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Local conservationist helps raise over $1 million
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Wyoming's wildlife is something sportsmen and women alike travel from all over the country to see, and hunt. Preserving the land and making sure wild game continues to roam freely throughout the state is not easy work. Recently, Hubert J. Vogel, outdoorsman and retired oilfield salesman, was inducted into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation for raising over $1 million for the National Wild Turkey Federation. Over $800,000 of that money has been give to the Wyoming Game and Fish to help with conservation of land, food plots, trees and renewing wild grasses for wild game feed. More

Montana encourages young hunters
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While hunting remains popular in Montana, numbers are declining across America, and states are trying various measures to recruit new hunters. Winston Greely of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks shows us some opportunities in Montana for young hunting enthusiasts, introducing us to Clayton Scholl and his friend Tyler Dahl. More

Pronghorn harvest slightly off longtime averages
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Antelope hunters reported limited success in the opening weekend of the season but they had to work for their trophies. And for the time in recent history, Montana's antelope season opened on a Saturday this year, a day earlier than the traditional Sunday opening. Hunters along the Hi-Line also told game check officials what antelope there seemed to be more dispersed this year. More

Bear hunting season rules in the works
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Nevada wildlife officials are drafting regulations to take wolves off the list of game mammals and establish a bear hunting season. Nevada Wildlife commissioners voted to reclassify wolves at their Sept. 24-25 meeting in Las Vegas. Wolves were first classified as a game mammal in August 2008. Commissioners also directed the Department of Wildlife to petition the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to delist wolves in Nevada as they were never established in Nevada. More

Bighorn poacher loses hunting privileges
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reported last week that a 21-year-old Nampa man has lost his Idaho hunting privileges for life for poaching a bighorn sheep in Owyhee County in February. Jake B. Fouts was also sentenced to 180 days in jail, ordered to pay $2,900 in court costs, civil penalties and restitution and placed on probation for five years. In addition, according to a Fish and Game news release, his fishing and trapping rights in Idaho were suspended for five years. More

Officials approve extended season
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In an effort to control the urban deer herd, Chaffee County, Colo., Commissioners unanimously approved, with stipulations, extension of the deer season in Game Unit 481 immediately west of Buena Vista. The action responded to a proposal by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Because of proximity of the game unit to the town, commissioners stipulated safety issues be adequately addressed and that the town of Buena Vista also consent. More

Success rate solid at start of deer season
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Despite unseasonably warm weather, the opening of deer-hunting season saw a slow but steady stream of hunters looking to bag a trophy. Though only eight hunters and four deer passed the Bellevue check station in Idaho, state officials say there's great hunting out there. More

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Designation has helped define Kenai Peninsula
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Rick Johnston spoke to a small audience inside a cabin on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Images of moose, bears and past managers hiking through the forest were cast onto the back wall by a projector while the longtime Fish and Wildlife Service employee spoke about the genesis of the refuge. When Johnston first came to work there, it was called the Kenai Moose Range. The title changed 30 years ago when the Alaska National Interests Land Conservation Act turned the game sanctuary into federally designated Wilderness. More

Ranch & Wilderness hunting for customers    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bill Aski has spent 37 years in the sheet metal business but his passion can be found on the second floor of his shop at the top of a spiral staircase. There are mounts of whitetail deer, elk, red stag, various kinds of sheep and even a bison. There's also computerized editing equipment, video cameras, a 52-inch television and a sound room. More

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