Grizzly Bear Restoration in North Cascades Rejected by DOI

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OMAK, WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced today at a roundtable with community members in Omak, Washington that the Department of the Interior (Department) will not move forward with a new Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan for the North Cascades Ecosystem and the associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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USFWS Grizzly Delist Appeal

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The USFWS lost its appeal to delist the GYE grizz in 9th Circuit. Some details below. I have also attached a court doc. This is disappointing news, we somewhat expected it but had held out hopes the efforts of all involved on the grizzly recovery would have their work deemed successful.

In essence the 3 judge panel upheld Judge Christensen’s opinion that grizzly bears in the GYE stay listed. This was a bunch of plaintiff’s against FWS but Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and others were intervenors as well and did put together a lot of information as to why grizzly bears should be delisted, there were 3 primary points of contention:

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Utah: Remaining Deer, Elk Hunt Permits to Only Be Sold Online

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SALT LAKE CITY — If you didn’t draw a buck deer or bull elk permit during the hunt drawing earlier this year — and you’re still interested in hunting deer or elk this fall — your last chance to obtain a permit begins next week.

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Montana: FWP Looks to Improve Customer Service with 2020 Changes

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Hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1

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MYSTERY RANCH Releases New Women’s Pack Harnessing

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Bozeman, MT. (January 15th, 2020) – MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company devoted to making mission-specific packs is proud to announce the release of their newest harnessing built specifically for female hunters.

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Montana Groups Working to Establish New Bighorn Sheep Population in Bridger Mountain Range

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Bozeman, Montana. January 9, 2020. After three years of collaborative efforts between the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation and the Montana Wool Growers Association, establishing a new bighorn sheep population in the Bridger Mountains east of Bozeman has taken another step forward.

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Scott Archery “WOWS” with New Auto Trigger Return System

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WEST HENRIETTA, NY?- Scott Archery, the longest running name in archery release aids introduces a complete upgrade to hook style releases: the new for 2020 Scott Ghost.

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SCI Members Making a Difference – Member – Mia Anstine

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Meet Mia Anstine, active member of SCI, writer, photographer, hunting guide and instructor in archery, firearms and other outdoor-related skills. She’s an engaging speaker, commentator and instructor. Mia’s work has been featured on television, radio and in newspapers and magazines. She is also a champion for hunting, conservation and firearms ownership.

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Custom Bow Equipment Introduces Hybrid-Style Sight

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WEST HENRIETTA, NY – Custom Bow Equipment further expands their popular line of affordable bow sights at the 2020 ATA Show in Indianapolis with the new Tactic Hybrid sight.

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Mystery Ranch to Offer Bag Only Options

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Bozeman, MT. (January 7th, 2020) – MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company devoted to making mission-specific packs announced today that the popular PINTLER and MULE hunting packs will be available for purchase in BAG ONLY options for 2020.

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