ZEISS Expands Conquest V4 Riflescope Line With V4 3-12×44 and 4-16×50


With the introduction of two additional Conquest V4 models, ZEISS provides new options for those who are in the market for a scope dedicated to their precision shooting rifle or seeking an upgrade to their hunting rig. The new models include a 4-16×50 with ZMOAi-1 MOA-based reticle and a 3-12×44 with two reticle options: the ZBR-1 MOA-based reticle with windage correction holds and the ever-popular Z-Plex reticle.  Continue reading ZEISS Expands Conquest V4 Riflescope Line With V4 3-12×44 and 4-16×50

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Montana Governor Bullock Announces Grizzly Bear Advisory Council, Calls for Applicants


Governor Steve Bullock announced that he will establish a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to help initiate a statewide discussion on grizzly bear management, conservation and recovery. The Council will be selected through an application process that ends April 12. Continue reading Montana Governor Bullock Announces Grizzly Bear Advisory Council, Calls for Applicants

PH Spotlight – John Sharp


John lives up to the all the legends of the African big game hunter. In 1978, soon after John got his Lerner Professional Hunter’s License, independence came to Zimbabwe. He decided to return to Cape Town and while awaiting the actions of the new government, he bought the Hard Rock Café which he operated for three years.  In 1982, John sold the Café and returned to Zimbabwe. He passed the test, received his PH license and began his hunting career. Continue reading PH Spotlight – John Sharp

Bighorn Sheep Captured In Nebraska Panhandle


Bighorn sheep in the Panhandle are sporting some new hardware thanks to the work of a helicopter capture crew, wildlife professionals and volunteers.

The helicopter crew delivers four ewes for processing. (Nebraskaland/Justin Haag)

South Dakota State University joined the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in recently capturing and processing a total of 48 sheep — 22 in the Wildcat Hills near McGrew and 26 at three locations in the Pine Ridge near Chadron and Crawford.

Wildlife professionals ramped up monitoring efforts in recent years to combat disease issues with Nebraska’s bighorn sheep, the most notable malady being Mycoplasma pneumonia. In addition to the sheep captured, processed and released, seven chronically ill ewes from the Pine Ridge were taken to South Dakota State University in Brookings for additional study.

The sheep that were released received new tracking collars and ear tags in addition to undergoing a series of tissue samples and vaccinations. The ewes were not only fitted with new collars and tags, but also with vaginal implant transmitters. The latter devices, which have been used the past two years in the Pine Ridge, will help study lamb mortality.

The sheep were processed by a team of about 50 people, consisting of personnel from the Commission, South Dakota State University, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the Lincoln Zoo, private veterinarians and the Alliance Animal Clinic. Chadron State College students also joined the effort in the Pine Ridge. Funding and support for the project has come through Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid grants, the Nebraska Big Game Society and local Wild Sheep Foundation chapters.

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