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The Wyoming Grizzly Hunt Is On!

Finally! – After 44 years, Wyoming just conducted the draw for 22 grizzly licenses. According to Wyoming Game and Fish, about 7,000 applications were received for the random draw, making odds about 1 in 159, although nonresidents are limited to 25% of the licenses in Areas 1-6. Ten licenses are …

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Idaho Regs That You Need To Know!

Idaho Toughens Penalties for Trespassing Effective July 1, 2018, a new Idaho law puts in place stiff penalties for trespassing. A first conviction of trespass on private property now carries a mandatory one-year revocation of hunting/fishing/trapping licenses in addition to a misdemeanor fine and seizure of animals taken on private …

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The Southwest Is On Fire

Recent new wildfires in southern Colorado like the 50-square-mile “416” fire northeast of Durango that is only 15% contained highlight what is shaping up to be a bad year for fires and drought in the West. Just recently, the San Juan National Forest closed Tuesday for the first time in …

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Colorado App Explosion: Part Two

  Rocky Mtn. sheep and goat licenses in Colorado exploded this year, 279% and 467%, creating an enormous logjam of new license seekers that will make it far more difficult to draw a license for Rockies or goats in Colorado if you are not already sitting on weighted points. Last …

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Colorado Application Explosion

Please Welcome All Your New Friends The Colorado numbers are out. In 2018, applications for sheep and goat are way, way up and your future draw odds will drop dramatically for bighorn sheep and goats. If you applied for Colorado Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep as a nonresident in 2017, you …

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Poaching Restitution: Is It Enough?

Do Convicted Poachers Pay Enough to Deter Others? All of us get frustrated when we hear about poachers violating the public trust and illegally taking the wildlife that we pay to see flourish and that every citizen has the right to enjoy. Law-abiding hunters that wait years to hunt that …

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You’ve Been Hacked- State Agencies Hacked

  In the last 18 months at least four western state game & fish licensing or park systems have apparently been hacked, along with Kentucky and another state the hacker claimed but didn’t identify. No evidence has surfaced of personal information taken or tags illicitly obtained. So, no worries, right? …

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Oregon Deer Tags Up In Smoke

The Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) announced drastic tag cuts in some deer and antelope hunts in eastern Oregon. Cuts range from 25% to 50%, averaging 40% for deer in the affected units and 36% for antelope. All told, there are twelve 100 Series deer units affected with …

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