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Vermont: 2013 Deer Hunts Totaled 14,107 Animals

Hunters took more than 14,000 deer during the state's four deer hunting seasons last year, an increase of 2.5 percent over 2012, according to the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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Utah Governor Signs Youth Hunter Permit Bill

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed legislation that allows Utah youth to get a hunting permit without first taking a training course if they're accompanied an adult.
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Georgia Group Mulls Sharpshooters To Reduce Deer Herd

A coastal Georgia conservation and development authority is considering bringing in sharpshooters to address an overpopulation of white tailed deer.
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Former South Dakota Senator Loses Hunting Privileges

A former state senator and unsuccessful candidate for governor in South Dakota has pleaded guilty to a big game violation and lost his hunting privileges for a year.
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Bear, wolf, lion safety course planned in Laramie

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a free public workshop on how people can protect themselves against bears, lions and wolves in the backcountry.
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VIDEO: AR-15 parts owner raided by ATF

The owner of a California-based gun parts store accused the ATF of trying to secretly deal for nearly 5,000 customer names.
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Leaping Deer Interrupts Governor's Walk To Work

It's not cars that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval needs to look out for on his walk to work, it's flying deer.
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North Dakota Hunters Less Successful As Deer Numbers Fall

North Dakota hunters had a smaller chance of downing a doe or buck last season among the lowest deer population in three decades, and wildlife officials say stemming the decline of the animals' habitat is key to restoring both.
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Oregon Officials Halt Search For Possible 3rd Cougar

Oregon wildlife officials have removed a cougar trap from a Eugene park even though trail cameras have shown a third cougar in the area. Two other cougars were earlier trapped and killed after recent livestock kills.
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Research Shows Low Cougar Survival Rate In Jackson Hole

New research shows that only 7 percent of mountain lions in the Jackson Hole area are surviving into adulthood.
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