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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Elk-killing Boulder cop convicted of illegal hunting

    BOULDER — A former police officer who killed a trophy elk last year was convicted Tuesday of nine charges including illegal hunting. Former Boulder officer Sam Carter faces up to six years in prison for shooting and killing the animal last year as it grazed beneath a crabapple tree, The Daily Camera reported (http://bit.ly/1kuVUen ). Carter...

  • Springfield grapples with growing deer population

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield officials are taking a closer look at allowing deer hunting inside city limits to help control a deer population that is growing exponentially. A committee of Springfield City Council members met last week to discuss an urban hunting season, with some appearing to endorse a citywide bow-and-arrow hunt while...

  • Bear attacks hunter in southwestern Montana

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A bear attacked a 47-year-old man while he was bear hunting over the weekend in southwestern Montana, and seriously injuring him. The Beaverhead County sheriff's office says the Stevensville man and his father were hunting in the Centennial Valley when he was attacked by a bear Sunday afternoon. It's unknown whether the...

  • Fire near Nederland started by exploding target

    NEDERLAND — Investigators say a homemade exploding target started a small wildfire near Nederland on Sunday. The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that rangers and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office are looking for the person or people responsible for igniting the target. Anyone with information is asked to call the Forest Service's Boulder...

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