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NTA & Rogers, Ark: A shell's throw from anywhere
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Do you speak NTA? Well, grab your kids and come on over to Rogers, Ark., and the 41st Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention, Competition and Trade Show, July 18-21 at the J.Q. Hammons Convention Center. Don't forget to register and take advantage of early convention registration rates, which have been extended. Come help us talk a little taxidermy so we can have a cotton-pickin' good time! More



Annual spring waterfowl survey indicates higher numbers for some species
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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service have just completed their annual spring waterfowl survey. The news is exciting for the duck hunter. The numbers are up for different species and a few have "all time highs" since the surveys began in 1955. Conducted each May, the survey puts the duck population at 48.6 million birds. That represents a 7 percent increase from 2011's record number of 45.6 million. Mallards, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, gadwalls, canvasbacks, northern shovelers and scaup are all up significantly from last year, with both species of teal and shovelers at all-time highs. More

Wisconsin DNR sets fall wolf hunt quota
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Hunters would be allowed to kill roughly 20 percent of Wisconsin's wolves under rules the state Department of Natural Resources have proposed, establishing the framework for this fall's new wolf hunt. The rules package sets up a statewide quota of 201 wolves across six zones. It also declares the number of permits would be equal to 10 times the quota, or 2,010 permits, and prohibits hunting on five tribal reservations. More

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Minnesota forest officials irked by deer stand 'mansions'
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Some Minnesota hunters are upgrading their deer stands, trading the traditional nailed-together hunks of wood for what one official calls "mansions" in trees on public property. St. Louis County officials are seeing deer stands — platforms perched in trees to help hunters more easily spot deer — with stairways, decks, shingled roofs, commercial windows, insulation, propane heaters, carpeting, lounge chairs, tables and even the occasional generator, the Duluth News Tribune reported. More

Portion of growing lion population could face unlimited hunting
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Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists have proposed changing hunting areas in the Black Hills of Wyoming to allow unlimited hunting of mountain lions to regulate their numbers and protect livestock on ranches. More

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Eric Sharp: Great time to fish for musky in Lake St. Clair
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If a 5-pound bass or walleye is the biggest fish you've ever caught, this is the summer to plan a muskellunge trip on Lake St. Clair in Michigan — where anglers have been routinely catching and releasing as many in a day as fishermen in other parts of the country catch in a season. "It's been really good. I can't say it's been better than last year, which also was great, but it's at least as good. A lot of people are catching 10-20 fish a day, and if you get into double figures the chances are good that one of them is going to be a 50-incher," said Steve Jones, St. Clair's most experienced musky skipper, who runs the charter boat Predator. More

Rule proposed for Vermont Fish & Wildlife lands
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A new rule has been proposed to regulate public activities on land owned by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The proposal allows hunting and fishing on the more than 133,000 acres but prohibits snowmobiling, mountain biking and horseback riding except in designated corridors. Officials say the proposal will give game wardens the authority to enforce the rule. More

Wildlife official: Black bear may still be in Lower Windsor Township
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State and local authorities recently chased a black bear cub through parts of York County, Pa., and although they didn't catch it, a wildlife conservation officer believes it was "just passing through." "This bear's not looking for trouble, just looking for food," said Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Shawn Musser. "But I don't think it'll make York County it's home." More


 

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