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NEW Mathews VXR HAND ON – GEAR 101

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For the past three years, Mathews archery has been on a roll, and they’re not stopping in 2020. We’d like to introduce you to the new VXR, the most stable and stealthiest bow Mathews has ever built. This particular model features a 31 and a half inch axle-to-axle and Mathews offers a 28-inch version as well. The new V-X-R features the same highly-efficient Crosscentric Cam system found on other Mathews bows, which helps the V-X-R …

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Researchers Seeks Info about Elk in Northern California

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Do you live in northern California or hunt there? Are you familiar with elk activity in the Plumas National Forest? If so, you’re in need. “I’m creating a monitoring plan to identify important elk calving areas and habitat on the Plumas National Forest as part of my graduate work at Oregon State University (OSU). I’m hoping to get photographs and locations of elk collected by members of the public that will help us better understand …

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What Motivates Poachers?

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Poaching is ugly. It is the intentional killing of wildlife by those who disregard rules and regulations. Unfortunately, it also reflects poorly on hunters who purchase mandatory licenses and fees, and care about wildlife and wild landscapes. Those unfamiliar with the practice of regulated hunting may confuse poaching with hunting. A professor in Montana spent years looking into the practice. More specifically, he wanted to know why poachers poach. “As for the poachers themselves, what …

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New Hunters Focus on Acquiring Organic Nutrition

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It was an emotional moment. Novice hunter Chrystal Egli shot her first deer at the age of 35. “I put my hands on her and talked to her,” Egli told Pew Charitable Trusts. “I told her she’s beautiful and she’s going to feed my family, and she was going to be the first meat that my daughter eats.” Egli views hunting as an ideal way to procure grass-fed, organic, protein-filled meat. And she is not …

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Take Precautions of Deer in the Rut

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Below is a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Mule deer are entering their mating season – known as ‘the rut’ – and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds everyone to be careful around deer and especially bucks which can act aggressively at this time of year. Colorado residents are also asked to remove items from their yards in which deer can be entangled. Items include, but not limited to: hammocks, game nets, swings, lawn …

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Get to know Kimber’s Mountain Ascent, now in a new pattern

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A TRUE MOUNTAIN RIFLE must be light and accurate—hard-core hunters understand. Mountain Ascent™ models are among the lightest production big-game rifles ever offered, delivering legendary Kimber accuracy yet still weighing as little as 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Reinforced carbon fiber stocks available in Moss Green, and now two Gore Optifade camo patterns add strength, and stainless steel shrugs the elements. All Kimber Mountain rifles offer a threaded barrel for optional use of muzzle brakes and …

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New Hunters Take to the Field in Wyoming

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Below is a news release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. With the help of a local landowner, Wyoming Outdoorsmen, First Hunt Foundation and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 10 first-time hunters recently took to the field in pursuit of white-tailed deer. The September deer hunt was the culminating event for participants of this year’s First Hunt program.  “The First Hunt program provides first-time hunters an opportunity to hunt with an experienced mentor,” …

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Elk Poacher(s) Sought in South Dakota

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Authorities with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are seeking information regarding the poaching of two bull elk on approximately 10/26/2019-10/28/2019. Someone shot the bulls five miles north of Highway 16 on Boles Canyon Road in Custer County in the southeast corner of the state. It appears both elk were shot from the road. If you have any information regarding this incident, call 1-888-0VERBAG or (605) 381-9995. A caller that provides information leading to an …

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Wyoming Commits $2.5 Million to Wildlife Underpasses

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Below is a news release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Two state agencies have committed a combined $2.5 million toward installing wildlife underpasses along US 189 in southwest Wyoming to help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve safety. The Wyoming Transportation Commission recently approved a $1.25 million match of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s $1.25 million contribution, which will be used toward the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project north of La Barge. “We …

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Elk Watchers Drawn to West Virginia

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The word is definitely getting out about wild, free-ranging elk being back in West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources offered nearly two dozen “elk management tours” from mid-September to mid-October and sold out all of them. “In all, we had 227 people go out with us on 20 tours,” Lauren Cole, Chief Logan State Park naturalist and tour leader, told the Charleston Gazette-Mail. “Most of them were from West Virginia, but we …

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Wisconsin Woman Makes Elk Hunting History

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Lydia Pernsteiner is just like any other hunter. Well, that’s close but not exactly. She did grow up hunting deer with her mother, father and siblings. Now she hunts with other people including her husband, who just happens to be a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Pernsteiner recently made history when she became the first woman to harvest an elk in Wisconsin. She had her name drawn for the state’s second-ever managed elk …

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Watch: Biologists Free Moose Stuck in Hammock

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Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department darted a bull moose so they could remove a hammock from its antlers. It happened near Jackson. During the fall breeding season, or rut, bull moose become more active in search of cows and often rub their antlers on whatever they can find. In residential areas this may include fencing, soccer nets, Christmas lights and often hammocks. (Video source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

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Preparation… after the shot.

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With hunting seasons in full swing, the preparation for the hunts we have been thinking about all year are complete. Preparation for me, is almost as exciting as the hunt itself. I love doing the research into new areas, daily practice with my bow and making sure I have all the equipment necessary to survive or be comfortable on each hunt. What many hunters do not prepare for, are the decisions that need to be …

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Elk Hunter Found Dead in Idaho

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Authorities in southeast Idaho say a 79-year-old man from Oakley died after successfully harvesting an elk. Paul Schiffman did not return home after on October 31, 2019, north of Soda Springs. A search team used cell phone records to determine his approximate location and found him the following morning. The Carbon County Sheriff’s Department said it appeared Schiffman harvested an elk and was beginning to field dress it when he suffered some sort of medical …

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Important Safety Reminders for Hunting Season

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Below is a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. It contains some good reminders for hunters of all experience levels. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recreational safety specialists and the state’s 4,100 volunteer hunter education instructors urge all hunters to keep your safety and the safety of those around you in mind at all times this fall. Hunters following the four firearm safety rules have resulted in a 94 percent reduction in …