Archives for February 2015

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…]