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Nevada Bighorns Special Tag

Reno, NV -- Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) announced the donation of a Nevada Heritage California Bighorn Sheep Tag, to be auctioned at the 31st Annual NBU Fundraising Banquet to be held March 25, 2011, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno. "NBU is very excited to be able to...


Special California Hog Hunt

California DFG Offers May Pig Hunts Through SHAREThe Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will conduct a permit-only wild pig hunt on Bobcat Ranch in May. This hunting opportunity - under the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program - will give 56 wild pig hunters access to the...


Vermont Hunting By The Numbers

WATERBURY, VT -- Biologists for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department have completed analyzing final harvest results from the 2010 deer hunting seasons and are qualifying last year's hunting seasons as a success. During Vermont's four seasons last year (archery, youth, rifle and muzzleloader), hunters harvested a total of 15,523...


Colorado Big Game By The Numbers

DENVER, CO -- The Colorado Division of Wildlife has released the results of the 2010 big game hunting seasons in the state and the overarching theme is "opportunity." "Hunters will continue to see great chances to get in the field in Colorado and access our world-renowned herds," said Tom Remington,...


New Wisonsin Bear Record Pickup!

Wade Brockman of Tomah makes his living as a cranberry grower. Aside from work and family, though, he says his life "revolves around hunting." So it should come as no surprise that Brockman was in a tree stand on his farm Nov. 28, the last day of the 2010 Wisconsin...


Kansas Hunting Guide Tax Breaks

TOPEKA, KS -- Kansas hunting guides and non-guided hunt fees are not subject to state sales tax, the Kansas Department of Revenue determined on Friday. "This decision will help Kansas hunting guides keep their prices competitive and encourage more people to take advantage of Kansas' outdoor hunting and fishing opportunities,"...


Chocolate Baiting For Bears

LANSING, MI -- State resource managers have recommended banning chocolate in bear bait as the sole change for the 2011 bear season, but they say discussions soon will begin about the 2012 season. The Michigan Bear Hunters Association and Upper Peninsula Bear Houndsmen Association, however, continue to express concerns about...


Colorado DOW Looks to Recruit Elk Hunters

Deadline to apply for Colorado elk tags is April 5 DENVER - In a new effort to promote elk license sales and support the rural communities that depend on hunting, the Colorado Division of Wildlife is launching a national marketing campaign aimed at challenging hunters to elevate their game by...


World Champion Elk Callers Crowned in Reno

RENO, NV -- Competition was held as part of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's annual Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo, which ended March 6 in Reno, Nev. The event helps raise awareness of elk, habitat and the conservation initiatives of RMEF. Results: Professional Division 1. Corey Jacobsen,...


Chance-of-a-Lifetime Hunts Awarded

Winners were drawn during the RMEF annual convention, which concluded March 6 in Reno, Nev. Prizes and winners include: Win a Hunt with Cameron Hanes (2012 hunt)-Sponsored by Danner, RMEF, Cabela's and Colby Gines Wilderness Adventures. Winner: Sidney Richardson, Colstrip, Mont. Richardson will bowhunt with Hanes, host of RMEF television...


Pete The Moose Saga Continues

Two opinions emerged Thursday, in the wake of a 7-2 vote by the House Fish and Wildlife Committee to require an Irasburg game-hunting park to eliminate within five years all the wild white-tailed deer and moose mixed in with its imported elk. The animals likely would be killed, probably during...


Rocky Mountain Reno Gains $2.5M For Elk

RENO, NV -- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on Sunday wrapped up its largest annual conservation fundraiser with gross revenues topping $2.5 million. Those dollars will help support many RMEF initiatives to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. RMEF is a major supporter of new elk...


$117K Bighorn Sheep Permit!

LINCOLN, NE -- A Nebraska bighorn sheep hunting permit brought a record $117,500 at auction over the weekend, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. All of the proceeds go to the state's bighorn sheep management program. Thomas Lemmerholz of Heiligenhaus, Germany, made the winning bid Saturday at the...


Kids Could Win An Antelope Hunt

The Kids Gone Hunting Foundation and Table Mountain Outfitters have teamed up to offer an antelope hunt to a child. Any child under the age of 18 at the time of the hunt can enter the drawing for the chance to win the antelope hunt by simply answering this question...


WA Bear Application Deadline Nears

OLYMPIA, WA - Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2011 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington. To be eligible for a permit, hunters must purchase and submit an application to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by...


Trail Cam Captures 8 Cougars At Once?

SPOKANE, WA -- A Wenatchee hunter has a right to be proud for his photo showing a pride of mountain lions on the Douglas County ranch where he has permission to hunt. The black and white trail-cam image, which shows eight cougars in one spot, has gone viral in Northwest...


$130,000 Bighorn Tag!

By Mark Freeman of the Mail Tribune A Utah man Saturday paid a record-tying $130,000 for a bighorn sheep tag auctioned as part of Oregon's Access and Habitat Program to raise money for hunter access, habitat improvement and big-game management in Oregon. Cam Wadsworth, of Draper, Utah, placed his record...


Vicksburg Man Catches 327 Lb. Alligator Gar

VICKSBURG, MS -- A Vicksburg man pulled a 327-pound alligator gar from Chotard Lake in Issaquena County, Mississippi wildlife officials said. Kenny Williams caught the fish on Valentine's Day. Biologists with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks weighed the fish at 327 pounds. It was 8 feet 5...


Italy: Hunters To Face New Regulations

During the last hunting season, about one person a week was accidentally shot to death. A denser population and liberal rules about hunting on private property raise the risks. They came from opposite directions, two avid hunters tracking the same wild boar. Neither knew the other was there. So when...


World Elk Call Championships Ready To Rock

MISSOULA, MT -- Amateur and professional elk callers from across the U.S. will converge on Reno, Nev., for the RMEF/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships, March 4-5, 2011. Preliminary rounds begin March 4 at 9:00 a.m. (PT), and championship rounds begin March 5 at 9:00 a.m. (PT), at the Reno/Sparks Convention...


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