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Tennessee Elk Permit to be auctioned on E-bay by TWRF

Nashville, TN -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recently announced the issuance of 5 Special Elk Take Permits for the upcoming 2011 hunting season. Four of the special permits were issued through the TWRA quota hunt drawing system. These permits were awarded to Richard Rutherford of Walland, Terrell Holt of...


Monster--880-pound--Gator Taken In Texas

DALLAS, TX -- Talk about your River Monsters! Dallas attorney Levi McCathern killed one last week in Leon County, Texas. At 880 pounds on certified scales, McCathern’s prize alligator would rank among the top five or six biggest Texas gators reported since modern alligator hunting seasons began in 1984.McCathern was...


Real Bears Like Gummi Bears

For one bear, it wasn't so easy to take candy from a baby. A black bear approaching a 2-year-old girl holding — get this — Gummi Bears ambled off when a neighbor with a handgun fired three shots to scare it away, police in northern Monroe County said. Game Commission...


Elk On A Rampage In WA

Park officials remove dangerous elk cow On June 20, Olympic National Park rangers in the Hoh Rain Forest lethally removed a female elk that had displayed dangerous behavior in order to prevent the animal from inflicting personal injury to humans. Incoming traffic to the Hoh Rain Forest was halted for...


Couple Finds Huge Elk Shed After Some Bad Luck

Pilot Rock, OR Couple finds huge elk shed after truck gets stuck By SCOTT DAVIS East Oregonian PILOT ROCK, OR -- Getting stuck in the mountains turned into one of the best days of Chris Harer’s life. In early May, the 25-year-old Pilot Rock hunter stumbled upon a “forbidden secret” location...


Sheep Show Heads Back To Reno, Nevada

Reno, NV -- The largest mountain hunting and conservation convention in the world, The Sheep Show™, produced by one of the world's premier wild sheep conservation organizations, the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF), announced its return to Reno for the 2012 convention set for January 19-21, 2012 and the return to...


FL Bear Off Threatened List

Last week, Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to remove the state’s black bears from its list of threatened species. This decision came following a comprehensive biological review conducted by the FWC staff. Before the threatened designation is finalized, and the bears are officially taken of the list...


Florida Extends Gator Hunting Hours

At its meeting in St. Augustine Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted a rule change that provides approximately four additional hours of daylight hunting to the state's recreational alligator hunting season. The change will be in effect for this year's season: Aug. 15 - Nov. 1...


Hunting-Furtaker Licenses Now On Sale in PA

HARRISBURG, PA -- Beginning Monday, June 13, Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2011-12 seasons will go on sale, according to Carl G. Roe, agency executive director. Licenses will be available through the Game Commission's Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS), over-the-counter at all Game Commission region offices and the...


VT Moose Auction Closes June 21!

Waterbury, VT -- Always wanted a moose hunting permit but never won one in a state lottery? Here's your opportunity to bid on a permit and potentially win a hunt for Vermont's largest big game animal. Vermont's auction for moose hunting permits is now open with a June 21 deadline...


RMEF Grants For Colorado Elk Lands

MISSOULA, MT -- Restoring grasslands by managing encroaching trees, shrubs and weeds is the main theme in a list of 2011 grants for Colorado from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Along with improving wildlife foraging areas, RMEF funding also will help Colorado with a new research project to map elk...


How To Deal With Bears In The Burbs And Beyond

RALEIGH, NC -- With a rash of media reports of bear sightings across North Carolina, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding residents not to panic, keep their distance and remain calm if they see a black bear. It is not uncommon to see a black bear in spring in...


Realtree Outdoors On The OC!

Columbus, GA -- June, 6 2011 – For the first time after almost 20 years on air, "Realtree Outdoors" original programming arrives at Outdoor Channel. Bill and Tyler Jordan, David Blanton, and many other talented outdoorsmen bring all the excitement "Realtree Outdoors" is known for right to your TV –...


‘Bama Gator Hunts

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has opened registration for Alabama's sixth regulated alligator hunting season, which takes place in August. Prospective hunters can register now for one of the 295 tags. The hunts will be held on August 12-15 and August 19- 22 in the Mobile Tensaw...


NY To Open More Land To Bear Hunting?

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced proposed changes that would open new areas east of the Hudson River to black bear hunting and establish uniform bear hunting season dates across the Southern Zone beginning in the 2011 hunting season. "The proposed adjustments to...


Archer's Choice Bears Down DVD

Lanark, IL -- The latest 2011 hunting video releases from Archer's Choice Media are being offered for the very first time in high definition Blu-ray format. The new Blu-ray releases put the viewer right in the action with never-before-seen video and audio clarity. Featuring uncompressed audio and four to five...


Hunter in critical condition after mauling

By KYLE HOPKINS A grizzly bear mauled the former fire chief for the city of Nome during a weekend hunting trip, leaving the 54-year-old in critical condition Monday in a Seattle hospital. Wes Perkins was spring bear hunting with two others when he was mauled. Wes Perkins had been tracking...


Monster Bulls 9 DVD

Now available at your local sporting goods retailer, 800-474-8733, or store.realtree.com, Monster Bulls 9 features more than two hours of jaw-dropping bow, muzzleloader and rifle hunts for giant elk and other large-horned species that you won't soon forget. This hunting video includes hunts with Realtree's own Bill Jordan plus NASCAR...


MT Rancher kills grizzly preying on sheep

Rick Christy said he was awakened by the commotion at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. It was light enough outside for him to clearly see two bears in his sheep pen. Christy killed one of the bears with a single shot from a .308-caliber rifle. The other bear fled, but not...


Jersey Shore Snookie Bear

Black bears that roam New Jersey's western hills are now being reported near a locale known for a different type of wild life: the Jersey Shore. Up to 12 black bear sightings have been called in over the past three weeks by residents in Ocean County, said Jackson Township Police...


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