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A Way of Life

In Elk Network Original by RMEF2 Comments

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

In Elk Network Original, Shane Mahoney by RMEF1 Comment

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

In Elk Network Original by RMEF6 Comments

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

In Elk Network Original by RMEF4 Comments

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.

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Big Steps – An Elk Network Original

In Elk Network Original, Shane Mahoney by RMEF4 Comments

Don’t take small steps. Take the big steps that others are afraid to take. You gave the world conservation. You gave it at a time of the greatest wildlife and resource depletion crisis in the history of your nation, 110 years ago. And out of a nation that was denuding its forests, despoiling its waterways, destroying its naturalist fish runs, eliminating shorebirds and wading birds, and destroying the bison, and moving all kinds of animals …

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Relevance – An Elk Network Original

In Elk Network Original, Shane Mahoney by RMEF11 Comments

There can be no doubt, that we live in a constantly changing world now. A world that seems to bring unending challenge to things that we hold dear and to the values that we cherish. The world is becoming an incredibly different place. We are seeing massive changes in the way the land is used. Massive movements of people away from the rural lifestyles that were part and parcel of nourishing the hunting tradition in …