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NYC to survey Bronx deer population

New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation is starting an aerial survey of the deer population of the Bronx.
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Washington state granting cougar hunts using hounds

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued five special permits in the Methow Valley allowing hunters to use dogs to track and kill cougars in response to numerous problems this winter.
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New Hampshire trophy fish winners announced

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say anglers pulled in some record fish last year.
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Idaho House backs $2M fund to kill wolves

Lawmakers voted 49-16 to direct $2 million to help kill problem Idaho wolves, over objections from Democrats who say it's a poor use of the money.
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Bill to end Nebraska mountain-lion season advances

Hunters who want to kill mountain lions for sport in Nebraska could soon be out of luck, due to a bill penned by a longtime state senator who has championed animal welfare issues.
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Plan to cull Block Island deer postponed

There are an estimated 800 to 1,000 deer on the 9.5-square-mile island. Officials had hoped to reduce that number by 200 this winter.
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Aggressive moose to be hunted near Fairbanks

Injured, aggressive or nuisance moose near Fairbanks will be targeted for hunting under a rule approved by the Alaska Board of Game.
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Poll: Americans don't want 'smart guns'

Christian Lowe
Lawmakers proposing personalized handgun mandates will have a tough sell, survey finds.
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Snipe hunting is not just a hunting-season prank

For Duncan Russell, 14, of Brandon, snipe hunting is no joke. "Nobody really believes you until you go hunt and come back with them," Russell said.
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Five to go: VA overturns ban on Sunday hunting

Christian Lowe
Virginia was one of six states that banned hunting on Sundays due to 19th Century 'Blue Laws.'
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