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Touchdown! Deer Outsprints High School Football Player into End Zone

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The camera operator followed the action as it happened. The placekicker launched the kickoff deep into the Washington night during the Coupeville High School-Kings High School game. The football bounced off the hands of Sean Toomey-Stout, the return man, and went over his head. He quickly recovered, scooped it up and tried to loop around to make up the lost yardage. At that point, with the crowd cheering in delight and the play continuing, the …

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Reactions Strong to Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Ruling

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Less than 24 hours after a federal judge in Montana vacated the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly population by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Wyoming congressman took action. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) introduced legislation that directs the Department of Interior to re-issue its delisting decision. The bill would also prohibit further judicial review of the decision. “The decision by a Federal District Court Judge in Montana to re-list the grizzly ignores science, and …

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Mississippi Adopts CWD Regulations for 2018-2019 Hunting Season

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The Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, adopted regulations for the revised Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Zone for the 2018-2019 hunting season during the August 16, 2018 meeting held at J.P. Coleman State Park. Regulations were approved after the 30-day comment period and take effect immediately. The new zone includes portions of Issaquena, Sharkey, and Warren counties and is identified as all areas south of Highways 14 and 16, areas west of the …

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Idaho Man Sentenced for Elk Poaching

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As part of a plea agreement, a man from Soda Springs, Idaho, received penalties for illegally killing and wasting a bull elk. Bart Rhead pled guilty to two elk charges and various trapping violations. He received a lifetime hunting and trapping revocation, forfeited his rifle, received a sentence to pay $12,650, and was given a 90-day jail sentence (with 60 days suspended) and 120 hours of community service in lieu of time served. In September …