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Call for Colorado hunting boycott misses mark
The Denver Post
The people have spoken. And, in the end, the call of Colorado elk and deer was louder. Concerns over a threatened boycott of Colorado hunting spurred in reaction to new gun laws enacted last spring have been put to rest, now that the state's primary big game hunting seasons have closed. The much-talked-about boycott was a bust.
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US offers $1 million reward for help in halting wildlife trafficking
Lexington Herald-Leader
A day before federal wildlife officials are set to send a message to poachers by destroying six tons of ivory, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced a $1 million reward program to combat the illegal wildlife trafficking trade. The United States is prepared to pay up to $1 million for information leading to the dismantling of the Laos-based Xaysavang Network, considered one of the world's most prolific organized crime groups trafficking wildlife, Kerry said.
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Wet spring means productive fall waterfowl hunting in 2013-2014
KyForward
The wet spring earlier this year left abundant food for waterfowl to eat this fall. This should make for productive hunting when the both duck and goose hunting seasons open Nov. 28. "The waterfowl foods that grow in moist soils did excellent in late summer and came on strong," said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "We have really lush growth. It looks like it is going to be a productive waterfowl season across the state."
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Shotguns: 7 features for the perfect duck and goose hunting gun
Outdoor Life
Ducks and geese are built to endure the worst of conditions. To take on nature's most durable birds, you need a shotgun that's as tough as they are. Here are seven key features to look for in a shotgun for waterfowl.
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Peak viewing season starts for herd of bighorn sheep
The Ranger
Visitors to Dubois can encounter herds of bighorn sheep in their winter habitat during the animal's peak viewing season in November and early December. The Whiskey Basin herd, one of the largest native herds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, can be viewed by taking a 10-mile scenic drive to the trailhead and past the basin at the base of Whiskey Mountain.
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Female hunters increasing, census numbers indicate
The Columbus Dispatch
Years of marketing efforts to bring women into the ranks of hunters appear to be making headway. Women account for about 11 percent of the nation's 13.7 million hunters, National Geographic reported recently using figures gleaned from the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That's an increase of about 25 percent from 2006, when about 9 percent of women said they hunted. Including men and women ages 16 and older, the number of hunters increased about 9 percent, from 12.5 million in 2006 to 13.7 million in 2011.
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'The Hunger Games' franchise brings archery into focus
By Denise A. Valenti
Jennifer Lawrence, who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming release "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," was described as the "real deal" by sports engineer and Olympic archery commentator George Tekmitchov. But it was not the usual reference describing the sincerity of personality in a Hollywood Oscar-winning actress. He was attesting to her skill with a bow and arrow. And thanks to Lawrence, there has been an increased interest is the sport of archery since the first "The Hunger Games" movie hit theaters.
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US offers $1 million reward for help in halting wildlife trafficking
Lexington Herald-Leader
A day before federal wildlife officials are set to send a message to poachers by destroying six tons of ivory, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced a $1 million reward program to combat the illegal wildlife trafficking trade.

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Self-taught taxidermist wins awards
The Observer
Gene Pauszek, writes for the Observer: "For the past couple years now, during the big game archery and gun season, whenever I get the opportunity to interview a successful hunter, I ask if the hunter intends to get their trophy mounted."

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The heroes of taxidermy
Huffington Post
Everyone is proud of their kitschy work of taxidermy. Picked up at a quirky antique shop, or bluntly ordered online, stuffed animals have become all the rage, but few collectors of such curiosities have the honor of knowing that their deceased beast was a true hero in life.

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Dems vow passage of background check bill
The Hill
Far from dead, legislation expanding background checks before gun sales still has a chance of passing this Congress, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate said. While the background check issue has been dormant on Capitol Hill since the Senate shot down such a proposal earlier in the year, Democrats argue that enough pressure on House GOP leaders would return the topic to prominence — and force a floor vote — before next year's midterm elections.
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Texas A&M law prof says it's time to repeal Second Amendment
The Daily Caller
A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment. The professor, Mary Margaret "Meg" Penrose, made her controversial declaration during a day long panel symposium on gun control and the Second Amendment at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.
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