Firewood fast fact: Burn only certified, heat-treated wood

Don't Move FirewoodTemperatures around the state are dipping into the chillier numbers, with some regions seeing snow fly! If you’re planning to camp or enjoy a bonfire, when it comes to firewood, please wait until you get to your destination to buy firewood locally.

Aged or seasoned wood still can transport invasive species from one location to another. Just because the wood is dry doesn’t mean that bugs can’t crawl onto it. Only certified, heat-treated wood bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture stamp is safe from pests and diseases. If you can’t find certified firewood – buy it where you burn it! This and other tips are available on the Firewood Awareness Month webpage.

RMEF, SAF Oppose Yellowstone Grizzly Ruling

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationSportsmen’s Alliance FoundationMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation disagree with a judge’s decision to vacate the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly population by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The ruling places the population back on the endangered species list. [Read more…]

RMEF Seeking Candidates for Regional Director Slot

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationAR, LA, OK Regional Director

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, (www.rmef.org) a non-profit wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks a performance motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills to engage and manage volunteer activities, event fundraising and major gift fundraising in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. BS/equivalent degree and 5 years of experience in business, marketing, and fundraising required. Volunteer management experience and a pro-hunting background are critical attributes. Extensive weekday and weekend travel required. Successful applicant will be required to live in Arkansas. Email cover letter and resume to jobs@rmef.org. Closes October 8th. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V [Read more…]

Inside the Fall Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

Backcountry Hunters & AnglersThe newest issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ magazine is available today

MISSOULA, Mont. – The latest edition of BHA’s quarterly publication, Backcountry Journal, is arriving in members’ and distributors’ mailboxes this week. The new issue is loaded with educational and experiential articles about backcountry adventure, the politics of public lands – including BHA’s new campaign to Vote Public Lands and Waters – and just plain fun stuff. From the bayous of Louisiana to the
Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness north of Yellowstone National Park, Backcountry Journal covers the continent. Here’s a taste of what’s inside: [Read more…]

Victory Archery Joins BHA as Corporate Partner

Victory Archery LogoBackcountry Hunters & AnglersMISSOULA, Mont. – As bowhunters across North America head afield for challenge and adventure, Victory Archery and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers are launching a corporate partnership that underscores Victory’s commitment to the wild public lands and waters on which its customers depend. [Read more…]

Idaho: Resident Hunters Can Apply for Grizzly Bear Hunt Through July 15

Idaho Fish and GameFish and Game will accept controlled hunt applications for a 2018 grizzly bear tag June 15 through July 15. The drawing is limited to Idaho residents with a valid Idaho hunting license.

Hunters can apply at any Fish and Game license vendor, at Fish and Game regional offices, online at idfg.idaho.gov/buy-online , or by mail. All mailed applications must be postmarked no later than July 15. [Read more…]

BHA Adds Four New U.S. Chapters

Backcountry Hunters & AnglersMISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers members demonstrated again their passion and commitment to public lands and waters and to North America’s fastest-growing sportsmen’s group, forming four new BHA chapters and further expanding BHA’s influence across the continent. [Read more…]

Wyoming: Public Comment Invited on Wolf Hunting Proposal

Wyoming-Game-and-Fish-Department-LogoCHEYENNE – The population of gray wolves in Wyoming continues to be healthy and exceed all criteria established to show that the species is recovered. As part of the management of wolves Wyoming uses hunting as it does with many other species. The draft regulation for the 2018 wolf hunting regulation is now available for public comment.

The total minimum population of wolves in Wyoming living outside of Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Reservation at the end of 2017 was 238, with 198 in the Wolf Trophy Game Management Area. The proposed mortality limit for 2018 is expected to result in an end of year population of around 160 wolves in the trophy game area, similar to the 2017 wolf hunting season. [Read more…]

Bow Creek’s Buck Fuel Soy Sauce – Review

Bow Creek Outdoors Buck Fuel Soy SauceI primarily hunt smaller properties that don’t necessarily hold deer throughout the day and year.

This makes it very challenging to hunt in October and after the middle of November in these areas. [Read more…]

Western Bear Foundation 2018 Raffle Bearnanza

We are excited to share the Western Bear Foundation’s 2018 Raffle Bearnanza! 

Western Bear Foundation Bearnanza Flyer [Read more…]