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35 Years and Counting

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MISSOULA, Mont.—Thirty-five years after its founding on May 14, 1984, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is celebrating decades of conservation success. “Quite simply, the growth and accomplishments of this organization are staggering,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “It began with four elk hunters in northwest Montana who struggled as they opened shop in a doublewide trailer, but did so with determination and a vision to ensure the future of elk and elk …

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BONE-CRUSHING PRECISION OUT TO THE FARTHEST REACHES

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The Premier Scirocco Bonded line is some of the most versatile and reliable big-game ammunition offered today. The expansion-generating polymer tip and boat tail base combine to defy air resistance at the front end, and reduce drag at the back. The progressively thickening, heavy-based, pure copper jacket is bonded to the lead core to preserve bullet integrity and retain over 75% of its weight at all velocities. Finally, the bullet’s precise concentricity and secant ogive …

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Post Season Reflection

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Now is the best time of year to reflect and prep for next season.  Now that most seasons have wrapped up, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what worked and more importantly, what didn’t.  Remember the old adage, ‘by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.’  This is the best time of year to think about your needs and begin to prep. ‘I was cold last season’ is the most common statement we …

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La Fragua New Mexico – onX Public Access Project

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North-central New Mexico, specifically the Jicarilla Ranger District on the Carson National Forest, boasts rugged country home to elk, mule deer and other species. But getting to a portion of it became difficult after access was cut off via a route locals call La Fragua Road. The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s Open Gate Hunting and Fishing Access program took notice and identified a spot where constructing a short cutoff road from Dead Horse …

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Missouri Seeks Input on Potential 2020 Elk Hunt

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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shared its initial plan for a limited elk-hunting season with the Missouri Conservation Commission at the Commission’s public meeting June 28 at MDC headquarters in Jefferson City. The Commission gave its initial approval of the proposed plan, and MDC is asking for public comments. According to MDC Elk and Deer Biologist Aaron Hildreth, who presented the elk-hunting plan at the meeting, MDC will begin offering a limited season for …

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Oregon Woman Survives Elk Collision, Claims Roadkill

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She says it came out of nowhere. A woman driving her small car at night in west-central Oregon slammed into a bull elk. The impact left the elk dead near a ditch, shattered the windshield and damaged the hood. “I so pray he didn’t suffer,” Archell Banta told the Albany Democrat-Herald. “Hitting this elk breaks my heart, but I’m so grateful that there is the new law and that he didn’t go to waste and …

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California Kids Go Elk Watching

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There’s nothing like seeing an elk in the wild. Just ask a large group of boys and girls attending a California Waterfowl camp in central California. And the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation was excited to help make it happen. Check out this California Waterfowl Facebook post. Thanks to the generous support of the California Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation we’ve been able to provide field trips for all of our youth campers this summer. Nearly 200 …

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Trail Cam Catches Wyoming Elk in Action

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Remote trail cameras offer unique views into wildlife and wild landscapes many of us won’t see with our own eyes. Below is a Wyoming Game and Fish Department Facebook post about elk in northeast Wyoming just east of Yellowstone National Park. Habitat and Access Biologist Craig Swanson captured these images on remote trail cameras at Sunshine Wildlife Habitat Management (WHMA) area west of Meeteetse. Sunshine WHMA provides important habitat for wildlife, such as elk, mule …

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Bull Elk Puts on Peaceful Show

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Estes Park does not go by the moniker of “Elk City USA,” but maybe it should. Wild wapiti make the town their own throughout the year. One woman recently got to witness a bull elk quietly feed along from her back deck. The bull quietly munched on grass, shrubs and other vegetation.

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Minnesota Hosts Wolf Delisting Hearing

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services recently hosted a public hearing in Minnesota to gather public opinion on its intention to delist wolves in the continental United States. “The reason we keep species listed is because we want to protect species from going extinct. Wolves are not even close to that,” Lori Nordstrom, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assistant regional director, told Minnesota Public Radio. “They’re doing very well in the Great Lakes region, and …

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[Update] Enviro Group Intends to Sue, Wants Grizzlies in 12 Lower 48 States

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UPDATE (6/28/2019): An environmental group bent on placing grizzly bears across the country followed through on its threat and filed a lawsuit to try to make that happen. An environmental group that previously filed litigation to remove grizzly bears from state management and return them to federal protection, now intends to sue the federal government with a goal of vastly expanding grizzly bear recovery. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a formal notice of …

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Conservation Takes Top Billing at Elk Camp

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MISSOULA, Mont.—An internationally-known conservationist, the natural resources lead at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a respected elk migration researcher and the head of an outdoor industry stalwart form an impressive lineup of keynote speakers at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2019 Elk Camp, presented by YETI. Elk Camp and the first-ever RMEF Mountain Fest, fueled by MTN Ops, will take place July 11-14 in the Canyons Village at Park City, Utah. “We appreciate each of …