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Workshop a big hit for bighorn fans
Kingman Daily Miner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
More than 40 people got the experience of a lifetime by participating in the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Bighorn Sheep Workshop. The Game and Fish Department hosts two bighorn sheep workshops a year and attendance is limited to a small number of people whose names are drawn at random. The two workshops this year were held July 29-30 and the first weekend in August. More

Colorado biologists to investigate decline of native deer
The Associated Press via Grand View Outdoors    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A mysterious decline in pronghorn and mule deer along the Wyoming-Colorado border has the attention of a team of biologists who are gathering to investigate. The National Wildlife Federation is putting on public meetings in Steamboat Springs and Craig this week to discuss the decline. Biologists want to find out whether increased oil and gas exploration in the area has anything to do with lower deer numbers, according to The Steamboat Pilot & Today. More

Bighorn lottery makes big bucks for research
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Balancing the needs of wildlife and the wishes of outdoorsmen with an ever-constricting budget is likely one of the biggest headaches for the folks over at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, but once in awhile, everyone scores a win. IDFG recently held a raffle drawing for a bighorn sheep tag, allowing the winner to hunt for a bighorn in any management unit in the state with the exception of the Hells Canyon area. And while only one hunter actually wins the lottery, the raffle managed to raise $54,000—money that will be used by Fish and Game to fund research done at the Wildlife Health Laboratory looking into bighorn sheep diseases. More

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1996: When hunting interfered with hunting
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Fifteen years ago it happened to Bernie Kuntz — too many big game permits to be able to do justice to them. Two Montana guys and Kuntz had a caribou hunt planned for the Kuskokwin Mountains in southwest Alaska for late September. Then that spring and summer, the permits started coming in for Kuntz — a Rocky Mountain bighorn permit in Wyoming, a mule deer buck permit for the Ruby Mountains of Nevada, a coveted either-sex elk permit for the Missouri River Breaks in Montana, a pronghorn permit for the Larb Hills north of the Missouri. Next, a friend from Alaska called and said he drew a Montana elk and deer combination license, and would Kuntz take him hunting? More

New moose hunting regulations
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Big changes are in store for hunters interested in harvesting a moose this fall on the Kenai Peninsula, according to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. A legal moose is likely to be much harder to find. During a March 2011 meeting, the Board of Game adopted new regulations for moose hunting on the Kenai. Starting this fall, the only legal moose for general season hunters will be a bull with antlers at least 50 inches wide or with at least four brow tines on one side. More

Big Thompson Canyon signs to provide information about bighorn sheep
Loveland Reporter-Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Driving up the Big Thompson Canyon in late summer and fall, one can almost always spot motorists pulled to the side of the road, necks craned, eyes trained on the rock, sharing the view of Colorado's official animal. The canyon west of Loveland is home to Colorado's second most visible herd of bighorn sheep with their dexterous hooves and tell-tale curled horns. With six new signs posted in the canyon, viewers can take away more than a glimpse or a photograph of one of the state's most majestic and unique wildlife species. More

Arizona hunting applications tumble
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Applications for big-game hunting permits have fallen 22 percent since 2006, despite state efforts to expand and improve hunting opportunities. The Arizona Game and Fish Department still gets far more applications than it can approve each year, so the number of people hunting hasn't necessarily decreased. But officials have been trying to counter the downward trend in applications, which they attribute mainly to the economic downturn. They say the decrease is troubling because hunters contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to Arizona's economy annually, according to U.S. census information. More

Taking better hunting trophy photos
Petersen's Bowhunting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One area where nearly every hunter can improve is taking better hunting trophy photos in the field. When the day comes that you finally take down a trophy animal, you will be glad you have quality hunting trophy photos of that memory. Let's face it, having a mount for the wall is great, but your opportunity to share your trophy is limited to the room where it hangs. However, if you have a picture that truly captures the moment, your opportunities to share that memory are limitless. The unfortunate part is many hunters don't understand how to take a great photo that highlights both the size of the animal and the area where it was taken. More

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