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Wildlife photographer draws Wyoming grizzly tag – plans to “shoot” with a camera

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Following the delisting of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and subsequently approved hunt in Wyoming, more than 7,000 individuals entered for the first grizzly bear hunt in the state since the bears being placed on the Endangered Species list in the 1970’s.  In a report done by the Washington Post, it appears that one of those individuals, wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen, drew the coveted tag and opportunity but plans to forego a hunt altogether. …

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RMEF, Partners Take Action, Protect Popular Recreation Area, Wildlife Habitat

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MISSOULA, Mont.—A 120-acre tract of wildlife and riparian habitat in western Montana, under threat of development, is now permanently protected and open to public access thanks to timely collaborative work by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners. “This project is a big win for a multitude of reasons,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “It’s a win for elk and other wildlife. It’s a win for multiple-use and it’s a win for …

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Geological Student Finds Record Elk

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How’s this for a great day at school? Illinois State University geological student Preston Konop found a 368 6/8″ Boone and Crockett bull while completing his field work towards his degree. His account, as first told by the Herald Times, is below: “As my partner and I were hiking down a mountain, we stopped to look at the map. While my partner was finding our location on the map, I was looking for a sample …

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What you need to know about camo – The Art of the Unseen

In Bugle, Gear 101 by Ryan Newhouse3 Comments

On the walls of the Shakhty Caves in the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia there are paintings of hunters adorned in animal skins hunting wild oxen with bows and arrows. Drawn in red ochre, as if it were the very blood of a slain ox, these images date back to the late Paleolithic era (8,000 BCE). They are perhaps the earliest records of humans using camouflage to hunt their prey. Not much has changed. Though …

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Max Point Blank for Archers

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When it comes to archery hunting, often times our chance at a big game animal happens quickly. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus talks about familiarizing ourselves with our equipment and identifying our individual max point blank. When the shot of a lifetime presents itself, be ready. 

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Sheddicted – A RMEF Film

In Elk Network Original by RMEF2 Comments

To some, finding a matching 6×6 shed is as big of a deal as loosing an arrow at 20 yards at an elk. But why? What makes shed hunting so special? Brandon Bates takes to the mountains with Jeremy Steffensen and his nephew shed hunting master, Cameron Sargent, to learn what makes him addicted to shed hunting, or Sheddicted.

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Idaho Extends Deadline to Pick Up Controlled Hunt Tags

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Hunters who successfully drew controlled hunts in Idaho this year have until Monday, August 6, 11:59pm Mountain Daylight Time to pick up their tags for elk, deer, antelope, fall turkey and fall bear.   Typically, hunters receive postcards in the mail by July 10, notifying them if they drew a controlled hunt. This provides plenty of time for hunters to pick up their tags by the regular deadline of August 1. Unfortunately, this year’s postcard notification …

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Colorado, Montana Offer Surplus Elk Licenses

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In Colorado, there are two big days in August 2018. August 7 marks “leftover day” and August 9 is “OTC day.” On leftover day, CPW sells licenses that have gone through the draw process but still have a quota remaining. Over-the-counter sales go on sale at 9 a.m. Learn more about Colorado licenses here. In Montana, over-the-counter and surplus B licenses (antlerless) for elk and deer are available on August 6. Go here to learn …