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A businessman from Franklin, Tenn., made the winning bid on the final Tennessee Special Elk Take Permit for over $17,000.

Sold! Final Elk Tag Sells for Huge Price
Andy Miller, a businessman from Franklin, Tenn., made the winning bid last week on the final Tennessee Special Elk Take Permit. Miller conquered some 31 bidders for the final tag on eBAy with an offer of $17,700. This permit is one of five bull elk tags issued to sportsmen for Tennessee's 2009 Season. The four other permits were drawn through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation quota hunt drawing system. Read more in the Chatanoogan.

Popular Wild Turkey Taken Off Streets
Local police put down Freddy the Turkey, who had been a popular staple of the Five Corners area of Easton, Mass., last week after he was deemed a “motorcycle menace.” Freddy attacked several local motorcyclists in the weeks leading up to his demise.

“Things had really gotten nasty,” said Police Chief Allen R. Krajcik according to the Quincy Patriot-Ledger. “We were thankful there had been no accidents yet. It was only a matter of time before something happened.” Read more from the Patriot-Ledger or watch the video. They even created a FaceBook page.

Oregon Homeowner Kills Invading Bear
This past weekend, as the Skinner family slept quietly in their Oregon home, a curious bear ripped of a window screen and climbed inside. After being awoke by the sounds of shuffling and grunting, Everett Skinner went downstairs to investigate. He came face-to-face with the intruder and poured four shots into the animal before killing it. Read more from the AP.

Wolves Kill Three More Hunting Dogs in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports three more hunting dogs have been attacked and killed by packs of gray wolves in the past eight days, bringing last month’s total deaths to seven. DNR Spokesperson Ed Culhane says the last incident happened in Neillsville in Clark County where two bear hunting dogs were attacked while being trained for the season. Read more in the Wisconsin Ag Connection.

Maryland Late 2009-10 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Proposed
The proposed 2009-2010 late waterfowl hunting seasons and bag limits are now available from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife & Heritage Service. Good breeding habitat conditions in eastern Canada as well as improved water levels in the ponds of the north-central U.S. and prairie region of Canada should result in a large fall flight of ducks this year. As a result, DNR is proposing a 60-day duck season with a six-bird bag limit for 2009-10. Read more from the DNR.

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