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Tennessee Seeks Comments on 2011-12 Hunting Season Proposals

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is soliciting comments concerning its 2011-12 hunting seasons’ proposals. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about the proposals.

Montana Wildlife Officials Applaud Congressional Wolf Measure

Montana wildlife officials heaped praise on U.S. Senator Jon Tester as a Congressional measure he helped craft removed gray wolves from the list of threatened and endangered species in Montana, Idaho, and parts of Oregon, Washington and Utah.

Mississippi Seeking Public Comment on Seasons and Bag Limits

Mississippi hunters and wildlife management area users, now is the time to provide your input on statewide hunting seasons and bag limits, as well as on regulations for all of Mississippi's 50 wildlife management areas.

Alaska BOG Meeting Discussed Moose, Tasers and and Deer

The Alaska Board of Game (BOG) met March 26-30 in Anchorage and adopted numerous proposals. Of particular interest to Alaskans are Kenai Peninsula moose hunt restrictions, deer harvest reporting changes, and a statewide restriction on the use of tasers for taking of game.

Second Amendment Foundation Files Suit Against Bloomberg/NYC

The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that alleges New York City's $340 fee for a permit to keep a handgun in the home is "excessive and impermissibly burdens the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."

SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and five individual New York City residents. Also named as a defendant in the lawsuit is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Washington FWC Meeting April 8-9

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on a variety of new hunting rules at a public meeting April 8-9 in Olympia.

The commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will meet both days in room 172 of the Natural Resource Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E. in Olympia. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. both days.

Arkansas Residents Retired From Military Can Get Lifetime Licenses

Gov. Mike Beebe signed legislation that allows retirees of the U.S. armed forces 60 and older to buy the Lifetime Combination (hunting and fishing) License from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for a one-time fee of $35.50.

House Bill 1477, sponsored by Rep. Randy Stewart of Kirby, Rep. John Catlett of Rover and Rep. Butch Wilkins of Bono, adds language to "An Act Concerning Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Military Retirees and for Other Purposes."

Kansas Dept. of Revenue Determined - Guides and Non-Guided Hunt Fees Not Taxable

Kansas hunting guides and non-guided hunt fees are not subject to state sales tax, the Kansas Department of Revenue determined on Friday.

"This decision will help Kansas hunting guides keep their prices competitive and encourage more people to take advantage of Kansas' outdoor hunting and fishing opportunities," said Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan. "Gov. Sam Brownback is promoting our state's world-class outdoor tourism opportunities, and this will keep these activities more affordable."

New Hampshire Will Hold Hearing Regarding Antler Point Restriction

Proposed rules regarding antler point restrictions (APRs) in Wildlife Management Unit-A for deer hunters in New Hampshire will be discussed at two public hearings in April:

Nebraska GPC Will Consider 2011 Hunting Recommendations at Meeting

The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners will consider 2011 big game hunting recommendations at its meeting March 18 in Lincoln.