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Safety 1st: As hunting season takes full bloom, hunters are reminded to be careful
The Dickenson Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hunters from all across North Dakota this fall are stepping foot in a field or through a shelterbelt in search of pheasants, deer, moose, elk or bighorn sheep. The wild animal is on their mind, but equally as important for those hunters is the safety for the group and its members. "You never know what could happen out in the field," Dickinson Trinity senior Alex Binstock said. "You always have to wear eye protection, have orange on and know what your surroundings." More



New members appointed to the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited via Wild Sheep Foundation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Governor Brian Sandoval has appointed Bill Young, former Clark County Sheriff and Karen Summers Layne, president of the Las Vegas Humane Society as the new members of the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners. Nevada Bighorns Unlimited has some concerns about the appointment of animal advocate, Karen Summers Layne. However, NBU remains optimistic about working with her to protect Nevada's wildlife. More

Will the hot, dry summer hurt Montana hunting?
KAJ-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
September was so dry in Missoula, Mont., that it broke the dry spell record set back in 1969. And as general hunting season opens, one question being asked is how will past weather conditions affect the big day? This summer was rough for everyone. Hot, dry and smoky. A combination which made early rifle season a nightmare for hunters. "Conditions were very hard. The animals were up high, warm evenings and super-hot days. Very slow hunting, it slowed down the bugle and our success rates were lower than normal," professional guide Gary Gilchrist said. More

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G&F presents proposed license fee increases to the Fremont County Commission
County 10    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is proposing license fee changes to start January 2014, with some fees suggested to increase 50 percent. Lander Regional Wildlife Supervisor Jason Hunter and a couple other local office employees informed the Fremont County Commission about the proposed changes during the governing body's Oct. 23 meeting. "Most are going up 21.5 percent," Hunter said, adding others are decreasing and some are increasing even more. More

Rocky Mountain critters captured close-up in new photos
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Mountain lions, bighorn sheep and scruffy black bears are among the stars of new photographs released by the Colorado Bureau of Land Management. The wildlife caught on candid camera were gathering around water tanks deployed by the BLM to manage grazing and improve water access for wild animals on public lands. Cameras monitor the water tanks, also known as "guzzlers," capturing everything from wild deer to coyotes to mountain lions taking advantage of the free drinks. More

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Deer hunters must be alert for tree stand hazards
The Florida Times-Union    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While deer hunting statistically is among the safest of all sports, there are inherent dangers of hunting whitetails out of the timber tops. This is clearly shown every autumn by the number of accidents — and deaths — of outdoorsmen who tumble from tree stands. Most hunters who use tree stands are well aware they should use a safety strap or rope of some type. Such straps are made commercially and most tree stands come equipped with them. Many safety straps fit around a hunter's waist or shoulders, with another strap that attaches to the tree. Should a hunter fall or should the stand tumble, a hunter won't plummet to the ground, but, rather, will be held snugly to the tree, where, presumably, the hunter can scramble to safety. More

FWP biologist leaves wildlife legacy
Bozeman Daily Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Montana has an automotive engineer to thank for a bighorn sheep plan and a thriving wildlife area. Over several decades, biologist Tom Carlsen has seen a lot of Montana wildlife changes and a lot of life changes, the most recent being his retirement from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks after 30 years. He leaves behind a legacy that will benefit many Montanans who enjoy wildlife and the outdoors. More

Jackie Gross of Silt, Colo., prepares for African hunt
The Denver Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Like a lot of gals, Jackie Gross still dreams of a perfect wedding day. But before she calls the caterer or picks flowers, the 30-year-old from Silt, Colo., has a date to keep with an unusual guest of honor. Thanks in large part to Colorado fans that rallied in her support, Gross left recently for Zimbabwe to fulfill her role as Tahoe Films' "Extreme Huntress" of 2012, pursuing a Cape buffalo for a forthcoming episode of the TV show "Eye of the Hunter." She didn't exactly leave her fiance standing at the altar, but for the time being he's playing understudy to an ornery African beast. More


 

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