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Entries for February 2008

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Waterfowl surveys in Delaware

For more than 30 years, the Division of Fish and Wildlife has conducted four waterfowl surveys annually to measure long-term trends in duck and goose populations.These surveys are carried out via a small plane with a pilot and biologist aboard, taking similar routes and using the same techniques each time.

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a naturally occurring disease of the brain and nervous system in deer, elk, and moose. CWD belongs to the family of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) that attacks the brain of deer and elk, producing small lesions that eventually result in death. Concerns over CWD shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the hunting season, as CWD has not been found in Delaware and has not been shown to be transmissible to humans

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Chronic Wasting Disease, more commonly referred to as CWD, is a disease that infects white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virgianianus), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), elk (Cervus elaphus), and moose (Alces alces). CWD is related to other transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) diseases that include scrapie in sheep, mad cow disease in cattle, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD) disease in humans

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A table of Deleware Public Hunting Area Locations by county and zone

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Tables of harvest by weapon, type if deer, registration method ...

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Delaware's White-tailed Deer

It’s more than a trivia answer that Delaware is the only state with “deer” in its very name. And a lot of deer are located today within the state of Delaware, too.

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The Delaware Hunter Education Program is committed to putting safe, ethical and educated hunters in the field. The program requires anyone born after January 1, 1967, to satisfactorily complete a Basic Hunter Education Course before obtaining a Delaware Hunting license.

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DEP EnCon Police Make Arrest for Illegal Moose Hunting

Officers from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police recently arrested a Hartland resident for illegal moose hunting.

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As springtime calls people and snakes alike to the outdoors, encounters with snakes become inevitable.

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The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has scheduled 12 statewide clinics in 2008 to educate hunters on advanced hunting and wilderness survival skills. The clinics are designed to take the hunter or outdoors person a step beyond basic hunting and wilderness skills.

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Public asked to assist bird monitoring efforts
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is requesting the public's assistance this spring in reporting ill or dead wetland birds (ducks, geese or shorebirds) or raptors (hawks, owls or eagles).

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Rain, snowpack, runoff and green-up are terrific news for Arizona’s wildlife
All the winter precipitation, snowpack, runoff and associated green-up are combining to create a favorable outlook for Arizona’s wildlife this year – especially small game.

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“I’m not sure I’ve ever seen legislation that enjoys the support of both the NRA and the Sierra Club at the same time,” said Representative Jerry Weiers.

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"Talkin' Turkey"

If you haven't already started, it's time to brush up on your turkey calling, 'cause spring gobbler season's here.

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The C.B. McCleod Award is given each year to a NWTF volunteer who has dedicated his or her life to wildlife, conservation and our hunting heritage. It is given in honor of NWTF volunteer C.B. McCleod, a banker from Crestview, Fla., who was instrumental in keeping the NWTF moving forward during its formative years.

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This year, the NWTF awarded Cabela’s the Corporate Achievement Award during the Federation's 32nd annual Convention and Sport Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 21 to Feb. 24.

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Fifty-five Rio Grande wild turkeys have been released into a remote section of northwestern Arizona to establish a new population of the Rio Grande subspecies.

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Billy Yargus of Ewing, Mo. won First place in the 2008 Wild Turkey Bourbon/National Wild Turkey Federation Grand National Calling Championships in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 22 to Feb. 24.

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The Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education will offer a bear hunting clinic for the first time beginning on March 1. The workshop will be held at the Ono Range in Shasta County, 15 miles west of Redding, and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual Winter Severity Index (WSI) for white-tailed deer in Northeastern Minnesota indicates 2007-2008 is average compared with the long-term. Two significant December snowstorms left 16 to 24 inches of snow across northern St. Louis and northern Lake counties. Temperatures, through the second week in February, have also been about average.

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The Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers is the newest of state-specific organizations created to represent the rights and interests of its federally licensed firearms retailers

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FWC passes ATV restrictions for 3 South Fla. WMAs

February 26, 2008
Contact: Chuck Collins, 561-625-5131

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has passed new rules regarding the use of ATVs on Everglades and Francis Taylor, Holey Land and Rotenberger wildlife management areas (WMAs).

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A Nebraska bill aimed at recruiting the next generation of hunters has been signed into law by Gov. Dave Heineman. The new law creates an apprentice hunter education exemption certificate, allowing experienced hunters to take a newcomer hunting before the completion of a hunter education course.

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SentrySafe, the world leader in residential and light-commercial protective containers, is proud to launch the SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE® Fingerprint Pistol. With a unique, patented biometric fingerprint lock, the fire-resistant pistol safe is ideally suited for multiple uses, opening with a programmable personal code or the swipe of a finger.

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A trophy size deer poached in 2006 is now on display at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park thanks to the Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) hotline.

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ATLANTA- Only one point separated the first and second place finishers in the Wild Turkey Bourbon/National Wild Turkey Federation Grand National Friction Calling Contest, but in the end, Brookville, Pa. native Matt Van Cise’s finesse of friction calls earned him a place in the winner's circle Thursday.

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PIERRE, S.D.—With most of South Dakota’s hunting seasons closed, hunters should be taking extra precautions to make sure that their firearms are stored safely.

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It's a tale of two women, hundreds of miles apart, yet they share a common goal: to introduce more women to traditional outdoors activities. Both Pennsylvania's Katrina Skrapits and Ohio's Cheryl LaRosa love the outdoors, mainly hunting, and they share their passions with hundreds of women each year.

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Timothy Brooks, a private lands conservation biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), was honored with the prestigious Joe Kurz Award at the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) annual Convention and Sport Show in Atlanta, Ga., held Feb. 21 to Feb. 24.

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Larry Perrin of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was honored with the prestigious Henry S. Mosby Award at the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) annual Convention and Sport Show in Atlanta, Ga

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A long-time supporter of the sporting heritage, Cabela's has again signed on to sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day, set for Sept. 27.

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Online Purchase of Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available on DEP Site

Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now offering more convenient services to the public by putting the sale of hunting and fishing licenses online and through the creation of a Google map feature that ‘connects’ the public to Connecticut’s state parks and forests.

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Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminar

Spring is just around the corner and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that a Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, April 5

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Wildlife conservation passes a $3 billion milestone

A significant milestone was celebrated at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas recently - manufacturers have contributed $3 billion dollars since 1991 to finance wildlife conservation through the payment of federal excise taxes.

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Citizen Tip Leads to Conviction in Rockrimmon Deer Case

A tip from a citizen helped the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) solve the case of deer being shot in the Rockrimmon neighborhood in Colorado Springs.

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Farm producers signing up in record numbers
 
LITTLE ROCK- There is a ground swell of farm producers enrolling in conservation buffers in Arkansas that are
beneficial to wildlife and to the farmer’s bottom line. Farmers, through their local Farm Service Agency county offices,
have signed up over 4,000 acres of croplands along field edges in a relatively new conservation buffer practice.

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During the last two presidential elections, the sportsmen's vote garnered media attention across the country.

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30TH SHOW SHATTERS RECORDS . . . It was one for the record books. NSSF's 2008 SHOT Show smashed all-time records in its 30th year, posting new highs in attendance, exhibition space, exhibiting companies and media turnout.

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Simplifying regulations governing Minnesota’s deer hunting seasons will be the topic of nine public meetings scheduled in March by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments on a number of hunting regulations, including many already set forth as temporary rules, that will be permanently added to state regulations in this year.

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Landowners in SE Colorado Can Earn Extra Income From Hunting Leases 

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is looking for landowners in SE Colorado to lease access for the 2008 hunting seasons.

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HURON, S.D.-- Outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to experience the outdoors for the first time will come together to experience interactive exhibits and activities at the S.D. Outdoor Expo on May 17-18 in Huron on the S.D. State Fairgrounds.

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Sharpshooters for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will assist the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) later this month in agency efforts to reduce the deer population in the designated bovine tuberculosis (TB) deer management zone of northwestern Minnesota.

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Minnesota hunters will be allowed to harvest snow geese, including blue-phased and the smaller Ross’ geese, this spring under the provisions of a federal conservation order.

Since 2000, when Minnesota began participating in the conservation order, the state spring harvest of light geese has varied dramatically from a few hundred to 6,000, depending on weather conditions. Hunting during 2008 will be open from March 1 to April 30.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — New legislation that will enhance opportunities for Nebraska's youth hunters has passed the state's senate, and Gov. Dave Heineman is expected to sign it into law.

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BLACK HILLS HAS POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SPRING SEASON AND FOR SIGNIFICANT WINTER KILL YET

Wyoming's premier turkey range the Black Hills has the potential to offer excellent hunting this spring but also the potential to endure substantial winterkill if winter doesn't loosen its grip on the northeast corner of the Equality State.

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association of the firearms industry, earlier today named Nevada State Senator John Lee (D-Clark 1) its Legislator of the Year.

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Rep. Staback Named 2007 Legislator of the Year
by National Association of Firearms Retailers

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Demonstrating its continued support for conservation, industry announced a plan to supplement congressional funding (currently $75 million dollars) of the North American Wetland Conservation Act

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Firearms and Ammunition Contribute
$3 Billion to Wildlife Conservation;
Industry Announces Important New Initiative

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EDGEFIELD, S.C. —Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are the main events at a National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet coming to a location near you.

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Conditions Worsening for Wildlife in Northwest Colorado

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is continuing to closely monitor winter conditions in northwest Colorado to determine if feeding operations will become necessary for deer, elk, pronghorn and bighorn sheep.

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