Author: LisaDeming

NWTF 2019 Utah Banquet Schedule

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America and was a driving force in the comeback of the wild turkey, the most successful wildlife restoration story in the history of North America. The NWTF and its volunteers work closely with state and federal agencies and other partners to improve wildlife habitat, benefiting wild turkeys and countless other wildlife and game species. The NWTF also actively protects our hunting heritage to ensure hunting and wildlife exist for future generations. Come and join in the fun of a local National Wild Turkey...

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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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