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Wyoming hunter escapes Grand Teton National Park grizzly bear attack with minor injuries
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A grizzly bear has attacked another person in the Yellowstone region, this time a Wyoming hunter who said the animal came at him with so little warning he had no time to use the pepper spray he was carrying for defense in just such a predicament. This has been a dangerous year in grizzly country: The big bears that can weigh more than 450 pounds have attacked about 10 people in and around Yellowstone National Park, killing two hikers in separate attacks in Yellowstone. More

Hunters tally 44 wolf kills across Montana as season gets under way
The Billings Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hunters through the second weekend of the rifle season for wolves bagged 44 of the large predators throughout Montana. The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks had checked 44 wolves in the 14 districts statewide. Biologists said that signifies a steady kill with roughly four weeks of deer and elk hunting and two full months of the wolf season remaining. The wolf hunt began for archery and for the early backcountry rifle hunters in early September. More

Opinion: Argentina dove hunting is the ultimate wing-shooting experience
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John M. Taylor writes: As the rising sun balanced on the horizon, they came in waves. ... in torrents; doves hurtling toward the millions of sunflowers looking for breakfast. Thumbing shells into the already hot Beretta semiautomatic, I soon gave up loading the magazine and shoved in only single rounds as frantically as one of Custer's cavalrymen. More

Do you treat your reel as well as you treat your gun?
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John Merwin writes that some readers noted doing a lousy job of tackle maintenance while at the same time taking meticulous care of their firearms. That brings up an obvious question: Why is this so? Or what’s the difference? More

4 elk for 3 hunters called a rare hunt
The San Diego Union-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
San Diegan Dave Wilder, his son, Tim, and friend, Don Kinley, returned from one of their "do-it-yourself" elk hunts in Colorado with a wild tale of four elk for three hunters. "Do-it-yourself" means no guide, no outfitter, no frills and lots of hiking, packing and camping in the wilderness. Wilder said his son, Tim, went off to use the "outdoor facilities" early one morning, but took his gun with him, "just in case." A minute after he left, his dad heard a shot. The Wilders had their first cow elk. More

Supporters say Canyon mining ban protects water, tourism, hunting, fishing
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The clock is ticking on a 30-day public comment period, after which Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to finalize a 20-year ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Supporters of the ban say it will protect the area's vital tourism industry, along with hunting, fishing and water supplies. More

Editor who likes to hunt says she's just 'one of the boys'
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Laurel Myers writes of the shock and admiration she received when she, clad in an oversized blaze orange coat and matching tuque, with camouflage pants stretching over a pair of heavy rubber boots, met fellow hunters when out on a recent hunt northwest of Nipigon in Northwest Ontario, Canada. More

Missouri seeks help monitoring deer for disease
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Missouri conservation officials are encouraging hunters this month to help monitor free-ranging deer for chronic wasting disease. A captive deer in northern-central Missouri's Macon County has tested positive for the fatal neurological disease. The animal was kept on property owned by a company that also owns a hunting preserve in nearby Linn County where a deer was diagnosed with chronic wasting disease in February 2010. More

Cougar seen moving around west-central Wisconsin
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State wildlife officials said a young cougar is apparently roaming far and wide across west-central Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources ecologist Adrian Wydeven said a trail camera snapped a shot of a young cougar near the Town of Pray in eastern Jackson County on Oct. 20. Agency biologists said that they believe it's the same cat another trail camera caught on film on Oct. 16 near Mauston in Juneau County, about 42 miles from the area where the Jackson County photograph was taken. Wydeven said the cougar in both photos appears to have the same spot pattern. More

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