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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 .

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
Utah Bear Saftey Tips

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

Washington, D.C.

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.”

Irresponsible Hunter Behavior Closes Popular Hunting Access Area
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Hunters should be aware that the Beer Mug Hunter Management Area north of Medicine Bow has been closed to public access for 2008.

"Anyone hoping to apply for an elk area 16 license needs to be aware this HMA will not be available and plan accordingly," said Matt Buhler, statewide access coordinator for the Game and Fish Department.

NWTF Makes Arbor Day a Year-Round Conservation Effort
Friday, May 2, 2008
NWTF Makes Arbor Day a Year-Round Conservation Effort

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Each year, conservation-minded Americans celebrate National Arbor Day by joining forces on the last Friday in April to plant an estimated 18 million tree seedlings.

However, to improve wildlife habitat and the environment, tree-planting efforts must span much further than Arbor Day celebrations. Through the National Wild Turkey Federation's initiatives, private landowners and volunteers work year-round to rejuvenate forests by managing habitat and planting trees.

GFP Commission to Meet at State Game Lodge
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

PIERRE, S.D.—Mountain lions will be a recurring agenda item when the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Commission conducts its May meeting at Custer State Park. The meeting will be held Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2 at the State Game Lodge.

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