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Massachusetts Girl Bitten by Coyote

Alex Cazmay, 9 years old, was playing with her friend Kelly Igoe. Kelly was riding her scooter and when she looked back, saw what she believed was a dog - then realized it was a coyote, and was right by Alex. The animal seemed to come out of nowhere, but was intent on Alex.

Then the animal started biting Alex."It bit me in the butt, then it bit me in the arm and then it bit me (on the hand) and then I had the sense to run inside,” Alex recalled with a half-laugh.

Wolves to Be Hunted by Air

The Alaska Board of Game has passed two proposals to begin predator control. One of these measures will allow the aerial hunting of wolves on the Kenai Peninsula. By allowing the aerial hunts the board is hoping that less predators will help the moose population recover and grow.

Moose mortality is expected to be high this winter, due to the harsh weather and deep snowfall.

Georgia EMS Goes Above and Beyond

North Carolina hunter Sonny Elam was in Georgia for some deer hunting. On January 12th he was dropped off, and walked a mile into the woods, then climbed up into his tree stand and waited for a deer. Elam had told his ride not to return for him, he was going to wait it out for that deer until dark.

Elam started experiencing chest pain, pain that was paralyzing. He had his cellphone, and tried to call the house, no one answered after a couple attempts Elam called 911 instead.

Kentucky Sandhill Crane Hunt Not a Huge Hit

For its inaugural Sandhill Crane season Kentucky had high expectations, a quota of 400 birds. A number they fell far short of, 50 cranes were killed during the 30 day season. This may be an indication that the birds are actually more difficult to hunt than expected.

Some think that with the season being so new, and the unknown was a reason for the low numbers. Even hunting permit numbers were less than what was expected. 342 people applied to receive the Sandhill permits.

Nevada Set to Have a 2012 Bear Season, With Changes

Carl Lackey is a biologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, his specialty; black bears. He has seen a lot and his input is important to the Division of Wildlife when setting the season. This past year Nevada had a black bear season despite criticism. 2012 is set to have a season as well, but with some changes, brought on by residents and hunters.

Residents in the Tahoe Basin do not want hunters in the Tahoe area, so the Tahoe Basin Area will most likely be closed to hunters in 2012. Residents realize there are black bears, but they would rather face the dangers the black bears bring than the dangers hunters would bring.

2008 Bear Hunt Comes Back to Haunt Alaska Fish and Game Official

The hiring of Correy Rossi seems to be coming under fire again as a controversial move. When Rossi applied for the position as assistant commissioner of "abundance management," a newly created position at Alaska's Fish and Game, he used the Governor at the time, Sarah Palin's parents as his number one references. He was hired in January of 2009, for a position that netted over $100,000 a year. Rossi was also a big game guide, and enthusiastic hunter. There were questions about his education and whether he met the criteria needed for the job, yet he was hired and would work in that position for over two years.

Legal Hunting in Africa Brings in Money for Conservation

Conservation for animals requires land and support, and in most cases also requires money. Legal hunting of the rhino in Africa is one such case. For the population of rhino to thrive, land needs to be set aside, a wildlife refuge. With hunters willing to pay up to R1 million (over a million USD) to hunt a white rhino, the population of white rhinos would receive greater benefits than banning hunting of them all together.

Missouri 2011-2012 Deer Season Numbers Up but Overall Down

239,000 deer were tagged during Missouri's 2011-2012 firearm season reports the Conservation Department. This number is up around 7,000 more than last year's season. However when looking at the 10 year average this number is around 13,000 short.

New Hampshire Man Arraigned for Intoxicated Hunting

Police found Scott Russo, of Deerfield New Hampshire in a truck with another man at dawn on October 21st, 2011 after a report of predawn shots being fired. The officers found Russo and companion in the front of the truck, and after inspecting the vehicle found a warm, loaded hand gun that smelled of fresh gunpowder. There was a spent magazine for that handgun, and two bottles of opened beer.

Sportsmen's Alliance Wants Norton Hunter to Lose Hunting Privileges

In a previous post, we reported on the accidental shooting of Cheryl Blair in Norton Massachusetts by John Bergeron, a state trooper, who during his free time likes to hunt. It was during this free time that he made a mistake, he accidentally shot his neighbor after mistaking her dog's tail for a deer tail.

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