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Woman who hunts deer at age 101 kills 2 with a single shot

Jan. 18, 2019 2:21 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot. Veteran hunter Bertha Vickers made the twofer during her first successful hunt at age 101, the Clarion Ledger reported . Getting two in one a few days after her Jan. 9 birthday was a...

Missouri man breeds dogs to hunt deer antlers

Jan. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Shed hunting is a popular pastime for many outdoors enthusiasts, and an assist from man's best friend can help take that hobby to the next level. Roger Sigler, of Smithville, Missouri, breeds and trains dogs that are specialized in finding deer antler sheds. He will be one of the...

Trapping ban urged for cat-sized forest predators in Montana

Jan. 15, 2019 6:11 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Tuesday urged Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state's border with Idaho to protect an isolated population of cat-sized predators living in old-growth forests. Representatives of five environmental groups said in a petition to Montana wildlife...

EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease

Jan. 11, 2019 11:06 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's executive body is supporting Poland's slaughter of wild boars as a way of protecting farm pigs and meat production from the deadly African swine fever. The government's decision to shoot some 200,000 wild boars this hunting season has drawn wide public protests...

Missouri man retraces Ozarks explorer's historic trek

Jan. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Deep inside Smallin Civil War Cave, Rick Mansfield stood next to the very spot where famed Ozarks explorer Henry Rowe Schoolcraft stood 200 years ago. In the dim light, Schoolcraft — age 25 at the time — noted the two pools of water flowing along the sides of a massive...

US orders refuges to staff for hunters despite shutdown

Jan. 9, 2019 3:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The partial restaffing of 38 wildlife...

Ex-LSU lineman shot by dog in Mississippi has leg amputated

Jan. 9, 2019 7:11 AM EST

EAGLE LAKE, Miss. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University lineman was shot while duck hunting in Mississippi and lost his leg, according to his friend, who says the dog did it. Micah Heckford tells The Clarion Ledger that he and several others were on a duck hunting trip near Eagle Lake when Matt Branch...

Supreme Court hears case involving Crow tribe hunting rights

Jan. 8, 2019 7:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clayvin Herrera wound up with a fine of more than $8,000 for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest after he posted photos online of his kill, showing off the way showing off often happens these days. The Crow tribe member's defense, however, in a case that has gotten all the...

Alaska guide pleads guilty to herding bears toward clients

Jan. 8, 2019 5:58 PM EST

ANCHORAGE , Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hunting guide who instructed employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients has lost his master guide's license for life. Brian Simpson of Fairbanks, operating as Wittrock Outfitters, also was fined $35,000 and sentenced to a year of probation Thursday in...

Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Jan. 7, 2019 6:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental groups in Oregon announced Monday they have withdrawn from talks on how to manage the state's rebounding wolf population because of what they called a "broken" process, and concerns that state wildlife officials want to make it easier to kill wolves that eat livestock...