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Michigan DNR Seeks Help about Bull Elk Poached in Pigeon River Country

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in Gaylord are seeking information about a bull elk that someone recently poached in the Pigeon River State Forest, east of Vanderbilt in Otsego County. “We are currently following up on leads,” said Lt. Jim Gorno. “We hope that the public can help us with this investigation, as they have always been helpful in the past. This is flat out poaching. A majestic elk was killed for no …

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Important Information for Idaho Elk Hunters

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Idaho big game hunters, especially those in pursuit of antlerless elk in the Pioneer and Smoky Bennett zones need to be aware of the motorized hunting rule when using motorized vehicles as an aid to hunting elk. From August 30 through December 31, 2019, hunters may only use motorized vehicles on established roadways open to motorized traffic or travel, and may not go cross-country. The rule is specific to 30 game management units, primarily in …

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First Confirmed Case of CWD in Moose in Montana

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Below is a news release distributed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. A moose in northwest Montana tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana. A hunter harvested the bull moose in late October near Pulpit Mountain west of Quartz Creek and north of Troy. The harvest occurred less than half a mile to the west of the existing Libby CWD Management Zone. …

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Elk Hunters Fare Well in Pennsylvania

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Below is a news release from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. HARRISBURG, PA – Ninety-eight hunters took part in Pennsylvania’s 2019 one-week general elk hunt, which closed Nov. 9. Most left elk country with a trophy. Eighty-nine elk were taken by hunters during the season. And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also known as bulls, the success rate was 100 percent, with 27 of 27 tags filled. The 2019 harvest included some large elk. …

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Website Seeks to “Inspire a Kid,” Get Kids Outdoors

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Need some ideas how to inspire boys and girls to get out and enjoy the great outdoors? The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) has a digital tool just for them. It just launched its Inspire a Kid webpage. “The website is a tool to help families realize the incredible Wyoming outdoor resources,” said Ashley Leonard, WGFD conservation education coordinator. “We want to give families easy plans for getting outside more often while maybe learning …

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USDA Undersecretary Visits Montana, RMEF

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation rolled out the red carpet for Jim Hubbard, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment. Four months after addressing RMEF membership at its Elk Camp national convention in Utah, Hubbard visited RMEF headquarters in Missoula, Montana. One day after taking part in a roundtable with area constituents focused on the importance of active forest management, Hubbard visited with RMEF leadership and took part in a project …

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Idaho Elk Range Recovering from 2016 Wildfire

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A chunk of important wildlife winter range in southeast Idaho is undergoing a bit of a revival. In 2016, the Henry’s Creek fire burned two-thirds of the 34,000-acre Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation assisted by providing funding that same year to help suppress the growth of cheatgrass, a noxious weed, across 8,000 acres. In 2017, RMEF responded to a request by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) …

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Fewer Michigan Hunting Licenses is Bad News for Wildlife, Conservation

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The math paints a not so rosy picture for conservation in Michigan. Fewer people are hunting and fishing. “We’ve all been beneficiaries of having really strong, robust, active and engaged hunting and fishing communities in Michigan,” Dan Eichinger, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) director, told the Associated Press. “As the number of people who participate in those sports decline, we’ve got a real difficult question that we’re going to have to contend with, not …

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Carcass Dumping is Illegal, Unsightly

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Below is a news release distributed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP). No matter where you live, it is a good reminder about the importance of proper carcass disposal. FWP received a report this week of a mule deer doe being harvested and then dumped and left to waste in a ditch in the Sidney area. If you have any information on this incident, call Warden Ryan Kasson at 853-7272 or call 1-800-TIP-MONT. FWP …

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How To Set Up A Kestrel 2700- Part 1

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In this episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, join Kristy Titus and Katie Godfrey of Kestrel Ballistics in part one of a two part series taking your Kestrel 2700 out of box to creating custom shooing solutions for your rifle and ammunition. With a few simple steps your Kestrel 2700 will be set up and ready to take to range. The Kestrel 2700 is available at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. PRESENTED …

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Gear 101 – Buck Pursuit Series

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A long-time RMEF partner, Buck knives has been crafting high-quality knives for more than 100 years. Their all-purpose Pursuit line combines Buck’s passion for creating dependable blades with affordability, creating a knife every hunter can appreciate. The Pursuit line offer five different options of folders and fixed-blades to suit just about anyone. You’ll notice the handle doesn’t look like your grandfather’s Buck. It’s made with Versaflex and stays tacky when wet or when using rubber …

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Arizona Elk Habitat Gets $1.3 Million Upgrade

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MISSOULA, Mont.— The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $1,329,262 of grant funding to support elk habitat enhancement and hunting heritage projects in Arizona. RMEF directly granted $232,730 and leveraged an additional $1,096,532 in partner funding. “This grant funding will assist in the fight against junipers and other vegetation encroaching on historic grasslands that provide vital forage for elk and other wildlife,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “It also helps establish …

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RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo Returns to Vegas

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MISSOULA, Mont.— A 10-day celebration highlighting hunting, the outdoors and the Western lifestyle runs December 5-14, 2019,  when the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hosts its Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo, presented by Cinch. The expo is free to the public and takes place daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, upstairs from Cowboy Christmas. “RMEF has seen incredible growth …

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NEW Mathews VXR HAND ON – GEAR 101

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For the past three years, Mathews archery has been on a roll, and they’re not stopping in 2020. We’d like to introduce you to the new VXR, the most stable and stealthiest bow Mathews has ever built. This particular model features a 31 and a half inch axle-to-axle and Mathews offers a 28-inch version as well. The new V-X-R features the same highly-efficient Crosscentric Cam system found on other Mathews bows, which helps the V-X-R …

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Researchers Seeks Info about Elk in Northern California

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Do you live in northern California or hunt there? Are you familiar with elk activity in the Plumas National Forest? If so, you’re in need. “I’m creating a monitoring plan to identify important elk calving areas and habitat on the Plumas National Forest as part of my graduate work at Oregon State University (OSU). I’m hoping to get photographs and locations of elk collected by members of the public that will help us better understand …