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Get ready for spring turkey hunting season with this checklist
KyForward
Art Lander for KyForward, writes: "April is here. It's time to make final preparations for the upcoming spring wild turkey season. Kentucky's 23-day statewide season opens on April 12 and continues through May 4. The special youth weekend, for girls and boys, ages 15 and younger, is April 5-6. Here's my checklist."
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Aspiring taxidermists slice their way through class at zoo
The New Orleans Advocate
"Just cut right through the eyeball, even if it seems counterintuitive," Mickey Alice Kwapis directed. The 23-year-old Michigan native was guiding about a dozen eager students through the process of slicing, skinning, stuffing and eventually mounting deceased rabbits. "Do you want to keep the head?" she asked one participant.
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Nebraska governor stands up for sportsmen, vetos hunting ban
The Sportsman's Daily
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed a bill that would have banned Mountain lion hunting in Nebraska. The measure, LB 671, sought to remove the authority of the state's wildlife management professionals in favor of legislative ban on mountain lion hunting.
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Crossbows coming to New York
Outdoor News
An agreement within the New York state budget will allow crossbow use for all hunters in portions of the Northern and Southern zone big game seasons this fall. Language within the state budget, which was to be formally approved by lawmakers, will allow crossbow use for all small game, including turkeys and any big game season in which firearms are allowed.
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Youth Hunter Education Challenge is June 6-8 in Fairbanks, Ala.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Registration is now open for the 10th annual NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge, which is scheduled for June 6-8 in Fairbanks, Ala. The YHEC, sponsored by the Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee and Alaska Department of Fish and Game, is a statewide competition for school-age children.
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Final group of Kentucky elk to arrive in Buchanan County
WDBJ-TV
Virginia's elk restoration project is preparing to enter its next phase. The final group of about 45 elk from Kentucky is scheduled to arrive in Buchanan County. They will join 25 to 30 elk brought earlier to a reclaimed strip mine in the War Fork area. Regional wildlife manager Allen Boyton with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says the last group includes 14 bulls and 31 cows. Sixteen of the cows are pregnant.
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Nebraska governor stands up for sportsmen, vetos hunting ban
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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed a bill that would have banned Mountain lion hunting in Nebraska.

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State bans gathering shed antlers early in year
Las Vegas Review-Journal
During its meeting recently in Reno, the Nevada State Board of Wildlife commissioners voted to regulate the gathering of shed antlers by commercial and recreational shed hunters, a first for the state.

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Kentucky has record with largest smallmouth bass in world
KyForward
You hear about Lake St. Clair, Mille Lacs, Lake Erie and the upper Mississippi River as waters that produce the best smallmouth fishing in the United States.

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A caretaker and a killer: How hunters can save the wilderness
The Atlantic
By Tovar Cerulli: "Fourteen years ago, I stood in the snow, struggling to digest what I had heard. A group of us, gathered to learn about monitoring and protecting wildlife habitat, had just discovered that our instructor — Sue Morse, founder of Keeping Track — was a deer hunter. I found the news disturbing. How could she work to safeguard the homes of animals she described as 'neighbors' and then turn around and shoot one of them? I found it inconceivable that someone could be both an environmentalist and a hunter, a caretaker and a killer."
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Dallas Safari Club urges science over politics in lion conservation
Ammo Land
Anti-hunting activists have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the African lion as a threatened or endangered species. A decision is expected any day. Dallas Safari Club officials are hoping for a ruling that favors science, not petitions. "Political pandering in Washington D.C. won't help lions," said Ben Carter, executive director of DSC. "Lions need science-based, practical strategies that fit on-the-ground realities in Africa."
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Firing off safety tips to young hunters
The Advocate
It was cold and overcast at the Dug Hill Rod and Gun Club when Sam Lee, 14, Kaleb Reid, 12 and Grant Boerner, 11, spotted the turkey, their firearms held upright, each waiting for Hunter Safety Instructor Andrew Gray to say something. "Where's the best place to shoot a turkey? You don't want an animal
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