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Congress Must Address Dire Condition of Forests

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Many of our National Forests are in dire condition, and Congress must take urgent action to address this worsening crisis. Catastrophic wildfires have once again wreaked havoc this year, leaving nearly 5 million acres burned, destroying hundreds of homes, unleashing untold amounts of carbon dioxide into the air, and, most tragically, claiming several lives. These unacceptable outcomes are hardly new; they have been harsh realities for many years running. And with tens of millions of …

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Guide to Nonresident Applications

In The Huntby Randy NewbergLeave a Comment

As a guy who now hunts a good five months of the year for fun and for my TV show, I’ve been forced to learn to navigate the sometimes maddening blowdown of state regs. I’ll walk you through the process. The crux decision is what kind of elk hunt do you want? The answer will lead you to where you want to hunt, and how to apply to hunt. Don’t put this off. Deadlines loom. …

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His Brother’s Keeper – Mission Accomplished

In From The Fieldby RMEFLeave a Comment

A week ago, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation received an email from Jeremy Nauta. He told us about his brother Joshua, who doctors said only had 4-6 months to live due to an ongoing battle with brain cancer. Joshua’s wish was to take his six-year-old son, Jaden, on an elk hunt before he is gone. We just received a follow-up email from Jeremy below. Congrats and Godspeed from the RMEF! The trip was more than …

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New Mexico Conservation Project Benefits Elk, Habitat, Hunters, Hikers, and History

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with a conservation-minded family and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to permanently protect and open access to 5,867 acres of prime wildlife habitat in west-central New Mexico. “We appreciate the Roberson family in allowing us to conserve this unique piece of New Mexico landscape,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “It is now available for the public to access and also improves access to approximately 35,000 acres …

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Moment of Truth

In From The Field, Youthby Shiv GoshLeave a Comment

I had the honor to harvest this majestic bull elk on the second day of New Mexico’s 16C youth-only hunt season on October 10, 2015. An hour before shooting light, my mentors and I began stalking a bull elk thunderously bugling in the east. I gasped when I spotted the bull for the first time. Even at a distance, he seemed massive with a goldish-brown-colored body contrasting with the dark timber. Huge white-tipped antlers shined …

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Starting Young – Ty Posey

In From The Field, Youthby RMEFLeave a Comment

Every year, I go out with my dad and we hunt locally here in Pennsylvania. It’s pretty much a family thing. We all get together, look for deer and have a great time. Once a year when we hunt for bear. We go to a cabin and make it a longer trip but otherwise, we are out doing day trips taking a lot of turkeys, woodchucks and geese. I was three years old when my …

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Range Finder 101

In Gear 101by RMEFLeave a Comment

For some hunters, a rangefinder is indispensable. To others, it’s a luxury. Whichever camp you’re in, there’s no denying that knowing the distance to your target is paramount to making a clean, swift kill. Most rangefinders today come with an inclinometer that takes the guesswork our shooting at angles, recalibrating the distance to account for slope.

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Chasing Elk on the Freedom Hunt

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently joined forces with the Foundation for Exceptional Warriors and Rowdy Birddog Outfitters to host a cow elk hunt for five veterans in north-central Utah. Four of the first-time hunters were from Utah with the other hailing from Oklahoma. KSL Outdoors Show featured the hunt (see video below). Rowdy Birddog Outfitters supplied the tags and guides. RMEF supplied the lodging, guns and volunteers. “There’s nothing I’ve done in more than …

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Wisconsin Wolf – State Management

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Wisconsin RMEF Members, Speakers at a recent “wolf summit” in your state called on Congress to return management of Wisconsin’s wolf population to the state. We, at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, wholeheartedly agree and do the same! “The gray wolf in Wisconsin is recovered. No further protections under the Endangered Species Act are necessary. This is a fact that has been affirmed by many, including the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,” …

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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

In Bugle TV, RMEF at Workby RMEFLeave a Comment

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 …