfaced showing him holding a dead mountain lion he killed in what appeared to be a recent big game hunt. Daniel W. Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission, shot the lion in Northern Idaho. The photo was posted on the website of Western Outdoor News, a hunting and fishing publication. Mountain lion hunting has been illegal in California since 1990, when voters passed Proposition 117. More

The pros and cons of technology in hunting
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The last several years we have seen an relentless movement in technology to make hunting easier. This movement takes the form of off-road motorized vehicles, lighted and laser sights and night vision scopes, and ultra-long range rifles. It may be a sign of the times but the average ages of hunters today are in their 40s. Many older hunters are physically unable to hike the hills like they once did. A huge shift to off-road motorized vehicles for hunting has been one of the biggest complaints to the department from non-motorized sportsmen. More

Volunteers checking sheep before Christo Art Project
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Animal researchers are looking for bighorn sheep in the Arkansas River valley between Canon City, Colo., and Salida, Colo. Wildlife officials are catching the animals and putting tracking collars on them. "We're going to monitor population size, animal survival and movements in the canyon," said Brian Dreher, senior wildlife biologist. The goal is to monitor the big horn sheep in advance and during the artist Christo's project "Over The River." More

Women, girls taking up guns, shooting in higher numbers
Des Moines Register via USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There are pink guns, pink ear protection, pink shell pouches and for your car, don't miss the pink "Pistol Packing Princess" sticker. And if you want to pack heat while lunching at your favorite tea room, a purse with a special pistol holster is de rigueur. All of this is aimed at women who want to own a gun — for protection, for hunting or for sport shooting — a rapidly growing demographic. But don't let all that girly pink fool you. Women in the United States take their firearms seriously. More
 


 
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