Newspaper Photo Leads To Poaching Charges

Dec. 9, 2009 — A photo published on the front page of a West Virginia newspaper led to a brief
investigation by DNR officers and subsequent poaching charges against a man who
tried to enter his illegally shot 16-point bruiser in a store’s big buck
contest! Also this week, you’ll read about a football fan whose game was
interrupted by a party-crashing deer, and also about upcoming fee increases for
Illinois hunters and anglers.

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Bruin Draws Wrath Of Congregation

Dec. 2, 2009 — Forget about the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s ongoing efforts to trap and
relocate the destructive black bear that has been raising havoc in the Lake
Tahoe area in recent months. Now the huge bruin has enraged the congregation of
a local church and is currently being targeted by its collective power of
prayer. This week, you’ll also read about the successful youth deer hunt in Ohio
and our unanimous choice for the Luckiest Deer Hunter of the Year (so far)!

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Hundreds Of Tags Sell In 10 Seconds

Nov. 25, 2009 — If you had any doubt about the part technology plays in the modern-day
dispersing of hunting licenses by state game agencies, we have a story out of
New Mexico that will make you a fan of Internet big game tag sales. We also
have reports about a buck that battered a New York man, South Carolina’s
upcoming "Big Black Friday" for gun sales, and more.

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Gun, Ammo Sales Boon Benefits Wildlife, Hunters

Nov. 18, 2009 — While the current 12-month boon in firearms and ammunition has been profitable
for manufacturers in certain sectors, it has been equally beneficial for the
nation’s wildlife and its hunters through the tax revenue generated by the
record sales. You’ll also read about a deer that targeted a venison processor’s
window, the end of Montana’s first wolf-hunting season, and more!

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Grizzly Attack: Spray Or Shoot?

Nov. 11, 2009 — Hunting blogs and online discussion groups were abuzz this week about potential
legislation that seeks to require hunters to carry and use pepper-based bear
spray when confronted by threatening grizzlies in Wyoming backcountry. You’ll
also read about the bizarre electrocution of wildlife in a remote part of
Montana, and more!

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Animal Rights Caucus Formed

Nov. 4, 2009 — A newly formed congressional caucus comprised of those who generally share the
views and agenda held by the country’s most outspoken and politically active
anti-hunting organization has yet to make any serious legislative inroads on
Capitol Hill, but deserves the continued watchful eye of sportsmen. Also this
week, you’ll read about Nebraska’s effort to encourage youth hunters, and more.

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Kansas Cougar Tale

Oct. 28, 2009 — A deer hunter in northwest Kansas has provided the state Department of Wildlife
and Parks with photographic evidence of a mountain lion he watched from his
treestand earlier this month, marking the first time a live cougar has been
officially documented in The Sunflower State during modern times. You’ll also
read some good news about fishing license sales and how to make money
trapping pesky gophers in one Idaho county.

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Fish Outweighs Fisherman

Oct. 21, 2009 — For the rest of his life, Caden Smith will probably relish the time he caught a
catfish weighing more than himself — a feat he will quite likely never
surpass. This week, you’ll also read about a close call two hunters had with a
grizzly bear, and how a bellyful of ice cubes caused a fish to be disqualified
from a Massachusetts fishing derby.

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Hunters Warned Of ‘Widow Makers’

Oct. 14, 2009 — Hunters in states hit by a devastating ice storm earlier this year are being
warned about the dangers from above they may encounter in the deer woods this
fall, hazards colloquially known as "widow makers." In addition, this
week you’ll read about new restrictive firearms-related legislation signed into
law in California a couple of days ago, and more!

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