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Traditional Fox Hunters Pivoting Toward Coyotes

The sight of a mounted fox hunter in traditional attire—including red blazers and navy coats—is rare these days, and it seems that their quarry is rarer still. The coyote population on the East Coast is growing and in some areas pushing into fox te…

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Activist Group Hounds Wisconsin Wolf Hunters

Last month OutdoorHub reported on an animal rights group that planned on following Montana wolf hunters. Now, members of the same group say they’ll do the same in Wisconsin.

WUWM reported on Wednesday that the group announced their intent to track and…

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Texas Officials Declare October “Hog Out Month”

Over five million feral pigs reside in the United States, and half of that five million are in Texas. The pig population there has been described by wildlife experts as one of the most pressing conservation issues in the state, and officials want the p…

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To Serve Bear: East Coast States Encourage More Sportsmen to Hunt Bruins

States like New Jersey and New York are urging more people to take up bear hunting this year in the face of a population boom across sections of the East Coast. Earlier this year the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) loosened bear…

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First Traces of Bluetongue Virus Identified in New Jersey Deer

New Jersey wildlife officials confirmed on Friday that the state’s first traces of bluetongue virus have been found on two dead deer. According to the Department of Environmental Protection, the deer were discovered in Somerset and Morris County last m…

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First Traces of Bluetongue Virus Identified in New Jersey Deer

New Jersey wildlife officials confirmed on Friday that the state’s first traces of bluetongue virus have been found on two dead deer. According to the Department of Environmental Protection, the deer were discovered in Somerset and Morris County last m…

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Video: Daughter’s Priceless Reaction to Her First Successful Deer Bowhunt

Chris Bryan must be one proud father after this bowhunting trip he took with his daughter Reagan. With some coaching from dad, the young huntress made a solid shot at 25 yards. In footage recorded by her father, the arrow can be seen hitting home and t…

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Colorado Bear Tries to Sneak into Hunters’ Tent

Two hunters camped just miles outside of Aspen, Colorado had a close nighttime encounter last week when a bear attempted to enter their tent, only to be pushed away. According to KUSA, the hunters were visited by a bear three times on Thursday night ne…

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Kansas Bowhunters Asked to Help Solve Cold Case

Law enforcement officials in Wyandotte County, Kansas are urging hunters to report anything out of the ordinary in the hopes of solving a 13-year-old missing persons case. The missing person in question is Branson Perry, who was 20 when he was last see…

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Hawaii’s Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden May Open Its Doors to Hog Trappers

Trappers interested in harvesting wild hogs may soon get their chance at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe, Hawaii. According to KITV, city officials are about to finalize a memorandum of understanding that would allow trappers inside the gardens …

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Video: Georgia Hunter Finds Confused, Naked Man in the Woods

What’s the craziest hunting story you’ve ever heard—or experienced yourself? Casey Sanders recently posted a video on YouTube depicting what appears to be an encounter with a disoriented, lost, and, most importantly, naked man in the woods near Chatt…

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Video: 10-point Buck Rescued from Iowa Sinkhole

Thanks to three young men coming home from a football game, a 10-point buck in Iowa has a chance to spend the fall somewhere other than a sinkhole. Eric Smorstad, Gavin Nimrod, and Dryton Meyer used some rope and a tractor to rescue an unfortunate buck…

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Study: Efforts to Preserve Sage Grouse Also Benefit Mule Deer

Researchers have found that conservation efforts for sage grouse in Wyoming may have benefited the local mule deer population as well. Scientists at the University of Wyoming, US Geological Survey, The Nature Conservancy, Western Ecoysystems Inc., and …

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Maine Wildlife Officials Sued for Defending Bear Hunt Policies

Animal rights advocates recently filed a lawsuit against Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) for the agency’s “heavy-handed intervention” regarding a forthcoming ballot proposal on bear hunting in the state. Mainers for Fair Bear…

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Iowa Officials Confirm Presence of Chronic Wasting Disease in Exterminated Deer Herd

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced last week that a quarantined captive deer herd in Cerro Gordo County tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Officials state that out of the 356 deer in the herd, 284—or 79….

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Minnesota Hunter Stabs, Kills Wounded Black Bear after Brutal Mauling

One Minnesota bowhunter is counting his blessings after a bear attack almost claimed his life. According to KARE 11, Brandon Johnson was hunting with several longtime friends near Duxbury on Friday, September 26 when everything went horribly wrong. The…

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Video: Grouse Joins Deer Hunter in Treestand

Grouse are known to occasionally display some odd behaviors (especially during mating season), but they are hardly known for their willingness to hang out on hunters’ gun barrels. The fearless grouse in the video below, however, decided to get to know …

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Georgia Hunter Harvests Behemoth 660-pound Alligator

Chad Young said his recent harvest of a behemoth alligator from Georgia’s Lake Blackshear on Wednesday will go down as one of his best hunting memories. The 660-pound reptile offered up a difficult fight to the hunter and his companions, and Young sai…

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Wild Turkey Rebound in Missouri, Future Looks Promising

Missouri wildlife officials announced recently that turkey hunting prospects for the state are looking up for the third time in four years. After a noticeable decline in turkey numbers from 2007 to 2010, experts say that the state’s population has been…

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Judge Denies Wyoming Wolf Management Request, Season Suspension Upheld

On Tuesday US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson refused a request from the state of Wyoming to return management of its wolf population to the state’s Game and Fish Department. Earlier in September Jackson ruled that Wyoming’s wolves be returned to fed…

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Pope and Young Club Announces Potential World Record Caribou

The Pope and Young Club announced on Thursday that a new woodland caribou is under consideration for the title of archery world record. Newfoundland bowhunter Jeff Samson harvested a massive bull late last year with an initial entry score of 376 and 7/…

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Pipe Bomb Discovery Prompts Pennsylvania Officials to Suspend Hunting in 7 Areas

A recent development in the search for suspected cop killer Eric Frein convinced the Pennsylvania Game Commission to shut down all hunting and trapping across seven townships in the state’s northeast. The Game Commission initially warned hunters in the…

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Suppressor-ready Hunting Rifles Becoming the Norm

Twenty years ago if you wanted to mount a noise-moderating suppressor on your hunting rifle, it meant a trip to a machine shop and a long explanation. Now, manufacturers from Ruger to Marlin are cranking out standard offerings aimed at sportsmen and ta…

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Pennsylvania Bow Season Set to Open Saturday, Hunt for Suspected Cop Killer Continues

Update 10-1-2014: The Pennsylvania Game Commission has temporarily closed all hunting and trapping in the seven townships where the search is currently taking place. You can read more here.

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Sportsmen Rally to Keep Public Lands Public in Montana Capital

On Saturday, hundreds of hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts flooded the lawn of the Montana State Capitol in Helena. Despite a torrential downpour, many stayed to listen to speakers advocating for the protection of federal lands. Their mes…

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Thieves Nab 8 Rare, Antique Bows from Archery Museum

Eight antique and rare bows were stolen from a museum in New Westminster, British Columbia last week. According to Global News, the bows were on display at Boorman Archery shop and museum before last Friday, when thieves smashed through a window and e…

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Wyoming Officials Fight to Save Wolf Season, Governor Mead Files Emergency Rule

Last week Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed an emergency rule in response to the recent decision by US District Judge Arm Berman Jackson to restore federal protection to the state’s wolf population. The emergency rule will establish a new management pl…

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Wisconsin Hunter Bags 780-pound Black Bear

A Waupaca County, Wisconsin hunter is beside himself after harvesting what may be the state’s next record black bear. According to WITI, Dennis Arndt was hunting on private property near Ogdensburg when he shot a bear that many hunters have been yearni…

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Fatal Bear Attack in New Jersey Spurs Debate Between Hunters, Animal Rights Activists

The tragic death of a 22-year-old hiker near West Milford, New Jersey on Sunday represents the state’s first fatal bear attack in 150 years. The incident incited a heated debate between animal rights advocates and hunters on how the state is currently …

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Fatal Bear Attack in New Jersey Spurs Debate Between Hunters, Animal Rights Activists

The tragic death of a 22-year-old hiker near West Milford, New Jersey on Sunday represents the state’s first fatal bear attack in 150 years. The incident incited a heated debate between animal rights advocates and hunters on how the state is currently …

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