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The Wild Harvest Initiative

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Do you ever think about where your food comes from? How it was procured or produced? How it made its way to your refrigerator? Well, every year in the United States an estimated 14 million hunters and 33 million anglers participate in wild protein harvests, and 1.5 million hunters and nearly 4 million anglers do so in Canada. These people know exactly where their food comes from and how it was produced… naturally, that is… …

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RMEF, Partners Open Door to 26,000 Acres of Public Access

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, in coordination with Lewis and Clark County, the Dan Barrett family, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest and many other partners, is thrilled to announce 442 acres of prime wildlife and riparian habitat along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front are now permanently protected and in the public’s hands. Called the Falls Creek project, it greatly improves access to more than 26,000 acres of public land containing prime elk habitat beyond it. …

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Hunters Raise $667K for Tennessee Elk, Elk Habitat

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Hunters opened their wallets and pocketbooks by doling out $667,190 for Tennessee’s annual elk raffle, a total nearly three times larger than the inaugural raffle of 2018. The funds will go toward the state’s elk management and habitat restoration program. “We want to make as much money as we can for habitat restoration in Tennessee and the important work that goes into conservation,” said Joey Woodard, executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation which …

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RMEF Supports ESA Modifications

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports efforts to streamline and improve the Endangered Species Act (ESA) recently announced by the U.S. Department of Interior. “The best way to uphold the Endangered Species Act is to do everything we can to ensure it remains effective in achieving its ultimate goal—recovery of our rarest species. The Act’s effectiveness rests on clear, consistent and efficient implementation,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “An effectively administered Act ensures more resources can go …

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Maggie Valley – onX Public Access Project

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Public land east of the Mississippi River, and getting access to it or private land is challenging at best. Take North Carolina as an example, where less than eight percent of its 34 million acres is federally owned, and that’s actually much better than most nearby states. In 2001, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation assisted with the successful restoration of wild elk into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knowing elk need room to roam, RMEF …

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Elk Hoof Disease Facility Receives $100,000 RMEF Grant

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to assist with construction of its elk hoof disease research facility. Construction began in May on campus in Pullman, Washington. “Hoof disease is affecting more and more elk in the Pacific Northwest,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This facility will give researchers a hands-on opportunity to better determine its cause as well as why and …

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New Research Focuses on Elk Movement

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A study funded partly by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation indicates the mountain pine beetle infestation in the Elkhorn Mountains of southwest Montana had some impact on the elk. The study headed up by Kelly Proffitt, a wildlife researcher with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, monitored 60 elk (35 cows, 25 bulls) wearing radio collars. It shows the elk that used public lands during the archery and rifle hunting seasons selected security areas with a …

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Alaska Nixes Wolf Buffer Zone

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game rejected a request to stop the hunting and trapping of wolves near Denali National Park. According to a report in the Anchorage Daily News, there are approximately 70 wolves in the park which is in line with overall objective numbers. Biologists maintain the population is stable but the possibility of seeing wolves is down from past years due to “natural factors, kills by others wolves, and hunting and …

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Worth The Wait

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For close to two decades, the Pronghorn boot has been a trusted cornerstone in the Danner hunt line. Any update to the Pronghorn comes with a lot of responsibility to the customers who rely on this iconic boot. As such, the fifth generation is the culmination of many years of Pronghorn history and today’s cutting-edge footwear technology. The new Pronghorn features all of the comfort and durability you expect from a legend, with updated performance …

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BLM Seeks to Acquire, Open Access to 13,000 Acres in Montana

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With support from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) announced plans to acquire 13,000 acres of private land from the Nature Conservancy and open it to public use. The acreage is adjacent to BLM-managed lands within the Lower Blackfoot River-Belmont Creek area 25 miles northeast of Missoula, Montana. The lands would be acquired in phases using Sportsman’s Access funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This year’s allocation of …

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The Newest Addition to the Enduron Family of Powders

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Introduced in 2018, IMR Enduron 8133 has the slowest burn rate in the Enduron family. This is a true magnum propellant yielding outstanding performance in 6.5-300 Weatherby, 264 Win Mag, 28 Nosler and 300 Rem Ultra Mag, among other cartridges. Loading density is perfect for magnums, nicely filling the case at maximum charges, contributing to superb uniformity and accuracy. Handloaders will find its burn rate closely resembles Hodgdon Retumbo but charge weights are materially different; IMR …

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Wild Elk Tenderloin Skewers

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John Dudley, Traeger Pro and avid hunter, Traegers his wild elk skewers for his family all year round. Make this tangy smoked elk recipe your new family favorite. Preparation Cut the elk loin into even 2” thick chunks. Drizzle meat lightly with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and let sit in a large bowl. Then, chop the zucchini and yellow squash into 3/4” thick coins. Next, cut the end off some small sweet peppers and …

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4,486 Acres of Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Permanently Protected, Opened to Public Access in Washington

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YAKIMA, Wash. – Working closely with Forterra and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently finalized the purchase of 4,486 acres of land near Yakima in the foothills of the eastern Cascades. WDFW will manage the new property as an addition to the Cowiche Unit of the Oak Creek Wildlife Area. The site serves as key habitat and a migration corridor for an astonishing array of species, including …