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Wyoming enters uncharted territory with wolf deal
Casper Star-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
A recent announcement of an agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state of Wyoming to remove the state's roughly 340 wolves from the endangered species list was a landmark step in resolving a year-long fight. But, as all sides have made clear, there's still a long way to go — and a lot of hurdles to cross — before the deal goes into effect. More

Iraq veteran to go on dream hunting trip
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Retired Army Sgt. Eric Edmundson, a wounded Iraq veteran, will be presented with a truck and hauler travel trailer that will carry him on a dream hunting tour. The trip will consist of a 9,000-mile roundtrip excursion, hunting game from alligator and bison to black bear and antelope. Edmundson and his father Ed will travel together and plan to hunt in Florida, Montana, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho and Wyoming. More

How to trim shooting lanes for hunting
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It was hot. Thomas Allen tries not to recall too many details about his trips to the woods during the sultry dog days of a Midwestern summer, but that much he does remember. Unfortunately, stands needed to be hung and cleared well in advance of the approaching fall, regardless of the heat. His hunting partner and he had permission to hunt on a stellar farm, but they both had a three-hour drive from different locations in the state to get there. This required them to schedule their pre-season efforts so that once opening day arrived, all they had to do was show up. More

Biologists look at bringing bighorns back to Montana
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Wildlife officials are considering reintroducing bighorn sheep into the Bridger Mountains in southwestern Montana. "I think it's time to go. At least to have the discussion," Dan Vermillion, a state Fish, Wildlife and Parks commissioner and Livingston fishing guide, said during the panel's meeting this past week. Officials said any introduction of bighorns is years away and would happen only after public comments and an environmental analysis. More

California man wins bighorn sheep lottery
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A southern California accountant has won the right to shoot a bighorn sheep in Idaho this fall. Earl Macasaet from Rancho Cucamonga won a lottery drawing that raised $54,000 for the Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Health Laboratory and its bighorn sheep disease research. One bighorn tag is awarded annually through a raffle, with another offered at auction. This year's lottery won by Macasaet was conducted by the Idaho Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation. More

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Hiker's death prompts $10 million in claims against Olympic National Park
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Wrongful death and personal injury claims totaling $10,022,700 have been made against Olympic National Park over the death of Bob Boardman, and a full-blown lawsuit may be imminent, according to his estate's lawyer. "We are intending to file a wrongful death suit," personal injury lawyer John Messina of Tacoma said. He said the park is liable for Boardman's death. More

Wild Colorado: Counting goats
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They poured over a map of the Frisco and Breckenridge area of Colorado, deciding how best to use the helicopter's fuel in the six hours they'd be flying. "We'll really methodically hit all these areas and check the peaks as we hit them," Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife district wildlife biologist Kirk Oldham said to his companions, district wildlife managers Shannon Schwab and Sean Shepherd. More

Get prepared now for hunting season
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For the family that likes to participate in outdoor activities such as hunting, summer is a great time to prepare for the upcoming hunting seasons. There are many things a child needs to be ready for hunting, both legally and, of course, the child has to "want" to hunt. There is no bigger mistake a family can make than to try to force a child into hunting just because everyone else enjoys it. Hunting is a pastime or activity that is not for everyone and should never be pushed on any individual regardless of age. More

Group donates $150,000 to state for bighorn sheep habitat improvements
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A sportsmen's group has donated nearly $150,000 to the state to improve bighorn sheep habitat. The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society gave the money to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. The money came from the group's raffles of bighorn sheep, mountain goat and pronghorn hunting licenses. More

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