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Hunting having little impact on wolf population

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
Apr 4 2014 - 11:34am

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies are showing resilience as states adopt increasingly aggressive tactics to drive down their numbers through hunting, trapping and government-sponsored pack removals.

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Guide suffers eye injury after "flurry" of shots from Huntsville hunting party aiming at pheasant

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 22 2014 - 7:20pm

PARADISE -- A hunting guide suffered an eye injury after he was hit by three shotgun pellets while leading a group from Huntsville pheasant hunting on a private Cache County ranch, authorities said.Craig Bingham, 60, of Paradise, was transported to Logan Regional Hospital, where he was expected to have surgery on his eye, according to the Cache...

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Should bears or wolves be hunted for their fur?

Krystal Ruiz
Feb 24 2014 - 10:26am

Once, while watching the news with my dad, I heard a reporter talking about open season for hunting. Now this didn't seem very strange to me, considering I have many friends who hunt deer and elk and different kinds of birds, but it shocked me when the reporter mentioned wolves and bears. Though I knew my friends hunted for food, it never occurred...

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Big game outfitter charged with maiming mountain lions so they are easier to hunt

The Associated Press
Jan 8 2014 - 3:12pm

DENVER  -- Federal authorities have accused a Colorado man and a guide from Oregon of illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats as part of a scheme to make hunting the cats easier for their clients.

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Hunter in Idaho pushes post-Christmas wolf derby

John Miller, The Associated Press
Dec 20 2013 - 3:15pm

BOISE, Idaho --An Idaho outfitter is organizing a post-Christmas contest where two-person teams of hunters will be awarded $2,000 in cash prizes and trophies for shooting wolves and coyotes, angering animal advocates who brand it as a "wolf slaughter."Shane McAfee, who guides clients on hunts around Salmon, Idaho, downplays the bloodlust angle of...

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Grouse hunt season coming to a close soon

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 19 2013 - 9:08pm

December can be a great month to hunt forest grouse in Utah.As the state's big game hunts wind down, upland game hunters have more of the mountains to themselves. For forest grouse hunters, that means more time in higher elevations during the last month of the hunt.Utah's forest grouse hunt ends Dec. 31. As the hunt enters its final two weeks,...

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VIDEO: Plenty of waterfowl, not as much water

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 4 2013 - 4:33pm

They're called waterfowl for a reason, and with water at a premium this year, the ducks that thousands of Utahns love to hunt are having to make do with less of it.That makes for a mixed bag for Utah duck hunters: While less open water means the ducks are more concentrated and easier to find, it also means reduced mobility for boats and the...

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VIDEO: I took two shots, got no ducks, and cold, cold hands.

Briana Scroggins
Nov 22 2013 - 11:38pm

Outreach Manager for the Department of Natural Resources Phil Douglass, Kevin Malaska, of Farmington, and Dave Casperson, of Plain City, went duck hunting for the day at Willard Bay in Box Elder County on November 21, 2013. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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Hunting having little impact on wolf population

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
Apr 4 2014 - 11:34am

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies are showing resilience as states adopt increasingly aggressive tactics to drive down their numbers through hunting, trapping and government-sponsored pack removals.

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Guide suffers eye injury after "flurry" of shots from Huntsville hunting party aiming at pheasant

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 22 2014 - 7:20pm

PARADISE -- A hunting guide suffered an eye injury after he was hit by three shotgun pellets while leading a group from Huntsville pheasant hunting on a private Cache County ranch, authorities said.Craig Bingham, 60, of Paradise, was transported to Logan Regional Hospital, where he was expected to have surgery on his eye, according to the Cache...

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VIDEO: Plenty of waterfowl, not as much water

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 4 2013 - 4:33pm

They're called waterfowl for a reason, and with water at a premium this year, the ducks that thousands of Utahns love to hunt are having to make do with less of it.That makes for a mixed bag for Utah duck hunters: While less open water means the ducks are more concentrated and easier to find, it also means reduced mobility for boats and the...

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VIDEO: I took two shots, got no ducks, and cold, cold hands.

Briana Scroggins
Nov 22 2013 - 11:38pm

Outreach Manager for the Department of Natural Resources Phil Douglass, Kevin Malaska, of Farmington, and Dave Casperson, of Plain City, went duck hunting for the day at Willard Bay in Box Elder County on November 21, 2013. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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VIDEO: 11,000 pheasants released into prime public hunting areas

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 2 2013 - 3:26pm

OGDEN -- More than 11,000 pheasants will be released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on public hunting areas during this season's pheasant hunt.The 11,000 birds are more than six times the number released last fall and 20 times the number released in 2011.

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Hiker talks about encounter with 'goat man' on Ben Lomond Peak

This photo shows what appears to be a man dressed as a mountain goat at the top of Ben Lomond Peak above Ogden. (Contributed by Coty Creighton)

Scott Schwebke
Jul 19 2012 - 11:19am

OGDEN -- The photographer who says he took pictures of a man in a fur-covered goat suit crawling on his hands and knees near a wild goat herd in the hills near Ben Lomond Peak has come forward. Coty Creighton, who is the design director for JDHgroup based in Ogden, told the Standard-Examiner on Thursday that he took the photos on the morning of...

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GALLERY: Pheasants Released Before Start of Hunting Season

Mason Asay, center, releases a pheasant at Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area under the watch of Randy Berger, right, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Berger, the wetland manager, released over 300 pheasants the day before the start of hunting season. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Nov 1 2013 - 11:22pm

Picture gallery from the release of over 300 pheasants at Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area in Box Elder County on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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GALLERY: Life of a game warden: Investigating an illegal kill

Mike Kinghorn, conservation officer with DWR, skins a haunch of a deer to retrieve a bullet Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 outside Snowville. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 19 2013 - 10:28pm

Mike Kinghorn, a conservation officer with DWR, received a call Saturday about a potential poaching Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. These photos follow him through his investigation.

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GALLERY: General rifle deer hunt opening day

Eddy Zamora scans a ridge with his scope Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, while hunting near Willard Peak Road. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 19 2013 - 10:12pm

An estimated 60,000 people went to the hills to partake in Utah's biggest hunt, the general rifle deer hunt, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

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VIDEO: Plenty of waterfowl, not as much water

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 4 2013 - 4:33pm

They're called waterfowl for a reason, and with water at a premium this year, the ducks that thousands of Utahns love to hunt are having to make do with less of it.That makes for a mixed bag for Utah duck hunters: While less open water means the ducks are more concentrated and easier to find, it also means reduced mobility for boats and the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Dec 4 2013 - 4:33pm


VIDEO: I took two shots, got no ducks, and cold, cold hands.

Briana Scroggins
Nov 22 2013 - 11:38pm

Outreach Manager for the Department of Natural Resources Phil Douglass, Kevin Malaska, of Farmington, and Dave Casperson, of Plain City, went duck hunting for the day at Willard Bay in Box Elder County on November 21, 2013. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 22 2013 - 11:38pm


VIDEO: 11,000 pheasants released into prime public hunting areas

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 2 2013 - 3:26pm

OGDEN -- More than 11,000 pheasants will be released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on public hunting areas during this season's pheasant hunt.The 11,000 birds are more than six times the number released last fall and 20 times the number released in 2011.

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GALLERY: Pheasants Released Before Start of Hunting Season

Mason Asay, center, releases a pheasant at Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area under the watch of Randy Berger, right, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Berger, the wetland manager, released over 300 pheasants the day before the start of hunting season. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Nov 1 2013 - 11:22pm

Picture gallery from the release of over 300 pheasants at Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area in Box Elder County on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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GALLERY: Life of a game warden: Investigating an illegal kill

Mike Kinghorn, conservation officer with DWR, skins a haunch of a deer to retrieve a bullet Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 outside Snowville. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 19 2013 - 10:28pm

Mike Kinghorn, a conservation officer with DWR, received a call Saturday about a potential poaching Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. These photos follow him through his investigation.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 20 2013 - 12:30am


GALLERY: General rifle deer hunt opening day

Eddy Zamora scans a ridge with his scope Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, while hunting near Willard Peak Road. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 19 2013 - 10:12pm

An estimated 60,000 people went to the hills to partake in Utah's biggest hunt, the general rifle deer hunt, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 19 2013 - 10:12pm


Hiker talks about encounter with 'goat man' on Ben Lomond Peak

This photo shows what appears to be a man dressed as a mountain goat at the top of Ben Lomond Peak above Ogden. (Contributed by Coty Creighton)

Scott Schwebke
Jul 19 2012 - 11:19am

OGDEN -- The photographer who says he took pictures of a man in a fur-covered goat suit crawling on his hands and knees near a wild goat herd in the hills near Ben Lomond Peak has come forward. Coty Creighton, who is the design director for JDHgroup based in Ogden, told the Standard-Examiner on Thursday that he took the photos on the morning of...

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GALLERY: Take Back Utah rally, August 28, 2010

Michael Friberg, Standard-Examiner staff
Aug 28 2010 - 10:46pm

See images from the Take Back Utah rally held at the Utah Capitol

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