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Montana Non-Profit to Offer Bear Spray Can Rentals

For most people living in Montana, especially in areas surrounding Yellowstone, they know they have to be bear aware. However, there are many people who come from out of state to the gorgeous offerings of Montana and Yellowstone National Park. So much undeveloped and natural land, but this also brings the dangers of the wild. Last year 2 hikers were killed in Yellowstone, one after coming upon a sow and her cubs twice, and the other is still uncertain. He did know he was in bear territory though, as rangers had warned him the day before he was killed.

Trumps Face More Backlash

After pictures surfaced from a hunting trip to Zimbabwe, Donald Jr and Eric Trump came under fire. Donald Sr. was quick to separate himself from the hunting, but this was not enough for one of the sponsors of Celebrity Apprentice. Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, who was a judge on the show will no longer sponsor the show. He told TMZ, "I am totally disgusted by the [hunting] pics I have seen and was surprised to see them."

Idaho's Bonner County Teams with Legal Firm to Delist Caribou

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed woodland caribou on the endangered species list in 1984. Now, with fear of an upcoming change to 600 square miles of land in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington, Bonner County wants to remove caribou from the endangered species list. A plan was announced in November for those 600 square miles to be listed as critical habitat. This would change the land and remove any economic possibilities, by restricting the forest access to activities such as; logging, snowmobiling and other pursuits.

Escaped Deer Flees to Kindergarten

A patron at a restaurant in Ukraine released a deer that lived there, from its cage. The deer took off along a roadway and then wound up at an elementary school. The deer is used to being fed by children and seemed to follow the children's voices. The kindergarten class thought it was a wild moose and was spooked. Soon the owner was reunited with his deer, and returned it to its home.

Minnesota Wolf Hunt Upsets Local Tribes

Mary Favorite lives on the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota. Mary is part of the wolf clan and an elder on the Reservation. When she found out the wolves were no longer federally protected and that Minnesota was planning a hunting season for them, it broke her heart.

Need Money: Why Not Sell Some National Parks?

Selling parts of the National Parks off to cover our national debt was an idea brought up by Florida's U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns. Stearns spoke up about his feelings of selling off the parks when a meeting was held in regards to creating a new trail that would honor the Buffalo Soldiers, a contingent of black U.S. Army cavalrymen. The Buffalo Soldiers rode from San Francisco to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They took care of the area and built the trails that would one day become Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.

Should Ammo Be Lead Free?

Everywhere you turn there are warnings about lead - from having to sign disclosures when buying a house in a certain time period, to keeping an eye out for toys being recalled for high levels of lead. One item that is still full of lead and available is ammunition. Different states have worked on making it illegal, so is it time for a nationwide ban? Is it anti hunter or is it pro environment? Do they have to be exclusive?

Hunter Needs Anger Management

Hunting dispute leads to four felony charges, including attempted murder. Dennis Taylor, 64, was hunting near Effie, Minnesota on October 8th. A father and son had concerns with Taylor hunting too close to their house and told him so. Taylor took off only to return hours later and started doing doughnuts with his truck on the county road by the father and son's driveway.

Amazing Archer

Archery can be a difficult sport, especially with huge obstacles. People use a variety of techniques to make it work for them. Jeff Fabry uses a very different technique than most. He was injured in a motorcycle accident when he was 15 years old, losing an arm and leg. His friends would go out to hunt, and he was not able to join them. Some people would give up, but not Jeff.

Jeff designed a mouthpiece so that he could use his mouth to draw back the bow. It was all trial and error, but he found a way to make it work for him. He designed the mouthpiece from a nylon dog leash.

Nevada Relaxes Bighorn Hunting Rules

When Nevada first started their bighorn hunting season, there were a couple stipulations for hunters before they could get their permits. First the hunter would have to attend a class. Then once they received the bighorn permit they would have to take a specific powered scope or binoculars in the field.

Nevada Department of Wildlife had these stipulations because they were trying to help boost the bighorn populations.

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