Judge Won’t Fast-Track Permits for Importing Elephant Trophies

Pointing to the strain on government resources during the coronavirus outbreak, a federal judge refused Thursday to expedite the issuance of permits that would allow hunters to import the body parts of African elephants shot for sport into the U.S.

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Hunting and Fishing

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish was obligated to disclose the names and email addresses of everyone who applied for a hunting or fishing permit pursuant to a citizen’s public records request, an appeals court in the state ruled. The state argued disclosure of the information threatened the privacy of residents and could open hunters up to harassment.

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Ninth Circuit Won’t Revive Fight Against Hunting in Alaska Refuges

The Ninth Circuit dismissed an attempt by a wildlife conservation group to attack a statute the Trump administration has used to undo several Obama-era environmental regulations – in this case, involving hunting in wildlife refuges in Alaska. 

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