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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism.

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether “this horror show” would actually aid in the conservation of any animal.

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.”

World-record bull elk still on display at Elk Foundation in Missoula

HUNTING -- The largest elk recorded by a hunter in Montana continues to be on display at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation headquarters in Missoula. See it now before the hunter packs it up and takes it home. Montana resident Steve Felix shot the bull...

Record $480K bid for bighorn sheep tag — the rest of the story

HUNTING -- The secrecy protecting deep-pocket bidders at trophy big-game hunting tag auctions mysteriously stepped up around 2013 after the record bid was made for a bighorn sheep tag. A February New York Times story -- well worth reading -- on bighorn sheep hunting and...

Parker: Bear and wolf proposal is unconscionable

Senators should vote to leave the protective rule in place – not only to protect our wildlife from politicians’ predatory practices but also to reassure Americans that the chamber still has a conscience.

Bullwinkle elk case dropped; hunter wants trophy antlers back

HUNTING -- The Bullwinkle elk killing case has been dropped, but the slime remains on Washington's auction and raffle elk tag programs that are dominated by high rollers. Trophy hunter Tod Reichert, 77, of Saikum, Washington, no longer is charged with using his special Washington...

‘Bullwinkle’ elk poaching case postponed again

HUNTING -- The trial involving the December 2015 shooting of a trophy bull elk known in the Ellensburg area as 'Bullwinkle' has been postponed again. Kittitas County District Court Judge Jim Hurson decided at a pre-trial hearing on Nov. 3 to join the trials of...

Auction tags hot topic for Idahoans

Perhaps no issue has been as controversial among Idaho hunters as the idea of “auction tags,” which would give the highest bidder access to some of the most sought-after hunts in the state.

Landers: Value wealthy hunters by what they give, not by what they get

A year’s worth of fund-raising banquets and silent auctions can be matched in a heartbeat by a single check from a big-bucks beneficiary. Hunters, anglers, nature lovers and the entire planet benefits from rich people who unleash some of their fortunes for preserving wildlife habitat rather than building another getaway mansion in a pristine setting. So to them, we say thanks.

Utah mule deer hunt auction tag nets record $410K bid

HUNTING -- A Canadian hunter has set a world record high of $410,000 for a bid to hunt one of the giant mule deer bucks at a Utah state park in November. The auction, which raises money for wildlife management, was held last weekend during...

Hunting featured in Saturday’s Great Outdoors Day activities at CdA

HUNTING – North Idaho’s fourth annual Great Outdoors Day, with vendors and speakers geared especially to hunters and anglers, is set for Saturday, Jan. 16, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake City Community Church, 6000 Ramsey Rd. Entry is $5. Featured speakers include: Gary...