Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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The definition of the word HUNT is “to chase or search for game or other wild animals for the purpose of catching or killing.” ” Obviously the dictionary does not equate hunting with conservation. It is obvious that hunting is NOT conservation.

Birds, Hunters, and Lead

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In what some might see as an unlikely alliance, wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, and – yes – hunters have banded together to convince those who hunt to use copper bullets instead of lead. And please share the Vimeo video The Non-Lead Hunter with anyone you know who hunts.

Middle East Hunters Promise to Stop Slaughtering Birds

Green Prophet

But now a group of hunters from the region have signed a new Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting aimed at improving the situation. WILLING to catalyze the formation of responsible hunting groups that will adopt the Code of Best Practices.

The Plume Hunter

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I’ve just finished reading THE PLUME HUNTER (Torrey House Press, December 2011) by Renée Thompson. In this captivating book, Thompson explores the motivation behind hunters who shot birds to sell feathers for women’s hats at the turn of the nineteenth century.

The Zebra Mussel Hunter

Nature Conservancy - Science

It seems like hunting unicorns. But for sheer difficulty and pure tedium, maybe nothing tops the hunt for a tiny creature that rarely moves. I’ll admit there is a thrill in searching, like a weird Easter egg hunt.

Machi the Whimbrel Gunned Down by Hunters

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And though the satellite transmitter let Machi be tracked it did not protect it from the hunters’ guns. It is estimated that tens of thousands of shorebirds continue to be taken annually by hunting clubs on just these three islands. Conservation hunting shorebirds

Hunting and Conservation: A Personal Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

My hunting partner, Lindsey, was wedged in the back of the plane between backpacks and rifle cases, probably thinking the same thing. We were starting a 10-day hunting trip into the front range of the Mackenzie Mountains. Hunting isn’t just about killing or hanging a head on your wall.

Why I Would Never F*ck A Trophy Hunter.

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Shoot for the Stars in October’s Hunter Moon.

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This October is one that has been called the month of the hunt and it is a month to draw us out into the wilds and into our own deepest desires. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality goddess Hunter's Moon huntress Diana october Roman Goddess the hunt wildest desires

Stop the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Hunt! (Again)

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Yes, the earth has gone around the sun twice since the uproar from birders and other lovers of wildlife managed to convince the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to table the idea of hunting Sandhill Cranes in Tennessee for two years. Cancel the 17-year-old annual festival, and propose a hunting season on cranes. If it’s an attempt to resuscitate the slowly dying sport of hunting, it’s ill-advised, and unlikely to have the desired effect.

What’s in a Name: Snipe Hunt

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Real snipe hunting, for those that partake of such practices, is a daytime activity that involves guns and being able to track the birds’ rapid flight from cover. It seems more likely that common practices like spotlighting and netting informed both the real and the prank hunters.

Maltese Hunters Legally Massacre Egypt’s Protected Birds (Video)

Green Prophet

In the video below the jump, Maltese hunters are depicted shooting Eagles, Falcons, Vultures and other protected bird species. The Avian Influenza outbreak had at least one positive outcome in Egypt: it kept both local and migratory birds safe from hunters. A surge in hunting trips.

Can This Man Turn Hunters & Anglers Into Climate Activists?

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Todd Tanner, hunter and climate activist. Todd Tanner sees 37 million American hunters and anglers, and he sees a force that could actually get something done for climate change. Why not make climate change relevant to hunters, to evangelicals , to conservatives , to parents?

Serial Porcupine Hunter Gets Seven Months in Jail

Green Prophet

Dubbed by locals as a “serial porcupine hunter,” Rami Fahmawhi has a longstanding track record of hunting porcupines, which are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a protected species of least concern.

Pakistan shoots down illegal Arab hunting

Green Prophet

Last year, Green Prophet broadcast the alarming news of a Saudi prince who poached thousands of protected birds during a 21-day hunting safari in Pakistan. The hunters use falcons to kill the birds; special hunting permits also allow temporary import and re-export of the falcons.

Nature Strikes Back: Notorious Hunter meets his Karma.

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The Freedom of the Hunter. ~ Rich Wright

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The media portrays hunters as a bunch of trigger happy "good ole'' boys" with too much testosterone and not enough brains. Reality television glorifies this stereotype, and people make a lot of money in return.

Kentucky’s Crane Hunt-It Ain’t Over…

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For those of you who’ve been following the drama unfolding in Kentucky regarding a sandhill crane hunt, there’s bad news. An eight-member commission unanimously approved the hunt proposal in early June. That dog don’t hunt.

Fox Off Hunters!

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So, why is it that just over a week has passed since the general election in the United Kingdom and already the Conservative government has announced plans to overturn the 2004 ban on fax hunting. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today abuse animal rights animals fox foxes hunting Ricky Gervais

Hunters Burn Hunting Gear, Vow to Stop Killing Wildlife

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In Iran 19 hunters swore to give up on their animal killing ways and encourage their peers to do the same by destroying their hunting gear. Read More The post Hunters Burn Hunting Gear, Vow to Stop Killing Wildlife appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Killing Fields: Egyptians Hunt Down Migratory Birds

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It is a little known fact outside of conservation and hunting circles, Sherif Baha el Din from Nature Conservation Egypt told The Guardian, but Egyptian hunters will destroy thousands of migratory birds in the coming weeks as they make their way from Europe back to Africa for the winter.

Hunters, Loggers and Snowmachiners Oppose Possible Maine National Park

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Several representatives of hunting, logging and snowmobiling groups gathered in Augusta, Maine’s capitol city to debate a proposed national park which would occupy the area east of Baxter State Park , famous for Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak.

Ricky Gervais Tells Hunters To Fox Off: Plus an Unexpected Ironic Twist. {Chilling Video}

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The Prime Minister in the United Kingdom believes that people should have the “freedom to hunt” and as soon as he was reelected as Prime Minister he announced plans to overturn the.

The Hardcore Huntress: When Hunting Becomes Immoral. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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WATCH: Adorable Fawn Licks Barrel of Hunter’s Gun

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These hunters were not expecting to encounter such a bold baby deer. Read More The post WATCH: Adorable Fawn Licks Barrel of Hunter’s Gun appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Video hunting

Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

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This event brought widespread attention to the fact that people are still hunting shorebirds for recreation and subsistence in parts of the world. The Snipe Hunt: Myth and Reality. 1910: The Shea White Plumage Act protected egrets, herons, gulls, and terns from feather hunting.

Iowa Dove Hunters Will Use Lead Shot

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A panel of the Iowa legislature decided to ignore common sense, wildlife professionals, and Iowa’s own Natural Resources Commission and allow lead shot to be used for the new Mourning Dove hunting season. This decision is just plain dumb. Hat-tip to John. Asides

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Iowa to Allow Hunting of Mourning Doves

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For the first time since 1918 hunters will be able to hunt Mourning Doves in Iowa – but with one big caveat. Lead ammunition will not be allowed. Thoughts? Asides

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Hilary Duff Tells Hunter Kendall Jones She Should Be Ashamed

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Teen hunter Kendall Jones continues to make headlines for her controversial hunting of endangered species in Africa. Read More The post Hilary Duff Tells Hunter Kendall Jones She Should Be Ashamed appeared first on Ecorazzi.

October Hunter’s Super Moon & Embracing the Horned God on Halloween.

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The full moon in October is traditionally known as the Hunter’s Moon. On October 15, 2016, the Hunter’s Moon brings in the energy of the Horned God. The Horned God is the God of the forest groves, mountain wilds, fields, flocks and hunting.

Bag Limit? We Don’t Need No Stinking Bag Limit!

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As has often been said in these quarters, in general us bird bloggers don’t have many quarrels with hunters. Birders and hunters usually share the same conservation goals and sometimes work together to advance them. And responsible hunting practices seldom pose a threat to birders’ quarry. Note, I said responsible hunting practices. Most hunters follow them, but there are always a few bad apples. News bustard Houbara Bustard hunters hunting Pakistan

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Is Sport Hunting on its Way Out in Israel?

Green Prophet

Wild Boars are hunted illegally as well. Wildlife in Israel have always been under threat from economic over-development and hunting, including poaching by migrant farm workers. Local Druze for instance are hunting porcupine to extinction. Photo : Haaretz/Nir Kafri.

Ricky Gervais Renames Hunters as ‘C*nters’

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Ricky Gervais tweets about the "fairness" of hunting, as well as his new word: c*nting. Read More The post Ricky Gervais Renames Hunters as ‘C*nters’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News ricky gervais

Shed Hunting Rules & Regulations You Must Know

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Shed antler hunting, the sport of heading out to elk or deer trails to collect fallen antlers, has been rapidly growing in popularity over the last decade. Studies show that hunters are increasingly taking to the trails to hunt for these lucrative trophies, which can sell for up to $10 per pound in some cases. […].

Another Effort to Ban Hunting with Lead Bullets

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You’d think it would be a no-brainer but sadly hunters are resistant to a lead-bullet ban. Over a hundred organizations have again petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead in hunting – a move opposed by many hunting groups. In California, where there is already a ban to protect released California Condors , the Ventana Wildlife Society is giving away non-lead ammunition with the hope that it will encourage hunters to follow the law.

No Surprise, Except Hunters Will Still Use Lead

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Two new studies “add scientific evidence that hunters’ lead ammunition often finds its way into carrion-eating birds, such as eagles and turkey vultures.&# So when will conservation-minded hunters stop using lead ammunition? Surely the hunters who come onto 10,000 Birds to talk about what great conservationists hunters are will agree that lead ammunition should not be used to hunt? Why, then, is lead still used to hunt?

Cecil the Lion’s Son Murdered “Legally” by Trophy Hunter.

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40 Iranian hunters make very public stunt over giving up their guns

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A local Iranian activist group Tavana is reporting that 40 notorious hunters from Iran have publicly given up the hunt. The display and oath to give up hunting animals forever coincided with Caspian Environment Week. I am on the fence about hunting game.

How About a No-Hunting Stamp?

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Ingrid Taylar at The Free Quark is in the middle of an astute inquiry into the issue of non-hunters and the NWR system as well as potential alternatives to the status quo. I urge conservation minded readers to engage in a dialog with Ingrid, here on 10,000 Birds , and anywhere else we can get out the message that hunters and anglers aren’t the only supporters of habitat preservation!

A Treasure Hunt for Prairie Wildflowers

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Each year, Nature Conservancy staff engage in a treasure hunt. This means that our treasure hunters have a smaller selection of options when it comes to building a seed mix. Our treasure hunters still go out each year, looking to collect whatever nature has produced for us that season.

Conservationist Hunters Should Find a New Party

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Though I will always question to some degree the motivation behind hunters’ conservation initiatives I find it fascinating that the current Republican Party, completely in thrall to the Tea Party budget hackers, is seriously angering one of their traditional constituencies. Will hunting conservationists cross the aisle to a party where conservationists actually exist? Here’s hoping hunters – and their organizations – agree!

Hunters Bleed Green, Republicans See Red?

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It is an indisputable though counterintuitive fact that hunters and fishers are some of the most dedicated naturalists available to the environmental movement. Hunters vote Republican, but Republican’s don’t vote green. Climate Change Green News hunting republicans wildlif

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

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Hunting and fire — wartilpa and waru — are inextricably linked for the Martu people, the traditional owners of the Western Desert. In winter, the Martu burn as they hunt to clear away the spinifex grass, making it easier to locate goanna burrows and tracks in the rust-colored sands.