Author: Forrest Nelson

Alaska Officials Limit Caribou Hunt in Eastern Interior

In the name of public safety, officials with Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game announced that caribou hunting in the eastern Interior will be limited this year. The area in question is a stretch of land along the Taylor and Top of the World Highways which would prohibit caribou hunting within one hundred feet along both sides of the road during the upcoming state hunt for Forty Mile caribou. The no-harvest corridor covers the entire length of Top of the World Highway and along the Taylor Highway from milepost 75.5 to mile 115.4. Citing both safety and conservation issues,...

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Proposal Aims to Expand Hunting and Fishing to 10 Additional National Wildlife Refuges

Announced earlier this week, Secretary Ryan Zinke has presented a proposal that would open or extend hunting and fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges.  Of the 566 national wildlife refuges across America, if approved, the proposal would allow hunting on 373 of them and fishing on 312 refuges in total. “I grew up in the mountains of northwest Montana, where I spent my time hunting and fishing on our shared public lands. I was lucky to take my boys out on the same land that my dad and granddad took me,” Secretary Zinke said in a release. “As...

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3-Day-Old Fawn Kidnapped, Brought to Bar

In an event many of us will not be soon toasting, an Arizona man illegally removed a wild deer fawn from the desert near Salome, Arizona and brought it into a local bar to show his cronies. According to Arizona Game and Fish, the unknown man was reported to have brought the animal to his favorite watering hole to show his buddies when they were alerted about the event.  The unfortunate reality of the situation is that this deer will never again live in the wild, where it was meant to be. “This truly is an unfortunate situation for...

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Kansas Hunting Guide Sentenced for Lacey Act Violations

Not long after a New York state hunting guide was sentenced on poaching charges, this week another guide, this time in Kansas, had pleaded guilty to strikingly similar charges. Josh Hedges of Grenola, Kansas pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act and violating the Migratory Bird Treaty. As the owner of Eagle Head Outfitters, the 35-year old admitted to ordering his guides to bait ponds to attract waterfowl, helping hunters exceed daily bag limits and for refusing to follow both Federal and State laws for tagging, processing and transporting birds. Prohibiting the trade of fish,...

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Ontario Teen Arrows Himself Through the Chest with Crossbow

It’s still unclear how it happened but an Ontario teen is in hospital after he reportedly arrowed himself in the chest using a crossbow on Monday. The 19-year-old from Tweed, Ontario, was rushed to a Belleville hospital after paramedics recovered the young man with a 70-centimeter-long arrow stuck in his chest and protruding through his back.  Paramedics on the scene reported that the young man was conscious and talkative, despite being in a great deal of pain as he was transported to the hospital. In a tandem effort by both the Ontario Provincial Police and the Belleville police department,...

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