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Wild Hogs By Helo Approved In TX

AUSTIN, TX -- Effective September 1, qualified individuals can pay to take depredating feral hogs or coyotes from a helicopter under rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The commission at its Thursday, Aug. 25 public meeting approved permit requirements for implementation of HB-716 passed by the 82nd...


Gator Season Starts Today Is MS

JACKSON, MS -- 2011 marks the 7th year of alligator hunting in Mississippi. The Pearl River Zone near the Ross Barnett Reservoir is open to permitted hunters on September 9, 10, 16, and 17. The Pascagoula River Zone will be open in Jackson County on September 23, 24, 30, and...


Vermont Bear Season September 1-November 16

Vermont's bear population is now estimated at slightly more than 6,000 black bears, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The number of bears has increased during the last two decades and is now higher than the objective of 4,500-6,000 bears listed in Vermont's Big Game Management Plan for...


Little Rain Means More Bear Sightings In TX

AUSTIN, TX -- Wildlife biologists are advising hunters, ranchers and rural residents that black bears appear to be roaming longer distances and may approach people or houses in search of food and water because of the drought. If conditions remain dry, people could see more bears, said Mike Krueger, district...


Ritz At Top FHL Spot With Stone Sheep Trophy

Professional hunter and popular television personality Gregg Ritz recently downed a trophy stone sheep in British Columbia while filming for Gregg Ritz's "Hunt Masters", a fan-favorite show on the Outdoor Channel. Ritz and his Thompson/Center rifle topped with a Nikon scope dispatched the ram from a distance of 205 yards...


Still Need A Hog License in LA

License Still Needed to Hunt Feral HogsThe Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) wants to remind citizens that a valid Louisiana hunting license is still required to take outlaw quadrupeds including feral hogs with the new laws that went into effect yesterday, Aug. 15. Legislation passed during the 2011...


Top 5 Elk-Judging Tips

MISSOULA, MT -- A trophy bull can turn up almost anywhere in elk country but opportunities to take one are rare. When a monster steps out, a hunter often has no time to count antler points, much less compute scores. But not always. Sometimes there's ample chance to really focus...


Deer Tag Recall in Cali

Department of Fish and Game Recalls 1,000 Deer TagsThe Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is recalling approximately 1,000 duplicate deer tags inadvertently sent out to hunters who participated in this year’s Big Game Draw. Of the nearly 53,000 tags printed and issued by Active Networks on behalf of DFG,...


RMEF Elk Grants For PA

MISSOULA, MT -- Improving elk habitat and introducing thousands of students to traditional outdoor recreation and conservation are the main themes in a list of 2011 grants for Pennsylvania from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. All together, the new RMEF grants total $68,694 and affect Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cameron, Centre,...


Grizzly Trapping in MT

Biologists To Begin Grizzly Bear Trapping For Research Purposes In Western Wyoming BOZEMAN, MT -- As part of ongoing efforts required under the Endangered Species Act to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, the USGS in conjunction with Wyoming Game and Fish Department is working to...


WA State Muley News

SPOKANE, WA -- The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) is taking a strong hold in Washington. The six chapters that are currently organized in the state hold annual fundraising banquets to raise money for the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat. Through MDF's unique Chapter Rewards Program, a...


MD Bear Lottery News

Annapolis, MD -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications to participate in this year's lottery for black bear hunting permits. Successful applicants will receive a permit for the black bear hunting season scheduled to take place October 24-29. "Applicants have a good chance of being...


How Old Is That Bear?

HARRISBURG, PA -- Hunters interested in learning the age of the bear they harvested during the 2010 seasons can log onto the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website ( www.pgc.state.pa.us ). To access the database providing this information, click on "Hunt/Trap" in the menu bar at the top of the page, then...


Jug-Headed Bear Gets Relief

MORRISTOWN, TN -- A black bear that suffered through three weeks of anguish due to having a plastic container stuck over its head is now safe and sound due to the persistence of a well-trained wildlife officer, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. TWRA wildlife officer Shelley Hammonds got...


Mule Deer Foundation... Oregon Chapter!

The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) currently has eight chapters across the state of Oregon. Regional Director Ken Hand hopes to organize one more group in the Eugene/Springfield area. West of the Cascade Mountains, this region is home to black-tailed deer, which are considered a subspecies of mule deer. A planning...


RMEF / NRA To Host Big Bull Shootoff

RMEF, NRA Whittington Center to Host 'Big Bull Shootoff' MISSOULA, MT -- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Northeast New Mexico Chapter is teaming up with the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, N.M., for a one-of-a-kind shooting sports event especially for hunters, August 26-28. The "Big Bull Shootoff" simulates field situations...


Bear Takes Out Bike Rider

PANAMA CITY -- Like he has been doing three times a week for the past four years, John Hearn got on his bicycle Thursday at 6:10 a.m. to ride12 miles to work at Tyndall Air Force Base. But as he rode along U.S. 98 at 23 miles per hour, his...


Bears Go Bonkers in Alabama

Numerous species of wildlife become more active as seasonal changes trigger various physiological responses. Some species migrate and others increase their movement patterns mostly in efforts focused on the propagation of their species. Many species perform this annual ritual including songbirds, butterflies, and even bats, but none cause quite the...


Black Bear Lottery Open in MD

Annapolis, MD -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications for this year's lottery for black bear hunting permits. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the black bear hunting season scheduled to take place October 24-29. "The black bear is Maryland's largest game animal...


Rogue Elk Attacks Woman In Arizona

A female elk on Sunday attacked a Payson resident, knocked her to the ground and stomped her before the woman’s husband managed to drive the inexplicably enraged creature away. Arizona Game and Fish officials hunted for the animal in Chaparral Highlands Sunday and Monday and at one point took a...


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