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The Bronx Hunter II – A RMEF Film

In Elk Network Original by RMEF1 Comment

Last June, we introduced you to Blake Mannion, one of 1.5 million people who live in the Bronx. Blake is one of only four people in his entire realm of acquaintances he knows that hunt. Now, he heads west for the first time in search of his first elk and an experience he only dreamed about until now.

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A Search for Rebirth – A RMEF Film

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Historic records show elk once inhabited at least 50 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. But due to human settlement and over-hunting combined with declining habitat, the animals vanished in the mid-to-late 1800’s. A reintroduction attempt took place in the mid 1930’s. It failed and more than 75 years would pass until the sound of a bugling bull would be heard in the woods of Wisconsin. 2018 marked the first managed hunt in the state of Wisconsin, …

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15 Miles – A RMEF Film

In Elk Network Original by RMEF5 Comments

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 to the most elk 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 grasping …

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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

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 RMEF7 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.