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Man Gets SURROUNDED by Elk! – #LivingElkCountry

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Chris Burandt submitted what may be one of the strongest #LivingElkCountry submissions we have seen yet in a testament to what may be one of the stealthiest hunting situations of all time. Well Done Chris. Click here to vote for Chris or to see all of the other submissions so far. Learn more below. No matter what your definition of Living Elk Country is, RMEF wants to see it. Upload your best video content to …

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#LivingElkCountry – Man Calls In Black Bear To 9 Yards While Elk Hunting!

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A post shared by Bill (@billwimmer82) on Sep 11, 2017 at 11:40am PDT No matter what your definition of Living Elk Country is, RMEF wants to see it. Upload your best video content to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use the #Hashtag #LivingElkCountry between now and December 1st for a chance to win the prize package of a lifetime. Don’t have social media or know what a #hashtag is? Use the form below to enter. …

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#LivingElkCountry – Herd Bull!

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This #LivingElkCountry submission should start your week off right! Coming from @Goodbulloutdoors, “This herd bull has great fronts but he has some challengers to run off. ” Check out the details below on how to enter. Voting begins September 15th. No matter what your definition of Living Elk Country is, RMEF wants to see it. Upload your best video content to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use the #Hashtag #LivingElkCountry between now and December 1st …

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#LivingElkCountry – Washington Bull at 15 Yards!

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I am now 25 years old and have been hunting with my Dad since I was a little girl. We have been hunting in Eastern Washington my whole life, the same unit, the same elk. This place is home to me. In this video, this was the first time I’ve ever experienced a big bull no more than 15-20 yards from me, totally relaxed and just passing through. I had been sitting in this spot …

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#LivingElkCountry My First Elk

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No matter what your definition of Living Elk Country is, RMEF wants to see it. Upload your best video content to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use the #Hashtag #LivingElkCountry between now and December 1st for a chance to win the prize package of a lifetime. Don’t have social media or know what a #hashtag is? Use the form below to enter. The best videos will be featured on Elk Network and available for voting …

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Hike a little further

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Facebook user Chad Limbach had a pleasant surprise on a recent hike. His caption “Sometimes you just have to hike a little further to see the good stuff!” is telling that the extra effort, can often times result in a great reward! If you’ve got a great video “From The Field,” be sure to submit it below! By checking this box, you acknowledge that you are the original, full owner of the story/content, that my …

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Small Herd of Elk Enjoys a Dip… Until A Visitor Shows Up

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There’s nothing like stumbling across an oasis during the bone-dry summer. Scott Root, conservation outreach manager in central Utah for the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources, has the proof. He retrieved a trail camera and came across this incredible footage. Keep watching to about the 2:15 mark when a different furry visitor takes a dip of its own. By checking this box, you acknowledge that you are the original, full owner of the story/content, that …

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A Six-Year Wait

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On the evening of November 26, 2016, it was chilly and windy.  I was in my stand at 4 pm, and planned to be there until around dark. Once I got settled in, I prayed “Lord, please let me get a deer tonight.  I would love a buck. Please Lord, let me get one.  I’ve never gotten a big buck. I’ve had so many close calls, so many hunts, so many times seeing big bucks …

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The Witness

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My dad and his friend were scouting for deer and found some big bucks on the hillside. So they came and picked me up after school and asked if I wanted to go hunting. My dad and I hiked up there. We scoped and then stalked the deer to within 232 yards. It was going to be my first buck, so I didn’t really care about the size. I decided to take the smaller one …

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RMEF: A Family Affair in South Dakota

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“There’s nobody in this family that doesn’t live in South Dakota,” says Bryan Wetzel, a hunter, business owner and jack-of-all-trades from Lane, a small town of about 60 residents in the southeastern quadrant of the state. There’s also no one in Bryan’s immediate family that isn’t a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation member. Bryan, 55, and his wife Tammy, 53, are RMEF committee members and volunteers with the Mitchell Chapter, and everyone from their parents to …

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Second-Chance Cow for an Awestruck Hunter

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Even though I’ve been hunting with my dad since I was 3 years old, this was my first time hunting elk with my own tag. I was with him when he shot his first mule deer with a bow in 105-degree heat, so I knew hunting was not easy. Before my elk hunt, my dad taught me how to shoot the same pump action Remington rifle that he shot his first elk with when he …

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Mountain Lion Stalks, Takes Down Deer

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It never saw it coming. A trail camera in California captured video of a mountain lion that ambushed a deer at a watering tank. “I was surprised by how fast it struck,” Randy Spade, told Field & Stream. “It was in the blink of an eye.” Spade has 30 cameras spread across 2,200 acres of ranchland. He checks each of them weekly and has done so for years but over all that time, this is …

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Keeping the Family Tradition Alive

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Every year, my grandpa took my dad hunting in Colorado. Now my dad takes me to the same spot on public land to hunt without guides. I’ve been there for the last four years, but this was my first bull elk. It was really fun to shoot. Last fall, I drew a tag for rifle season and we drove to Colorado. By our third day hunting, we really didn’t have good luck. We were in …