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Senate Passes Farm Bill; Sportsmen Urge House to Follow Suit

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and other leaders in the sportsman-conservation community commended the U.S.

NSSF Study: Keep It “Fun and Social” When Introducing Newcomers to Hunting and Shooting

Whether in a duck blind or on the firing line, the majority of hunters and target shooters share their activity with a companion, and, as an NSSF-funded study reveals, they are there for one overriding reason: to have fun.

Armed with these findings on what motivates people to participate, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reminds sportsmen and women to keep it “fun and social” when introducing newcomers to the shooting sports.

Animal Kills Namibian Poacher in Self-Defense

Police in the south African nation of Namibia are wrapping up their investigation of the death of a poacher at the horn of the animal he was trying to kill. The incident occurred at Mururani village, which is about 81 miles (130 km) south of Rundu in the northern part of the country on Saturday.

What is the Real Killer of Deer in Virginia’s Forests?

As the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) struggles to manage a deer hunting season amid a declining population, biologists are trying to determine the leading causes for the drop in deer numbers. Scientists have employed radio-collared tracking devices that are greatly helping scientists determine a fawn’s fate.

Oregon’s Controlled Hunt Draw Results Now Online

Hunters that applied for a 2012 fall controlled hunt can find out if they drew the tag online at ODFW’s Hunting Resources page.

Hunters will need to enter their Hunter/Angler ID#, last name, date of birth, and then click My Hunter Information and Draw Results.

A postcard with results will also be mailed this week to all hunters that applied for a controlled hunt.

NRA Shooter at Muzzle Loading Championships

Friendship, Indiana - Yesterday on the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s skeet field, we were lucky enough to run into none other than NRA’s Indiana Field Representative John Crone.

Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Permit Applications Available in Vermont

Vermont’s muzzleloader antlerless deer hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).  A quick-link to the information and application is provided on the home page.

Idaho DFG to Hold Open House to Discuss Proposed Non-Biological Changes and Sandhill Crane Permits

On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 the Upper Snake Region of the Idaho Department of Fish & Game will be holding an open house all day long to discuss proposed non-biological rule changes for the upcoming year, as well as proposed decreases in sandhill crane permit numbers.

A detailed list of proposed non-biological rule changes and an electronic survey can be found on the Department’s website at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/form/2012-nonbiological-rules.

As Deadline Passes, Constitutionality of Wolves’ Removal from Endangered Species List is Affirmed

While the fight is probably not totally over, on the morning of June 13 advocates of state-based wolf management and control awoke to a major victory.

Cougar Numbers Increasing Across the United States

After nearly a century of decline, the North American cougar (sometimes referred to as the mountain lion) population is making such a strong comeback that some are spilling over into human inhabited areas.