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Apply for Utah Antlerless Elk Tags

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May 25 is the first day hunters in Utah can apply for an antlerless elk permit. Go here to do so. “Once you arrive at the web page,” says Lindy Varney, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, “you’ll find detailed maps, boundary descriptions for the various hunting units, a list of the hunts you can apply for and a link to the application itself.” (Photo credit: Dallen Smitty)

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Leave Newborn Wildlife Alone

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Tis the season of reawakening from the doldrums of winter as nature comes to life in full bloom. It’s also the season that newborn wildlife is welcomed into the world. But with that comes the annual problem that some people stumble across a deer fawn or an elk calf or bear cub…yet they don’t see the mother and assume the young ‘uns are abandoned…so they intervene thinking they’re helping the situation. In reality, the mother …

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Like to Video Your Hunts? You’re Not Alone

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A new survey indicates more hunters are permanently capturing their hunts on video than ever before. Sixty-eight percent more hunters videotape some or all of their hunts than just five years ago. “As technology has become easier to use and easier to access, an increasing number of hunters are bringing a whole new enjoyable aspect to this very traditional pastime. Like photos, video is a great way to capture these important memories in our lives,” …

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Voyles to Retire from Arizona Game and Fish

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation wishes to send out its thanks and congratulations to Larry Voyles. After 43 years at the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AFGD), Voyles will retire as its director in the summer of 2017. In a letter to Game and Fish employees, Voyles reflected on his nine years as Director of the 600-person agency, saying “I was in the unique position of steering this mighty ship, and I did my best …

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Oregon Wildlife Officials Use Drones in Elk Surveys

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’, it’s…what is it? For the first time, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and its research partners at Oregon State University are using drones in field trials as part of annual elk surveys. “UAS technology has promise to be relatively inexpensive and safe – much safer – than the way we survey elk now, which is generally from a helicopter,” said Herman Biederbeck, ODFW wildlife biologist. …

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1,2,3…8 Mountains Lions!

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And they just keep on coming. This trail cam video posted by Big Game Hunting, an app by HowtoHunt Outdoors seems to show a group of eight, count ‘em, eight different mountain lions crossing the snowy landscape together. If you have some great game camera footage, submit it below. By checking this box, you acknowledge that you are the original, full owner of the story/content, that my content follows the guidelines, and you have affirmatively …