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Bobcat Hunt Denied, Mountain Lion Hunt Proposed

Earlier this month, the Indiana Natural Resources Commission voted unanimously to withdraw a proposal that would have authorized a bobcat hunting season. With sightings and road deaths becoming more frequent, many sportsmen pushed for a change in regulations to allow them to hunt and trap bobcats. However, the proposed statewide quota, limited open counties, and [...]

Pope And Young Club Names World Record Non-Typical Coues Deer

A non-typical Coues’ White-tailed Deer taken in August 2017 officially ties the Pope and Young World Record. The hunter waited for this moment since he first saw the young buck in 2013. Their official release said: On May 19th, at a Cabela’s in Phoenix Arizona, Marvin Zieser, Corky Richardson, Roy Grace and Ed Fanchin convened [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Hunting|0 Comments

Interior Selects Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council

Last Week, the Department of the Interior announced the newly appointed members of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council that was established in early January. The group will provide the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture with advice on incorporating wildlife and habitat conservation in existing and proposed policies. For the [...]

Secretary Zinke Proposes Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges 

This release was originally created by the Department of the Interior.  WASHINGTON – Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a proposal to open more than 248,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. Opportunities include places like Hackmatack [...]

Hunting News: Growing Populations Means New Hunt Seasons

The North Fork area of Wyoming could see its first-ever bison hunt this fall, with a proposed 2 permits for in-state residents and 1 for out-of-state. Based on the available resources, traffic issues, and chance for livestock interactions, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department looks for a maximum of 15 bison to migrate out of [...]

Hunting’s Role in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the story of trophy hunting and the markhor is regarded as a success. But, poachers continue to threaten that status. On Dec. 28, a local Pakistani Parks and Wildlife Department caught several poachers with the meat, horns and skin of two flare-horned markhor. The Department and government worked together to prosecute the suspects [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, Hunting|0 Comments

Back to Business Around the States

In early January, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department began the fourth year of collaring moose to study their lifespan and productivity. Surrounding states Maine and Vermont will also coordinate in the efforts to understand what factors affect population growth the area. Within the first few years of study, scientists have linked the rise in [...]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Conservation in Action, From the DSC Newsroom, Hunting|0 Comments

CAPSTICK AWARD: And the Winner is … Khalil Karimov

By Rolf Baldus THE WINNER OF THE Peter Capstick Hunting Heritage Award for 2018 is Khalil Karimov from Tajikistan. He is one of the driving forces behind the Hunting & Conservation Alliance of Tajikistan (H&CAT), and behind the remarkable recovery of markhor, ibex, and snow leopards in the communal hunting conservancies in the Pamirs. Khalil [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|Conservation in Action, Hunting|0 Comments

The Reality Of The Elephant In Zimbabwe

By Andrew Dawson, Zimbabwe Professional Hunter The elephant of Zimbabwe are at a crossroads as a species. His long-term survival is being decided by a seemingly endless, but generally miss-guided cast of politicians, government officials, animal rights groups. The majority are well meaning, but hopelessly miss-informed and often purposely miss-led masses that drive policy via [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Big Game, Conservation in Action, Elephant, Hunting, We Hunt For Life|0 Comments

WSJ Op-Ed: Hunting Can Be Good for Lions and Elephants

By Terry L. Anderson and Hannah Downey This article was featured in The Wall Street Journal this morning, November 29, 2017. The debate about hunting lions and elephants has just come roaring back. Earlier this month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted a ban on importing lion and elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. [...]