News roundup: Nov. 10-14
Here are the highlights from this week in hunting news.
10-year mule deer restoration project kicks off
Wyoming mule deer are getting a much-needed boost from state wildlife officials. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office and Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) have completed the first portion of one of the most extensive mule deer restoration projects the state has ever seen. The ten-year, $3 million habitat project for mule deer will cover nearly 30,000 acres in the Wyoming Range, extending from south and east of LaBarge to northwest of Big Piney, Wyoming. Read more here.
World record (P&Y) grizzly
Rodney Debias' impressive grizzly has an initial P&Y score of 27 3/16", which is a full inch larger than the existing world record. The grizzly is entered into the current, ongoing 29th Recording Period, but it will need to be panel judged before the national convention to finalize the bear skull. Read more here.
30 elk killed in unethical hunt
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) wardens say some 30 elk were killed on Oct. 26, an unknown number were injured and an illegally killed spike bull elk shot and left to waste. Officials also seized a 5x5 bull from one of the shooters. Read more here.
Uptick in poaching from Alaska energy workers
Hunting season is prime time for trespassers, and nobody seems to know that better than the rural landowners in South Peace, Alaska. Several ranchers are claiming that the upsurge in energy development has brought with it hunters who pay no attention to property boundaries and who give little respect to the land, littering beer cans and leaving wounded and dead animals to waste away. Read more here.