Archives for June 2010

Important License Information for Big Game Hunters

In this message the DOW has provided very userful information on  the following items:
* Big Game License Options
* Plan Your Hunt
* Over-the-Counter with Cap Licenses story
* Leftover Licenses

Click on this link to get all of the information: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/YoureBeingCalled/

New ‘Elk Chronicles’ Episodes on Outdoor Channel

MISSOULA, Mont.–Country music star Blake Shelton hunting his first elk, baseball hall-of-famer Goose Gossage stalking a monster bull and many more adventures await viewers in 13 new episodes of Elk Chronicles beginning June 29 on Outdoor Channel.

Elk Chronicles is the official television program of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Presented by MidwayUSA, episodes air Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. (EST), Sundays at 4:30 p.m. (EST) and Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m. (EST). [Read more…]

Award Recognizes RMEF Successes in Kansas

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has received a special Prairie Partner Award in honor of its exceptional habitat work for elk and other wildlife on the Cimarron National Grassland in Kansas.

The award was presented by the National Grassland Council, a joint committee of the U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Since 1989, thanks to RMEF volunteers raising funds across Kansas, the organization has helped complete 21 conservation projects on the Cimarron, an effort valued at more than $700,000. Projects have included relocating elk, enhancing more than 38,000 acres of habitat, improving water sources, restoring riparian areas and researching elk behavior.

Joe Hartman, district ranger at Cimarron National Grassland, said, “RMEF has truly been a great partner in re-establishing and managing elk in the Great Plains.”

RMEF Regional Director Bill Kenney accepted the Prairie Partner Award in May from National Grassland Council chairperson Tony Dixon. [Read more…]

Linton Outdoors – Exceptional Products with Personalized Service

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I love finding, supporting and working with small businesses in all aspects of life! This brings me to Linton Outdoors.  Chad was referred to me by Collin of Cottrell Design. Colin and I have met via the social networks and have used him for some graphic work.

Chad is filling his store with quality gear made for the backcountry and that he has tested. Anyone who has spent some time in the backcountry knows that quality gear is a necessity!  To simplify this, if you have mediocre boots and pack while trekking, your memories will not be that fond.  In fact the only memories you will have is how your back and shoulders hurt and how you tried to stop the blisters from hurting and continue to spread like poison ivy! [Read more…]

Great American Backyard Campout

Remember summer evenings catching fireflies, star-gazing and sharing campfire stories? Create lasting memories and happier, healthier children by connecting with family and friends in the great outdoors. Join National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout®!

Kids today spend half as much time outside as their parents did, missing out on the simple pleasures of daily outdoor time. Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we know that kids are healthier and happier when they spend time outside every day. NWF programs like Green Hour, Nature Find, Trees for the 21st Century, Certified Backyard and Schoolyard Habitats are bringing kids back into the great outdoors. Your support will help us keep these initiatives going! [Read more…]

Huntin’ Fool Updates

Draw Results:
Montana Sheep, Moose, and Goat draw results are out. Results are posted on Montana’s website
http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licensedraw/drawingStatus.html. You will need your ALS# and can find it online
http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licensedraw/alsNumberLookup.html.

Oregon draw results are out. Results are posted on Oregon’s website
https://or.outdoorcentral.us/or/hunterreport.

Washington draw results are out. Results are posted on Washington’s website https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wa/specialhuntlookup. You will need your WILD ID#. If you don’t have it you can look it up online https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wdfw/faqs_hunter_reports.html#Hunt92. [Read more…]

Elk Foundation Voices Support for Elk Restoration in Va.

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation today voiced its official support for the concept of restoring elk populations in Virginia, and praised the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for its research and analysis of five proposed alternatives for restoring a species native to the Old Dominion State.

“There is no higher calling in conservation than restoring a native game species to sustainable, hunt-able, balanced populations,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “When the citizens of Wisconsin, Kentucky and Tennessee decided to bring elk back to those parts of their former range, we were there to help, and those successes are among the most rewarding and popular accomplishments in our organization’s history.”

Allen encouraged Virginians to get involved in the process. The public can comment on the agency’s proposals at a series of meetings and online by Aug. 1, 2010. [Read more…]

EHU Lesson: Hunting for the Dinner Table

A prized and pleasurable Colorado dinner is elk, the other red meat! G.M. Moore demystifies getting your hard-earned elk to the table and enjoying the low-fat, organic meat youve earned through your own effort.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/ElkHuntingUniversity/EHULessons/EHUForTheTable.htm

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to:
http://wildlife.state.co.us.

How About Your Father’s Day

Did all the fathers out there enjoy their Father’s Day?  I enjoyed my weekend as it was filled with pride, enjoyment, exercise and great food!

The weekend started off with my son Zakk graduating from high school. When this happens you have mixed emotions…I am extremely proud that he has achieved this milestone and he is eager to challenge himself with the next milestone in his life. But, at the same time is comes with some sadness that he will off traveling, working, women and other things that life brings us and not as much time for me. I know that sounds selfish, but….

Zakk Graduation

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Major Deer and Elk Hunting Changes

If you enjoy hunting deer or elk in Utah, you need to take note ideas are being floated that could dramatically change when the hunts are held in 2011.

You can learn about the possible changes—and let the Division of Wildlife Resources know what you think about its ideas—by logging onto a new webpage.

The page is available at the DWR’s website. The address is go.usa.gov/3v4.

When you arrive at the page, you’ll find information about the proposed changes. You’ll also find a brief questionnaire. Answering the questionnaire will allow biologists to know what you think about the ideas. [Read more…]