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Washington bighorn sheep herds trapped to help others
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Bighorn sheep herds in North-Central Washington are getting new bloodlines. Bighorns near Yakima are being trapped this winter and relocated to boost other herds. Biologists from the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department and Colville Tribe delivered eight captured sheep to the Quilomene herd south of Wenatchee. Four others were released recently with the Vulcan Mountain herd near Curlew, where Colville Tribal members have hunting rights, including a few special permits for bighorn. More



Reward grows in ram killing in Baker County, Ore.
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The reward is up to $5,600 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in last December's bighorn sheep killing in Baker County, Ore. State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is continuing its investigation in the case, which involved the illegal killing and waste of a bighorn ram. The headless carcass was found near Brownlee Reservoir. More

Gun Owners Of America — Passionate about winning in 2012
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The race for the Republican nomination for President is neck and neck. The four remaining candidates are spending millions of dollars tearing each other apart for the chance to take on President Barack Obama in November. But while all eyes are on the Republican presidential primary, GOA also has to prepare for something that American gun owners don't even want to think about; the possibility of a second Obama term. More

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Bighorn transplant called off — Neighbors say state tried to ram plan past them
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A plan to relocate bighorn sheep to the Lewis and Clark Caverns area of Montana was shot down after landowners in the area said they weren't sufficiently notified of the proposal and opposed it. It was the first attempt to transplant sheep under Montana's first Bighorn Sheep Conservation Strategy, which was adopted in 2010. The discussion at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting touched upon a key issue hotly debated during the strategy's creation: whether an adjacent landowner can have veto power over the move. More

Hunters beware thieves profiling sportsmen, taking gear
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Jacob Baldwin of Canton and three friends went to Texas on the trophy deer hunt of a lifetime. Baldwin killed a 150-class buck and a wild hog, and one of his partners got a good buck. "It was a great get-away trip — good friends, good hunting, great service at the lodge and everything — right up until we were getting ready to fly home," Baldwin said. "Then it went south in a hurry." More

Wolf reintroductions considered for elk control in Colorado
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While it's unlikely federal wildlife officials will reintroduce wolves into southern Colorado in order to reduce elk populations, the measure is at least being considered. Spurred by a public comment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife is kicking around the idea of reintroducing wolves as a means of controlling elk numbers on the Baca National Wildlife Refuge, according to Chieftain.com. Cottonwoods and willows have been hit hard by elk herds on the refuge, which sits just west of Great Sand Dunes National Park, about 50 miles north of the New Mexico borderline. More

Youth hunt teaches more than gun safety
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Jan. 28 was 12-year-old Caden Kruger's first time hunting. Arising at 5 a.m., the camoflage-dressed Kruger was able to shoot his first white-tailed deer a few hours later. It gave him a rush of adrenaline, he said. "Hunting for me is very special because this is the first time for me to ever go hunting. Shooting your first animal is exhilarating," Kruger said. He and five other middle schoolers were selected to participate in the second annual Brazos/Robertson County Youth Hunt in Texas. More

Rifles, like any tools, require maintenance
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If you're like many deer hunters, the last time you touched your trusty deer rifle was several months ago at the close of deer season when you gave it a quick spray of gun oil, wiped it down and placed it in your gun cabinet. If you take a quick glance at "Ole" Betsy, she will look as good as new on the outside, but what about your rifle's bore. Did you take the time to completely remove all the fouling (carbon and copper) that accumulated throughout the season. If you did not, Luke Clayton suggest you heed some words of wisdom from Buffalo, Texas, gunsmith Wayne Chapman. More

The best shotguns of 2012
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Beretta's latest version of its new flagship semiauto, the A400 XPLOR, now comes in a field version with a copper-bronze colored receiver. Dubbed, the "Action," it weighs around 6¾ pounds and is chambered for 2¾- and 3-inch loads. Based on what we have seen from other Beretta A400s, this gun will cycle everything you feed it, down to the lightest sub-one ounce reloads and it will run for a few thousand rounds (or more) between cleanings. More

Nose Jammer will help you outsmart big game
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Nose Jammer from Fairchase Products puts a new spin on scent blocking. Instead of trying to conceal the human scent to block detection by animals, Nose Jammer goes to the source of the problem. Nose Jammer fills big game animals' noses with scent of vanillin and other scents found in nature at such high concentration that the animal is not capable of smelling anything else, not even that human waiting by idly in his/her tree stand. More

Gold star hunters sought
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Candidates for 2012 enrollment in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Master Hunter Program have until Feb. 15 to make their applications. Submission of the written form begins the vetting process that could eventually lead to their admission to the ranks of these volunteer hunting leaders. There is a $50 nonrefundable fee for course materials and the examination plus all applicants must give their consent to a law enforcement background check. More
 


 
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