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Elk Hunting 'Nightmare' Sparks Public Outcry in Wyoming

Big Game

Elk Hunting 'Nightmare' Sparks Public Outcry in Wyoming

An elk hunt turned ugly for a group of Minnesotans on a first-time outing near Jackson, Wyoming, on Sunday, Sept. 26. Seventy-nine-year-old Bob Geringer and two unnamed hunting companions shot three cow elk and one calf around 9 a.m. as the animals congregated on an island in the Snake River. They...
Archery Elk Hunter Kills Charging Grizzly Bear in Idaho

Wildlife Management

Archery Elk Hunter Kills Charging Grizzly Bear in Idaho

An archery elk hunter shot and killed a sow grizzly in the Island Park area of East Idaho on Thursday, Sept. 23. According to James Brower, the regional communications director for Idaho Fish and Game, one hunter deployed bear spray while the other discharged a pistol at close range, killing the...
Hunters Fighting Sale of 800 National Forest Acres in Georgia

Public Lands & Waters

Hunters Fighting Sale of 800 National Forest Acres in Georgia

Some 800 acres of public land may soon go up for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. The land in Rabun County—known locally as Boggs Mountain—is an accessible section of the roughly 867,000-acre Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Many hunters local and afar are afraid of losing...
North Carolina May Reconsider Sunday Hunting Ban

Public Lands & Waters

North Carolina May Reconsider Sunday Hunting Ban

The Tar Heel State is considering measures that could loosen its 150-year-old prohibition against hunting on Sundays. The ban, enacted in 1869, was the subject of a North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission survey that began circulating the internet on Jan. 17 and culminated on Feb. 2. By issuing...