Archives for June 2016

Virginia Celebrating 100 Years of Wildlife Management

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland FisheriesRICHMOND, VA – On March 11, 1916 legislation was passed creating the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). On June 17th the act became law and the cloak room of the Senate was opened for Department business. When the Department was established in 1916, it was considered the most radical event in the history of conservation in Virginia. It took the support of many individuals, groups, and organizations before the landmark legislation would ever become a reality. The newly created state agency quickly began the work of restoring the state’s beleaguered fish and wildlife populations, as well as improving the loss of critical wildlife habitat. In those early years the conservation of Virginia’s wildlife resources was to be funded exclusively by hunters and anglers through the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. Those funding challenges still remain while the number of people wanting to use those wildlife resources is dramatically increasing. [Read more…]

Stand up for Your Second Amendment Rights

NSSF National Shooting Sports FoundationCall Your U.S. Senators Today!

The NSSF needs your voice! As soon as this afternoon or Friday, the United States Senate is expected to consider the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill. A number of anti-gun U.S. Senators will be proposing amendments that will have an adverse impact on your rights as a law-abiding American. We are all united in wanting to stop terrorism. We must, however, oppose efforts that will do nothing to stop terrorist acts, but that will advance old and previously defeated gun-control measures under a new label.

Call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and urge them to oppose anti-gun amendments sponsored by Senators Feinstein, Schumer, Murphy and Booker.

Grizzly Bear Recovery Leadership Heads to North Idaho for Annual Summer Meeting

IGBCGrizzly Bear Recovery ZonesMISSOULA – The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC), the multi-agency committee responsible for coordinating the recovery of grizzly bears in the continental United States and adjacent Canadian Provinces will be taking their annual summer meeting to the North Idaho. The IGBC will be meeting at the Kootenai River Lodge in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, starting on June 22 and ending June 23. [Read more…]

Wyoming Grizzly Hunting Regulations

Grizzly BearTo all,
The time again has come to attend meetings and comment online, this time it is for the proposed Grizzly Bear Hunting Season and Regulations in Wyoming.  I have attached the draft plan, its pretty short and sweat with a lot of language included that indicates that Wyoming is going to be very adamant about managing grizzly bears to ensure they do not end back on the list, This is a good thing!

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Today is Deadline to Apply for 2016 Arizona Fall Hunts

BuffaloPHOENIX – Only a few hours remain to apply for 2016 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant.

All online and paper applications must be received by the department no later than 11:59 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, June 14. Postmarks do not count. [Read more…]

Find Out What Bears Really Do In The Woods

Grizzly Bear Losinski IDFGIdaho Falls – When it comes to bears and humans a strange bond exists. As infants we give our children stuffed bears, yet as adults many people fear being in the same woods where bears might be. The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) will be hosting a free workshop to help demystify bears and help humans to understand what they can do to keep themselves and bears from getting into trouble. [Read more…]