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Ohio Village Battles Growing Coyote Population

The village of New Boston in southern Ohio is getting some unwanted visitors, and local officials say that pets are no longer safe on the streets after a group of coyotes moved into the area. The situation has grown to the point where village administr…

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Study: Elk May Eventually Adapt to Better Handle CWD

For the past five decades chronic wasting disease (CWD) has spread like a cancer through the nation’s cervid population. Without any form of effective vaccine or cure, the disease poses a serious problem for the country’s elk, moose, and deer. Accordin…

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Conservationists Urge Action as Mule Deer Dwindle in Colorado

In 2013, Colorado wildlife officials determined the state’s mule deer had hit a record low. At only 384,000 animals, the Centinnel State’s muley population is 200,000 short of the official target number and 36 percent less from almost a decade ago when…

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Wisconsin Court Ruling Allows Hunters to Train Dogs for Wolves

Last Wednesday, a state appeals court ruled that Wisconsin hunters can once again train dogs to track and hunt wolves. The decision comes after another court ruling last year allowed the use of hounds in tracking wolves, but forbade training dogs speci…

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Montana Closes Sage Grouse Hunting in Most Areas

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWP) announced on Thursday that it will be closing sage grouse hunting in all or part of the 32 counties that currently allow it. Hunters will still be able to harvest the birds in a limited capacity in 20 coun…

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Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Shut Down in Senate

The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 was defeated in the Senate last Thursday after it failed to garner the necessary 60 votes that would have allowed it to proceed. The bill, which had been voted through a procedural motion just days earlier by a 82…

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L’Oréal Parts with Aspiring Model after Hunting Photo Emerges

Axelle Despiegelaere, 17, got a taste of international fame after photographs of her at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil went viral. Cheering on the Belgian national team in her native country’s colors and a horned hat during a soccer match against Ru…

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Study: Deer Hunting Helps Replenish Forests

A new study by scientists at Purdue University has confirmed what many conservationists have long believed: hunting deer allows forests to recover.

Sportsmen and conservationists across the country rejoiced as the population of whitetail deer skyrocke…

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Missouri Governor Vetoes Two Captive Deer Bills

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed two bills on Tuesday that would have redefined captive deer, also referred to by some as farmed deer, as livestock. Senate Bill 506 and House Bill 1326 would have transferred the oversight of captive whitetails from t…

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Sling Bow Maker Sues Illinois DNR over Regulation “Discrimination”

When taking pictures of harvested game, it is customary for many hunters to display the gun, bow, or other tool they took the animal with. For John “Chief A.J.” Huffer’s snapshots, however, there is no rifle, bow, or shotgun in sight. In his photos, th…

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GoPro Introduces New Sportsman Mount

Over the past decade GoPro cameras have quickly grown to dominate outdoor filmmaking. Characterized by their lightweight frames and rugged durability, GoPro’s products are the first choice of many action sport enthusiasts. These wearable cameras have a…

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Video: Metallica Releases Bizarre Short Film in Response to Bear Hunt Documentary

Metallica frontman James Hetfield found himself the target of criticism from fans after he announced that he will be narrating The Hunt, a History miniseries chronicling bear hunts in Alaska’s Kodiak Island. Hetfield had previously made it known that h…

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Facebook Removes Texas Cheerleader’s Hunting Pictures

Kendall Jones, 19, ignited a firestorm of debate when she posted pictures from her African hunting safari on Facebook, prompting criticism and even death threats. The photographs show Jones, a Texas Tech cheerleader, with various animals, including Afr…

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Survey: Duck Numbers Up, Wetland Conditions Look Good

Last week the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released their annual Trends in Duck Breeding Populations report, finding an increased abundance of the birds along with improved habitat conditions. The report is based on a survey of ducks across mor…

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Video: Profile of a Completely Blind Hunter

Carey McWilliams is an author, marksman, and avid hunter. At age 10, a late-blooming birth defect caused him to become blind. This did not stop McWilliams from developing a passion for firearms, joining the Civil Air Patrol, becoming a proficient shoot…

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Video: Deer Give Stealthy Hunter a Sniff

How close can you get to a deer? Depending on what sort of gear and scent block you use, your level of hunting experience, the inexperience of the deer, and sheer blind luck, you may well get the chance to pet one of these wild animals. For Travis Sc…

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New York Village to Spend $130,000 to Sterilize Deer

The village of East Hampton on Long Island is experiencing a deer boom, a problem that it shares with neighboring towns. This year, however, the town of just about 1,000 residents will be rolling out a new strategy to deal with the increasing deer popu…

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Duck, Pheasant Numbers Soar in North Dakota

Bird hunters in North Dakota will be pleased to hear that while 2014′s winter may have been harsh for much of the country, a relatively mild season in the state has boosted bird numbers. According to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, spring br…

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New Mexico Bans Use of Drones in Hunting

Last Thursday the New Mexico Game Commission voted 5-1 to prohibit the use of drones in harassing wildlife or assisting in the harvest of game animals. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, are seen by many in the hunting community as an unfair advantag…

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Video: Hunting Rabbits with a Tomahawk

When you think of a tomahawk, the first thing that comes to mind likely won’t be hunting with one. There is a small community of devoted tomahawk hunters who harvest anything from muskrats to squirrels and rabbits. Experienced knife or spear hunters ma…

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Washington Officials Take Action Against Hoof Disease

Last month the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) announced that it finally identified the mysterious illness causing strange hoof deformities in the state’s elk, and now the department is moving ahead with its summer survey. State wildli…

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Washington Officials Take Action Against Hoof Disease

Last month the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) announced that it finally identified the mysterious illness causing strange hoof deformities in the state’s elk, and now the department is moving ahead with its summer survey. State wildli…

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Is This UFO-shaped Skiff the Future of Personal Watercraft?

It looks like a cross between a UFO and a radar dish, yet designer Jeff Lizzio hopes it will soon be the new face of fishing, duck hunting, and just about any form of recreation where you would need a single-person skiff. The Ultraskiff 360 is a 110-po…

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Opposing Pennsylvania’s Sunday Hunting Ban

On Wednesday, US District Judge Yvette Kane tossed out a lawsuit that challenged Pennsylvania’s long-standing Sunday hunting ban. According to pennlive.com, Kane made the ruling roughly one year after Hunters United for Sunday Hunting (HUSH) filed the …

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Study: Wolves Suppress Coyote Populations, Help Red Foxes

There is little doubt that wolves, one of North America’s most iconic and contentious predators, greatly impact their environments. While the precise effects of wolf reintroduction are still hotly debated, scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) ha…

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Iowa Begins Ambitious Project to Create Upland Habitat

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting landowners for participation in a project that could save up to 50,000 acres for pheasant habitat. The Iowa Pheasant Recovery: State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) program is now reopeni…

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Wyoming Whitetails Push into Muley Territory, Officials Mull Expanded Hunt

Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are proposing offering doe-fawn licenses in areas of the state’s northwest in a bid to halt the expansion of whitetail deer, which are moving up from the Teton Range and putting pressure on the area’s mule dee…

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Contender for World Record Bighorn Shrinks Four Inches, Misses Top Spot

In April, OutdoorHub reported on a massive set of found ram horns that challenged the current Boone and Crockett bighorn world record. At an intial score of 209-1/8, the horns were expected to have a very good chance of ousting a record set 14 years ag…

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Lawmakers Urge USDA to Halt Interstate Transport of Captive Deer

Last Friday, six members of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and leading US Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, urging them to consider “immediate action” against the interstate tr…

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Mobile App Aims to Make Archers More Accurate

Full Flight Technology, maker of the Velocitip electronic arrowpoint, has plans to build a mobile app for iPhones that will make sighting-in a new bow much easier and faster. The company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 for the…

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