Grand View Outdoors takes this diminutive new rifle through its paces for the first time against some Florida hogs and coyotes. At 6.2 pounds, the Lightweight Mountain Rifle offers a lot of versatility in a slimmed down package.
“It's kind of a unique area in terms of the Continental Divide on the Helena National Forest,” said John Gatchell, MWA conservation director. “It's proximity to rich wildlife habitat and what we've seen showing up with the diversity of life, it's a neat thing for people to get engaged with.”
Visitors can walk through a man-made cypress swamp, go bowling or shoot arrows at the archery range. A 105-room hotel designed like a hunting lodge has balconies overlooking the indoor swamp. There are also live ducks, alligators and fish.
Tracking data revealed that a mountain lion that triggered a ruckus when it was discovered under a Los Angeles home had only been there a short time, and it quickly returned to an urban wilderness after being left alone.
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.
With growth comes change, and that is no different when it comes to alligator hunting. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently announced a major change in how alligator hunters will receive tags.
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.
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.