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From the Field
February 13th 2015
MISSOULA, Mont. - A new bill introduced in Congress today would once and for all transfer management of recovered gray wolf populations back to state wildlife agencies in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region.
H.R. 884 is cosponsored by members of Congress from the relevant states from both parties.  The original sponsors include Representatives Ribble (R-WI), Lummis (R-WY), Benishek (R-MI), Peterson (D-MN), Duffy (R-WI), Emmer (R-MN), Grothman (R-WI), Huizenga (R-MI), Kind (D-WI), Kline (R-MN), Ryan (R-WI), Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Simpson (R-ID), Walberg (R-MI), and Walz (D-MN).
Several of the sponsors are members and past leaders of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. Rep. Tim Walz is currently a co-chair of the caucus.

Wolf management authority for years has been bouncing back and forth between state and federal...
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December 22nd 2014
MISSOULA, Mont. (Dec. 22, 2014) - A hunter, angler and businessman, Morrie Stevens Sr. of Saginaw, Mich., has been elected president of America’s first conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club.
For over 127 years, Club members have helped shape the scientific, educational, political, economic,social, technological and environmental forces affecting natural resource conservation.
As the Clubs 31st president, Stevens follows the tenure of Bill Demmer of Lansing, Mich.
Stevens is chairman and CEO of Stevens Worldwide Van Lines headquartered in Saginaw. He is also involved in other nonprofit boards and is a member of Trout Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Quality Deer Management, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ruffed Grouse Society and the NRA.
"As a...
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December 16th 2014
Cody, Wyoming, USA.  December 16, 2014 – After weeks of partisan wrangling and a high-pressure deadline to fund the federal government, the U.S. Congress passed the FY 2015 Omnibus spending package and the high-priority National Defense Authorization Act, to which was added many public lands and environmental riders.  For wild sheep advocates, several items in these massive new laws and in the behind-the-scenes negotiations demonstrate that WSF and its allies and partners are making progress toward better stewardship of bighorns, but there is more work to do.

Of most interest to the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) and its members, the FY 2015 Appropriations Bill contains language identical to last year’s Appropriations Bill urging federal agencies to collaborate on bighorn sheep research, stating:
 “The Forest Service is urged to...
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November 5th 2014
In a ballot initiative with national repercussions, Maine voters once again sent an unmistakable message to animal-rights extremists: stay out of our state.

For the second time in 10 years, Maine voters resoundingly rejected a ballot initiative backed and bankrolled by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Throughout the battle on Question 1, which would have banned the use of bait, dogs and traps when bear hunting, sportsmen and professional wildlife managers who opposed the initiative continually maintained a double-digit lead in the polls.

“This is a great victory for sportsmen. It shows that scientific wildlife management can withstand a direct attack from the well-funded anti-hunting movement,” said Evan Heusinkveld, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USSA) vice president of government affairs. “Despite pumping more than...