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SCI Sues to Challenge African Elephant Importation Ban

April 22, 2014

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Yesterday, Safari Club International filed a lawsuit to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) abrupt and unwarranted bans on the importation of sport-hunted African elephants from Zimbabwe and Tanzania. The FWS issued the importation ban on April 4th without consultation of the nations affected or the hunters impacted. “SCI acted swiftly to develop this lawsuit to correct the errors in the Service’s importation ban decision as well as the harm that the bans will cause to elephant conservation,” said SCI President Craig Kauffman.  “African elephant hunting is an...

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Service Suspends Import of Elephant Trophies from Tanzania and Zimbabwe

April 7, 2014

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a suspension on imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe during calendar year 2014. Questionable management practices, a lack of effective law enforcement and weak governance have resulted in uncontrolled poaching and catastrophic population declines of African elephants in Tanzania. In Zimbabwe, available data, though limited, indicate a significant decline in the elephant population. Anecdotal evidence, such as the widely publicized poisoning last year of 300 elephants in Hwange National Park, suggests...

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MidwayUSA Releases Larry’s Short Stories #51

April 2, 2014

Armadillo with a Thumb Trigger

MidwayUSA is excited to announce the release of "Armadillo with a Thumb Trigger" a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “Some of my fondest memories are the hunting and fishing stories Dad and my uncles shared with us kids back then - generally around the wood stove, and other times in the field,” said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “Unfortunately, it was pure and simple storytelling, so all I have are the memories. Now, as a father and grandfather and having hunted and fished all my life, I am taking the time to write down some of my own...

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DSC Urges Science over Politics in Lion Conservation

March 27, 2014

Dallas Safari Club

Anti-hunting activists have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the African lion as a threatened or endangered species. A decision is expected any day. Dallas Safari Club (DSC) officials are hoping for a ruling that favors science, not petitions. “Political pandering in Washington D.C. won’t help lions,” said Ben Carter, executive director of DSC. “Lions need science-based, practical strategies that fit on-the-ground realities in Africa.” Any listing under the Endangered Species Act could restrict or ban importations of African lion taxidermy, essentially...

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Wild TV’s Series “FLATLINERS” New Season Premieres on March 31

March 26, 2014

FLATLINERS hosts, Brice Folden and Dan Forty.

FLATLINERS, one of Wild TV’s top-rated outdoor shows, returns with an all new season Monday, March 31 at 11 p.m. ET. This season takes viewers to the remote regions of Namibia, Africa showcasing the Himba tribe, and their isolated environment that will captivate viewers. During each half-hour episode, FLATLINERS hosts, Brice Folden and Dan Forty travel the world hunting dangerous and challenging animals. Throughout this season, Folden and Forty show outdoor enthusiasts how to hunt for the biggest game, when you have Mother Nature fighting against you. “Last season is nothing compared...

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MidwayUSA Releases Larry’s Short Stories #50

March 26, 2014

Russell's Giant Hippo

MidwayUSA is excited to announce the release of "Russell’s Giant Hippo" a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “Some of my fondest memories are the hunting and fishing stories Dad and my uncles shared with us kids back then - generally around the wood stove, and other times in the field,” said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “Unfortunately, it was pure and simple storytelling, so all I have are the memories. Now, as a father and grandfather and having hunted and fished all my life, I am taking the time to write down some of my own stories...

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Dense Fog Threatens Alaskan Bear Hunt on Sportsman Channel’s “Outfittersrating TV” Wednesday, March 5

March 5, 2014

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Sub-zero temperatures and dense fog do little to prevent Doug Hamric, host of Outfittersrating TV, from hunting brown bear in his favorite location – Alaska. Hamric locates the perfect brown bear, but the weather forces him to rethink his hunting strategy. The intensity of the hunt quickly escalates when Hamric suddenly realizes camp is no longer in sight. Discover if Hamric can safely navigate through the Alaskan wilderness on this week’s episode of Outfittersrating TV, exclusively on Sportsman Channel, Wednesday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Stunning skies and picturesque mountains...

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“Relentless Pursuit” Caught in a Cape Buffalo Stampede on Sportsman Channel, Friday, Feb. 28

February 27, 2014

Tim Wells, host of Relentless Pursuit.

Spear in hand, Tim Wells, host of Relentless Pursuit, finds himself in the middle of a cape buffalo stampede in Mozambique, Africa, wishing for better odds. The stakes are high on Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American sportsmen and sportswomen, as these African giants suddenly turn deadly. Wells’ spear must be true or his life will be endangered on this high-intensity hunt through Africa. Don’t miss this week’s episode of Relentless Pursuit, exclusively on Sportsman Channel Friday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 p.m....

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Hunter Receives Wrong Horns from $45,000 Hunt, Files Lawsuit

February 20, 2014

Richard Vukasin is willing to sue to get the right set of horns.

Big game hunter Richard Vukasin left his native Montana for Tajikistan in 2012 for a once-in-a-lifetime hunt. It was the culmination of a long-held desire to bag a Marco Polo argali sheep, and was so expensive that Vukasin was only able to afford it once. According to the Courthouse News Service, Vukasin paid $27,500 for the hunt, a trophy fee of $10,000, and more than $8,000 for supplies, permits, and lodging. The hunter was exhilarated when he harvested a Marco Polo sheep high in the Parmir Mountains, but when the horns were...

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Getting Ready for Jackalope Season with Lisa Jane Barron

February 17, 2014

Her grand-dad never broke stride when telling of his jackalope adventures, so when Lisa Jane inherited his license a few years ago, she has continued with the tradition.

Many die-hard hunters and all-around outdoor folk might want to ramp up for jackalope season. To help you, I interviewed the most accomplished jackalope huntress I know, Lisa "Writing Huntress" Jane Barron of North Dakota. A number of the photos contained herein have been adjusted to grayscale, as jackalopes are bloody little buggers and four-color photography can be unnerving. Forewarned. Author's note: Do not attempt jackalope hunting at home; it can be extremely dangerous, including risk of life and limb. Jackalopes are not real....

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