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November 20, 2007

Sunday hunting ban needs to take a hike

In 1656, upon returning home to Boston after three long years at sea, a seafarer identified only as Captain Kemble was so happy to see his wife that he kissed her in public. He was...
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November 15, 2007

A-hunting we will go

The hills are alive with the sound of … gunfire? The sound that is music to the ears of area hunters will echo through state woodlands beginning Saturday, as more than 600,000 hunters...
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November 13, 2007

Reports Raise Hope That British Ban On Hunting Will Be Reversed

Hopes for a repeal of the controversial ban on hunting have been raised by two reports that claim the practice is justified as the best management for wildlife. The Veterinary Association...
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November 13, 2007

Clinics Pursue Elusive Quarry: New Hunters

The future of Maryland's conservation efforts may lie in the gun-toting hands of people such as Sharon Nicholson. Nicholson, 30, spent a recent weekend learning to hunt at a two-day...
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November 13, 2007

Despite Overall Decline In License Sales, More Women Are Taking Up Hunting

When Brianne Stewart, 12, of West Newton, shot her first deer this fall she joined a sorority of hunters who are bucking a nationwide trend. She is one 304,000 girls -- 19 percent...
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November 13, 2007

Program Gets Millionth Venison Meal: Hunters For The Hungry Has Donated More Than 200,000 Pounds Of Meat

The families of Georgia's hunters often end up with more than their fill of venison by the end of hunting season. That's where Georgia Hunters for the Hungry, a program that allows...
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November 9, 2007

As Deer Think of Wooing, Maine Thinks of Deer

"[I]n rural Maine on the opening day of deer season -- an event anticipated like a national holiday in some parts of the country -- it is obvious that the gap separating hunters and...
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November 8, 2007

Bird hunting a boon to economy

Kansas pheasant hunting is a boost to many small towns and businesses, particularly in the western one-half of the state. Over the next couple weeks, roughly 100,000 upland bird hunters...
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November 8, 2007

Disabled teenager shows skill on first hunting trip, bags goose

Jason Shellenberger is good with his hands. He has to be. His legs don't work. "I think he has beaten every Nintendo or Play Station game he has ever played," said his stepdad, Tom...
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November 7, 2007

Massachusetts lawmakers to consider ending longtime Sunday hunting ban

Jim Wallace likes nothing more than a day out in the woods, listening to the birds, scanning the tree line for pheasants or grouse, and taking aim with his 20-gauge shotgun. Making...
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November 6, 2007

Australia: Move To Ban Protestors During Duck Shoot

The Liberal Opposition wants to ban protesters from wetlands during the duck hunting season. The party`s spokesman for Police and Public Safety, Rene Hidding, says protesters are endangering...
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November 5, 2007

Hunting For Hunters

More than 87 million U.S. citizens age 16 or older fished, hunted or watched wildlife in 2006, spending more than $120 billion, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service survey...
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November 1, 2007

Sorry, But This Dog Won`t Hunt

“The typical animal-rights activist responds to tough questioning with increasingly loud tones of voice or, in the case of e-mail, increasingly large type sizes,” writes Paul Mulshine,...
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November 1, 2007

U.S. Hunters Get Less Bang For Their Bucks

The rising Canadian loonie didn`t keep American hunters from Manitoba this year because many hunters book their trips far in advance. But Manitoba outfitters and lodge operators fear...
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November 1, 2007

Shoot A Deer, Feed The Hungry

The county`s abundance of deer is being used to feed the hungry. Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, a nationwide organization with a fast-growing Anne Arundel chapter, connects...
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November 1, 2007

No Limits

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October 30, 2007

Hunting Season A Boost For Nebraska`s Economy

Hunting season brings more than turkeys and deer home to Nebraskans. The sport has a huge economic impact on the state, according to Todd Elsbernd. Nebraskans spend $200 million every...
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October 29, 2007

Sportsmen, Animal Rights Activists Clash Over Wildlife Bill

The makeup of a little-known citizens council that advises the state on how to manage New Jersey wildlife is causing a major war of words between state sportsmen and animal rights activists....
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October 29, 2007

Get Your Hunt On: It’s Good For The Animals.

“Do vegetarians benefit from hunting? Asks John R. Lott, Jr. “Well, let’s just say that all those vegetarians who have adopted their non-meat eating lifestyles because they abhor harming...
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October 29, 2007

Washington Lt. Governor’s Committee To Look At Economics Of Sport Fishing, Hunting

Thousands of Washington residents enjoy sport fishing and hunting, but what does that really mean to the state’s economy? According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, Washington...
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October 29, 2007

National Rifle Association`s Hunter Code Of Ethics

The Times and Democrat`s longtime outdoors columnist Dr. John Rheney of Orangeburg has written often about threats to the sport of hunting, imploring hunters to be conscious of the...
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October 29, 2007

GROUPS STEP UP CALL FOR LEAD AMMUNITION BAN TO HELP CONDORS

Wildlife "advocates" say a new California law barring hunters from using lead ammunition in the California condor’s range should prompt Arizona to issue its own ban. Four groups that...
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October 26, 2007

Bill Would Protect Wyo. Range

Sen. John Barrasso introduced legislation Thursday to restrict energy development in the Wyoming Range, drawing praise from residents who hunt, fish and outfit in the range.Read Original...
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October 26, 2007

Pheasant Hunting Pumps New Life Into Farming Community

In their never-ending struggle to preserve landscapes from development, sportsmen and conservationists have long searched for examples that blend the two: communities that have found...
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October 26, 2007

Bear Hunt Opens With New Record

Maryland`s black bear hunting season opened Tuesday with a record-large bruin and continued efforts by the Humane Society of the United States to end the hunt. Twenty-year-old Coty...
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October 26, 2007

Hunters Can Help Monitor For Chronic Wasting Disease

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is again asking for hunter assistance this season in monitoring for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a wildlife disease that is fatal to deer and...
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October 25, 2007

Edwards`s Bid For Favor Of Hunters Draws Fire

A new attempt by a Democratic presidential hopeful, John Edwards, to cozy up to hunters is coming under fire from the National Rifle Association and conservation groups. Asked for his...
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October 25, 2007

Bishop Provision Protects 2nd Amendment Rights

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed an amendment sponsored by Congressman Rob Bishop that will ensure there will be no federal infringement of Second Amendment rights on...
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October 25, 2007

Hunters May Help Research Of Coyotes

With the help of hunters and trappers from New Jersey and other Northeast states -- who are being asked to donate any coyotes they shoot or trap -- Roland Kays is attempting to learn...
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October 24, 2007

Rehberg Urges House Appropriations Committee Leaders to Oppose Anti Hunting Language in Foreign Operations Bill

Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, joined House colleagues in contacting House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey and Ranking Member Jerry Lewis urging them to oppose anti...
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