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Hunters may soon be able to hunt mule deer in Colorado Springs’ City limits

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In an effort to reduce a burgeoning mule deer population linked to auto collisions and other public safety issues, Colorado’s second-largest city is considering using urban hunters to reduce surging mule deer numbers within its city limits. Similar programs are in place in smaller Colorado communities. “I think we have shown over and over again you can do this with public hunters,” Frank McGee, Colorado Parks and Wildlife manager, told the Colorado Springs Gazette. Brian …

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Wolf and Livestock Deaths Hit Record High in Wyoming

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A new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report indicates wolves killed a record-high 243 livestock in Wyoming in 2016. Wildlife managers responded by killing a record-high 113 wolves confirmed to be involved in the attacks. The report states Wyoming was home to at least 377 wolves in 2016. Wyoming did not receive authority to manage its wolf population until March of 2017. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly supports the state-based management of all wildlife …

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Bass Pro Shops & RMEF: The Power of Partnership

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A young avid angler named Johnny Morris opened Bass Pro Shops in 1972 in Springfield, Missouri. Twelve years later, four elk hunters Montana founded the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Troy, Montana. Today, Bass Pro Shops is the leading retailer of outdoor gear and apparel with more than 100 retail and marine center locations across North America. RMEF has more than 222,000 members, 500+ chapters and carries out on-the-ground conservation work to benefit elk and …

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Hike a little further

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Facebook user Chad Limbach had a pleasant surprise on a recent hike. His caption “Sometimes you just have to hike a little further to see the good stuff!” is telling that the extra effort, can often times result in a great reward! If you’ve got a great video “From The Field,” be sure to submit it below! By checking this box, you acknowledge that you are the original, full owner of the story/content, that my …

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Elk Fit to Benefit Hunters, Public Access

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MISSOULA, Mont.—Elk Fit, a nutritional program inspired by a partnership between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and MTN OPS, offers tangible benefits for elk hunters and their ability to access more public land. “We appreciate our conservation partners at MTN OPS who see eye-to-eye with our mission priorities,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “This program not only assists the individual elk hunter but it helps us open the door for hunters to …

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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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Mountain Lion Jumps Through Window, Lands on Sleeping Woman

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Imagine being sound asleep in your comfy bed and a mountain lion jumps right on top of you. That is exactly what happened to a woman in north-central California. A lion crashed into the door of a bowling alley before sprinting and leaping through the window. The woman stayed calm enough to open the back door to let it out. “People can be in danger when they come face to face with one of these …

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Just because you can shoot long, doesn’t necessarily mean you should

In The Hunt by RMEF44 Comments

Those who choose long-range marksmanship over real woodcraft forfeit the best of hunting: intimate encounters that make the heart gallop.  Killing is a simple act, if not always easy. Bent solely on killing, you employ the most efficient tools and techniques. Sport hunting is not just killing, though. It’s a series of events that may yield a kill—but are themselves of value. For most hunters, process matters. With no chance for success, you wouldn’t hunt. …