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How to pull of the most complex taxidermy of all time
The American Museum of Natural History recently took the wraps off its newest main attraction: Lonesome George. Lonesome George is the world-famous giant tortoise native to the Galapagos. He passed on in 2012 of natural causes. This set in motion the process to preserve George through the most complex and intricate taxidermy ever attempted — from a species of one.
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Wolf hunting made illegal again in Wyoming
In the latest move of the controversial back and forth over wolf management in the West, a judge ruled that Wyoming’s gray wolves can no longer be hunted.
The decision returned wolf management in Wyoming to federal control. It did not challenge the 2012 determination that Wyoming’s wolves are sufficiently recovered to be removed from Endangered Species List.
PETA flying drone program aims to keep an eye on hunters
Heading into its second hunting season, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ Air Angel drone program is slated to be in the air once again this year.
The program, which debuted last October, is billed by the group as allowing “hunter watchers” to voluntarily observe and report on the activities of sportsmen in the woods. This is done using hobby drones sold through the group’s website.
Video: Meet the Hollywood taxidermist who's making bid bucks
Three years ago, Allis Markham left her corporate job at Disney to become a full-time taxidermist.
Her company, Prey Taxidermy, offers custom commissions for television, film and photo shoots.
Her business is now thriving — watch the video to find out why.
Hunters take a hit to preserve sage grouse
The Wall Street Journal
Ken Jafek, a hunting guide from Idaho, has been chasing greater sage grouse for roughly half of his 79 years.
But with federal officials weighing whether to protect the chicken-like bird under the Endangered Species Act, Mr. Jafek is dialing back his hunting to just one kill during Idaho's annual seven-day hunt.
"One is enough," he said. "I don't want to see them listed."
The best shooting positions for hunting
By John McAdams
Unfortunately, many hunters do the vast majority of their shooting from a bench rest, which is not the best practice for taking shots under typical hunting conditions. Now I don't know about you, but I've never taken a shot at a deer or any other big game species from a bench rest. For this reason, it is important that hunters learn to shoot from positions they are more likely to use when hunting. This article describes my choices for the best hunting shooting positions and the advantages and disadvantages for each one.
Oddball tactics for locked-down bucks
Field & Stream
When bucks are locked down, try these four far-out approaches to get within range.
When deer movement freezes up during lockdown and your usual tactics fail, it's time to get creative. First, locate a buck and doe in an isolated spot or choose a site where you've found breeding pairs in the past. Good areas include the edges of rut chasing grounds, clusters of cedars, islands of brush in fields, dry hummocks in swamps, isolated patches of tall grass, thickets below pond dams and clusters of storm-felled trees. Then try one of these oddball tactics.
After fatal bear attack both hunters and animal activists say changes are needed
On the heels of the first fatal black bear encounter in over 150 years, New Jersey animal rights activists and hunters alike say they'd like to see substantive changes made to the state's bear population management plan.
Contrasting statements from proponents and opponents of the December hunt come just days after authorities said a 299 pound male black bear fatally mauled a 22-year-old Edison man who had gone hiking with friends in the Apshawa Preserve, state-owned land restricted to hunting.
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