Exciting Train To Hunt Challenge Event Announcements

What is Train To Hunt?

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The Train To Hunt Challenges are annual events strategically timed in the off season to set a goal for hunters preparing for the rigors of the upcoming Fall and Winter hunting seasons. Challenge events not only serve as a benchmark for any hunter to measure their preparedness, but, also bring together the Train To Hunt community of like-minded individuals and families to compete and share in the sport they love. [Read more…]

Last Minute Caribou Hunt – WTA Hunts

WTA - Alaska – Outfitter #046 - 1This hunt is usually one that has to be booked a minimum of 1 year in advance. There have been a few changes with clients and their loss is your gain. If you are looking for a destination hunt of a lifetime, this caribou hunt is a must!

We had an amazing trip with this outfitter! Hunting North of the Arctic Circle, staying in an unreal camp, eating awesome food, and seeing hundreds and even thousands of caribou is what this hunt is all about.

This outfitter has hunted this area for many years and knows the area very well. On the Do-It-Yourself Hunt and the Fully Guided Hunt, all that you need to bring is your Personal Hunting Gear, Backpack, Weapon, etc. Everything else is provided by the outfitter including Tents, Cots, Heater, Food, Sleeping Bags, Rafts, Etc. This is an active hunt with the emphasis on caribou, however there are frequently opportunities to harvest ptarmigan, and occasional wolf sightings. After caribou tag(s) have been filled, there is the opportunity to enjoy excellent fishing for Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varden trout, and Arctic Char. [Read more…]

Reebok All-Terrain Super OCR Shoe vs. Spartan Trifecta

2014 Trifecta OCR GearPrior to this year, I have raced in Salomon XA Pro 3D and Salomon Fellraiser, depending on the terrain.

I opted for the camouflage version of the Reebok All-Terrain Super shoes, designed for obstacle course racing (OCR). As the flashy colors would only be permanently hidden, after the first Spartan Race! The Supers have more cushioning and stability, than the Sprint shoes for races at longer distances.

Reebok All-Terrain Super Specific Features:
• Duragrip upper helps provide durability in key wear areas
• Mid foot teeth help provide traction and protection on ropes and walls
• Second skin perforated tongue is lightweight and does not absorb water
• Square indented lugs (talons) providing 360 degree traction while the toe pick helps give you leverage on slippery surfaces
• Strategically placed mesh drainage ports allow water to drain quickly and easily
• Underfoot rock guard helps protect against sharp / hard objects [Read more…]

NWTF Supports and Urges Swift Passage of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2015

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) applauds Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), along with original cosponsors, Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) for their introduction of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2015.

The NWTF is also appreciative of Chairman Murkowski moving so swiftly on a hearing to advance the bill benefiting America’s community of sportsmen.

“We are thrilled that this bipartisan legislation has been introduced early in the 114th Congress,” stated NWTF Chief Conservation Officer Becky Humphries.  “The NWTF is dedicated to working with these members to pass this important legislation. NWTF will continue to work with our partners and members of Congress in the House on similar legislation.” [Read more…]

Guided or DIY

Idaho DIY Hilleberg SouloI wrote an article a last month titled “Western Lottery Draw Planning” on how to set yourself up for the state’s lottery. Now that the draw game is winding down, it’s time to decide which route you’re going to take with your tag in hand! Will you hire an outfitter or take the hard route and plan yourself a D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) hunt? [Read more…]

Annual Florida NASP Tournament Set for Newberry

NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM - NASPThe 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament for Florida will be held in Newberry on February 28.

The tournament will be conducted in two formats: a live tournament competition that will take place at the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave., and a virtual tournament for schools whose students cannot travel. [Read more…]

Mountain House Educates Consumers: When Long Term Emergency Food Isn’t

rp_Mountain_House_Just_In_Case_Bucket_Classic__21821.1410912291.1280.1280.jpgAlbany, Ore. – February 16, 2015 – Mountain House, the best-selling brand of camping, backpacking, and emergency preparedness meals, released results today of a recent study designed to inform consumers how popular brands of emergency meals manage oxygen levels, a critical element in long term emergency food.  This information is increasingly important as consumers continue to move from tried-and-true #10 cans to flexible pouches. The study, conducted by Fres-co System USA, Inc., tested the oxygen levels found in Mountain House pouches as well as those of six other brands. [Read more…]

RMEF Grants Benefit 14 States in “Eastern” Elk Ranges

rp_RMEF-Copy.jpgMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded almost half a million dollars in grants to 14 states in the East and Midwest that fund nearly three dozen habitat enhancement projects that will benefit not only elk, but numerous other species native to these states.

The grants, awarded in 2014, total $467,756 and directly affect about 31,000 combined acres in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. [Read more…]

Idaho Sportsmen Rally Against Transfer, Sale of Public Lands

backcountry-hunters-anglersHunters and anglers gather at Idaho Capitol to protest state-based efforts to take control of federal public lands located in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho – Sportsmen and -women from across Idaho are uniting on the steps of the Idaho Capitol this afternoon to protest efforts by members of the Idaho legislature to take control of federally managed public lands located within the state’s borders.

Efforts by the Idaho legislature to transfer to state ownership of up to 34 million acres of federal public lands mirror activities by state lawmakers in some other Western states. These efforts are being strongly opposed by American hunters and anglers, who rely on public lands for access to valuable fish and wildlife habitat and top-quality hunting and fishing. [Read more…]

Western Big Game Lottery Planning

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Much like any event you would like to do, you need to plan, plan, plan if you want the experience t very enjoyable. Some of these plans may be short-term 3-5 years, while others may be for 15-20 years especially when it comes to sheep, goat or moose.

Like the old saying goes, “You can’t win, if you don’t enter!” You must enter the drawings that you can afford, every year.

I would recommend these few points to note in your plans: [Read more…]