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UPDATE: Remington Strongly Refutes Buyout Report

UPDATE (1:15 p.m. CST): An internal memo reportedly circulated by Remington officials in New York labels the “purchase” report as “a publicity stunt from an agenda-driven group with no credible financing options.” Published reports┬átoday say that Remington officials refuted the supposed purchase in a memo given to employees. “A small, unknown investment entity publicly...

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Deadline Near for Deer, Elk Applications

March 15 is the deadline to apply for Montana’s 2014 deer and elk hunting permits, and hunters should note that some districts and hunting codes have changed this year. An updated, easy-to-use eight-page application packet is now available online at fwp.mt.gov. Paper applications are also available from most hunting license providers and Montana Fish,...

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Supplemental Feeding to Begin Despite DNR Reluctance

Airplanes, warehouses and several thousand dollars of food for deer, but a big question is “Will it even matter or is this just a feel-good attempt?” Supplemental feeding of Minnesota’s struggling northern deer herd will begin soon. After a protracted fight against the grudgingly reluctant Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to use money specifically...

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Which National Wildlife Refuges Are Now Open For Hunting?

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe has announced the agency will expand hunting and fishing opportunities throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System, opening up new hunting programs on six refuges and expanding existing hunting and fishing programs on another 20 refuges. The rule also modifies existing refuge-specific regulations for more than 75...

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Learn to Process Your Own Venison at Home

Learn how you can process your own big game animal, from field to freezer, at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. The event will be in Holderness, N.H., on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. –...

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Deer Season Changes, Including Handguns, Among Approvals

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved changes to the state’s wildlife management, game land and fishing regulations for the 2014-15 season. These new regulations will take effect Aug. 1, 2014. Following a process of reviewing public comments on the proposed changes, the Commission voted to adopt the regulation changes at its Feb. 27...

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State Board Proposes Allowing Suppressors for Hunting

The move to allow suppressors, also inaccurately known as “silencers,” has been growing throughout the country in the last few years with fits and spurts. Some state wildlife agencies or legislatures, or both, have balked. Others have been at odds, one proposing and one pushing back. Perceptions about poachers running rampant with “silencers” on...

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State Finally Amends Archaic Law Banning Hunting on Sunday

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed Sunday hunting into law, allowing Virginia to join the 40 other states that allow hunting on privately owned lands on Sundays. Sponsored by Delegate Todd Gilbert, and cosponsored by many members of the┬áVirginia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, HB 1237 passed the Senate on Feb. 18 (28-11) after clearing the...