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Public Comment On MT Grizzly Plan

The anti-hunters are more organized and vocal than we are!  It’s time to voice your opinion on Montana’s Grizzly Bear Management Plan and a limited quota grizzly bear hunt.   Leave your comments HERE. Groups like the Greater Yellowstone Coalition have put together pages with this same link but with the …

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Covid Altering Bear Behavior?

Before you roll your eyes and keep scrolling, let me explain. . . I don’t mean that Covid 19 has directly affected bear behavior via infection, I’m talking about the effects Covid had on outdoor recreation and the ripple effect all those extra people in the woods and mountains had …

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Leupold’s BX-5 Santiam HD Binoculars (Review)

This review features the Leupold Optics BX-5 Santiam HD binocular in 10x42mm and 15x56mm. Todd Helms breaks down all the features on these rugged, bright binos. The Leupold BX-5 Santiam HDs are built to be lightweight and ergonomic. Leupold’s proprietary lens coatings give you high definition clarity plus scratch and …

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Wyoming Poachers Get Hammered!

“Three men were charged with more than 100 wildlife violations in one of the largest poaching cases in Wyoming history.” https://wgfd.wyo.gov/News/Three-men-convicted-of-numerous-charges-in-one-of “In a prolonged killing spree dating back to the mid-2000s, the trio illegally took moose, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, antelope, pheasants, turkeys and a bobcat, according to Game …

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We Shot a Pintail! 🦆 Hunting A Huge Feed

Go duck and goose hunting on the ‘X’ with Wingmen on a New Year’s Eve smash! Todd Helms has located a feed and is taking full advantage. With the help of Western Waterfowlers, a dozen shotguns and a heated blind, the crew hammers honkers and mallards to celebrate the coming …

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Wyoming Gains More Hunting Ground

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t at least crack a smile when more ground is opened up for hunting. Well, anyone worth knowing anyway… relax, that was a joke. I know I openly applauded when I read about Wyoming’s recent acquisition of almost 3K acres in the Bighorn Mountains.  The …

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Do Game Wardens Need More Power?

A draft bill in the Wyoming legislature is proposing to give more authority to Wyoming game wardens in issuing trespass citations. As it stands currently a Wyoming sheriff’s deputy must issue trespass citations. In Wyoming this can be cumbersome to say the least as quite often sheriff’s deputies can take …

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Grizzlies In Washington?

The National Park Service is reevaluating former grizzly bear reintroduction plans for the Cascade mountains in Washington state. If the plan is approved, Washington’s Cascade Mountain range will see grizzlies reintroduced to the region.  “…the plan could bring in 5 to 10 bears every year, with the hope of reaching …

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35K BLM Land Purchase On Hold

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon filed an appeal to challenge the Bureau of Land Management’s purchase of 35,000 acres south of Casper, Wyoming along the famed North Platte River. That appeal was granted and the sale has been red-lighted, for the time being.  Public land advocates were not happy to hear …

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