Tree Stand Safety Tips for Hunters

Lone Wolf Alpha Tech Fall Arrest SystemMONTPELIER, Vt. – Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from Vermont Fish & Wildlife to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience:

•Choose a live, straight tree.

•Buy smart. Only use stands certified by the Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA). [Read more…]

MYSTERY RANCH Teams with 2% for Conservation

Mystery RanchBozeman, MT. – MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company with multiple product lines, focused on function, comfort, quality and durability, recently teamed up with several outdoor brands to host a fundraising event centered around “2% for Conservation”.

2% for Conservation is an organization that solves a critical shortfall in the funding of non-governmental conservation organizations by encouraging businesses to commit to giving back 1% of annual sales and to volunteer 1% of their time to conservation causes. [Read more…]

Sitka Gear Seeks Product Manager For Whitetail Line

Sitka GearBozeman, MT – Sitka Gear, the industry leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance hunting gear, is searching for an experienced candidate to join its Bozeman-based team and lead the company’s rapidly expanding whitetail product category.

In this role, the ideal candidate will drive the strategy, creation, positioning and profitability of a multiple product line category, focusing on the whitetail market. Using previous experience and knowledge of strategy, the Whitetail Product Manager will partner with a category marketing associate to become the core of a merchant team for all whitetail lines of Sitka hunting apparel and gear. This team will provide the direction and focus of Sitka Gear’s product-driven organization within the category by exercising sound analysis and judgment, influencing the thinking of others, and managing relationships with key vendors and other associates to creation of the best hunting apparel and gear in the world. [Read more…]

Idaho: Super Hunt Winners Announced

Idaho Deptartment of Fish & GameWinners in the second of two Idaho Super Hunt drawings have been picked.

Of the 22,079 entries, 5,673 were for two deer tags, 7,689 were for two elk tags, 1,675 were for two pronghorn tags, 4,504 were for one moose tag, and 2,538 entries were for one Super Hunt Combo, which includes a tag for each of the four species.

Super Hunt winners by species, number drawn and state were:

· Deer: 1 – Utah; 1 – Oregon
· Elk: 1 – Idaho; 1 – Montana
· Pronghorn: 2 – Idaho
· Moose: 1 – California
· Super Hunt Combo: 1 – Texas

All winners have been contacted. State law prohibits Fish and Game from releasing the names of the winners.

Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose, including general hunts and controlled hunts, in addition to any general season or controlled hunt tags they also hold. All other rules of individual hunts apply.

Over $168,000 was raised in this Super Hunt drawing. Proceeds benefit the Access Yes! Program, which supports landowners who provide hunter and angler access to or across private land.

For more information on Idaho’s Super Hunts, go to http://idfg.idaho.gov/superhunt.

Media Contact:

Mike Demick
Information Supervisor
Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game
Mike.demick@idfg.idaho.gov
208-287-2883 (office)

MYSTERY RANCH: Quality At No Compromise

Mystery Ranch LogoHunt Talk Radio Randy Newberg Unfiltered

Randy Newberg with Hunt Talk Radio Shares the Mic with Dana Gleason, Founder of MYSTERY RANCH Backpacks! [Read more…]

#HuntingIsConservation Campaign Reaches 7 Million, Sets Crosshairs on Economic Impact

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation#HuntingIsConservation Campaign Reaches 7 Million,

Sets Crosshairs on Economic Impact

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s #HuntingIsConservation social media campaign, designed to educate hunters and non-hunters alike, reached more than 7.4 million* people since its launch in January. [Read more…]

HUNT DIY Featuring Zach Bowhay

HUNTDIY with Zach BowhayWestern Hunter is excited to share Zach Bowhay’s new comprehensive hunting resource, HUNT DIY, in a special section on the Western Hunter blog.

HUNT DIY is your source for do-it-yourself, Western big game hunting, strategies and tactics.

Follow Zach and team as they explain the preparation, gear, and tactics they use to execute hunts across the west.

They’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest videos, reviews and tips from Zach, straight to your inbox.

So, watch this video:

And follow along with the blog to get your prepared for your do-it-yourself adventure!

Hands-down hunting provides more funding for conservation and wildlife!

True Identity of America's Conservationists

Idaho Grizzly Bear Management Proposal

Yellowstone Country Bear Hunters AssociationIdaho Fish and Game News Release

For immediate release:  July 7, 2016

Public input sought on hunting rule proposals for the Greater Yellowstone population of grizzly bears

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is gathering public comments on rules for potential future hunting of the Greater Yellowstone population of grizzly bears in eastern Idaho once it is no longer listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. [Read more…]

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