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DFW reduces deer tag numbers in popular Eastern Sierra zones

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com The Department of Fish and Wildlife has dramatically reduced deer tag numbers in X9a, X9b, and X12 for the 2017 hunting season after 16 to 23 percent declines in these deer herds that live in the … Continue reading

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Trump executive order asks for review of recent large National Monuments

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com Since the passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906, Presidents have set aside federal lands as National Monuments by fiat. Wand strokes. Kingly decrees. Any public input was usually one-sided and partisan or interest-group driven. The act … Continue reading

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2016 – 2017 Shooting Time Table for Bird Hunting Southern California

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Raahauge’s Shooting Sports Fair June 3rd – June 5th

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Inmates are running the asylum:Anti-gun laws keep getting crazier

There was bad news this week for gun owners in California: three of the four anti-gun laws heard in the Assembly’s public safety committee passed out of that committee in their march to become the latest batch of senseless gun … Continue reading

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Grizzlies proposed for removal from endangered species listing

The environmental loon community is apoplectic this week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it was moving forward with the proposal to remove the grizzly bear in the greater Yellowstone region from the list of endangered species. The grizzly … Continue reading

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Musings on hunting as this year’s seasons end

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com This is the last weekend of the last of the popular hunting seasons in California, with waterfowl and upland birds seasons drawing to a close Jan. 31. For those of us who are avid quail and … Continue reading

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Exasperated over latest gun control bills

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com It is exasperating. Two anti-gun bills that will do nothing to solve crime, stop terrorist attacks, or increase the public safety have already been introduced into the California legislature this year. AB 1663, introduced by Assemblyman … Continue reading

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Mojave Preserve shuts down wildlife water restoration again

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com Here we go again. Until this year, the volunteers for Cliff McDonald’s Water for Wildlife have worked on the Mojave National Preserve repairing and restoring wildlife water. Over a nine year period, the volunteers have restored … Continue reading

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Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Set for 2015-2016 Season

The California Fish and Game Commission adopted the 2015-16 waterfowl hunting regulations on Aug. 5. The season length for brant in the Northern Brant and Balance of State Brant special management areas was increased to 37 days and the canvasback … Continue reading

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