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No trophy hunting in Botswana and Zambia?
National Geographic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Botswana and Zambia, two premier wildlife destinations, recently banned all trophy hunting within a few months of each other. This move heralds a major shift in thinking about how Africa's wildlife resources will be managed in the future. Why did they do this? In short: Corruption fueling unsustainable hunting and poaching threatens species survival. Photographic safari operators, like Wilderness Safaris, have been taking over the premier safari destinations from hunting operations for decades. What is the future of sport hunting in Mozambique and Zimbabwe where the same problems exist? More

Gun Appreciation Day was phenomenal success
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Observance of "Gun Appreciation Day" was as phenomenal success, the Second Amendment Foundation said after analyzing reports from across the country. "More than a million American citizens attended rallies at their state capitols and other places, visited gun shows or gun shops or went hunting or shooting at a local range," noted SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. "These were patriotic, law-abiding people exercising their First Amendment rights to protect their Second Amendment rights." More

How might the NRA challenge New York gun law in court?
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The National Rifle Association says it will take to court New York's tough new gun bill, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law, called New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act or NY SAFE Act, is particularly tough on the high-capacity ammunition magazines used in semiautomatic assault rifles. Residents of the state will not be allowed to use magazines that carry more than seven rounds and will be required to sell, within a year, any magazines that hold eight or more rounds. More

White House launches campaign for support of gun control measures
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A day after President Barack Obama announced a wide-ranging series of gun-control initiatives, the administration kicked off its campaign to create public support and pressure lawmakers to pass the most comprehensive legislation since the mid-1990s. "We're going to take this fight to the halls of Congress. We're going to take it beyond that," Vice President Joe Biden told the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "We're going to take it to the American people. We're going to go around the country making our case and we're going to let the voice of the American people be heard." More

Idaho Wildlife Agency proposes to pay trappers money to hunt wolves in elk areas
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In an effort to lessen the impact of predation on elk in game areas, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is considering a plan to pay trappers to eliminate wolves from those units. Regional managers for the DFG are still only considering the option as they look for a way to lower costs associated with wolf management. The proposed plan would allow the department to pay trappers' expenses to hunt wolves. More

Texas Attorney General to New Yorkers: Come on down, with guns
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Attention New Yorkers: Texas wants you and your guns. Recently, the day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York approved a broad package of gun-control measures that made New York's tough gun laws even tougher, the Texas attorney general, Greg Abbott, began running Internet advertisements in Manhattan and Albany asking New York gun owners to consider moving to Texas. More

Groupon removes pro-gun, pro hunting deals and listings
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An Austin, Texas-based concealed handgun instructor has called for a nationwide boycott of Groupon, the popular deal-of-the-day website that offers discounted gift certificates on behalf of local businesses. Michael Cargill, the owner of Central Texas Gun Works, says his contract with Groupon was abruptly terminated recently, after Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason decided the company would no longer associate with any business related to firearms. More


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