Archives for April 2011

Just in Time For Mother’s Day

Outdoor Parents, Outdoor KidsJust in time for Mother’s Day, Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids is a newly released book that helps parents get their kids active in the great outdoors.

Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kid’s‘ provides parents with an informative and entertaining look at biking, camping, swimming, paddling, fishing, snowsports, hiking, climbing, and more. It extends parents a helping a helping hand in getting their kids outside and instilling in them a respect for their health and the environment. [Read more…]

RMEF, ISE Bringing ‘Elk Camp’ to Vegas

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s annual convention, known throughout its 27 years as “Elk Camp,” is set for Feb. 2-4, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and host hotel, the Riviera. It’s the first time Las Vegas has hosted the event.

America’s premier hunting, fishing and travel shows, International Sportsmen’s Expositions (ISE), is co-locating with Elk Camp, managing all exhibit-hall sales and expo advertising to the public. RMEF will manage auctions, fundraisers, banquets, ceremonies and all RMEF-member activities. [Read more…]

Hog Hunting With Bangs and Bows

One of my good friends George recently went on Hog Hunt in South Carolina.

As for the hunting, it was pretty tough as February usually is pretty tough going.  But scheduling around work, deer season, turkey season and the moon they were left with Feb. 24, 25, 26. George got his hog on the last evening’s hunt.  As luck would have it the wind was blowing right to the trail they were on. [Read more…]

Report on Lyme Disease

National Capital Lyme Disease AssociationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Monte Skall (703) 821 8833   natcaplyme@natcaplyme.org

Washington, DC – Thursday, April 21, 2011.  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released their report on April 20, 2011, on “The Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases.” The report confirmed what Lyme patients have known for years – that Lyme disease is a serious illness, and significant gaps remain in our understanding of the disease. [Read more…]

RMEF Grants for Montana Conservation Projects

MISSOULA, Mont.–Wolf-related research on elk productivity and survival in the Bitterroot Valley, plus a variety of forest, weed and habitat management efforts, headline a slate of projects selected for 2011 grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

The new RMEF grants total $210,705 and affect Beaverhead, Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Gallatin, Granite, Missoula, Lewis and Clark, Powder River, Powell, Ravalli and Sanders counties. [Read more…]

Montana Tags Available

Montana Leftover General Tags Available For Sale Now!
Montana has 1,052 Big Game or Elk Combination Licenses leftover for purchase. These licenses are being sold online only on a first-come, first-served- basis. No paper applications will be accepted. To purchase one of these licenses visit Montana’s licensing web page at https://app.mt.gov/Als/Index. If you’re looking for an outfitter give us a call at 435-865-1020. We have some great options still available in Montana for elk and deer! [Read more…]

IBEP In Loudoun

Some traditional archery gear

We were finally able to schedule a local International Bowhunter Education Program (IBEP) course!

The recent event was held on April 10th from 8:00am – 5:00pm at the Loudoun County Chapter Izaak Walton League of America (LCCIWLA) near Leesburg. The cost was free and will be the only course in the area unless any of us wanted to travel 1.5hrs one way later this summer. [Read more…]

Congress Partially Delists Wolves

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation was among the first to call on Congress to step in and fix the gray wolf debacle, and today’s Congressional delisting of wolves in a portion of the West is a step in the right direction, officials say.

“This is a win for science over emotion. It’s a win for facts over hysteria. Congress has reaffirmed that state wildlife biologists—not lawyers, judges or animal rights activists—are the best authority in conservation and wildlife management today,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO.

He added, “We’re grateful that Congress has begun the process of rescuing science-based wildlife management from the frivolous lawsuits that have kept America’s proven system of conservation bogged down for years in court proceedings and bureaucracy.” [Read more…]

Volunteer Labor for RMEF Tops $17 Million

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - RMEF

MISSOULA, Mont.”For the first time in Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation history, annual labor donated by RMEF volunteers has exceeded $17 million in total value.

This voluntary workforce of devoted elk hunters and other conservationists is providing much of the horsepower for RMEF initiatives in 2011—habitat conservation and enhancement, elk restoration, hunting heritage and youth education programs, and more. [Read more…]

Wolf Settlement Denied

Wolves Chasing Bull Elk

Wolves Chasing Bull Elk

MISSOULA, Mont.”The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is praising a judge’s denial of a proposed settlement over wolf delisting. RMEF also is renewing a call for Congress to rescue science-based wildlife management from the frivolous lawsuits that have kept the issue mired in court proceedings and bureaucracy for many years.

We’re pleased with Judge Molloy’s decision to deny this so-called settlement because it was just another stall tactica set-up for more legal challenges in the very near future, said RMEF President and CEO David Allen. [Read more…]