Wingshooting News

Draft Reports Available on Gunnison Sage Grouse

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday the availability of a draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment on a proposal to designate 1.7 million acres of critical habitat for the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah.

Utah Chukar Numbers Continue to Climb

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Good news, chukar hunters: The number of chukar partridge in Utah keeps climbing.

During a helicopter survey over western Box Elder County on Aug. 29, Division of Wildlife Resources Biologist Jim Christensen counted 16 chukars per square mile. That's almost double the nine chukars per square mile he spotted in September 2012.

Refuge System to Add and Conserve 157,000 Acres of Bird Habitat

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The protection, restoration and enhancement of 157,000 acres of migratory bird habitat was unanimously approved yesterday by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. As a result, 42,000 acres of waterfowl habitat will be added to the National Wildlife Refuge System through boundary additions and purchases totaling $3.3 million.

Sage Grouse Hearings Offer Chance to Address Management

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As the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee convenes a series of field hearings focusing on the precarious situation faced by greater sage grouse populations in the Rocky Mountain West, sportsmen are promoting proactive management approaches that would balance responsible resource development and land use with sage grouse conservation.

Texas Wardens Give Dove Opener an A-Minus

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Judging by tweets from across the state received during the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Law Enforcement Division's first virtual "ride-along" with a game warden, hunters enjoyed an A-minus mourning dove season opener.

South Dakota Pheasant Survey Shows 64 Percent Decrease

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South Dakota released the results from its highly-anticipated annual pheasant brood survey today, which revealed a 64 percent decrease in statewide pheasant abundance.

Utah Forest Grouse Doing Well

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Four upland game hunts open on Labor Day in Utah.

Pennsylvania Anounces 2013-'14 Waterfowl Seasons

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission has made its selections for the 2013-14 migratory gamebird hunting seasons and bag limits.

Holland & Holland’s Dallas Opening

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On a sultry evening in late May, a hundred or so guests serenaded by violin sipped ancient Dalmore single-malt on the terrace of a building that resembled a French villa, smoked cigars hand-rolled on site, and celebrated the opening of Holland & Holland’s new showroom in Dallas.