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42nd Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention, July 17-20
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If you have not selected your exhibit space, please contact Headquarters to secure your booths or request an exhibitor packet. You may also visit our website at nationaltaxidermists.com to view the floor plan. Contact Cindy at 985-641-4NTA or phone Toll Free 866-662-9054. More



20 best taxidermy photos from the Safari Club International convention
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The Safari Club International show, ran Jan. 23-26, was one of the biggest hunting conventions in the country. Top outfitters and the biggest gun and gear companies in the industry headed to Reno, Nev., to show off their latest and greatest offers. This is nice and all, but probably the greatest thing about the SCI show is the taxidermy. We rounded up 20 of the best mount photos from the convention floor in this gallery. Let us know in the comments section which one you like the best. More

Arizona hunter, age 10, bags desert bighorn sheep
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A Tucson 10-year-old is the youngest Arizona hunter in recent history to harvest a desert bighorn sheep, the state Game and Fish Department says. Quinn Rusing took the desert bighorn sheep in Unit 43B near the Red Cloud Mine, north of Yuma, Ariz., on his 10th birthday, Dec. 17. Quinn has hunted smaller game like turkeys previously, but this was his first big game. More

Wyoming Senate passes pro-hunting reform bill
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Three bills of interest to gun owners and sportsmen are moving through the state legislature in Cheyenne, Wyo. The House Judiciary Committee will have a hearing to consider two bills: House Bill 103, introduced by Representative Allen Jaggi, which would strengthen the state's authority over firearm laws while prohibiting local counties from enacting their own ordinances in clear violation of the current state firearms preemption statute, and House Bill 105, also introduced by Rep. Jaggi, which would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm in more locations. More

South Africa: Suspected rhino poacher shot in Kruger Park
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A suspected rhino poacher has been shot dead, while two others were arrested in the Nwanetsi section of the Kruger National Park, Africa. The suspect was fatally wounded in a joint operation carried out by the Kruger National Park Task Force Rangers and the South African Police Services on. SANParks spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli said a high calibre hunting rifle fitted with a silencer, ammunition and poaching equipment were found in the possession of the suspects. More

Hunting, fishing boost Michigan economy
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Despite drought conditions, low water levels and a rash of disease in the white-tailed deer population, fishing and hunting remained a boon to the Michigan economy in 2012. With more than 1.19 million fishing licenses and more than 2.39 million hunting licenses purchased from the Department of Natural Resources between last March 1 and Jan. 17, the state surpassed its total revenue from the previous year by more than $375,000. More

Montana Decoy goes turkey 3-D
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Introducing the first 3-D turkey from Montana Decoy. Amazing photorealism and lightweight material, combined with all new three-dimensional construction, has resulted in the most innovative turkey decoy available today. More

San Diego police chief: We can disarm Americans within a generation
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San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is fully supportive of the Obama/Feinstein gun grab and says if lawmakers play it right Americans can be completely disarmed within "a generation." Lansdowne has gone on record saying: "I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it's courageous with the politics involved in this process. And I think it's going to eventually make the country safer." He made it clear that it may take "a generation," but new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets. More

Keeping quail hunting going with another generation of hunters
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Luke Clayton, contributor to Star Local News, writes: "Back in the mid-1960s, when I was fourteen, shooting quail was a part of life I thought would never change. When I wanted to go quail hunting, I either walked up the covey behind our farmhouse in east Texas or, on those special Saturday mornings, was invited to tag along with my brother-in-law and his big, raw-boned, white pointer Toler. Watching that hard-working, old pointer cast downwind of a likely patch of quail cover, seeing him go on point and then walking up behind him to flush the birds and push a load of chilled No. 8-shot after the departing brown bombshells was the experience that I best remember about my formative quail hunting years. It's the stuff that got me really hook on upland bird hunting." More


 

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