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Pennsylvania girl, 8, on target with sharpshooting skills

Alexis Dehner, winner of medals and trophies and a top-ranked bowman whose talent has been described in flowing terms by professional adult archers, is eight years old.
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Idaho trappers catch lynx; animal gets collar

State biologists have put a satellite-tracking collar on a female Canada lynx captured alive by two trappers in northern Idaho.
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Rabbit hunting offers chance for winter sport

Some people call the activity bowhunting for cottontail rabbits. Mark Zornes calls it losing arrows in the sage brush.
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Vermont officials warn residents about displaced bears

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is warning residents about displaced, agitated bears due to the fickle winter.
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Panel says federal wolf plan used unproven science

A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback.
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Indiana help available for game bird habitat

Indiana landowners who want to help boost the state's dwindling quail and pheasant populations can get state reimbursement for their expenses creating habitat for the prized game birds.
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Vermont man sentenced for deer poaching

Douglas Vezina was charged with shooting two young bucks without a license during the 2013 deer rifle season after the department received a tip.
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Bigger bag limits for deer helping Maryland farmers

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says bigger bag limits for deer hunters in most of the state are helping reduce crop damage.
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Clues elusive in suspected California mountain lion attack

California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Lt. Patrick Foy says samples gathered from 48-year-old Raymond Navarro and his Riverside County campsite have not been good enough to get conclusive results.
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9th bighorn sheep dies in mountain near Tucson

State wildlife officials say a ninth bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson where 31 bighorns were released late last year.
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