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Baby Bobcats Enter Hunter’s Blind

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So a bobcat climbs into a blind… It’s not the opening line of fictional hunting tale. It’s reality! And it happened to a deer hunter in western Iowa who had his eye on filling his freezer. Wendell Van Beek was bowhunting last October when a mother bobcat and three little ones walked by his blind. The next thing he knew, he wasn’t alone in his blind. “I heard kind of a thunk sitting right beside …

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Michigan Seeks Artists to Celebrate 100 Years of Elk

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2018 marks the 100th year of elk in Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is calling on artists to assist the celebration by taking part in a poster contest. The winning submission will be reproduced and distributed to elk enthusiasts across the nation, and the winner will receive an outdoors prize package. “We are excited to see different interpretations of the 100th anniversary celebration of Michigan’s elk,” said Katie Keen, DNR wildlife communications coordinator. …

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“Other Wildlife” Thriving in West Virginia

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. “Other wildlife” includes mammals, birds, reptiles and even fish. RMEF often provides funding and volunteer manpower while working alongside partners in carrying out habitat stewardship projects. One such ongoing project is in West Virginia where volunteers carry limestone sand to the upper reaches of the Middle Fork of the Williams River. Once void of …

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Japanese Female Hunters Chartering New Course

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The numbers are astounding. Of Japan’s 105,000 registered hunters, a mere 1,169 are female. That’s 1.1 percent of all who hunt. Yet those women are heading afield with a focus of helping the environment and filling their freezers. Japan’s ministry of environment reports the deer population skyrocketed from less than 400,000 in the late 1990s to more than 3 million today. And the boar population doubled to one million over the same time period. “We’ve …

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Help Form Hunting’s Future in Arizona

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) wants you! More specifically, it wants your input on proposed hunt guidelines that will shape the 2018-19 through 2022-23 hunting seasons. The guidelines are designed to provide both biological and social parameters used by wildlife biologists to formulate hunting season structures, season lengths and dates, and allocated permits. AZGFD is holding a webinar and a series of meetings to gather public input. The webinar will take place June …

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Apply for Utah Antlerless Elk Tags

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May 25 is the first day hunters in Utah can apply for an antlerless elk permit. Go here to do so. “Once you arrive at the web page,” says Lindy Varney, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, “you’ll find detailed maps, boundary descriptions for the various hunting units, a list of the hunts you can apply for and a link to the application itself.” (Photo credit: Dallen Smitty)