Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project Completed at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Stakeholders in the Saginaw Bay watershed are seeing positive environmental impacts this fall thanks to work completed by Ducks Unlimited and others.

DU and its partners recently celebrated the completion of the first-ever Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) habitat conservation project, which restored 141 acres of wetlands in the Flint River floodplain at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. The project was made possible by a $99,750 grant awarded to DU through GLRI, a federal program designed to target the most significant problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem, including habitat conservation, invasive aquatic species, non-point source pollution and contaminated sediment. Read more

RMEF Moves to Fight Wolf Lawsuit

MISSOULA, Mont.-The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is seeking to defend the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s authority to manage and control wolves as part of a state-approved plan.

Oregon wildlife officials recently announced the agency would use lethal means to stop two wolves known to habitually kill livestock in Wallowa County. Animal rights and wolf activist groups sued the state, claiming that any loss of wolves could cause “irreparable harm” to wolf recovery in Oregon. That argument was rejected in a previous lawsuit heard in a Montana federal court. But an Oregon court granted a temporary stay to stop the search for the two wolves until the legal merits of the case can be considered.  Read more

Congress Considers Testimony on Lawsuit Reform

The abuses by animal-rights groups and environmentalists have gone on far too long.  It’s good to see that this proposed legislation is moving forward…

MISSOULA, Mont.-In testimony before a Congressional committee, Boone and Crockett Club president emeritus Lowell E. Baier told committee members that H.R. 1996, the Government Savings Litigation Act, will help America’s fish, wildlife and natural resources agencies do their jobs.

The legislation will benefit conservation and sound wildlife management by bringing fairness, transparency and accountability to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). Read more

IDNR Conservation Police Make Arrests in Deer Poaching Case

Giant buck valued at $35,000…

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Charges have been filed against three individuals after an 11-month investigation by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Office of Law Enforcement in a deer poaching case. The three men were cited for numerous Wildlife Code violations including the illegal take of a potential state-record whitetail deer, and now face charges through the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office. Read more

Michigan’s New Draft of Elk Management Plan

With everything in constant change, Michigan’s elk herd must be managed, as well.

The draft goals are as follows:

  • Goal 1: Manage for a sustainable elk population in balance with the habitat.
  • Goal 2: Use hunting as the primary method to control elk numbers, herd composition and distribution.
  • Goal 3: Enhance public understanding of elk in Michigan.

There is a public open house set for Wednesday, November 9 from 7-9 PM at the Eagles Hall in Gaylord; 515 S. Wisconsin Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735. The DNR will solicit public input on the draft plan at this time.

The entire plan is here:

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/Elk_Plan_Draft_8_26_11__2__366379_7.pdf

National Zoo employee found guilty of attempted animal cruelty

A Washington, D.C Superior Court judge found Nico Dauphine guilty of attempted cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor. She faces a maximum of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 21.  Seems she likes birds much more than cats.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/national-zoo-employee-found-guilty-of-attempted-animal-cruelty/2011/10/31/gIQAIUNWaM_story.html

Auction Items Listed on Gunbroker.com

Hey bidder, bidder… going once, twice, sold! Don’t miss out on a chance to get some great deals through POMA’s (Professional Outdoor Media Association) Holiday Auctions. Thanks to the generosity of Corporate Partner and Media Member donations, POMA is able to offer incredible items, that could end up being incredible steals. Thanks to this auction session’s donors Hawke Optics, Swarovski, Caldwell, Aimpoint and Tri-Tronics. These auctions end 11/10/11.

We have some fantastic items selling right now on GunBroker.com, and we’ll be posting more – several times each week – through the new year. Finding the POMA Gunbroker listings is easy. Read more

Donate $2 to the NWTF Through Bass Pro Shops for a Chance to Win Great Prizes

Bass Pro Shops and the NWTF’s longstanding partnership is on display during October as they team up to support conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

Donate just $2 to the NWTF through Bass Pro Shops during October and enter for a chance to win amazing prizes, including:

  • 2011 NWTF Gun of the Year, a Fausti 12-gauge over/under
  • $1,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card
  • 7-piece NWTF luggage set
  • Taurus Judge .410/.45 LC revolver
  • $500 Bass Pro Shops gift card

Donate to the NWTF, and be entered for your chance to win, today by visiting any Bass Pro Shops location or by clicking http://basspro.com/nwtf.

For firearm and other restrictions, please see official rules.

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