A Dick's Sporting Goods store is seen in Arlington Heights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick's had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting. But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 28, 2018 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby. Dick's said it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone...
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FILE - This April 15, 2017, file video image courtesy of KTVB-TV shows the remote area where skeletal remains were found in a badger hole north of Mountain Home, Idaho. The U.S. government says it's working with two Native American tribes to return the 500-year-old, well-preserved bones of a young adult and child found in a southwestern Idaho badger hole to one of the tribes. (Paul Boehlke/ KTVB via AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 11:48 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Somewhere in Boise, the 500-year-old skeletons of two Native Americans found last year when a badger apparently unearthed them from their resting place in Idaho's high desert sagebrush steppe are being stored as three tribes seek to claim them as their own and anthropologists...
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This April 20, 2015 photo provided by Busch Gardens shows a polar bear wearing a GPS video-camera collar lying on a chunk of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A new study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they are supposed to be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting.(Maria Spriggs/Busch Gardens via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 2:01 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new study shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting. Each spring, polar bears go out on the sea...
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November 28, 2017 - 8:28 pm
Sherman, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Carolyn Thompson) - A grand jury will have to weigh whether it was reckless shooting or a tragic accident that cost a woman her life when it decides whether to bring criminal charges against a western New York hunter who shot and killed a neighbor he said he mistook for a...
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Mike Baggerman
November 28, 2017 - 12:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Hunters in New York State are required to attend a sportsman education class offered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation before obtaining a hunters license. "They teach you firearms safety," Lieutenant James Schultz from the DEC told WBEN in a phone...
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Richard Root
November 28, 2017 - 5:59 am
Sherman, NY (WBEN) - A Chautauqua County grand jury is expected to take a look at the shooting death of Rose Billquist in Sherman last week. Charges are expected against the hunter who reportedly claimed he thought Billquist was a deer. Rose Jafarjian Billquist died last Wednesday after being shot...
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November 26, 2017 - 7:56 am
NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man shot a pickup truck he mistook for a deer in western New York. The shooting Friday was the second hunting accident in Chautauqua County in three days. Police say 43-year-old Rosemary Billquist was shot and killed Wednesday by a man who...
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November 24, 2017 - 7:16 am
Sherman, N.Y. (WBEN) - An apparent hunting tragedy in the Chautauqua County town of Sherman after a hunter's single shot struck a 43-year old woman while walking her dogs. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department says a man was hunting in a field off Armenian Road when he thought he saw a deer in...
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Tom Puckett
October 23, 2017 - 1:24 pm
Pavilion, NY (WBEN) Genesee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an accidental shooting. Deputies say they received a call just before 7pm Sunday from a 41 year old Pavilion man who told them he was hunting at the time. The man suffered an upper arm wound. NYS Environmental officers...
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April 05, 2017 - 6:48 am
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says New York hunters killed about 214,000 deer in 2016, up about 5 percent from 2015. That includes an estimated 109,000 adult bucks -- a 10 percent increase from 2015 -- and 105,000 antlerless deer. The numbers are preliminary estimates. The DEC...
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