Author: LisaDeming

Congratulations To Our Latest Pro Membership Winners!

Congratulations to our latest Pro Membership Winners! Joanna Miller of Freedom, ID – Alaskan Trophy Moose Hunt Jeremy Schell of Las Vegas, NV – Hybrid Light Set Rado Drum of Colorado Springs, CO – Outdoor Edge Knife Kit Jerry Ivie of Shelley, ID – Browning Range Bag Bond Isaacson of Charlotte, NC – ALPS Outdoorz Traverse Pack Become a Sportsman’s News PRO Member Today and You’ll Be Eligible to Win Hunting and Fishing Trips Worth up to $300,000. Go to www.promembershipsweepstakes.com to see details on the exciting trips, guns and gear for the next 12 months. Join the forum...

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President Trump Signs the Modern Fish Act

Alexandria, VA – January 2, 2019 – The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump December 31. The Modern Fish Act finally recognizes in federal law the differences between recreational and commercial fishing and adds more appropriate management tools for policymakers to use in managing federal recreational fisheries. “Millions of American families take part in saltwater recreational fishing and boating activities and support multi-billion dollar industries that generate hundreds of thousands of jobs in our country,” said Jeff...

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Outdoor Writer’s Contest: Anticosti Island, an Unplanned Adventure

By Peter E. Popieniuck I’ve gone on a major hunting trip every autumn for nearly the last 20 years. The adventures are a means of recharging my batteries prior to the long, cold, New England winters. Sometimes I’ve gone for caribou, sometimes for Maine whitetail deer, and even once for Newfoundland moose. But nothing was planned for the fall of 2018. Or so I thought. The phone rang one mid-October morning and my friend, Carroll Ware of Fins and Furs Adventures in Skowhegan, Maine was on the other end of the line. He’d been invited by the largest outfitter...

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Some Sad News to Report

Utah – KSL Outdoors Show: Biologists monitoring the California Big Horn Sheep herd on Antelope Island have discovered that the herd is infected with a respiratory disease. Biologists flew the island yesterday and only found a small portion of the animals still alive. In fact, they only found four rams still alive and six dead rams. Unfortunately, antibiotics and vaccines are not effective at treating the disease. Biologists can only speculate on how this herd got infected. For now, the Utah Wildlife Board has suspended the two ram hunts scheduled on the island for 2019. This herd was a...

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Wildlife Habitat Management Wins in Court

MISSOULA, Mont.—A U.S. District Court judge ruled a habitat management project in west-central Montana designed to benefit wildlife will go forward as planned. The Johnny Crow Project will utilize prescribed burning and the removal of invasive junipers into grasslands in the Elkhorn Mountains as part of an effort to rejuvenate forage for elk and other wildlife. The judge denied claims by two environmental groups and ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and partners. “This is a big win-win,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “It is a victory for wildlife and it...

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