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California Officials Move to Outlaw Predator Hunting Contests

April 22, 2014

Following a petition by animal rights advocates, wildlife officials in California have proposed banning predator hunting contests.

The California Fish and Game Commission met last Wednesday in Ventura County and voted 3-2 to propose an end to predator hunting competitions. According to KCET, the proposed law would make it illegal to offer a reward for hunting predators, such as coyotes, effectively eliminating bounties and predator hunting contests. "Most people are shocked to learn that it is legal to kill coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and other wildlife as part of a tournament for prizes and 'recreational...

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L.W.F.C. Approves Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations, Turkey Hunting Seasons, Turkey Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules for Upcoming Seasons

April 4, 2014

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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 General and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) rules and regulations at their April 3 meeting. The season dates approved include the 2015 Turkey season and associated rules and regulations. The notices of intent presented in January by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the upcoming hunting seasons were approved with amendments made subsequently in February and March, and following the public comment period. Changes in the final approvals include but...

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Utah DWR Offers Hunters $10,000 Contracts for Coyotes

April 3, 2014

Utah wildlife officials are currently determining whether targeted coyote removal means deer fawns have a better chance at survival.

The growing number of coyotes in Utah and the threat they present to mule deer led to the creation of the state's Predator Control Program in 2012. By the time wildlife officials ended the program's first year last June, more than $380,000 was paid out to 1,055 participating hunters and trappers. What many may not know, however, is that the state also awarded 13 contracts to high-performing hunters for work between December 2013 and June 2014. According to the Read more »

GAMO Squirrel Master Classic…an Instant Classic

March 27, 2014

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The gates of the Southern Sportsman Lodge in Montgomery, Alabama closed at the end of the 1st annual Squirrel Master Classic, the action has come to an end at the competition and everyone was returning home, everyone was really happy with the experience…everyone except the hunted squirrels. The 1st Annual Squirrel Master Classic was held on Feb. 19th and 20th 2014 hosted by Gamo Outdoor USA, world renowned manufacturer of high-end adult air guns partnering with Buckmasters organization. The hunting competition/TV event involved some of the...

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Dogging Yotes: Using Man’s Best Friend to Hunt Coyotes

March 19, 2014

Hunting coyotes with dogs is flat-out enjoyable! Just remember that it takes snow, several hunters, and permission to hunt lots of ground to get started. Image copyright iStockPhoto/thejack.

There are several ways to hunt coyotes. Calling them in is always an exciting and rewarding way to pursue them, yet it can sometimes humble even the savviest of hunters---let alone those that are new to the sport. Baiting them, where it is legal to do so, is another viable and productive option. This usually requires you to place the bait somewhere you can be within sight of most of the time. Then there is running them with dogs, which can be a very effective way to get the job done to do your part to help protect fawns and small game. Coyote hunting fills a void during our coldest months...

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Delaware Coyote Season Nets Exactly One Harvest

March 18, 2014

Coyotes are proving to be elusive in Delaware, with only one animal reported harvested in the state's inaugural (and brief) season.

Delaware's first coyote hunting season ended with just one reported harvest in the entire state. According to the Journal News, the unlucky canine was a male taken by a deer hunter on January 23. Despite the abbreviated season, wildlife officials are a bit surprised by the single coyote killed. "Having only one harvested coyote reported during the new coyote hunting and trapping seasons was a bit of a surprise," said David Saveikis, director of the state's Division of...

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Tails from the Squirrel Master Classic

February 28, 2014

The author's "Bone Collector One" team after the Squirrel Master Classic's morning hunt, with 14 squirrels in the bag.

Though I wasn't sure what to expect, I had a plan going in to the 2014 Gamo Squirrel Master Classic. I had been asked to come and participate in a squirrel hunting competition. Since I most frequently encounter squirrels when I deer hunt, my rather silly plan was to act like I was deer hunting. I even joked that a deer would ruin my squirrel hunt. Man, was I right. Before I could even arrive at the Southern Sportsman Lodge in Montgomery, Alabama, my trip was derailed when a deer ran across the road, causing my car to head into a ditch, and resulting in me missing my flight. I thought my...

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This Week on MOJO TV – Settling the Score with Canadian Coyotes Part 2

February 28, 2014

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The coyotes continue to the call in Alberta, Canada.  Ranchland Guides, Rob Reynolds and Matt Kelly square off to see who can guide the MOJO fellas to the most coyote kills.  Tension runs high as a nice cash tip awaits the victor.  Also, Rob finds out that Coyotes are actually "lap dogs" in one of the craziest Coyote stands MOJO has filmed. Watch the preview: http://bit.ly/1d8yG5q The new episode, "SETTLING THE SCORE WITH CANADIAN COYOTES, PART 2," will premiere this Saturday (3/1) on the Sportsman Channel....

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This Week on MOJO TV – Settling the Score with Canadian Coyotes, Part 1

February 21, 2014

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Terry, Mike and the Crew head north of the Border to Alberta, Canada, in pursuit of World Class Coyote hunting.  The weather is cold but the coyote hunting is hot.  So hot, we have to make this episode a two part series.  Buckle up! Watch the preview: http://youtu.be/fp07d46vQp0 The new episode, "SETTLING THE SCORE WITH CANADIAN COYOTES, PART 1," will premiere this Saturday (2/22) on the Sportsman Channel....

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Bobcats and Coyotes: Most Wanted Predators

February 19, 2014

Bobcats and coyotes: two of ScentBlocker Most Wanted's high-profile targets.

For years I’ve had a bobcat on my "most wanted" list! I’ve seen them in Illinois, but there is no season so I could never take the shot. While hunting a few weeks ago in Alabama, I saw some bobcat tracks on the way out of my deer stand. Just a year before I had a chance to shoot a bobcat from the same deer stand, but when the opportunity came I wasn't sure that the season was even in, so I had to pass. This year I made certain the season was in and after seeing the tracks, my "most wanted" went from a buck to a bobcat! I even told my cameraman that I'd take a shot if the chance arose,...

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