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The world's most legendary museum taxidermist
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On July 28, 2011 NTA Vice President John Janelli received an incredible gift from the iconic Henry Wichers Inchumuk — the head and bust of the sabre tooth tiger of which the original sculpture now rests in the Denver Museum of Natural History, where Inchumuk served as chief taxidermist for 33 years. Inchumuk, protégé of the late Coleman Jonas, is not only perhaps one of our oldest working taxidermists at 90 years young, but he is still captivating the NTA competition rooms with his amazing life mirrored taxidermy skills. More

Texas early migratory seasons set for dove, teal and Canada geese
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service SRC has approved the 2011-2012 Texas early migratory game bird seasons, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide for dove, a 16-day early season for teal and Canada geese. Texas dove season in the North and Central Dove Zones will run from Thursday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 23 and reopen Friday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 8, with a 15-bird daily bag and not more than two white-tipped doves. More

Virginia releases smartphone app for hunting, fishing
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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has made a free Hunt Fish VA mobile application for the iPhone and iPod Touch available. The Hunt Fish VA app allows users to search for a wide variety of Virginia hunting and fishing related information on their smart phones. More

A message from SAOVA
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Dear SAOVA Friends,

Through the end of this year we will be working to expand the Resource and News sections on the SAOVA website. Additional research tools, commentaries, studies, and data on animal rights groups will be linked for your use. Animal rights activists never sleep. In the midst of the intense Congressional debates and negotiations to avert an economic crisis, two more House Representatives, Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) and Colleen (D-Hawaii) found time on August 1st to sign on to the HSUS federal PUPS bill.

Deer disease test results come back clean
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Chronic Wasting Disease and Bovine Tuberculosis were not detected in more than 300 deer held illegally on an East Texas deer breeding facility, according to findings at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. The test results mean these deadly wildlife diseases have not been discovered in Texas deer, and enable several deer breeding facilities whose stock had co-mingled with the illegally held animals to resume normal operations. More

Start scouting for fall hunting spot now
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If you have any days to spare, this is a good time to pick a fall hunting spot by spending a day or two looking for deer sign. While it might be difficult to grasp in the dense green of summer with the temperature above 90 degrees, the opening of the archery season is only 10 weeks away. More

Hunting's greatest threats
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It's no secret that the hunting lifestyle faces daily attacks from many sides. But which fronts are the most effective at impeding or even ending the pursuit and management of game animals? While some threats are old battles that have raged for decades, others might surprise and even provoke you. More

Take precautions when out hunting
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Texas is a big state with extensive unpopulated regions that are home to many wildlife species, most of which are game for recreational hunting. Hunters in Texas spend more than 25 million days hunting and contribute more than $1 billion a year to the state's economy. Ninety-five percent of hunters in Texas are residents of the state, and with so many Texans participating in the sport of hunting, firearm safety is very important. More

Elk herds up east of Missoula, Mont., FWP releasing more hunting tags
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Despite a deep-snow winter, elk herds east of Missoula, Mont., are healthy enough to justify increased hunting this fall. "The upper Clark Fork has been kind of a bright spot for us in both total elk numbers and population trends for a few years now," Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks wildlife manager Mike Thompson said. "There's been a lot of gloom and doom across the rest of the region." More

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