1. 16 mil acres of western public lands is off-limits??
Found by onX Maps and the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership — public land that’s “landlocked” by private land:
> 6.35 mil acres of landlocked state lands in 11 Western states, which joined their 2018 report on 9.52 mil acres of similarly landlocked federal lands in the same region.
2. KY: EHD now in the state.
Last week was IN, guess it’s spreading south?
> A deceased, female whitetail deer recovered from Graves County tested positive for hemorrhagic disease. Hemorrhagic disease is sometimes referred to as “blue tongue” or EHD. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is investigating other possible cases involving 22 deer in 11 counties and expects the number could grow in the coming weeks.
3. WV has a new EHD outbreak too.
> “The disease disappears with the first frost, because the spread of the virus is dependent on small midges…that are killed by cold temperatures.”
4. WY: Black Hills have tons of whitetails.
> …are at “extraordinarily high densities,” with the largest concentration of whitetail deer on public land in the state.
5. MO: Great hunt for disabled vets.
At Big Springs:
> ….Exceptional Warrior Managed Deer Hunt, in partnership with the Foundation for Exceptional Warriors, will be held Nov 9 and 10.
How cool is that? HUGE thank you to all vets.
6. NY: 10-pointer killed by DEC after walking in circles for hours.
Doesn’t sound good — carcass was sent to the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab for testing.
WV: Lyme disease spreading.
8. AZ DNR getting $$ from beer sales.
Just one brand of beer, governor loves it:
> The agency is partnering with a Flagstaff craft brewery to get some money every time someone buys a can of its summer Kolsch style ale, to the tune of a dollar a case. So far Mother Road Brewing Co. has written out a check for $10,000.
9. Busch teams up with the Big Buck Hunter game…
…to donate $$ for wildlife conservation:
> …gives [people] a variety of ways to help support wildlife conservation efforts, the most prominent being the new Busch Big Buck Hunter Permit. Hunters and non-hunters alike can purchase the permits
…for $5, with all proceeds benefiting the National Forest Foundation
> Permits can be swiped at any Big Buck Hunter machine nationwide to unlock a brand-new “Great White Buck.” Every player that successfully hits the White Buck will be entered for a chance to win a Big Buck Hunter arcade game of their own.
10. Inside the Winchester 350 Legend cartridge.
LOT of good details in that American Rifleman post.
11. Sig’s got a new spotty.
> The OSCAR8 is a premium, angled eyepiece 27-55×80 mm spotting scope. Featuring Sig Sauers’s…HDX optical design combining extra-low dispersion glass with high light transmittance glass…to provide unmatched resolution, image contrast, color clarity, and image brightness.
12. Jamaica okays year-round whitetail hunting.
> “There is no restriction on them. There is no deer-shooting season.”
> Game bird hunters have been given the green light to shoot the whitetail deer….
Not sure how big the birds are down there but hope the hunters are carrying deer-sized shells with ’em….