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Foundation Gives West Virgina $50K Grant For Elk Restoration

The DNR hopes to bring elk from neighboring Kentucky to restore the state's herd. West Virginia's last native elk was killed around 1875.
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Arizona Republicans Push To Legalize Silencers, Sawed-Off Shotguns

The state already has some of the strongest Second Amendment protections in the country, but the Republican-dominated Legislature is working to add more breathing room for gun owners.
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DNR Endorses Groups' Deer Herd Recommendations, Despite CWD

Advisory councils in nine Wisconsin counties whose deer are threatened by chronic wasting disease have recommended growing or maintaining their herds despite the advice of scientists who say that shrinking a herd is the best way to control the disease's spread.
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Illinois Lawmakers Propose Dozens Of Bills Aimed At Gun Laws

Democratic state Rep. Brandon Phelps has introduced four different changes to state gun laws, including allowing silencers on firearms used during hunting.
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Wisconsin Lawmaker Wants To Repeal Handgun Waiting Period

Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard says the original intent of the waiting period was to give gun dealers enough time to complete a background check.
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Elk On Feed At Refuge Up From Last Year

An annual count done by federal and state wildlife managers tallied a total of 8,390 elk using four feeding areas on the refuge.
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Outdoor Groups Lobby Lawmakers To Support Habitat And Parks

Groups like Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever urged lawmakers to spend more money to support outdoor projects.
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Battle Over Tahoe Bears Gets Ugly; Suit Cites Death Threats

A Lake Tahoe woman is suing a longtime bear protection group after she says she got death threats for reporting an aggressive black bear to Nevada authorities, who then killed the animal.
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Cold Weather Plays Havoc At Bassmaster Classic

The Classic is on, and bass will be caught. No matter the weather, several of these best-in-the-world bass anglers will make it look easy, like anyone can do it. Most, however, wouldn’t even consider it!
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Residents Spot More Coyotes In Twin Cities Area

Coyote sightings are on the rise in the Twin Cities as the population of the animal has grown in the area in the last decade.
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