Archive for May 22nd, 2012

Vermont Moose Hunting Applications are Available Statewide

Vermont moose hunting permit applications have been available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) since early May, but printed applications are now at Vermont license agents statewide. Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents.  The deadline to apply is July 5.  Winners of the permit lottery will purchase resident hunting [...]

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My May 22 post

May 22, 2009, cancer, but I made it. May 22, 2003, cancer, and Frances did not….

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NSSF-Wingshooting USA TV Youth Promotion Winners Announced

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Lynn Burdick will be hunting on horseback with her son and television personality Scott Linden as the grand prize winner of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Take Your Kid Hunting” sweepstakes on the television series Wingshooting USA. She tops a list of five winners; the remainder will be hunting with their child at a nearby [...]

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$10,000 Reward Offered for Grizzly Bear Shootings in Northern Idaho

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) law enforcement agents and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) are investigating the fatal shooting of a federally protected grizzly bear and her nursing cub in northern Idaho. A reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person [...]

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DeLorme inReach Two-Way Satellite Communicator Now Connects with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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DeLorme, an innovation leader in navigation technology, today announced that its award-winning inReach is now compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This innovation makes it possible for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to access an array of two-way satellite communications capabilities with the inReach and the DeLorme Earthmate App. inReach turns an iPhone, iPad [...]

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Restored Kentucky Elk Populations Being Shared with Other States

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Now that Kentucky’s elk population has been successfully restored, the state is unafraid to share its “natural” wealth. While Wisconsin is still rewriting its elk management plan and hoping to receive elk from Kentucky soon, elk restoration is already underway in southwestern Virginia with support from Kentucky. On Friday, May 18, hundreds of spectators came [...]

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Police file wrong charges

Instead of felon in possession of a firearm, they should have charged him with constructing an explosive device….

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Online Hunting and Fishing License Sales Temporarily Unavailable Today in Arizona

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Arizona Game and Fish Department customers are advised that the department’s vendor for online transactions will be performing scheduled maintenance on the system from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 22). Online purchases of hunting and fishing licenses will be unavailable during this time. We anticipate the system will be back online after [...]

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Media reaction to allowing open carry

Apparently (the article isn’t clear) Oklahoma allows concealed carry if you have a permit, and requires that the firearm be concealed, and there is a proposal to allow permitees to carry openly, as well. The Norman Transcript worries: "The open…

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A Deer Hunter May Be First to Tag a Minnesota Timber Wolf

by Scott Bestul

The first Minnesota timber wolf killed during a regulated hunting season may fall to a deer hunter. According to this story in the Brainerd Dispatch, the DNR is taking public comment on a proposed two-part wolf season, with the first …

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Should Young Hunters Start With Deer and Turkeys?

by Phil Bourjaily

Here’s me, on the set of the Gun Nuts TV show, holding my pick for the ideal youth turkey gun: a 20 gauge 870 Express Jr. with a red dot sight.
It is short, light, doesn’t kick much with the right loads, and it’s ea…

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River Monster: 1,360 lb. Kaluga Fish Caught in China

An incredible leviathan-like 1,360-pound Kaluga fish was caught on the Heilongjiang River that borders Russia in northeast China on Tuesday, reports 11alive.com.
The Kaluga is a species of sturgeon only found in the Heilongjiang River basin…

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Rifle Recoil: Oh, Mommy, My Shoulder!

by David E. Petzal
As a number of you pointed out in my post on the Forbes Rifle, light rifles kick more than heavy rifles of the same caliber. But weight is only part of the equation, and recoil is a highly subjective matter.
In the case of NULAs, …

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Anti-Hunting Bill Passes California Senate

(Columbus, OH) –California Senate Bill 1221, a bill that will ban the use of hounds to hunt black bears and bobcats, passed the state’s Senate [...]

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Open Thread – May 22, 2012

Please use this open thread to post your information, comments and ideas about issues not covered in articles published on the Black Bear Blog. Thank [...]

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California Senate Passes Anti-Hunting Bill

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California Senate Bill 1221, a bill that will ban the use of hounds to hunt black bears and bobcats, passed the state’s Senate today. The passage of SB 1221 by the senate casts a dark cloud over the future of all hunting and wildlife management in California. Senate Bill 1221 passed with a vote of [...]

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Lead Ammo Protection Passes U.S. House with Strong Bipartisan Support

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On May 18 the U.S. House passed H.R. 4310 or the National Defense Authorization Act. While the act contained important language regarding the future of defense funding for the United States of America, it also had attached to it a rider amendment sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) which would remove the EPA’s ability to apply [...]

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