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Hundreds of hunters track wily prey in northeast Pennsylvania

The three-day event, which is sponsored by District 9 of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association, was held at the Triton Hose Company and attracted 759 hunters who converged on a seven-county area in the northeast, each hoping to harvest the heaviest coyote.
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Experts test clothing of suspected cougar victim

Experts will examine the torn clothing of a homeless man to determine whether a mountain lion mauled him at his California campsite.
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National archery event headed to Benton

As many as 500 shooters will invade Benton's Cypress-Black Bayou Park and Recreation Area in February when the Region's Archery Bayou Shootout hits northern Bossier Parish.
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More than 168K deer harvested in Tenn. this season

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the numbers reflect the stability of the state's deer population. In the 2012-13 seasons, hunters harvested more than 176,600 deer.
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Illinois family makes jigs for anglers

First-time buyers, looking to test drive a new fish enticement, tend to swallow what looks good. Knowing all that and having a product that does actually reel in fish as well as buyers has allowed the Reeves Lure Co. to drop a line in some lucrative waters these last 50 years.
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Idaho officials eye Clearwater River basin elk

The habitat that was once ideal for elk has aged and led to a dramatic drop in numbers. Predators like gray wolves and, to a lesser extent, black bears and mountain lions, are holding them down.
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Critically injured man possibly attacked by cougar

Investigators say a critically injured homeless man may have been the victim of a mountain lion attack at a Southern California encampment.
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Arizona Game and Fish offering $30,000 in grants

Arizona wildlife officials are seeking ideas on how to spend $30,000 in grant money.
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Deer removal all in a day's work for highway crew

Crews get to the deer as quickly as they can, especially if the carcass is in a travel lane and presenting a danger to motorists.
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Scientists study die-offs among bighorn sheep

Experts know pneumonia often brings death, but they want to know what combination of bacteria, parasites, habitat, weather or overcrowding makes them susceptible to die-offs.
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