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Comment Period Open for Wolf Hunting, Hunter Safety and More
Saturday, November 29, 2008
CHEYENNE-- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has opened a public comment period on a number of proposed changes to regulations and seasons including Gray Wolf Hunting,hunters saftey, mountain lion hunting and more
NRC Considering Deer Regulation Changes Thursday
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Department of Natural Resources recently recommended three changes to deer regulations relating to buck hunting in the Upper Peninsula, antlerless hunting and to allow the harvest of albino or all-white deer. These regulation changes will be considered at Thursday's meeting of the Natural Resources Commission in Lansing at the Lansing Center, located at 333 E. Michigan Ave.
Cabela's, Wal-Mart new MOSES partners
Friday, November 28, 2008
Augusta – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce that Cabela’s has joined its growing list of MOSES licensing agents, and that all Wal-Mart locations statewide now are MOSES agents as well.
MOSES is the Department’s online licensing system and is available at approximately 240 locations statewide and on the IF&W Web site, www.maine.gov/ifw .
BIG GAME APPLICATIONS ON THE RISE
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
A record number of hunters applied for Nevada’s big game tags this year. Wildlife Administrative Services, the contracted vendor responsible for producing the big game draw for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), reported 146,911 applications for the 2008 main draw, a 4.2 % increase over 2007 numbers. A total of 53,757 hunters applied in 2008, compared to 52,878 in 2007. Hunters can apply for up to seven different hunts. More than 93% of the applications were submitted online via the Internet.
Public Land Access Improved Thanks to Iowa NWTF
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Iowa State Chapter continues to make public hunting access a priority, having already contributed $72,000 toward the purchase of 812 acres of land in the Hawkeye State in 2008. Most recently in Iowa, NWTF volunteers helped purchase land that will be used for public hunting as part of four existing conservation areas in Allamekee, Buchanan, Woodbury and Webster counties. The NWTF, with help from project partners, purchased land to expand public hunting land in the Lansing Wildlife Management Area, along the Wapsipinicon River, in the Oak Ridge Conservation Area and in the Boone Forks WMA.
Utah Bear Saftey Tips
Sunday, June 8, 2008
As Memorial Day weekend nears, DWR provides tips to keep you safe. With last summer's fatal bear attack in American Fork Canyon fresh on their minds, Kevin Bunnell believes Utahns will be more willing than ever to follow that advice.
View From The Ridge Outdoor Mentoring
Monday, May 4, 2009
I raised the custom Savage model 99, .308 that Matt Wilson had so patiently hammered out in his secret gun laboratory in Leesville. You don’t just get a director’s grade rifle like that; from a master unless he likes you, while it shoots as good as it looks. It would have been an easy shot too, had it not been for the tangle of brush allowing me to see his outline, but that was about it. Yep, he was a nice buck too, but that unwritten code of conduct that I must live by would not allow me to fire a shot irresponsibly and risk wounding such a majestic beast. Our little stand off ended abruptly as he gave me one last aristocratic gaze, and then insulted me with a snort and a flash of a white tail as he vanished into the green mansions of mixed pine and hardwood forest that make up the beautiful Peason Ridge Wildlife Management area.
Congress Inches Closer on New Farm Bill
Friday, May 2, 2008
Framework for Conservation Title agreed upon, details expected early next week
– May 2, 2008 – Late last night, congressional leaders reached a framework agreement on the 2008 Farm Bill's Conservation Title. Lawmakers are still ironing out other titles to complete the new Farm Bill. Full conservation program specifics will not be publicly released until early next week, but the new Farm Bill appears to be moving forward with the possibility of floor votes in both the Senate and House next week.
New Law Relies on Parents to Decide if Children Can Hunt
Friday, May 2, 2008
PIERRE, S.D.—South Dakota’s hunting heritage has traditionally been passed from one generation to the next. Recognizing that linage, and wanting to help it along, the S.D. Legislature approved a bill this year that allows children as young as 10 years of age to take part in mentored hunting opportunities.
“Having youngsters in the field is nothing new in South Dakota,” said Tony Leif, director of the Wildlife Division of the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department. “Many South Dakotans learned about hunting and the outdoors well before they were old enough to hunt.”