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Who Really Foots the Bill for Anti-Hunting Lawsuits?

Studies released independently by the Notre Dame Law School and the Government Accountability Office show that environmental groups pad their claims for reimbursed legal fees using a social program entitled the Equal Access to Justice Act, and the U.S. is not keeping track of expenditures.

The $2,600 Deer Hunting License

deer tag An old, rare Wisconsin deer hunting license sold for a record-setting $2,600 at a live, online auction held by Krueger & Krueger, LLC. Numismatologist Kurt R. Krueger said this was probably the highest price ever paid for a Wisconsin bull hunting license.

TRCP Donates $10K to Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Sportsmen’s Access

As part of its efforts to facilitate public opportunities for hunting and angling, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership presented the Wyoming Game & Fish Department a check for $10,000 at the Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioners Meeting last week. The funds will support the state’s Private Lands Public Wildlife Access Program, commonly referred to as the Sportsmen’s Access Program, which enables access by resident and non-resident hunters and anglers to privately owned lands in Wyoming.

Mississippi DWFP and MSU to Host Deer Management Workshops

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and Mississippi State University are planning four workshops throughout the state to teach participants how to better manage their land for white-tailed deer.

The workshops are in two-day sets, and participants may register for one or both days. Workshops will be held June 1 in Vicksburg at Hinds Community College and June 2 at Mahannah Wildlife Management Area north of Vicksburg. The workshops on the MSU campus will be July 13 and 14 at the College of Forest Resources’ Thompson Hall.

Texas Fish Hatchery Forced to Close Due to Relentless Drought

A year of drought has taken its toll on Texas and ranchers and farmers are feeling the effect. Texas’ largest fish farm suspended operations and has left their dry farm closed for almost two months now. Now, Dundee State Fish Hatchery fish farmers look to 2013 to be able to resume operations. Never in the history of state fish farms operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division (TPWD) has a facility had to shut down because of insufficient water.

Greenpeace Fined for Illegally Placing GPS Devices on Fishing Boats

Last January, Greenpeace was charged and acquitted in a Danish court for illegally placing a number of GPS devices in numerous fishing boats to monitor their activities. Recently, the Danish Eastern High Court overturned the decision based on the prosecution’s appeal and fined the radical activist group NOK 25,000 (USD 4,400) for trespassing.

Greenpeace was accused under the nation’s Criminal Code (Section 264), which says it is illegal “with intent to obtain or become aware of information about a company’s trade secrets.”

Maine Moose Deadline Approaching

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wants to remind everyone that this year’s lottery for a Moose Permit closes on May 14th. Paper applications were due in April and the only way to still get your name in the pot for a permit is by applying on-line.

“We would encourage people to apply as soon as possible and avoid the chance they might miss the opportunity to participate. The deadline is rapidly approaching” said Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Trash Management Key to Managing New Mexico Bear Issues

Trash BearBear season begins soon at a trash can or dumpster near you.

To make this a safe spring and summer for bears and humans, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is encouraging the public to manage their trash properly.

Hunting and Trapping in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

IBISWorldThe Hunting and Trapping industry has been prey to fading American interest in hunting and fishing.

A Mother-Son Bond is Formed on Wyoming’s Call of the Wild Today on Sportsman Channel

There is a nothing like the adrenaline rush of a first hunt – especially when it’s an elk hunt.  Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American sportsman, is proud to give viewers an up-close view of a very unique “first hunt” on Wyoming’s Call of the Wild. There is nothing ordinary about this elk hunt as a mother of four and her son experience hunting for the very first time at the spectacular Wagonhound Ranch in Douglas, WY.  The results are “spot-on” and you can watch Wyoming’s Call of the Wild on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. EST.