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Carnivore’s Kitchen – Elk Cornbread Casserole

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One of my favorite dishes to serve to family and friends is a tasty elk cornbread casserole. It’s easy to prepare and uses ground elk, which you hopefully have plenty of in your freezer. • 1 pound ground elk• 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil• 1 yellow onion, chopped• 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped• 1-2 garlic cloves, minced• 1 can (15.25 oz) whole kernel corn, drained• 1 can (14.75 oz) cream-style corn• 2 cups Colby …

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Wyoming Burn to Clean Up Forest, Improve Wildlife Habitat

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and several other partners provided funding to assist the Bureau of Land Management carry out prescribed burn activity in south-central Wyoming. According to SweetwaterNOW, the burn will take place about 30 miles north and east of Rawlins in the Seminoe Mountains. The goal is to burn slash piles from earlier forest management work that removed dead, downed timber and underbrush which helps trigger the growth of forage for elk and …

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Newspaper Calls Out Lawmaker over Wolf Comments

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A newspaper based in Salem, Oregon, and founded in 1928, called out Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) for comments he made regarding those who favor the state management of gray wolves. You can read the editorial below: Editorial: DeFazio’s Wolf Comments Out of Line  The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would remove the grey wolf from the federal Endangered Species list. The bill passed on a 196-180 vote.  The measure would strip wolves …

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Reclaimed Coal Mines = Prime Wildlife Habitat

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When you think of land that is used for coal mining, you may think such land is rather desolate and forever useless. That is not the case for areas that are reclaimed and transformed so they benefit elk, deer and other wildlife. “It changed the whole scheme of wildlife habitat,” Leon Boyd, chair of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Southwestern Virginia Coal Fields Chapter, told realtree.com. “It went from food plots to wildlife farming. It’s …

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Researcher: Humic Acid May Break Down CWD

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A new study indicates an acid that develops in humus soil, the material when plant and animal matter decays, breaks down prions that cause chronic wasting disease. A Canadian researcher took commercially-produced humic acid and applied it to an infected elk brain. According to Science News, “in tissue samples with higher concentrations of humic acid, chemical signatures left by the infectious prions decreased by as much as 95 percent, signaling that the prions had likely …

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Search On for Vancouver Island Poacher

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Authorities on Vancouver Island are asking for tips in finding the person(s) responsible for poaching a bull elk with a crossbow. It happened on Highway 18 just west of Skutz Falls. “It was just left there,” Robin Sano, conservation officer, told the Cowichan Gazette. “This has become an almost weekly occurrence. We expect the elk was shot at night because there is less traffic on the highway.” Poachers shot and killed other elk including four …

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Elk Poached in North-Central Montana

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking if anyone knows anything about who poached a cow elk in north-central Montana. It happened on private land west of Pishkun Reservoir about 75 miles west of Great Falls. According to the Choteau Acantha, the perpetrator first trespassed on the ranch, killed the elk and left it to waste. If you have any information, call 406-836-7217. (Photo image: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)

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Hurricane Creek Public Access Project

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The Eagle Cap Wilderness is the largest and most popular in Oregon. And thanks to conservation work by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and it partners, it’s now more accessible for hunters, anglers, hikers and others to use and enjoy. RMEF acquired a 471-acre chunk of land that was previously a private inholding within the wilderness west of Wallowa Lake in the northeast part of the state and conveyed it to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. …

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Wyoming Hunters Help Manage Herds Thanks to Tooth Aging Program

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is asking select hunters statewide to donate teeth from their harvested mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, bison, mountain lions, black bears and bobcats. Wildlife managers can learn the ages of harvested animals from teeth, and that information is important for managing wildlife. “It’s one source of important data collected from hunters that helps wildlife managers to assess how hunting seasons affect the population,” said Miranda Strand, WGFD …

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The Utah Freedom Hunt—A Veteran’s Day to Remember

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For the fourth year, the Utah Freedom Hunt took five wounded warrior veterans on elk hunts. The Utah Freedom Hunt is a non-profit organization whose mission is to give wounded vets outdoor hunting and fishing outdoor experiences. Utah chapters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are the largest donor, giving a $6,000 state grant. The 2018 Utah Freedom Hunt received a major donation from R & K Hunting which donated guides and its beautiful Queen’s …

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Pennsylvania Hunters Take 99 Elk in 2018 Hunt

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Ninety-nine hunters harvested an elk during the 2018 Pennyslvania elk hunt. Thirty-nine elk – nine bulls and 30 cows – were taken on the opening day of the elk season Nov. 5. “Overall, the 2018 elk season was fairly typical with a slightly lower success rate for antlerless elk hunters,” said Jeremy Banfield, Pennsylvania Game Commission elk biologist. “Normally we’d like at least a 50 percent success rate in each zone, where this year several …

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Work Continues to Conserve Wildlife Winter Range, Migration Corridors

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State agencies are working to implement goals set forth by the Department of Interior to conserve migration corridors and winter range across 11 western states used by elk, mule deer and other wildlife species. Each state outlined priorities which resulted in an action plan that identifies the highest priority winter ranges, migration corridors and stopover areas for wildlife. Congress approved the action that includes funding for research and habitat stewardship work. “Healthy and protected migration …

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General Elk Hunt to Continue in Sawtooth Elk Zone

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to continue a general hunt with capped tags for the Sawtooth Elk Zone in 2019, which typically sells out in minutes due to its popularity with hunters. Commissioners may adjust the number of tags available in the zone when it sets its seasons and rules in March. Those tags will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the same dates and times as in 2018. Commissioners had …

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CWD Detected in Grand Teton National Park

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Health Laboratory confirmed that an adult buck mule deer from Grand Teton National Park has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The deer had been struck by a vehicle and tissue samples were collected by National Park Service personnel and submitted for testing. Wildlife managers say that while this raises concern, the positive test result does not come as a surprise based on recent positive results for …