Introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and passed 51 to 49 in a voice vote yesterday afternoon, SA 838 supports and would fund state efforts to take possession of federal and public lands, a move that many fear would result in those lands being sold off to the highest bidder.
The rules proposed by the wildlife agency staff say the bear hunt would last just one week, from Oct. 24 to 30, and only in daytime hours. Also, each hunter would be permitted to bag one bear per hunting season.
“The youth are such a growing segment in our industry,” says ScentBlocker's Scott Schultz. “I really believe when a young man or woman holds a bow in their hand and fires an arrow downrange for the first time, they feel a major sense of accomplishment.
I love spending time with people who truly love this industry, who are dedicated to seeing others succeed, who run their businesses with passion and integrity. John Schaffer is one of those people and spending time in his shop was a true joy.
Five months after Maine voters rejected a proposal to ban the use of bait, dogs and traps to hunt bears, lawmakers are moving to block future efforts to change wildlife management laws at the ballot box.
The tournament is expected to draw competitors from 60 countries. “...we're hosting people from all over the world. Everything we do may seem strange to them, and many of their customs may seem strange to us,” officials said.
A Colorado lawmaker who has called for the state to add a summer month to the hunting season for black bears will instead try to persuade officials to study bear overpopulation and how to reduce conflicts with humans.
The 2015 Louisiana turkey season could provide a bumper crop for hunters looking for a free meal. Bad weather last winter meant fewer than the normal number of birds were taken, so hunters who missed a bird in 2014 should have better luck this time around.