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Wyoming Game and Fish Prepares for CWD at Elk Feedgrounds

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) remains concerned about chronic wasting disease and how it may affect the future of Wyoming’s deer, elk and moose, and is moving forward with efforts to manage the disease. CWD is fatal for those big game species and recent research in Wyoming shows CWD is likely affecting some deer populations in areas with a high prevalence of the disease. WGFD conducted surveillance for CWD throughout Wyoming for more …

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Environmental Groups Leave Oregon Wolf Plan Discussions

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After months of discussion aimed at establishing an updated wolf management plan in Oregon, several environmental groups say they’re leaving the process. They claim state wildlife officials want to make it easier for residents to kill wolves in order to protect their livestock. “There’s a huge cost. There’s a toll there,” Rodger Huffman, rancher and Oregon Cattlemen’s Association representative, told the Associated Press. “I don’t think anybody can expect to get everything you want, and …

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What Hunters Need to Know about CWD

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Three letters that hunters are hearing a lot about and should pay especially close attention to are C-W-D, which is short for chronic wasting disease. It is a complex issue. Outdoor Life recently posted an article about the four things hunters need to know about CWD. They are as follows: CWD is a fatal neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in cervids – deer, elk and moose. The disease attacks the brains of infected …

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So a Moose Wanders into a Hospital…

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It’s a common sight across Alaska. After all, there are an estimated 175,000 moose in the Last Frontier state. But a moose wandering into a hospital is a little uncommon, even in Alaska. An employee at the Alaska Regional Hospital campus caught the encounter on video. The cow walked in the front door and helped itself to some of the greenery. “It was amazing to see up close,” Stephanie Marie Hupton, told KTVA-TV. “I’ve lived …

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Elk Hunters Fare Well in Minnesota

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There are not a great number of people who get an opportunity to hunt elk in Minnesota but those who did so in 2018 fared quite well. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued 22 permits and hunters took 17 elk. If you do the math, that is a success rate of 77 percent. “We structured the hunts to fall within the breeding season when bull elk are most vulnerable and actively bugling, making …

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Help Shape Colorado’s Hunting Future

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) wants to know what you think about the structure of the state’s big game hunting seasons for 2020 through 2024. A public comment form is now available online, and several public meetings will be held in early 2019. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission sets big game season structures in five-year increments, providing consistency for sportsmen, hunting-related businesses, landowners and communities. “It’s important to get public input and hear ideas …

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Idaho Crews Take to the Sky in Search of Panhandle Elk

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Low-flying helicopters may be spotted in north Idaho as Idaho Fish and Game biologists deploy the next round of elk tracking collars. Helicopter crews will fly the Silver Valley, North Fork Coeur d’Alene River and St. Joe River drainages to capture and collar elk for the sixth year of an ongoing elk survival study. This data helps inform big game seasons and address factors limiting to herd health and hunting opportunity. Over the winter, crews …

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Judge Rules in Favor of Oregon Elk Habitat

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A federal judge in Portland upheld a previous decision and sided with several groups that filed suit to stop the U.S. Forest Service from constructing 137 new miles of off highway trails in critical habitat on the Ochoco National Forest in the central part of the state. “It’s a good day for elk, hunters, and conservation,” said Jim Akenson, Oregon Hunters Association conservation director. “OHA is not opposed to responsible OHV use, we are just …

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Montana Joins Idaho, Wyoming, Feds in Yellowstone Grizzly Appeal

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The state of Montana will join Idaho, Wyoming and the federal government in appealing a ruling that removed Yellowstone-area grizzly bears from state management. “Grizzly bear recovery and conservation is an amazing success story that’s taken decades of hard work and dedication. The science is clear that grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are recovered,” Martha Williams, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks director, told the Hungry Horse News. “With grizzly bear recovery goals met …

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Kansas Eyes 2019-20 Elk, Deer, Antelope Season Dates

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The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will conduct a public meeting on January 17, 2019, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence. Among other items, it will talk about dates for the 2019-2020 elk, deer and antelope seasons. Proposed elk seasons dates on Fort Riley: Elk season dates outside of Fort Riley: Go here for more information. (Photo source: Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism)

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The Bronx Hunter II – A RMEF Film

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Last June, we introduced you to Blake Mannion, one of 1.5 million people who live in the Bronx. Blake is one of only four people in his entire realm of acquaintances he knows that hunt. Now, he heads west for the first time in search of his first elk and an experience he only dreamed about until now.

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6 Points and a Desert Mulie

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There is an extraordinary allure found in hunting desert mule deer bucks. And in this episode of Pursue The Wild, it brings Kristy Titus to the rocky sagebrush landscapes found in Eastern Oregon.

Join Kristy for her latest public land, DIY mule deer hunt and see how she cashed in six years worth of preference points to fill her tag.

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Elk Takes Detour, Walks across Hood of Car

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Did you hear the one about the elk that took a detour only to walk across the hood of a small car? That’s apparently what happened in the small coastal town of Warrenton in the northwest corner of Oregon. According to a Facebook post by the Warrenton Police Department, several cars stopped to allow a herd of elk to cross the road. As drivers waited, one of the elk saw the bright red shuttle company …

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Roadkill for Dinner? It’s a Thing in Alaska (and Elsewhere)

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It’s a common sight on many roadways across the United States—dead deer after being struck by a car or truck. In Alaska, it’s a little different. First of all, it’s much larger moose that are plentiful. And Alaska has a lot of them—an estimated 175,000. Secondly, Alaskans tend not to let anything go to waste. They transfer anywhere from 600 to 800 of them annually from roadkill to the dinner table. “It goes back to …

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Arizona Approves Program to Deter Wolf, Cattle Conflicts

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The Arizona Livestock Loss Board is now allowing ranchers to seek grant funding to assist in employing measures designed to prevent conflicts between cattle and Mexican wolves. At its November meeting, the board unanimously approved the grant program to provide funding to livestock producers wanting to research and develop measures – such as utilizing range riders, fencing or other measures – designed to prevent conflicts. Ranchers applying for the funds are required to provide a …