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Second soldier bags a bighorn ram
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Sitting at home playing with his kids, Jamie Roscoe said the past couple of weeks seem like a dream. Roscoe was one of two soldiers from Oregon deployed on the same base in Iraq to be drawn to hunt bighorn sheep during the 2011 season. To accommodate the pair, members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission extended the bighorn seasons in their hunting units to give them a shot at the once-in-a-lifetime tag. It turned out they didn't need the extra time. More

Idaho leaders might seek changes if Wyoming wolf plan approved
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The Obama administration's decision to propose delisting wolves in Wyoming will do more than just anger groups like Defenders of Wildlife. The decision, would allow Wyoming to treat wolves like a pest over 90 percent of the state. If successful, the approach will make some leaders in Idaho and Montana consider rewriting their wolf plans to match Wyoming. More

Hunting preparations that help insure post-kill success
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Typical hunters spend months in preparation for that moment when a coveted big game animal is in their sights. Many of these same hunters, however, give little thought to what they will need to do after they have killed a dream animal. That's unfortunate, because what happens after the kill can determine whether a hunt becomes a cherished lifetime memory or a recurring nightmare. More

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3 fined for selling Colorado hunting licenses on Craigslist
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Three Douglas County men have been given stiff fines after they were caught reselling Colorado big-game licenses on Craigslist. The three were convicted of aggravated illegal possession of wildlife after they were caught offering prospective clients the opportunity to hunt trophy Colorado elk and deer without a license for fees ranging up to $3,500. More

Hunters urged to get jump on deer in opening days
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The special archery season for deer opened recently. So Mike Leggitt did some rifle hunting on ranches with Managed Lands Deer Permits. He finds it hard to keep up anymore, especially since he is a member of the last generation of hunters who always looked toward the first or second Saturday in November for deer season to open. Statewide hunting in Texas still will begin Nov. 5, the first Saturday, but hunters on millions of acres will have had a significant head start by then. More

Living with design: Taxidermy and today's interiors
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The tradition of taxidermy is, for Americans, part of our collective history. Today, we are seeing a renaissance of taxidermy in interiors, and while most of these pieces are antiques, with this new trend comes an opportunity to re-examine this cultural tradition from a bygone era, as well as how we can understand it for today's homes. More

Spot and stalk on a Colorado velvet muley
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Andrew Munsell of Hamskea Archery took a beautiful velvet mule deer during an August bowhunt in Colorado. Andrew and his hunting partner, Jeremy, had done their homework and scouted the area putting together an inventory of bucks and determining which were in the best position for a stalk. Three days earlier, Andrew had spotted a group of mule deer bucks two miles away while glassing. More

Woman takes up bow hunting to join in with kids, husband
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Mary Bone of Fort Worth, Texas, didn't realize her approach to hunting was about to change when in 1994 she got a Pearson Spoiler compound bow as an early Christmas present for her stepfather. The full impact of that gift came later in December as she sat in a box blind and waited for deer. More

WWU professor works to help protect mountain goats in the Cascades
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When David Wallin was asked by the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe eight years ago to help figure out why the number of mountain goats in the Washington's Cascades was so low, he was puzzled. "How could mountain goat populations possibly be in trouble?" wondered Wallin, an environmental science professor at Western Washington University. More

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