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EPA denies anti-hunting group's latest petition to ban traditional ammunition
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently denied yet another frivolous petition by the Center for Biological Diversity — an established anti-hunting group — calling for a ban on the traditional ammunition (containing lead-core components) for hunting and shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, applauds the EPA's latest decision and called upon Congress to immediately pass the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act. More

Unprecedented pro-sportsmen legislation passed in the US House of Representatives
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The Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R. 4089) was passed with a strong bipartisan vote of 274 to 146 in the House of Representatives. Sponsored by the leaders of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, the bill hit the House floor after being reported out of the House Committee on Natural Resources in late February. More

'Mountain Majesty' Harley Davidson custom built one-of-a-kind chopper
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"Mountain Majesty" is the theme for this elegant work of art in the form of a custom, never before attempted. The Marco Polo sheep has never been honored in such a way, as is being captured by Danny Bell's creation of "Mountain Majesty." Danny, a retired electrical engineer, has been building custom Harley-Davidson choppers since the late '70s. "A lifetime of hunting and bike building has brought my two main passions together to create luxurious, custom wildlife choppers. I feel It is a challenge of the highest degree. A special thanks to Soudy Golabchi for allowing us to film and design around his wonderful collection of Marco Polo sheep, for the inception of the Mountain Majesty, Marco Polo project More


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Larry Potterfield honored for philanthropy to hunters
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For someone who has a stuffed bear standing on its hind legs in his office, Larry Potterfield comes off as a humble guy. He certainly came from humble beginnings. Potterfield grew up in rural northeast Missouri near Ely. As 1 of 8 children, money was tight. In 1977, Potterfield opened a small gun shop with his brother off the Midway exit on I-70 west of Columbia. Now, that little gun shop has blossomed into a titan of the ammunition and shooting industry. As founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, a wholesaler of hunting and gun-related products, Potterfield employs about 400 people and oversees an empire that is expected to bring in $250 million this year. More

Bighorn sheep targeted in lawsuit and by disease
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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 filed recently 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. More

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Black Hills bighorn sheep set for recovery
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Wildlife officials in the Black Hills say the population of bighorn sheep is recovering after a seven-year die off. KOTA television reports that a deadly strain of pneumonia since 2005 depleted their numbers by 75 percent throughout the region. The numbers fell from 200 to just 28, but Custer state park resource manager Gary Brundige says a recovery is on the horizon. More

Commission expands elk hunting, rejects electronic duck decoys
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New hunting rules approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for the 2012-2014 seasons will expand hunting opportunities for elk and cougar, but leave intact the statewide ban on using electronic decoys to attract waterfowl. The commission, a nine-member citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, took action on those and dozens of other proposed rules during a public meeting March 13-14 in Olympia, Wash. More

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Is Montana still a buck hotspot?
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Gordon Whittington writes: "I can't recall what I had for lunch yesterday, but I remember many details of an entire week back in November 1983. That's because I spent it in central Montana, looking for a big whitetail. On what was my first out-of-state deer hunt, friends Tommy Witt and Benton Floerke, along with Benton's cousin, Sammy, joined me north of Billings for one of the most satisfying weeks I've ever spent in the outdoors. We four Texans had a blast roaming Big Sky Country, looking at fine scenery, meeting new people and observing hundreds of deer." More

Pennsylvania confirms a new state elk record
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The largest elk ever recorded in Pennsylvania, a bull taken by a lucky hunter in 2011, has been confirmed as the new state record. The official declaration was made by the Boone and Crockett Club. An official measurer determined a final score of 442-6/8 B&C nontypical points, which ranks 9th among all nontypical elk in Boone and Crockett records. The bull has nine points on the right antler and eight on the left. The antlers tally 190-3/8 on the right and 188-1/8 on the left, with 47-7/8 inside spread and 29-7/8 in abnormal points. The antlers are unusually wide — an impressive 69 inches at their widest point. More

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