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Wyoming wolf hunts could open Oct. 1

WYOMING – Wolves will again be managed by Wyoming with a trophy-game hunting season and predator status beginning on Oct.1, following Friday’s publication of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) final delisting rule....

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The Debates: Wildlife conservation vs Animal welfare - Human ego vs Wildlife management - "Right" vs "Wrong"
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Trophy hunting - Wikipedia

Trophy hunting - Wikipedia | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of wild game animals...

 

Trophy hunting has firm supporters and opponents.

 

Public debate about trophy hunting often centres on the question of the morality of sport hunting and the question of the extent to which the money paid by trophy hunters benefits the population of game animals and the local economy.

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http://www.kwoutdoorequipment.com/hunting.html again thank you

I am a very big fan of trophy hunting and this article is very true.  I spent 20 years in the outfitting industry and know first hand what happens when things are not properly managed.  Quality can lead to quanity

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Smiling 'Extreme Huntress' sparks fury posing next to dead giraffe 

Smiling 'Extreme Huntress' sparks fury posing next to dead giraffe  | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Comedian Ricky Gervais led an online backlash against reality television winner and grandmother-of-nine Rebecca Francis after sharing the picture of her posing with the dead animal on Twitter.
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Next they'll be kissing the dead animals to show how much they care!

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Gaza Lion Cubs Now On Sale To Highest Bidder. Here’s How You Can Help

Gaza Lion Cubs Now On Sale To Highest Bidder. Here’s How You Can Help | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In the last few weeks, news outlets around the world have delighted in sharing pictures of two adorable baby lion cubs cavorting with young children in a refugee camp in the war-torn Gaza strip.
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Hunts not the best way to manage bear numbers

Hunts not the best way to manage bear numbers | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Faced with five incidents in Central and North Florida when female Florida black bears (four of whom had cubs with them) injured people, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has responded with a hasty proposal to open a hunting season on Florida black bears.
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A Response To Kendall Jones - The Truth About Hunting - YouTube

Here is my response to Kendall Jones, hunter of wild endangered animals... ★ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/erinjanus ★ Facebook http://www.facebook.com/erin...
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Letter: Poacher penalties not stiff enough

High fines and prison are necessary disincentives to poaching. That’s why the Humane Society of the United States aims to increase penalties for poaching and assist wildlife agencies in their wo
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It’s time to end the grizzly trophy hunt

It’s time to end the grizzly trophy hunt | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • The spring grizzly kill starts April 1 and extends for several weeks, followed by a second fall season. By year’s end, several hundred will have died at the hands of humans, close to 90% shot by trophy hunters, many of them foreign licence holders as the BC government plans …
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Canned Hunting and Cub-Petting are Big Business in South Africa

Canned Hunting and Cub-Petting are Big Business in South Africa | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

South African government must regulate this growing industry to protect lions from trophy hunters and over-eager tourists.

 

It is difficult to imagine an Africa without one of its most popular and revered creatures, the lion. Known by many as the King of the Jungle, the lion has traversed the wide-open spaces of Africa for centuries, capturing the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. Unfortunately, lions no longer roam as freely as they once did...

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Once Upon a Time There Were Wild Animals in Africa

Once Upon a Time There Were Wild Animals in Africa | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Without evening noticing the wild animals in Africa are being domesticated for profit and there’s something you can do about it, rhino, lion
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New Jersey: ‘True facts’ about state’s bear hunt

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Bow hunters have a 55 percent overall wounding rate, averaging 17 shots per kill as documented, independent reports show. A bow hunter with a Warthog compound bow could reach a person, child or pet standing at his back door within a half a second.

 

A May 2014 article showed a bear had a misfired arrow removed from its face and mouth by a vet in Mine Hill. The vet stated, “Normally when they get shot in the face or head you expect them to die in the winter"......

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LETTER: Trophy hunting should stop

LETTER: Trophy hunting should stop | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

I want to comment on the West Kootenay Big Game and Trophy Association’s 58th annual awards banquet.

 

With species fading away, it is disgusting these people are still presenting and bragging about trophies. Trophy hunting robs the gene pool of whatever species of the best to carry on further generations. Help make the 58th banquet be the last. The picture in the ad showed a grizzly bear whose numbers are so low.

 

Trophy hunting is not acceptable and should be a crime, not an event.

Bruce Van Tassell

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Money Talks With A Corrupt Message

Money Talks With A Corrupt Message | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Money Talks With A Corrupt Message - Linda Park has written an important piece that needs to be read and shared and then shared again. The Earth is indeed
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Hunter killed by bull elephant in musth

Hunter killed by bull elephant in musth | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Ian Gibson, a professional hunter for Chifuti Safaris, was killed by an elephant bull while guiding an elephant hunt in Chewore North in the lower Zambezi Valley.
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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Costa Rica announced Monday that a ban on hunting for sport is now in effect, with violators facing three months jail time.
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Lion canned hunting, the person behind the ‘Hunter’

Lion canned hunting, the person behind the ‘Hunter’ | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Firstly, let me introduce you to the gruesome and lucrative industry of canned hunting in South Africa.  It starts at lion farms (around 160 of them in South Africa), where lions are bred.  Shortly after their birth the cubs are taken from their mothers and taken to resorts and other places where tourists can pay to pet and interact with them.  Animal lovers queue too do this, I did, not knowing the fate of these cute affectionate lion cubs.  When these cubs reach an age where they are no longer
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SA mulls regulating rare game breeds

SA mulls regulating rare game breeds | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Rare-coloured animals have become big business in South Africa, causing more farmers to switch from cattle to breeding wildlife.
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We're messing with Mother Nature!

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‘Canned hunting’ methods threaten ethical standards of Texas hunters

‘Canned hunting’ methods threaten ethical standards of Texas hunters | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A disturbing trend in Texas and across the nation is drawing attention from hunters and non-hunters alike — raising deer in captivity, much like livestock, and then releasing them to be hunted as little as 10 days later. Extreme animal husbandry practices such as repeated forced semen collection, artificial insemination, bottle raising and often cavalier use of drugs to create abnormally large antlers are common in this industry, but have no place in wildlife management. Shooting a deer 10 days
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A Visit With The Rescued Lion Cubs in Their Forever Home

A Visit With The Rescued Lion Cubs in Their Forever Home | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
PHOTOS What a treat to actually see the rescued lion cubs George and Yame knowing we helped a bit to make it possible.
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Saved from the Cub Petting and Canned Hunting industry!

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End of the game for Namibia

End of the game for Namibia | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Having been involved in Namibia's community-based conservation programme over the past 20 years, Christiaan Bakkes is questioning whether the programme is still the success it has been hailed as.
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8 Endangered Species Still Hunted

8 Endangered Species Still Hunted | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Hunting for sport, for trophies, and for food is a very popular enterprise around the world. For many people, shooting an animal and watching it fall is a
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Corey Knowlton's quest to import trophy of endangered rhino granted by USFW

In a decision that's certain to rile animal rights activists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the last hurdle in the way of Corey Knowlton's quest. More than a year after the wealthy Texan submitted the winning $350,000 bid for a Namibian government permit at a Dallas auction to shoot the animal, the agency announced that it approved his application for a separate U.S. permit to import the animal's carcass back home as a trophy.


As soon as Knowlton verifies that funds sitting in an escrow account have been wired to Namibia, a Fish and Wildlife official said, the permit is his.....

 

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Victory for lions as Australia announces ban on bringing animal trophies into country

Victory for lions as Australia announces ban on bringing animal trophies into country | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
HUNTERS who travel to Africa to shoot lions will no longer be able to bring their trophies home with them, following an import ban announced this evening.
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South African Ranchers Breed Mutant Animals to Hunt

South African Ranchers Breed Mutant Animals to Hunt | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Let's breed strange, beautiful animals just to shoot them, because that's not depressing at all.

 

You could put $50,000 toward the downpayment for a house, but why throw your money away like that when you could plunk it down to hunt a specially bred mutant animal on a ranch in South Africa?

 

Yes, you read that correctly. According to a Bloomberg report, ranchers like Barry York find animals with different-than-normal appearances, capture them, and breed them, with the hopes that their variations will pass on to offspring. The result? White lions, golden gnu, white impalas ... animals rarely seen in nature but available to hunt on these South African ranches. For a price, that is. It costs $30,000 to $50,000 for the chance to go trophy hunting....

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We're getting worse not better!

Trophy hunting really must be made social unacceptable!

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Hundreds of Grizzly Bears Will Die in Barbaric Trophy Hunt

Hundreds of Grizzly Bears Will Die in Barbaric Trophy Hunt | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

The spring grizzly kill starts April 1. By year’s end, several hundred will have died at the hands of humans, close to 90 percent shot by trophy hunters...

 

Watching grizzly bears catch and eat salmon as they swim upstream to spawn is an unforgettable experience. Many people love to view the wild drama. Some record it with photos or video. But a few want to kill the iconic animals—not to eat, just to put their heads on a wall or coats on a floor....

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What is it about putting a dead head on your wall or on your floor?

Where's the respect for a living breathing being?

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It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions

It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions - Last week I published a piece by Orla Mannion - a young woman who lives in Ireland - and a very committed
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