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As 2012 comes to a close, WSF would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the WSF Mountain Minutes a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 4, 2013.

Photos: Pending Pope & Young world record stone sheep
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From April 13, 2012: Jim Hens killed an incredible ram with a bow from 72 yards away, on the top of a mountain in British Columbia. The ram scored 179-1/8 inches, putting it ahead of the old record which stood for 20 years. Incredibly, this is not Hens' first world record sheep and it might not be his last either. See the photos from Hens' hunt and read about his mission to make the prestigious 700 Club (taking four rams of each subspecies that total 700 inches of horn) with a bow. More

New world record mountain goat
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From April 27, 2012: Many Texas hunters travel North each fall to hunt the challenging mountain goat. It looks like British Colombia could be the spot to head to this season. A Rocky Mountain goat taken by a hunter in 2011 in British Columbia is the largest of its species ever recorded, according to the Boone and Crockett Club. Club officials confirmed the goat, a male that scored 57-4/8 Boone and Crockett points, as a new world record. More

69-year-old hunter takes dream ram on sheep hunt
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From Jan. 27, 2012: Very few people ever get the opportunity to hunt desert bighorn sheep in Arizona. Each year there are less than 100 tags issued statewide to pursue the most sought after big game animal in the state. This year, Don Martin had the opportunity to hunt with Maricopa resident Glenn Adamson. Glenn had drawn tag number five out of the seven offered this year in Unit 15D. Glenn had gone into the 2011 draw with 17 bonus points. More

World record sheep: The biggest Boone & Crockett bighorn and stone's sheep
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From June 8, 2012: What's the toughest hunt in North America? Most of us would probably answer: sheep. If the altitude and rugged terrain don't get you, the unlikely odds of drawing a tag and the expense of the hunt probably will. But, as these hunters have proven, it's not impossible. To celebrate sheep hunting at its best, we take a look at the biggest bighorn sheep and Stone's sheep to ever be recorded by the Boone & Crockett Club. More

Arizona's region III sheep hunts end with multiple scores
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From Jen. 20, 2012: The 2011 Arizona desert bighorn sheep hunt ended on Dec. 31 and according to Erin Butler, the Region III Game Specialist for the Arizona Game & Fish Department, all of the hunters in 2011 in this region took a ram. There were 21 sheep tags this year, including the raffle tag winner, who hunted for desert rams in Mohave County. More

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The legacy of Safari Outfitters moves on . . .
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From Oct. 5, 2012: It all began in 1952 when Roman Hupalowski formed Safari Outfitters and became the first international hunting consultant. Roman's accomplishments of opening hunting opportunities in Africa and Asia are well documented as well as his relationship with C.J. McElroy to form SCI and establish chapters in Chicago. More

With election over, Obama reopens talks on UN Firearms Treaty
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From Nov. 9, 2012: With the presidential election behind him, President Barack Obama has signaled he is ready to restart U.N. talks on the Arms Trade Treaty. These negotiations carried on through the summer, until they abruptly ended July 28 with a U.S. pullout. I wrote then that although the treaty was dead for a time, it could come back up if Obama were to be re-elected. And now, just two days after winning the election, he's back at it. More

Paul Ryan hunter, outdoorsman, vice presidential hopeful
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From Aug. 31, 2012: Without a doubt, the Aug. 11 announcement of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Mitt Romney's pick for the GOP Vice President candidate immediately sent waves coursing throughout the outdoors community. Why? Simple. Paul Ryan is a diehard outdoorsman. He loves to hunt and get outside with his family. More

Sen. Tester introduces sweeping farm bill amendment
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From June 15, 2012: You and I are locked out of close to 35 million acres of our land. We can't get to it. Roads are blocked, access points are closed, and sometimes there's even a guy in a black cowboy hat standing at the gate with a menacing scowl. That ain't right, but things are about to change. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced that he had pulled together 20 provisions designed to increase access to public lands, help fund new shooting ranges on public land, reauthorize critical wildlife programs, and keep the EPA out of the hunting and angling business. More

Teton bighorn sheep move to new range
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From May 11, 2012: While the Teton Bighorn Sheep Herd survives each winter on some of the harshest high-elevation slopes in the Tetons, they leave chunks of prime habitat untouched, research suggests. Data from GPS collars also show the bighorns occasionally use historic winter range that researchers previously thought the ungulates had abandoned. More


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