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Antelope Island mule deer/sheep hunt is under way in Utah
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Utah's first hunt for mule deer and bighorn sheep in Antelope Island State Park began Tuesday with no fanfare, ribbon cutting or balloons. The hunters who had obtained permits through a competitive bid auction to hunt one mule deer and one bighorn sheep were tucked away behind locked gates, where they could not be reached for comment. Two people doing film work for the hunting parties remained outside the restricted area but were reluctant to talk to the media because of public opposition to the island hunts. More

Idaho man sentenced for poaching trophy sheep in Missouri River Breaks
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A Montana judge has ordered an Idaho man to pay $13,205 and forfeit hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for life for illegally obtaining a resident hunting license and killing a trophy bighorn sheep in the Missouri River Breaks. Roger J. Woodworth, 64, of Hayden, Idaho, was sentenced Nov. 6 by state district Judge W. Nels Swandal for hunting bighorn sheep without a valid license. The sentence was based on a plea agreement reached with the Fergus County Attorney's Office. More

Self-guided hunt nets Alaskan moose
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The bull moose responded to calls, but daylight dissolved over the Alaskan wilderness. No matter. Isto Pöllänen, an engineer from Richardson, Texas, and native of Finland, returned to his camp on a Tikchik River in Southwestern Alaska. He knew that come sunup, he'd be back at this remote spot, although the next day, Sept. 13, would be cold and rainy. But Isto, 38, was prepared. More

Adult mentors key to providing the spark for young hunters and fishermen
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For many, passion for the outdoors started with another person. It's a father, a mother, a grandfather, a spouse, a friend — someone who took the time, who had the patience to pass on their specific love of hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, camping. It's about passing it on. In recent weeks, readers have sent in photos and short accounts of youngsters who've shot their first deer, caught a big salmon or walleye, shot their first duck or goose. In each case, there's someone who got them started, who provided the spark. More

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Wyoming state lands office rolls out online mapping
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Outdoorsmen will soon have a new place to go online to look up which state lands they may access for hunting and fishing, and which are off-limits. The Office of State Lands and Investments plans to roll out the new website within the next couple days and is seeking help from the public. State lands officials are encouraging people to report any inaccuracies they discover on the maps. More

Slow mid-season reported at hunter check stations in Montana
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials report that the mid-season figures compiled from west-central Montana hunter check stations show less hunters in the field, an elk harvest on par with last year and deer totals that are lagging behind. More

For the love of hunting
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A proud Cajun outdoorswoman in Colorado who lives to hunt and fish could win an all-expense paid, fully outfitted big game hunt in Africa if enough people around the country cast their online vote for Jacqueline "Jackie" Gross. Gross, 29, is a "gypsy soul," as her parents often refer to her — and simply loves the outdoors, mostly hunting. Her life revolves around that, she said last week while talking about the dream chance of a lifetime, and because she pays for all of her trips herself, she’s always on the lookout for contests that could defray expenses. More

Proposal to ban lead bullets is shot down
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There's been a lot of debate in recent years about whether to allow lead bullets to remain legal. The answer is yes, according to one court. A group called the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in 2009 asking the courts to prohibit the use of lead bullets on Bureau of Land Management property in Arizona. It contended that California condors were being poisoned by scavenging game killed by hunters using lead ammunition. A federal judge has thrown the lawsuit out, however. More

Advocates seek stop to Idaho, Montana wolf hunts
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Wildlife advocates appeared in federal court recently seeking to stop gray wolf hunts that are already well under way in the Northern Rockies, arguing that Congress overstepped its authority in stripping federal protections from the canines. Federal biologists say the wolf population is healthy enough to support the hunts in Idaho and Montana. The two states want to drive down the predators' numbers to curb their attacks on livestock and big game herds. But wildlife advocates say too many wolves are being shot too quickly, threatening to unravel the species' decades-long recovery and killing animals closely followed by wolf watchers. More

Duck opener was one for the ages
Victoria Advocate    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Phenomenal. Unbelievable. Stellar. Awesome. Wow, best I have seen. All reactions from opening weekend of duck season on the coast. Limits were the norm and not the exception for waterfowlers fortunate enough to find a pond or bay flat with water. The drought has limited the number of huntable ponds in all of Texas, but, ironically, those few watering holes have made for incredible hunting by concentrating ducks. More

Mom, daughter, share passion for hunting
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Ten-year-old Molly Borg of Garden City, Mich., will be armed with a .243 rifle when dawn breaks on opening day of firearm season for Michigan's deer hunters. Her mother will be right by her side, trying to scope out dinner in the crosshairs of her own .30-.30 Winchester. Molly is an old pro after having bagged one this year. "I've been hunting since I was five," the fifth-grader said. This year, Molly will be handling the trigger all by herself. A new state law lowered the age from 12 to 10 to hunt deer with a firearm on private property. More

Youth hunt is always adventurous
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With the inception of a statewide youth hunt years ago, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission started a new tradition with the state's deer hunters enjoyed by both the young and old alike. Even more so when the big kids of 65 years and older were added to one of the biggest hunting weekends in the state. Rules have been changed over the past few years with regards to the youth hunt, but the gist of it is to get young people involved in the sport and teach them the basics of safety and hunting. More

Bear hunting season is in full swing
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The odds at taking a bear are like playing the lottery, but some hunters do indeed come out winners. Bears are secretive and prefer not to be seen most of the time. Getting within bow range of a bear is even more of a challenge. There are plenty of bears out there this season with bear complaints made to the Game Commission up in numbers. Bears are concerned with putting on a good layer of fat before winter, and as such are hitting all available food sources. Hunters will increase their odds for success by locating active feeding areas and then spending their time there. More

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