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Gear 101 – Bog DeathGrip Tripod

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Pinpoint accuracy starts with a solid foundation. And with BOG’s new DeathGrip Tripod, you won’t find a more stable shooting rest on the market. Beefy, telescoping carbon-fiber legs ensure durability and their no-slip lever locks provide fast locking and release. A 3-position leg angle lock allows legs to be adjusted to 0-85 degrees. Use it for standing shots up to 59 inches. Kneeling and prone positions all the way down to just 7 inches off …

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Gear 101 – Bog Great Divide Western Tripod

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Whether glassing from the side of a mountain or dialing in a precise cross-canyon shot, you’ll appreciate the many features of BOG’s Great Divide Western Tripod. Engineered to give you a stable, lightweight and adaptable shooting platform, the Great Divide can quickly switch from scouting to shooting thanks to the Switcheroo Shooting 2 system. The fluid head is compatible with all Arca-type accessories, and it can pan and tilt up to 60-degrees and pan a …

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World Elk Calling Championships Presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse

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They traveled hundreds of miles across the U.S. and Canada to compete for more than 43,000 dollars in cash and prizes. The best elk callers on earth gathering at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2019 World Elk Calling Championships, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse. Corey Jacobsen eeks out a razor-thin decision in the finals to cement his 10th individual world title. Jermaine Hodge busts bracket after bracket to earn the men’s championship. Make it back-to-back titles …

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Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s – RMEF Conservation Partnership

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For 25 years, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s has been a stalwart partner with RMEF contributing millions of dollars to our mission earning them Wildlife Legacy status, the highest level in RMEF’s Partners in Conservation program. Recently, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s support of RMEF’s Access program has helped complete Falls Creek in Montana, opening access to more than 26,000 acres. On a recent elk hunt, we caught up with Bob Ziehmer, senior director of conservation for Bass Pro …

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Elk Poacher Sought in Washington

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police need your help tracking down the man responsible for poaching a bull elk in Kittitas County. Authorities say a man approached another, admitted to “accidentally” shooting an elk and asked if he would help field dress it. The witness declined, left and called 911 to report the location and suspect description. Officers arrived to find the bull completely covered with tree limbs and stumps. They dressed the …

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West Virginia Elk Hunter Missing in Utah

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Authorities in northern Utah are trying to find a missing elk hunter. Carl Crumrine is from Buckhannon, West Virginia. He and several others left their camp early on October 14, 2019. “They all set out to go hunting and he never returned that day. After the sun had set a member of the group went to a place where they had cell service and contacted us and we sent search crews,” Andrew Wright, lieutenant with …

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Hunting Is Conservation – Countering the Argument: Hunters are Dangerous to Humans and Pets

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The anti-hunter claim that hunting can harm other animals, humans and pets, and even increase the chance of a fatal accident is wildly exaggerated. Hunter education classes are conducted in all 50 states with specific goals to instill hunters with firearm safety, knowledge and skills, ethics and ensuring the comprehension of laws and regulations. Hunting should not be confused with poaching which is the illegal taking of wildlife—including hunting without a license, doing so out …

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Three Youth Tag Out in Arkansas

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Opening weekend of the Arkansas youth elk hunt was a good one for three hunters in the northwest part of the state who all harvested a bull. “The youth did really well – all the kids were excited,” said Wes Wright, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission elk program coordinator. “The weather turned bad with lots of rain Sunday but they were able to harvest before the rain hit. The rain did make it a little …

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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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Gear 101 – Buck Ebony Collection

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If you know anything about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, you know that we’re about hunting and we’re about conservation. And it just so happens that Buck’s new Ebony line of knives also embodies those two passions. Back in the 1960s, Buck used Ebony wood in the handles of some of its knives. Known for its dark color, toughness and resistance to warping, ebony is a hardwood found in tropical climates. But overharvesting of these …

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Gear 101 – Buck Pursuit Series

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A long-time RMEF partner, Buck knives has been crafting high-quality knives for more than 100 years. Their all-purpose Pursuit line combines Buck’s passion for creating dependable blades with affordability, creating a knife every hunter can appreciate. The Pursuit line offer five different options of folders and fixed-blades to suit just about anyone. You’ll notice the handle doesn’t look like your grandfather’s Buck. It’s made with Versaflex and stays tacky when wet or when using rubber …

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Netting Doesn’t Slow Bull Elk

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A bull elk wandering around Estes Park, Colorado, is sporting a unique look. It has netting designed to keep wildlife away from vegetation wrapped up in its antlers. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) tweeted it will continue to monitor the bull and will only intervene as a last resort. “The bull is healthy, able to move freely, eat and drink. He just has to deal with the annoyance of some plastic.” CPW also urges everyone …

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USDA to Invest $50 Million to Increase Public Access on Private Lands

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make up to $50 million available to help create or expand state government and tribal programs that encourage landowners and land managers to allow public access to their land for hunting, fishing and other wildlife-dependent recreation. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through November 27, 2019, from state governments and tribes for the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP). “These projects are excellent …

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See Bugling Elk, Golden Aspen in Colorado

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Leaf peepers come for the last glimpses of aspen turning gold. Wildlife watchers come to experience the elk “rut” when the males bugle and battle for dominance and the right to breed. It makes for an interesting time to hike, camp or visit Mueller State Park west of Colorado Springs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has a number of guided hikes and naturalist programs to help visitors enjoy this beautiful season. Also, CPW continues its …