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Russian Hunters Discover 10,000-year-old Frozen Woolly Rhino in River

Paleontologists are calling a recent find in the Russian region of Yakutia a “sensation.” Last September, Aleksandr Banderov and his hunting party were traveling near the Semyulyakh River when they uncovered the preserved carcass of an adolescent who…

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Experimental Teal Season in Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin a Success

In 2014, the states of Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin held an experimental teal duck season with authorization from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). With the first-year report concluded, biologists from the three states confirmed that the 2014…

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Photographer Captures Images of Tribesmen Hunting with Cheetahs

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Post by Jack Somerville Photography.

Photographer Jack Somerville originally journeyed to the African coastal nation of Namibia in search of wildlife found nowhere else in the world, but he left with pictures of local hunters instead. The 26-yea…

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Video: 28-point “Mean Gene” Buck Confirmed as New Minnesota Muzzleloader Record

Over the weekend, Boone and Crockett measurers set to work on scoring Stan Kreidermacher’s massive 28-point buck, which he harvested late last year on the final day of Minnesota’s muzzleloader season. To little surprise, the rack ended up measuring an…

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Alabama Launches Comprehensive Study as Turkey Population Declines

Earlier this month the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) announced that it will be launching the most comprehensive long-term wild turkey study in the state’s history, alongside Auburn University. The five-year project is aimed …

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Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Protect Wolf Hunting in Great Lakes States, Wyoming

Congressional lawmakers from Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Wyoming introduced two bills last week that would preserve the ability of state agencies to manage wolf populations. The bills are a direct response to a federal court ruling in December…

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South Carolina Hog Hunters Rescue Stranded Pilot

A party of pig hunters found themselves in the right place and right time after they rescued a stranded pilot on North Island in South Carolina’s Georgetown County. According to WWMB, the pilot found himself on the densely forested island after he was …

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Study: Gruesome Tumor-causing Turkey Virus Now in 17 States

A potentially deadly virus once only found in European domestic turkeys has found its way to North America, and according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Georgia, is much more widespread than previously thought.

Scientists with …

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Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015

On Thursday, US Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) introduced the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. Like previous versions, the act includes a number of provisions that will protect the rights of hunters and…

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Video: What Happens to Shed Antlers You Don’t Pick Up?

Hunting for shed antlers is great fun and an easy way to get kids into the great outdoors. But there’s no way that shed hunters could collect every discarded antler in the woods, could they? So what happens to those racks left on the forest floor? Do t…

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New World Record for Crossbow Elk Confirmed by SCI

Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest is widely considered one of the best public lands in North America to hunt elk, yet few people expected a world record to emerge from those woods. Albert Henderson of Burlington did not expect it either, yet by th…

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NSSF Infographic: More and More Women Hunting and Shooting

There’s no denying it: more and more women are buying guns. Women are now the fastest growing segment of the shooting sports industry. According to a recent study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), surveyed women who purcha…

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Indiana Court Rules Against DNR in Dispute over High-fence Hunting

On Monday the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) does not have the authority to prohibit high-fence deer hunting, or the hunting of captive animals. This decision is a new wrinkle in the decade-long fig…

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Video: Check Out This Six-year-old Bowhunter’s Big Bag of Trick Shots

Logan “Bowshootin’” Miller is only six years old, but he already knows his way around a bow like a professional. While he may just be at the very start of his “career,” Logan’s family said he has been around bow shooting and bowhunting since he was t…

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Oregon Wolf Population Meets Threshold, Officials Could Consider Delisting

Just seven years after wolves reappeared in Oregon, the state’s wolf population has hit a major threshold. According to Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), the latest census has found that there are at least seven breeding pairs of wolves …

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Massive South Dakota Buck Could Unseat Two State Records

Mike Mettler, a seasoned bowhunter from Eureka, South Dakota, says he does not get buck fever as often as he used to. Yet last November, Mettler felt that familiar tingle when he finally got within range of a massive buck that he had been following fo…

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Video: Hunter Downs Three Ducks with One Shot

What was your greatest duck hunting moment? For Robert Arrington, this three-duck shot may count as among his most memorable. According to the hunter, the shot was taken at about 38 yards and nailed all three of the birds pretty good.

“We just got don…

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Video: South Dakota Trapper Releases Ticked-off Mountain Lion

All Dan Casey wanted to do was teach his two sons a bit about trapping, but he ended up catching something bigger than he expected. The Rapid City native usually finds foxes or other small mammals locked up in the trap, which sat about 300 yards from…

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New Hampshire Considers Prohibiting Use of “Guided” Firearms, Other Devices for Hunting

The New Hampshire Game and Fish Department held a public meeting on Thursday to discuss a possible ban on certain devices’ use in hunting, including live-action trail cameras, drones, and “guided” rifles. According to the agency, there are concerns in…

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North Carolina Hunters Bag Massive 707-pound Wild Boar

Bruce Florence and his son Jonathan Florence are experienced outdoorsmen. Between the two of them, the Caswell County natives have hunted or fished just about anything in North Carolina, but when a recent hunting trip brought them within sight of a mas…

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Michigan Sheriff Deputy’s Horse Put Down Following Coyote Attack

The Lapeer County, Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Unit announced on Sunday that one of their horses died as a result of a predatory coyote attack over the weekend. The horse’s owner, Lapeer County Sheriff Deputy Kallie Meyers, had been keeping the animal …

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Video: Hunters, Deputies, Wildlife Officers Team Up to Rescue Buck from Ditch

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently shared a video showing what can happen when game wardens, local law enforcement, and hunters work together.

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President Obama Proposes Wilderness Protections for Oil-rich Alaskan Coast

This week, President Barack Obama’s administration announced that the Department of the Interior has released a new conservation plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) that will designate more than 12 million acres as wilderness, including…

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Video: Homeowner Rescues Deer Trapped in Fence

For good or ill, it seems that deer want to jump over just about everything. Adult deer can leap up to eight feet in the air—which means that somebody should probably teach them how to play basketball. However, when you combine a deer’s poor depth pe…

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Florida Wildlife Officers Kill Heaviest Bear in State History

On Sunday, officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) euthanized the largest-documented black bear in the state’s history. According to The News-Press, the massive 740-pound male bear was captured days before while roamin…

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Pennsylvania Shelves Controversial Plan to Restrict Hiking in State Game Lands

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced last week that it has shelved a proposal that would restrict non-hunters from using state game lands during hunting seasons in fall and spring. According to the Game Commission, the proposal would have have re…

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NH Officials Review Bear Bait Regulations after Chocolate “Overdose” Allegedly Kills 4

How much chocolate is too much chocolate? For a group of four black bears, a 90-pound mountain of chocolate and chocolate donuts proved to be lethal. According to the Concord Monitor, the New Hampshire Game and Fish Department is considering new regu…

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Mississippi Lawmakers Propose Venison Harvesting Program to Feed Inmates

Lawmakers in The Magnolia State have introduced an ambitious bill that seeks to solve two problems at once: manage the state’s burgeoning deer population and provide sustainable, nutritious food to inmates that will not break taxpayers’ wallets. House …

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Video: Tangled Bucks Separated by Chainsaw

Finding a pair of antler-locked bucks is often a somber experience. Much of the time, tangled antlers can mean a death sentence for both deer, yet is not uncommon for one of the bucks to soldier on long after the other one perished. Suffering from hung…

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Nebraska Cancels 2015 Mountain Lion Hunt

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced last week that there will be no mountain lion season for 2015, and will instead pursue a new three-year study on the state’s big cats. Commission director Jim Douglass told The Lincoln Journal Star tha…

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