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  • PLOTS hunting guides available in North Dakota

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state guide that maps tracts of private land open to hunting in North Dakota is available online at the state Game and Fish Department website. The free PLOTS guides also will be available at most hunting license vendors throughout the state beginning in early September. PLOTS stands for Private Lands Open to...

  • Colorado outfitter pleads guilty to leading mountain lion, bobcat hunting expeditions

    A Mack hunting outfitter accused of selling illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunting expeditions for thousands of dollars pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Between 2007 and 2010, 55-year-old Christopher W. Loncarich and his assistants sold guided, illegal hunts in...

  • Fort Carson soldier, Olympian cited after poaching deer at Colorado Springs car dealership

    An Olympic wrestler and Fort Carson soldier was cited Thursday night after he allegedly stalked and shot a deer with a bow and arrow at a car dealership in southwestern Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police and wildlife officials rushed to Motor City on Thursday night after a man identified as Dremiel Byers was seen shortly before 
7 p.m....

  • Forest Service bans recreational shooting in Mount Herman area

    A strip of U.S. Forest Service land between Monument and Woodland Park is now off-limits to recreational shooters. The Forest Service said safety concerns stemming from increased use in the Mount Herman area led to its decision to ban recreational shooting along Mt. Herman Road, or Forest Service Road 320, from Monument to the Teller County...

  • Pitkin elk population prompts hunting expansion

    SNOWMASS VILLAGE — Sky Mountain Park near Snowmass Village will have elk hunting this fall for the first time. The Aspen Times reports (http://bit.ly/1nqA2hk ) that hunting will be allowed to thin the elk population that uses the open space as both winter habitat and a migration corridor. The hunting will take place on about 1,200...

  • Colorado Springs-area shooting centers gaining in popularity

    Ryan and Brenda are the reason that two indoor shooting ranges are under construction in the Pikes Peak region, and an outdoor range will open next month - demographically speaking, that is. Ryan, who asked that the couple's last name not be used, remembers a news story a few years ago about home invasion robbers breaking through front doors....

  • Fish and Game Commission opposes monument

    SALMON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is opposing the proposed Boulder-White Clouds National Monument for fear of losing control of wildlife management in the 592,000-acre area. The decision this past week during a meeting in Salmon was unanimous. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1sPIpYB ) that the commission approved...

  • Volunteers begin cleaning Mt. Herman Road shooting trash

    Four volunteers started cleaning up target practice debris on Mt. Herman Road Sunday morning. "We want to turn it back to the pristine condition it was before the shooting," said Kim Brandon,who organized the small group. On July 7,the U.S. Forest Service banned recreational shooting along Mt. Herman Road, or Forest Service Road 320, from...

  • NORA HERTEL, Associated Press

    South Dakota moved Tuesday to curb a goose population explosion by more than doubling the number of birds hunters can kill per day. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission members set hunting quotas for most geese seasons as well as the antelope season. Hunting licenses are adjusted by state officials to help control wildlife...

  • Cheerleader fights back against critics of her big-game hunting

    The Texas cheerleader who sparked a social media firestorm after posting pictures with animals she shot and killed to Facebook is fighting back against critics who are petitioning the social media network to have her page removed. Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old cheerleader at Texas Tech University, first drew controversy when she posted on...

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