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Michigan Releases 2017 Elk Hunt Results, Conducts Aerial Survey

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Thanks to just-released results from its 2017 elk hunt as well as insights gained from an aerial survey, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a clearer picture of the state’s elk population. The DNR says 200 hunters took 158 elk (60 bulls and 98 antlerless elk) during the 2017 hunt. “Our population goal for elk is between 500 and 900 animals. This has been determined as the best balance for the forests, area …

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Pro-Wolf Movement Met with Resistance in Colorado

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A group bent on introducing wolves into Colorado is facing resistance from those who would be among the most affected. “There are quite a few people here in this room that represent a majority of the private land on the Western Slope of Colorado and they don’t want the wolves in Colorado,” J. Paul Brown, a southwest Colorado rancher and former state lawmaker, addressed the crowd as reported by the Daily Sentinel. Colorado Parks and …

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To Fully Provide

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Below is an article by Christine Peterson. Her columns are largely written for her personal website, She Will Roam, but also appear in the Casper Star-Tribune where she serves as managing and outdoors editor. For the past decade, my freezer has been full of game meat. At first it was strange, then a novelty, then an expectation. Some years it came from animals my husband shot, sometimes from his family — an elk his dad …

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Bowhunting Big Wyoming Bulls with Grizzlies – Beyond the Grid by Eastmans’

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FULL EPISODE! Bowhunt elk in the heart of grizzly bear country in this episode of Beyond the Grid TV by Eastmans’. Bowhunter Dan Pickar travels deep into the wilderness of Wyoming to chase bull elk in early September. Hunting in grizzly bear habitat has Pickar taking extra precautions. Learn tips and tricks for staying safe and successfully hunting elk in grizzly bear habitat.  Special Thanks:U.S. Forest Service Shoshone National ForestWyoming Game and Fish Department — …

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Wildlife Crossings Improve Wildlife-Human Safety

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Anyone who drives on roads or highways where wildlife is present knows doing so can be dangerous, if not deadly for critters and humans alike. The state of Colorado created more than 30 passages so deer, elk and others animals can avoid traffic. In fact, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says wildlife-related crashes are down nearly 90 percent along Colorado Highway 9 south of Kremmling. “Roads all over the state run right through these …

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Mountain Lion Tries to Break Into California Home

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A family in southern California got quite a scare when a mountain lion tried to break into its home and attack the pet dog. It happened in Westlake Village, a suburb of Los Angeles near Thousand Oaks. “It was kind of scary because he was kind of not wanting to leave and he charged into the window, what? Four times?” Sammy Kerr-Jarrett, told WABC-TV. “He charged four times at the door. It was terrifying. Absolutely …

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Montana Proposes Holding Off on 2018 Grizzly Hunt

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Yellowstone-area grizzly bears may no longer be under the umbrella of federal protection but don’t look for Montana hunters to be chasing them in 2018. As part of an agreement with neighboring Idaho and Wyoming, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) proposed to not hunt bears but still retain its share of a discretionary mortality. “Our focus, now they are delisted, is managing these iconic species for long term recovery and at the same time …

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Collaboration Key to Conservation Success

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When landowners work with conservation groups like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others, it often results in great benefits for wildlife and those who appreciate public access. Case in point, the North Dakota Wildlife Foundation recently recognized the Richard Angus Access Project with a soil conservation award. Byron Richard received the award because of improvements he made to his 20,000-acre ranch. “I think the fact that we were going out there and developing the …

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Glamour Asked Women: Why Do You Own a Gun?

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Glamour magazine, best known for fashion, recently sent a correspondent to the 40th Annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas. She asked 12 different women why they own a gun. Two of the 12 said they do so because of their ties to hunting. Their answers, as printed, are shown below: Alicia, 26 (pictured on left) From: Duluth Occupation: Freelance journalist Why do you have a gun? For hunting purposes. I shoot …

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Historical Elk Site Ahead

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You’ll find it nearly straight west of Portland near the small town of Manzanita on the Oregon Coast. A roadside marker along U.S. Highway 101 gives travelers a chance to stop, stretch their legs and read about Roosevelt elk in Oregon. Here is how it reads: Roosevelt Elk Elk have populated Oregon’s north coast for thousands of years. A legend holds that the name of this mountain – Neahkahnie – is derived from the Spanish …

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Bull Elk Ends Up On Rooftop In British Columbia

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It was not the pitter patter of reindeer hooves up on her rooftop but the clomping around of a much larger elk. That’s right, a young bull found its way to the peak of a homeowner’s roof in Castlegar, a small town in south-central British Columbia approximately 500 miles straight east of Vancouver. “Most of the houses down here are built into banks. Our houses are lower in the front than they are in the …