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Idaho Poachers Who Illegally Took 16 Elk, 3 Deer Face Fines and Jail Time

Travis Smola
Poaching

Six men sentenced for poaching of numerous trophy animals. With the crazy negative news cycle of 2020, we will take any good news we can get at this point. Six poachers now must pay over $75,000 in reimbursement over a 2018 elk and mule deer poaching case in Idaho. In a press release on their

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Possible World Record 146-Pound Paddlefish Caught in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Paddlefish

This paddlefish may be a new world record! An Oklahoma angler had a weekend to remember forever with his catch of a gigantic, 146-pound, 11-ounce paddlefish from the state’s Keystone Lake. The catch of a lifetime has already spread around the Internet like wildfire. Fox News reports James Lukehart snagged the giant fish on Saturday.

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Someone Went Swimming in a Bass Pro Shops Fish Tank Again

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Bass Pro Shops

Someone went swimming at Bass Pro Shops… again. Remember last month when the latest “Florida Man” headline was about a guy jumping into the Bass Pro Shops fish tank in Fort Myers, Florida? Well, you will not believe it, but it happened again, this time in Louisiana. The store and authorities are not laughing about

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Utah Wants You to Hunt Their Giant Bullfrogs This Summer

Utah DWR
Bullfrogs

Utah officials are encouraging people to take as many bullfrogs as possible. It is rare for wildlife officials to take on what amounts to an “anything goes” policy for any sort of hunting. The rare exceptions are with invasive animals like feral hogs or in the case of Utah, with bullfrogs. Yes, bullfrogs are considered

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Artificial vs. Live Bait: What Works for You? We’ll Explain

Travis Smola
Artificial vs. Live Bait

Artificial vs live bait, which one is best? Since the dawn of modern angling, there has been constant debate over artificial fishing lures over live bait. Is one of these methods better than the other for enticing more bites from big fish? Why does one method seem to out-perform the other at certain times? Is

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Largemouth vs. Smallmouth: The Game Fish Species Battle for America’s Favoritism

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Largemouth vs Smallmouth

Which bass species is America’s favorite? When it comes to freshwater fish, arguably no two game fish species are more popular than the largemouth bass and the smallmouth bass. These two iconic fish are probably near solely responsible for the recreational fishing industry being as large and successful as it is today. Both bass species

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Country Music Star Lucas Hoge Talks About His New Outdoor Show “Hoge Wild”


Lucas Hoge

Lucas Hoge talks his new show and getting musical inspiration from the outdoors. Before Lucas Hoge became a Billboard No.1 country music songwriter thanks to hit singles like “Dirty South,” he was an avid outdoorsman. His love of the great outdoors was fostered mainly in the small Nebraska town where he grew up. Now, the

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Judge’s Ruling Says Native Americans Must Follow Wyoming Game and Fish Regulations Off Reservation

Travis Smola
Native American

Wyoming court rules that Native Americans must follow game regulations when hunting off reservation. A Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge has ruled that Native Americans must follow the Wyoming Game and Fish department’s regulations when they hunt off an established reservation. The Gillette News Record reports Judge Shelley Cundiff made the ruling in the case

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New Z-Man ChatterBait: The JackHammer StealthBlade

Z-Man Fishing
JackHammer StealthBlade

Z-Man Fishing’s new Jackhammer StealthBlade is designed for clear water and pressured fish. Chatterbaits are all the rage on most popular bass fishing waters these days. To the point that some bass are becoming wary after seeing these baits constantly. Z-Man Fishing is introducing a new bladed jig designed specifically for pressured or clear waters.

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Idaho Has a New State Record Catch-and-Release Rainbow Trout


Rainbow Trout

Idaho’s new catch-and-release rainbow trout record is a giant! Surprisingly, we have not heard about a whole lot of new record fish catches this spring and through the early summer months. One would think that with more people getting outside fishing as a form of recreation during the coronavirus pandemic, we would see some more

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