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Like to Video Your Hunts? You’re Not Alone

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A new survey indicates more hunters are permanently capturing their hunts on video than ever before. Sixty-eight percent more hunters videotape some or all of their hunts than just five years ago. “As technology has become easier to use and easier to access, an increasing number of hunters are bringing a whole new enjoyable aspect to this very traditional pastime. Like photos, video is a great way to capture these important memories in our lives,” …

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Rock Creek, Washington

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In 2011, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with a group of like-minded conservation partners to cap off a four-year effort that permanently protected and opened 10,386 acres to public access. Combined with the surrounding Forest Service land, the overall public ownership acreage jumped to more than 20,000. Located in central Washington state on the eastern flank of the Cascade Mountains you’ll find a sprawling landscape ranging from 2,500 to 6,000 feet in elevation. …

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Colorado Elk Country, Research Gets a Boost

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $213,625 in grant funding to enhance wildlife habitat and assist with elk research in Colorado. The grants benefit 6,481 acres across Delta, Eagle, Fremont, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Las Animas, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Park, Saguache and Teller Counties. There is also one project of statewide benefit. “Colorado is home to the most elk in any state,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This funding pays for various treatments …

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The Co$t of Wolf Recovery

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A report from Washington indicates ongoing gray wolf recovery efforts are taking their toll on state budgets. “Idaho has around 20,000 black bears and 2,500 mountain lions. They’re of similar size to wolves, occupying roughly the same space, yet those two species cause very little conflict in terms of livestock compared with wolves,” Todd Grimm, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Program for Idaho, told the Spokesman Review. “Idaho probably spends less …

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Onion & Beer Braised Elk Bratwurst

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Bratwursts are originally from Germany and have been around since the 1300’s. There are many variations that vary from region to region. They are traditionally made with pork, beef and veal, but it would seem logical to incorporate our own specialty meat (elk) to produce the Rocky Mountain varietal. The key to incorporating full flavored wild game meat into this mildly spiced sausage is to dry age your game meat before using in this recipe. …

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Voyles to Retire from Arizona Game and Fish

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation wishes to send out its thanks and congratulations to Larry Voyles. After 43 years at the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AFGD), Voyles will retire as its director in the summer of 2017. In a letter to Game and Fish employees, Voyles reflected on his nine years as Director of the 600-person agency, saying “I was in the unique position of steering this mighty ship, and I did my best …

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Five Cougars

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I was shocked when I checked my StealthCam that was set behind the house about 100 yards and saw not one, but five cougars. Appears to be mom and four grown cubs. We are lucky to have several videos of cougar, deer, elk, moose, bear and various other critters. Northeastern Washington State.

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Oregon Wildlife Officials Use Drones in Elk Surveys

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’, it’s…what is it? For the first time, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and its research partners at Oregon State University are using drones in field trials as part of annual elk surveys. “UAS technology has promise to be relatively inexpensive and safe – much safer – than the way we survey elk now, which is generally from a helicopter,” said Herman Biederbeck, ODFW wildlife biologist. …