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Boone and Crockett Club: A Win for Big Game Migration

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  • Boone and Crockett Club: A Win for Big Game Migration

    By AmmoLand (Reporter)

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    A bighorn sheep ewe and her lamb crossing one of the innovative big game highway overpasses along Highway 93 near Hoover Dam. The overpass keeps migrating animals from directly crossing dangerous or busy roads.

    MISSOULA, Mont. – -( The Boone and Crockett Club, the name synonymous with big game hunting and conservation, today applauded Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement that the lands western big game species depend upon as migration corridors will finally be getting much-needed attention.

    The Secretary announced that, through a public-private partnership, $2.7 million in grants will be dedicated to restoring and enhancing critical migration habitat in 11 Western states. The partnership includes the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and ConocoPhillips. The species directly benefiting from this action are the migrating herds of mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope.

    “This announcement is a giant step in the right direction toward the implementation of the Secretary’s Order 3362, which is a focus on migration corridors,” explained James L. Cummins, co-chairman of the Boone and Crockett Club’s Conservation Policy Committee.