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Wisconsin Wolf Permit Applications Exceed 3,000 in First Two Days

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) didn’t really know what to expect during the opening week of permit applications for the state’s first managed wolf hunt in decades. To their satisfaction, the department has already received 3,277 applications in just the first two days of the application period as of 10 a.m. Friday, August 3.

Michigan Bear Hunting “Help” Convictions Overturned by Appeals Court

The Michigan Court of Appeals has overturned the convictions of two men who used their dogs to help a hunter take a black bear out of season. In Michigan the punishment for an illegal bear hunt is up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. The court unanimously decided that Russell Lavigne Jr. and William Gerard McNeight were not guilty of a misdemeanor charge.

Acclaimed Filmmakers Show Hunting as “Elegant”

Elk hunter and mountain athlete Mark Seacat has long believed that the primal act of hunting is, at its core, quite beautiful. Now he and director Christopher Murphy think they’ve proven it.  They’ve created what they call an “elegant and authentic hunting story” with their new short film, Searching for West.

House Appropriations Bill Will Help Hunters Access Public Lands

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2013 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that includes $7.5 million to expand and enhance access for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands. Securing this funding has been a priority for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) along with partner organizations such as the Boone and Crockett Club, NRA, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and others.

NSSF Intervenes to Protect Traditional Ammunition

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, has filed a motion to intervene in the frivolous lawsuit brought by the anti-hunting Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and six other organizations to force the Environmental Protection Age

Bushnell Announces Sponsorship of Outdoor TV Show MacMillan River Adventures

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Ticks Spreading Meat Allergies Across the Southeastern United States

According to a recent study, tick bites are spreading meat allergies across the southeastern United States. The National Institutes of Health published a report by researchers who believe that the bite of lone star ticks, named for the white spot on its back, is spreading meat allergies.

“2012-13 Oklahoma Hunting Guide” Available Now Online

Hunters can log onto wildlifedepartment.com today to view a draft copy of the “2012-13 Oklahoma Hunting Guide” from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The new full-color guide contains statewide hunting regulations and season information for 2012 and 2013. It also features a wide range of hunting-related articles and  other helpful information, such as sunrise/sunset tables and detailed information on the state’s wildlife management areas.

Hunter Education Instructor Training Offered in Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Hunter Education program is holding a New Hunter Education Instructor Training on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30.  Instructors will receive certification in both Bowhunter and Basic Firearm Education. The training will be held at The Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  Food and lodging will be provided.

“Realtree’s Monster Bucks” Returns for Third Season Exclusively on Sportsman Channel

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