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RMEF Helps Lead Tule Elk to Water

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Apparently you can lead an elk to water…and make it drink after all. Photos and video clips provide the proof of a successful wildlife water guzzler installation project on the grounds of the Fort Hunter Liggett (FHL) U.S. Army base in arid southern California. A $15,000 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation grant coupled with funds raised via FHL hunting and fishing conservation fees paid for two 3,000-gallon tanks, two stainless steel drinkers and other needed hardware …

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Whitetail Prairie, Montana

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Traversing the Big Belt Mountains of west-central Montana, you’ll find a series of impressive crags known as Devil’s Kitchen. It is here in 2015 the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with conservation-minded landowners and several other partners to permanently protect and open access to more than 2,800 acres of year-round wildlife habitat. The landscape is home to elk, mule and whitetail deer, bear, mountain lions and a variety of other non-game and bird species. Whitetail …

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Washington Elk Habitat Gets an Upgrade Thanks to RMEF Grants

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Below is a complete listing of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2016 grants for the state of Washington. Find more information here. Asotin County—Apply noxious weed treatments to 1,500 acres on the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area and Joseph Canyon region of the Chief Joseph Wildlife Areas to enhance habitat for elk and other wildlife (also benefits Garfield and Columbia Counties); apply noxious weed treatment to 450 acres of state and private lands north of the …

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Hunting Near Home

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Brandon Bates weighs in on a move across country that allows him to stay closer to family while experiencing the great outdoors. Follow along as he chases a nice 5×5 bull throughout the Uintah Mountains while enjoying the incredible landscape that Utah has to offer.

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RMEF Gets Nasty on Noxious Weeds

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RMEF has been actively engaged in noxious weed control since 1989 when we provided funds toward the control of spotted knapweed and yellow starthistle on the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area in the state of Washington. We have provided grants for 888 projects that had an element of noxious weed control and spent $7,236,873 dollars. Other partners in these projects contributed more than $37 million.

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Taylor’s First Elk

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I had just turned 12 when I drew a youth limited entry hunt in British Columbia. My papa and I hunted hard for many weekends to try and fill my permit that was good for either an elk cow or bull. Then early one Saturday morning, my papa said he wanted to go and get a load of firewood. We were hoping while we were in the woods, that an elk might just show itself. …

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Scientific Research Speaks Loudly: Hunting Is Conservation

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A study published by the Journal of Wildlife Management indicates that hunting is among two recreational activities that inspire people to support conservation. The other is birdwatching. Perhaps the words of study co-author Ashley Dayer of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology best sum up the results, “There is hope for conservation in rural communities through both binoculars and bullets.” The research focused on the activity of those who live in rural, Upstate New York and …