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Home Sweet Home – A RMEF Film

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West Virginia is known by many as the Mountain State. But for more than a century, those mountains lacked one of its long-time residents—the wild, free-ranging elk. Now, thanks to the efforts of cooperating state wildlife agencies, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its fired-up volunteers, elk are back the ground on their historic West Virginia range. The latest group to arrive made it thanks to a cross-country trek and a pay-it-forward attitude from a …

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The Bronx Hunter II – A RMEF Film

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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

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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 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.