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National Taxidermists Association — Placing the members at the center of NTA
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While the economy continues to gain back its strength, the NTA is mindful of you staying within your budget. Driving to Rogers, Ark., is a great option for 2012. Accessible and affordable makes Arkansas the perfect driving or flying destination for you and your family to combine business and pleasure. A small town atmosphere and big destination amenities provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge and play. More

Elk hunt forecast 2011
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Winterkill, habitat problems and wolves have driven elk numbers down in some areas. But many of America's roughly 800,000 elk hunters have reason to be optimistic about upcoming seasons, based on hunt forecasts compiled by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation More

Deadly snow goose hunting technique
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Biologists want snow goose numbers reduced and there are hunters who have come up with a deadly technique for hammering late season birds by the truckload. Bob McNally wrote in Grand View Outdoors, "It was Valentine's Day, the date of an annual post duck season goose hunt among a group of hard charging waterfowlers in east central Arkansas. Taxidermist and outfitter Pat Pitt, his two sons Stephen and Patrick and six other hunters were up at first light looking for white geese as the birds flew off roosting ponds." More

Indiana sees 82 percent spike in Lyme disease cases
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Indiana's confirmed human cases of Lyme disease soared 82 percent over a five year period and experts say the surge might have been caused by an increase in the tiny ticks that spread the illness to humans. More

Elk could be brought to Maryland
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A study will soon begin to see if Rocky Mountain elk will be reintroduced into Western Maryland, where they have not roamed since the 1700s. The Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Foundation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation have joined forces to investigate the situation. More

Primitive weapon enjoys modern revival
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With just a flick of the wrist, hunters have been able to kill their prey for thousands of years with the atlatl — pronounced attle attle. But recently at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park in Ulm, Mont., visitors were just looking to hit the target with the long wooden arrows and short wooden thrower. "It's not hard to learn how to use it," said atlatl demonstrator Jim Ray. "But it's difficult to learn to be accurate with it." More

Deer love golden highways
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Whitetail deer rarely wander aimlessly through the fields and forest. Whether it is food, security cover or sex, they always seem to have a general destination in mind. And the route they choose to reach that destination is most often the route that affords them the greatest safety. They seem to like nothing better than to be able to move about without being seen. More

Tips for field judging elk
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A trophy bull can turn up almost anywhere in elk country but opportunities to take one are rare. When a monster steps out, a hunter often has no time to count antler points, much less compute scores. But not always. Sometimes there's ample chance to really focus and size up an elk in your search for the bull of a lifetime. Will you know a world-class trophy if you see one? More

Michigan elk hunt starts 2nd phase Sept. 23-26
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Elk season has kicked off in Michigan and hunters who were lucky enough to get their name selected from a lottery for a permit have been in the northern Michigan woods trying to bag one of the animals. More

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