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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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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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Massive Bulls Battle It Out

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Fall is a beautiful thing. The leaves start to turn, the temperatures start to drop, and the rut begins. Bugling Bulls can be heard far across the landscape and if you’re lucky enough, you might even hear the rattling of antlers as one male challenges another for breeding rights to a cow. Well Stephen Dana hit the jackpot over Labor Day weekend and captured a video that has since gone viral around the web. I …

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Looking Back: 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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First-Time Elk Hunter: ‘Will They See Me? How Far Am I? Am I Having a Heart Attack?’

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Remember the first time you came upon a bull elk? Remember how your heart rate suddenly exploded? Below are the words of Matt Bartley, events coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources during his first-ever elk hunt. Can you relate? There they were! About 100 yards out, two bulls fighting! It’s really impressive how the human body works. I went from calm and collected to almost hysterical quicker than any thrill ride at an amusement …

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Four RMEF Life Members, Three Generations, Three Bull Elk

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A love of elk, elk hunting and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation runs deep in the Warning family. How deep, you ask? Jim Warning, his sons Keith and Kevin, and grandson Nick Fogelton are all RMEF life members. Keith and Kevin, like their father, are also habitat partners. And Kevin stepped up his volunteer efforts to serve as a former Illinois state chair. The four of them recently made the trek west from their homes …

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Dueling Elk Stomp Halloween Display

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To put it simply, it was a sign of the seasons in Estes Park, Colorado, and a couple of bull elk took full advantage of it. They playfully dueled amidst a Halloween display. Marsha Hobert captured it on video and wrote this on her Facebook page:  “So entertaining to watch these two bulls fight over the pumpkins outside an Estes Park hotel that was decorated for Halloween. About 15 seconds into the video, one of …

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Outstanding Video Of The Elk Rut! #LivingElkCountry

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The Rut epitomizes Living Elk Country and that’s exactly what this YouTube submission from Liza Sautter captures. Big bulls fighting “in an epic, age old battle.” Use #LivingElkCountry on a Facebook post to our wall, a Twitter post, or Instagram post with any video’s from Elk Country! Submit your YouTube video by going here and clicking “enter.” No matter what your definition of Living Elk Country is, RMEF wants to see it. Upload your best …