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15 Miles – A RMEF Film

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15 miles…that’s 79,200 feet. That’s also the approximate length of how much old, dilapidated unfriendly-to-wildlife fencing is no longer on the Colorado landscape, home of the largest elk herd in North America. Migration is easier for elk, deer and other animals thanks to what’s become an annual reunion of sorts by volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. This “family” is growing its ranks by welcoming new, younger faces to the effort. And they’re firmly …

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Sheddicted – A RMEF Film

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To some, finding a matching 6×6 shed is as big of a deal as loosing an arrow at 20 yards at an elk. But why? What makes shed hunting so special? Brandon Bates takes to the mountains with Jeremy Steffensen and his nephew shed hunting master, Cameron Sargent, to learn what makes him addicted to shed hunting, or Sheddicted.

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A Way of Life

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For Mark Wills and his daughter Macey, hunting isn’t just a hobby or sport – it’s a way of life. At a young age, Macey had difficulty eating any sort of animal proteins. That is, until she discovered elk meat.  The lean meat is now a key part of her diet.  It truly is her Way of Life.

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Hunting’s Ecological Benefits

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There has always been those who oppose hunting – who do not believe that humans should pursue and consume wildlife. Some prefer the idea that wild others should live out their lives in nature, while we rely on agricultural processes. Many people believe that hunting damages populations of wild animals. In reality, hunting harvest models are founded on the principle that we will impact populations minimally if we hunt the biological surplus and leave remaining …

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The Bronx Hunter

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Roughly 8.5 million people live in New York City, around 1.5 million of those people live in the Bronx. Blake Mannion is one of four people who he knows that hunt. Follow along with The Bronx Hunter as we learn more about what life is like embracing the hunting culture in a place where it is considered far from normal.

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Jennifer – An Elk Network Original

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“Everything is in your head. And if you don’t prove yourself wrong, if you don’t work hard for something, then you’ll never be able to do it” Follow along with Jennifer, an inspirational young hunter with Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system, who refuses to let her condition define who she is or slow her down.

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Since 7 – An Elk Network Original

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Country music artist Andy Griggs has dreamed about hunting elk his entire life. As a young boy growing up in West Monroe, Louisiana, the most mysterious thing in his life was the herd bull he’d see in magazines. Follow along as he finally gets the opportunity to do something he’d wanted to do since he was 7 years old – get up close and personal to hunt a bull elk with his bow.