Archives for December 2010

Sponsor a Camper

Recently, The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation has completed updates to all three conservation camps; Camp John Currie, Camp Robert C. Webb and Camp Earl Wallace. Currently, we are working hard to improve additional camp facilities and to provide scholarship opportunities to fourth, fifth and sixth graders so that all children are able to experience conservation camp! Click on the sponsor a camper link below to read all of the camper’s letters and choose the camper you would like to sponsor. The Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and every donation is tax deductible.

This Holiday season, Sponsor a camper so they’ll have a summer to remember… [Read more…]

DOW Seeks Information on Elk Poaching

 

GUNNISON, Colo. — The Colorado Division of Wildlifeis seeking information about a large six-point bull elk that was illegally shot in Saguache County sometime between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23.
     
The elk was alive when the DOW received a report about it. The animal had been shot and had to be put down.
     
“This animal endured incredible suffering,” said Brandon Diamond, terrestrial biologist for the DOW in Gunnison.
     
The animal was spotted by a Colorado Department of Transportation work crew on Dec. 23 on Colorado Highway 114, at mile marker 23 near the south end of the Cochetopa Canyon.
     
The Division is asking members of the public who may know something about this incident to call the Gunnison DOW office at (970) 641-7060, or Operation Game Thief at 1-877-COLO-OGT (265-6648). Tips can be made anonymously.
     
If a tip leads to a conviction, the reporting party could receive a reward.

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

GORE Labs2Woods Blogger Summit Day 4

The morning came early and the last of my deer camp pals gathering all of their gear to catch their early flights back to their homes and we were about a 2 hour drive the Philly airport. I opted to not hunt at all and organize my gear, partake in the beautiful surroundings and reflect on the past few days.

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GORE Labs2Woods Blogger Summit Day 3

We were up early and I was in my stand well before first light. It was a bit cooler where I was hunting with a stronger breeze.  I did see several deer, just not within bow range. But, I still remained very comfortable while on stand. Dennis and John both harvested a very nice bucks this morning.

We headed back to the lodge for some lunch and plan on the evening hunt. It was great to come back and talk with all the attendees about their experiences with the Sitka Gear. It was also great to hear Jeff Simpson’s story of the huge 181” buck he had harvested just days earlier and to get some great tips on deer management.

We headed out for the evening hunt this time I was overlooking a CRP field in a very strip of woods about 5 yards wide. I had a steady breeze in my face all evening and remained comfortable during my  hunt. I had several small bucks and does come within bow range, but opted not to shoot. I hunted until dark and made my way to my pick-up point.

Once back at the lodge, I got changed into street clothes, ate some dinner and continued with the hunting stories and information sharing with the attendees and GORE Associates.  Most of the attendees left that evening, while a few of were leaving the next morning. The lodge owner Travis offered us to stay one more day and partake in the opening day of Goose Hunting or continue deer hunting.

Wilderness Athlete Unveils Meal Replacement Shakes

Wilderness Athlete Meal Replacement and Recovery Shake - ChocolateWilderness Athlete is proud to unveil their new Meal Replacement and Recovery Shake for outdoorsmen who are looking to lose or maintain their current body weight.

Outdoorsmen often work hard during the summer to lose weight to prepare for the fall hunting season, only to gain weight as hunting season ends and the holiday season begins. The Wilderness Athlete meal replacement shake can help hunters lose excess body weight and stay lean and mean year round. [Read more…]

GORE Labs2Woods Blogger Summit Day 2

We were up early, ate a quick breakfast and checked out of the hotel by 7am. We were then shuttled to the GORE facilities in Elkton, Maryland. This is the actual testing and production plant so we were not allowed to take photos. As this is where the process of how Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) is made into different laminates.

One of the key “take-a-way” from the GORE Labs2Woods Blogger Summit was learning about the science of ePTFE and the making of garments waterproof and breathable. This science applied to all forms of outerwear. That makes this information is very useful for any outdoor consumer, to assist in making correct garment purchases.

Get out your pocket protectors and prepare for Geekdom! [Read more…]

GORE Labs2Woods Blogger Summit – Day 1

Recently, I was invited by W.L. GORE & Associates to visit their headquarters to attend their first GORE Labs2Woods Blogger Summit. They had an action packed few days for us! I toured the GORE facilities, talked with their engineers, and got to personally test some gear! I even got a 20 minute stint in the Rain Room.

While making the drive north, I couldn’t help from getting stoked about this opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the GORE Compound and share it will all of you.

The GORE Labs2Woods Blogger Summit was a short and intense deluge of education, entertainment, and laughter with fourteen other outdoor writers and GORE associates. I met with some of my fellow outdoor writers such as Katie Seacat of Seacat Creative,  Marc of NYBowhunter, Rick of 24hourcampfire, Tracy Breen, Fredy of Ammoland just to name a few! Also met with Mark Seacat of Outdoor Life’s Live Hunt, Jeff Simpson of Fence Post Media Group and Colonel Tim O’Neill, a.k.a. the Father of Digital Camouflage.

I did not personally set any expectations, so I could remain open minded and ready to absorb as much as I could. [Read more…]

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Our medical kit was designed to cover the basic medical needs of our members when they travel and includes essential first-aid supplies and common medications for routine, simple illnesses. A $40 value that is yours FREE when you purchase a new membership for someone as a holiday gift.

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Offer Expires 12/31/2010

RMEF Pledges $600K to Restore Elk in Missouri, Virginia

MISSOULA, Mont.—After years of support for elk restoration proposals in Missouri and Virginia, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has committed $600,000 to help both states restore a game species lost from their landscapes for more than a century.

Both states recently approved elk restoration plans and RMEF pledged $300,000 each.

“We’re proud to step forward and put money ‘on the ground’ for these projects. No doubt, our great volunteers, members and supporters will continue to raise additional funds for both states,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Restoring elk back into Missouri and Virginia is going to be a tremendous legacy in conservation.” [Read more…]