Shooting Wrong Bear Comes with a Price for British Columbia Bowhunter

Conservation Officer Service/FacebookA case of mistaken identity leads to an $8,001 charge. Mistakenly shooting the wrong species of bear in British Columbia, Canada, comes with a price, and for this bowhunter, that amounted to $8,001 in fines. Martin Chalupiak received sentencing March 14 after pleading guilty to killing a grizzly bear during a closed season.…

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Oregon Poachers to Pay Thousands in Restitution for Killing of 8X6 Bull Elk

Oregon State PoliceThree men receive huge fines after an elk poaching case from September 2017. Last September, we reported on an elk poaching case out of Glide, Oregon, where someone illegally took an 8×7 trophy bull elk from closed area. The poachers responsible have now pled guilty in the Douglas County Circuit Court. Receiving the biggest…

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Dogman? Dire Wolf? What is This Mysterious Creature Shot in Montana?

A strange wolf-like creature was shot near Denton that has authorities searching for answers. A Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks press release tried to shed some light on a “large wolf-like animal” shot on May 16 by a rancher near Denton. The rancher in question shot the animal as it approached his livestock—then reported it…

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Breaking News: Game and Fish Commission Approves 2018 Wyoming Grizzly Bear Hunt

Despite strong opposition from anti-hunting groups, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved the 2018 Wyoming grizzly bear hunt. After experiencing rapid population growth and meeting recovery goals while protected under the Endangered Species Act, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service delisted the Greater Yellowstone population of grizzly bears in 2017. Though it’s…

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See-Through Walls on Primos SurroundView 270-Degree Blind are Mind-Boggling

The ground blind game is about to change forever. See-through walls? What year is it? Well, the future is here, and Primos is leading the way. Ground hunting blinds can be extremely effective. Whether you’re hunting turkeys or whitetails, a good ground blind can get you into places a tree stand often won’t. Primos first…

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4 Bear Shot Placement Tips to Keep in Mind This Spring

Clay Newcomb knows a thing or two about bear anatomy, so make sure you pay attention to his tips on bear shot placement. A bear has a slightly different internal anatomy than a deer, which can complicate things for people not used to hunting them. Fortunately, Bear Hunting Magazine Editor Clay Newcomb made this great video featuring…

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30 People Handed Trespassing Citations for Early Shed Hunting in Jackson, Wyoming

FacebookOfficials issued a slew of citations to people caught shed hunting in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson Hole. Wyoming is one of several states with season restrictions on shed hunting. One of the most popular areas to walk for antlers in the Equality State is outside of Jackson on Bridger-Teton National Forest Land. The…

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Vermont Drastically Reduces Number of Moose Permits This Year

Vermont JournalVermont has reduced the number of moose hunting permits by nearly 85 percent. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board voted to reduce the number of moose hunting permits the state will make available this year to 13. That’s a drastic reduction from last year’s 80 permits. The board also voted to limit the annual bull…

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North Dakota Bighorn Sheep Population Declines

SayAnythingBlogNorth Dakota’s bighorn sheep population is the lowest it’s been since 2006. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently completed and compiled its annual bighorn sheep survey for 2017. The agency released its findings in an email newsletter. They concluded that the sheep population has declined from the year before, with an 11 percent…

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Here’s How to Choose a Good African Hunting Outfitter

All photos courtesy of Big Game Hunting AdventuresPlanning a hunting safari in Africa can be intimidating, especially for the first time. Here’s some help on how to choose the right outfitter. Just like any other industry, there are a few bad apples scattered among the hundreds of outfitters in Africa. Fortunately, most African hunting outfitters…

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