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USFWS Announces Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the agency will expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 13 refuges throughout the Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. The final rule also modifies existing refuge-specific regulations on more than 70 other refuges and wetland management districts. This includes migratory bird, upland game and big game hunting, and sport fishing.

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Loften Wins Henderson 250

Fort Mill, SC – December 6, 2012.  For some, the Henderson 250 was a race to the Best In The Desert (BITD) championship.  For others, it was an opportunity to finish the 2012 BITD season with a bang.  And that’s just what NASCAR standout Justin Lofton did.  For the second year in a row, Lofton captured the Class 1500 win.

“It was an awesome weekend for all of us on the Lofton Racing Team,” said Lofton.  “We were bummed that we missed the pole by two-tenths of a second.  And I know exactly where that’s at, so it’s the most annoying thing in the world.

“We took the pre-runner out in the Sportsman’s Class and were able to get a quick peek at the track to make sure there were no holes out there.”  Lofton continued, “So when we got into the 1500 buggy, it was comforting to know what to expect.  Overall it was a great race.”

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Bears Follow their Noses, so You Should Follow these Tips

May 3, 2016 - With an estimated 35,000 bears, California has a healthy and growing black bear population. In spring hibernating bears emerge from their winter slumber and begin an almost perpetual search for food. It is not uncommon for a black bear to consume up to 20,000 calories a day. Unfortunately, this search can sometimes lead bears into populated areas and conflicts with humans.

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Yamaha Volunteers Return to Rehabilitate San Bernardino National Forest

Eighth Year of Yamaha Employee Volunteer Project to Improve Outdoor Areas and Access

CYPRESS, Calif. – May 2, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees returned to the San Bernardino National Forest this past weekend to volunteer their time in support of projects aiding the popular Summit OHV Staging Area. Working with members of the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the effort represented the eighth year of Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative volunteer projects in one of the nation’s busiest forests.

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Hunter Ed Course Prepares New Hunters for a Safe First Turkey Hunt

Hunter Ed Course is available online at www.HunterEdCourse.com and is the official online hunter education course for Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia hunter education requirements.

Hunter Ed Course uses actual photos with closed captioning and narration so the student can see, hear and read the material for maximum learning retention.  Practice quizzes are sprinkled throughout the hunter safety course to prepare the student for the final exam and if the state requires it, the field day.

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