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Bill Introduced to Delist Great Lakes Wolves

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Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Pete Stauber (R-MN) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would return management of the Western Great Lakes gray wolves to state control in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. “The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fully supports the efforts of Congressman Peterson to delist fully recovered wolf populations in the Great Lakes states. Wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have far exceeded recovery goals for more than eight …

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RMEF Grants Improve Elk Habitat, Expand Public Access in South Dakota

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and our partners awarded $632,071 of grant funding in South Dakota to benefit elk-related research, habitat stewardship work and hunting heritage projects. RMEF directly granted $118,599 and leveraged an additional $513,472 in partner funding. “There are portions of South Dakota where noxious weeds take a toll on natural vegetation while obtaining water in other locations is a real challenge for elk and other wildlife. This grant funding will greatly …

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RMEF Completes 12,000th Conservation Project

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MISSOULA, Mont.—A recent thinning treatment designed to enhance wildlife habitat in New Mexico marks the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 12,000th lifetime conservation project. “This milestone is a credit to our volunteers, members, partners and all others who support our mission,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “Without them we simply could not do what we do to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.” The project took place …

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LOWA Boots – Best of Class Boots for Mid to Late Season Mountain Hunting

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Your hunt starts and ends with your feet, so plan accordingly! LOWA’s premium mountain hunting boots are crafted to keep you moving strong, under the harshest conditions. Tibet GTX Hi “Quality, quality, quality. Rarely when I get the chance to review equipment do I come in contact with a piece of gear that exceeds expectation ….[this is] a mountain boot that is capable of just about anything you could possibly throw its way in a …

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Hells Canyon- A Titus Family Tradition

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With a family history as early homesteaders, Hells Canyon in Oregon holds a special place in the heart of the Titus family. A place that draws them back year after year deep into the canyon. The massive 10 mile wide canyon is completely roadless. Those that dare enter will experience some of the most wild and beautiful landscapes remaining in North America. For the Titus family, it takes them home and to a place to …

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Gear 101 – Danner Thorofare

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If your version of elk country includes scree-slopes, few trails and knife-edge ridges and, then you need a boot that designed for that kind of terrain. You need Danner’s new Thorofare boot. To start, the Thorofare is 10-inches tall providing bomb-proof ankle protection. In addition, this is a rock-solid and stiff boot, which helps prevent foot-fatigue that will occur with a more flexible boot. A Vibram Tsavo outsole provides versatile traction control in rugged, angled …

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Gear 101 – Danner Pronghorn

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Nearly two decades ago, Danner introduced the Pronghorn boot to hunters. For 2019, Danner introduces the fifth-generation Pronghorn. And it’s undoubtedly the most impressive Pronghorn to date. Where the rubber hits the trail, Danner used a Vibram outsole for incredible traction on unstable terrain. They built the Pronghorn on what they call the Terra Force Next platform, which combines an internal and external shank system providing all-day arch support and torsion control in a lightweight …

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Gear 101 – Zeiss v4 Rifle Scope

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If you’re looking for some of the best all-around scopes money can buy, then welcome to Conquest line of Zeiss scopes. The Conquest V4 family is based on a 4-power zoom ratio, incorporates a 30 mm main tube and consists of a wide variety of models for any hunting situation. We tested the V4 4-16×50 at the range and we were not disappointed. The magnification range of the 4-16 provides a high level of versatility …

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Watch: Elk Thriving in Parts of Colorado

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There was a time when elk were nearly extinct in North America. Thanks to forward-thinking conservationists, and backed by funding generated by hunters, there are now more than one million elk. Wildlife officials in Colorado relocated 50 elk from Wyoming in 1916. Today, there are more than 280,000 animals in the Centennial State. Populations are generally strong although numbers are ailing in southwest Colorado due to low calf recruitment. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation also …

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Washington Authorizes Removal of More Problem Wolves

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For the third time in less than two months, the director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife authorized lethal action of a wolf pack repeatedly preying on livestock. Kelly Susewind gave approval for the incremental removal of wolves from the Grouse Flat pack after two depredations in the last 30 days and four over the last 10 months. He reauthorized lethal action for the Togo wolf pack in August and for the Old …

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Virginia Fires Up Live ‘Elk Cam’

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Tis the season. You can once again view live elk in Virginia from your phone, computer or other device. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries activated its live elk cam as it does every year from mid-August through November in Buchanan County. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided funding and volunteer manpower to assist with the successful introduction of elk onto their historic Virginia range from 2012 to 2014. Check out the live …

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Washington Releases 2019-20 Hunting Prospects

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September marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl, and upland game birds in many areas of the state of Washington. To help hunters have a successful hunting season, The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) released its annual Hunting Prospects, which provide guidance and hunting information for each district. “The department’s district wildlife biologists compiled these popular reports to serve as a resource for hunters,” said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division …

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Wyoming’s WildLIVE Web Camera Connect Viewers with the Outdoors

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department debuted the first in a series of wildlife web cameras so people can connect to the Wyoming outdoors from anywhere. Called, WildLIVE, the cameras will stream live on the Game and Fish website and give viewers an up-close look at the lives of wildlife. “In a survey released in 2018, only 37% of people in Wyoming reported they had gone wildlife viewing in the last year, but 87% said …

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Pennsylvania Seeks Hunter Input on CWD Response Plan

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) released a draft of its new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan, and wants to know what you think about it. When adopted, it will guide the agency’s management of CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects. “Hunters are essential to CWD management,” said Bryan Burhans, PGC executive director. “Without the effort they put in hunting and harvesting deer, and submitting samples from the deer they …