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Wyoming Women Step Up to Help Elk, Elk Habitat

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation knows how to look out for elk and elk country. It also knows how to host a good party. Put the two together and you’ve got the latest in a series of what we call Women for Wildlife events. And in Wyoming, the ladies in the Cowboy State know how to have a good time for a great cause. The Big Horn Basin and Sweetwater Chapters recently whooped it up …

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When Elk Talk … and When They Don’t

In The Hunt by Mark KayserLeave a Comment

Elk are a chatty bunch sometimes. Know when to use that to your advantage and what to do when they go silent.  This wasn’t right. The October bugling was bold, nonstop and sounded just like what I had heard weeks before in the rut-frenzy of September. If this kept up, tagging a bull was going to be as easy as ordering a Big Mac. Unfortunately the dense timber combined with the evasive nature of elk …

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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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Elk Viewing Season Underway in Pennsylvania

In General by RMEF11 Comments

The peak season to see an elk in Pennsylvania’s elk country is between Labor Day and Columbus Day. “Our current population is probably somewhere a little over 1,000 elk,” wildlife conservation officer Jason Wagner, told WJAC-TV. “State game lands 311 in the heart of Elk County, and here, we’ve have probably the largest sub-population of elk. There is between 200 and 300, so if you’re looking for a place to see an elk, that’s the …

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Glassing Tips from Kristy Titus

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Being able to locate animals in difficult terrain is the starting point to every successful hunt. With today’s modern optics, we have more advantage than ever before but without proper technique, many animals still go unseen. Glassing is a skill that you must develop a system for. Throwing up your binoculars and looking quickly at a hillside is not going to help you identify the animal of a lifetime. Join Kristy Titus in her latest …

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Massive Poaching Case in Oregon, Washington

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Authorities may target nearly two dozen people in a poaching case involving the killing of upwards of 100 animals. “They were serial killers of another kind,” Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Deputy Chief Mike Cenci, told KIRO-TV. “I mean I don’t understand the psychology of these people, I never will. But I can tell you they didn’t care about wildlife resources. They certainly didn’t care about the law.” The suspects took photos and videos …

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2017 Most Expensive Fire Suppression Year on Record

In Issues And Advocacy by RMEF18 Comments

Below is a news release from the Department of Agriculture calling on Congress to fix the “fire borrowing” problem. WASHINGTON, D.C., September 14, 2017 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that wildland fire suppression costs for the fiscal year have exceeded $2 billion, making 2017 the most expensive year on record.  Wildfires have ravaged states in the west, Pacific Northwest, and Northern Rockies regions of the United States this summer.  As the …

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Do Elk Need Sagebrush?

In Bugle, Elk Facts by RMEF3 Comments

The below is adapted from a recent article by the Sage Grouse Initiative discussing the importance of sagebrush to elk, as well as the overlap of habitat between sage grouse and elk. How do elk use sagebrush? Without sagebrush, elk would have a tougher time making it through the winter. Sagebrush are usually the tallest plants on the range, so elk can eat it when other plants are locked down under ice or snow. Plus, …

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Elk Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes

In Carnivores Kitchen by RMEFLeave a Comment

Steak and potatoes: there are few combinations that fill a hunter’s belly faster and easier. Luckily, there are endless variations to keep these staples fresh and fun. Consider the following recipe a foundation for meals you can serve over and over with different accents, sauces, garnishes and condiments. In a large sauté pan heat the butter and olive oil and sauté the garlic, onions and celery until wilted. Remove to cool. Place the ground elk …