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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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Hidden Gold in the Colorado Leftover List

Did you know that every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. all returned Colorado big game licenses for deer, elk, pronghorn and bear have been available for reissue to the fastest person to complete the online process, regardless of how many points they have and how many points the license originally took …

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The Truth About Grizzly Delisting

On March third, the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed removing the grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the endangered species list. They are now taking Comments and hunters need to speak up quickly. Please go to the Proposed Regulation and click on the Comment button. The …

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