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Arizona House passes bipartisan election bills

May. 17, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House has approved several election bills in bipartisan votes. The measures approved Tuesday, which have all already passed the Senate, make relatively minor changes to election procedures. One would raise the threshold for triggering an automatic recount...

Viral disease reduces deer hunt licenses in North Dakota

May. 10, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of licenses for this year's deer hunt in North Dakota has been reduced because of an outbreak of a viral disease last year. The state Game and Fish Department is making 64,200 licenses available, down 8,000 from last year. ...

Brion Whitten makes award-winning turkey calls, viral videos

May. 01, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — It wouldn’t be fair to call Oxford resident Brion Whitten a jack of all trades. Just a lot of them. He hunts. He fishes. He fights fires, both for a living and in his spare time. He’s a former Marine who toured...

Trio of duck hunters builds ammo business from backyard

Apr. 30, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Three friends with a passion for hunting gathered around a small table after a duck hunt in 2017 in an old 1920s style house surrounded by porcelain rabbits in Hackberry Flats, Oklahoma. Over some cold Miller Lites and a hot DiGiorno pizza, Jared Lewis, Nick...

Hunters sue to allow Sunday hunting in Maine

Apr. 27, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A hunting group is suing the state of Maine to overturn the state's longstanding ban on Sunday hunting. Hunting bear, moose, wild turkey and deer is popular in Maine, but the state has barred Sunday hunting for generations. Opponents of the ban filed their...

As bears get more aggressive, divide on how to handle them

Apr. 03, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — A debate on what to do about the growing number of bears in Connecticut is continuing, as residents report more sightings and more aggressive behavior from the bruins. Though there haven’t been any reported fatal bear attacks in the state, residents in...

Author of 'Tenth Legion' harvests Mississippi turkey at 94

Apr. 03, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — He rose to fame in the world of turkey hunting in the 1970s and at 94 years old he returned to his hunting roots in Mississippi to harvest another bird. “When he saw that bird the hunter instinct kicked in,” Med Palmer of Hazlehurst said. “He’s been...

South Dakota proposal would increase bighorn sheep licenses

Apr. 02, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are looking to increase the number of bighorn sheep hunting licenses for the next two years. The bighorn sheep hunting season proposal for the 2022 and 2023 seasons increases the ram bighorn sheep licenses from eight to 10, with...

Bighorn sheep numbers continue to grow in North Dakota

Apr. 02, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials say bighorn sheep are making a comeback in the state following a crippling disease outbreak in the Badlands. There are almost 450 bighorns among populations managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, the National Park...

Alligator hunts possible next year in Mississippi

Mar. 27, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The number of alligators in Pelahatchie Bay is becoming a problem so the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has proposed a hunting season to help reduce the population. Ricky Flynt, the department's Alligator Program coordinator, described...