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Reindeer Hunting in Iceland

THE ICELANDIC HUNTING CLUB From the Archives – Reindeer hunting in Iceland is a unique experience. It differs from the Caribou hunts of North America, as there is no migration. Instead there are 9 defined hunting areas in East Iceland. We mainly operate hunting in area 1, 2 and 6, where over 50% of the total Reindeer population of 7000 animals roam. There have never been any domesticated Reindeer in…

Looking for a Unique Hunting Adventure? Try Reindeer in Alaska

BASS PRO SHOPS 1 SOURCE.COM From the Archives – Closely related to the more common caribou of North America, these animals were introduced from Siberia in the late 1800s/early 1900s as a food source for local villagers and now roam freely on several of these volcanic Islands. Classified by Safari Club International under the “exotic, free-range reindeer” category, few hunters even know that this species can be found in the Aleutians,…

FL – Mass Shooting – ‘Blood everywhere’: Palm Springs community furious about eliminating nuisance ducks — with guns

NEWS CHIEF.COM December 14, 2018 – Amei Francesco-Folsom arrived home on a Thursday afternoon to find blood all over the streets in her Palm Springs neighborhood. Her husband, Greg, informed her the blood was from neighborhood ducks and she subsequently called her town’s maintenance department to have it cleaned. However, she soon discovered it wasn’t there by accident. The Lakewood residential community is removing ducks — violently. 

MI – Hunting – Bill dictates hunting, not sterilization to control deer populations

The Michigan House of Representatives gave final passage Thursday to a bill that prohibits communities from adopting deer sterilization programs to limit growing deer populations in their towns. 

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Boy Didn’t Kill Just Any Hog. He Shot Fred

CBS NEWS From the Archives – The huge hog that became known as “Monster Pig” after being hunted and killed by an 11-year-old boy had another name: Fred. Jamison Stone shot the huge hog during what he and his father described as a three-hour chase. They said it was more than 1,000 pounds and 9 feet long; if anything, it looked even bigger in a now-famous photo of the…

Int’l – Wildlife – MUTANT TIME BOMB: Chernobyl wolves infected with radiation feared to be spreading mutant genes across Europe.

A scientific study raises the possibility the packs could spread radiation-caused mutations to other wolf populations. 

MI – Hunting – U.S. State Sees Major Decline In Hunting As People Would Rather Go Hiking

In 1998, Michigan had 785,000 deer hunters. Last year, the number of firearm licenses sold for the state’s deer hunting season dropped to 621,000, roughly a 21 percent decline. 

MN – Hunting – DNR opening special deer hunting season to combat chronic wasting disease (VIDEO)

The Minnesota DNR is opening a special deer hunting season in southeastern Minnesota in hopes of controlling chronic wasting disease. The disease showed up in some deer harvested outside of a special management zone this fall and now the DNR is asking hunters to help them contain the disease. 

Int’l – Hunting – Manitoba moose hunting closures could be partially lifted next fall

Manitoba Sustainable Development may allow a limited moose harvest next fall in areas which have been closed to all hunters since 2011 for conservation reasons. 

IA – Hunting – Local meat market hunting to fight hunger in Iowa (VIDEO)

A program in Iowa allows hunters to donate their harvested deer to benefit hungry people in the community. 

MT – Hunting – Montana wildlife officials move ahead on grizzly regs despite federal delisting stall

Montana’s wildlife officials may keep planning to manage grizzly bears even though federal efforts to take them off the Endangered Species List appear stalled. 

SC – LE – Deer Crashes Through Patrol Car Window In Bizarre South Carolina Accident

A South Carolina cop escaped injury Monday night when a deer, struck by another motorist, went airborne and crashed through a patrol car window, landing in the cruiser’s front seat. 

 

OH – Hunting – More than 60,000 deer checked during Ohio’s weeklong gun season

Despite enduring some poor weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  

Nat’l – Wildlife – Passing of George Bush a loss to conservation

Bush, a former Ducks Unlimited member, established the first national policy of “no net loss” of wetlands during his administration. The policy intends to replace any wetland newly affected by draining or development with another wetland of the same size and function. More than 3 million acres of wetlands were restored during Bush’s presidency. 

Int’l – Wildlife – Africa wildlife films try to inspire amid poaching scourge

A documentary film about rhino poaching won awards at film festivals in Europe and the United States this year. But since bringing ”STROOP: journey into the rhino horn war ” home to South Africa, its makers have struggled for the same buzz in a country whose rhino population, the biggest in the world, has been under siege for a decade. 

WI – Hunting – Wisconsin 2018 Deer Hunting – The Face of Real Gun Safety

For the entire 10 day regular gun deer season from November 17-25, there were only three non-fatal shooting incidents reported for the entire state. 

UT – Hunting – Fewer cottontail rabbits, hunt in progress

Cottontail rabbits have done really well in Utah over the past few years. It was only a matter of time, though, before the ups and downs of a 10-year population cycle caught up to them. 

PA – Wildlife – Dramatic video shows hunters rescuing buck deer from frozen lake (VIDEO)

Josh Davis and Ed Schmalzle found the eight-point buck laying helplessly on the ice of Greeley Lake “over 100 yards” from shore on Saturday, just two days before hunting season. 

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