Wyoming Project Secures Access to 47,000 Acres of Public Land

MISSOULA, Mont.—Hunters, anglers, hikers and those who enjoy other forms of outdoor recreation will benefit from a recent Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation project in Wyoming. [Read more…]

BHA Rallies Public Lands Sportsmen in Wyoming

Backcountry Hunters & AnglersCASPER, Wyo. – This afternoon on the banks of the North Platte River, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ president and CEO exhorted a crowd of sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts to stand united against efforts to divest Americans of the nation’s public lands and waters.

Hundreds of public lands advocates traveled to east-central Wyoming to attend the Casper rally. Taking place only days before a pivotal presidential election and barely a week after a federal jury in Oregon acquitted radical anti-public-lands activists who staged an armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the event was charged with a sense of urgency as speakers addressed threats to U.S. public lands, the outdoor opportunities they represent and the economic vitality they currently offer. [Read more…]

Mahoney Releases Video to Address Divide Between Hunters and Non-Hunters

ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland – Internationally recognized conservationist, wildlife biologist, speaker, and author, Shane Mahoney, has just launched Building a Coalition Between Hunters & Non-Hunters, the fourth video to be released as part of his new Conservation Matters vignette series. Building a Coalition Between Hunters & Non-Hunters is available to view on Facebook, or via Conservation Visions’ YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2cx0Rpf. [Read more…]

Hunters: Be on the Lookout for DGIF’s Research Bears

Radio-collar bear research projectFor the first time in over a decade, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) biologists are radio-collaring adult female bears in Virginia. [Read more…]

A Growing Elk Herd in Virginia

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries

pict0249Since restoration efforts to restore this once-native species began a few years ago, Virginia’s Elk have been thriving!  DGIF Biologists estimate the total number of elk in Virginia to be between 150 to 200 animals.  Our Virginia bulls are growing impressive antlers and are now “bugling” to assert their dominance, and to impress their harems.  The sound of the elk bugle is one of the most unique sounds in nature.  These magnificent animals provide a great viewing opportunity–Elk Cows can weigh up to 600lbs and Bulls can grow to a whopping 700lbs! [Read more…]

MYSTERY RANCH Teams with 2% for Conservation

Mystery RanchBozeman, MT. – MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company with multiple product lines, focused on function, comfort, quality and durability, recently teamed up with several outdoor brands to host a fundraising event centered around “2% for Conservation”.

2% for Conservation is an organization that solves a critical shortfall in the funding of non-governmental conservation organizations by encouraging businesses to commit to giving back 1% of annual sales and to volunteer 1% of their time to conservation causes. [Read more…]

#HuntingIsConservation Campaign Reaches 7 Million, Sets Crosshairs on Economic Impact

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation#HuntingIsConservation Campaign Reaches 7 Million,

Sets Crosshairs on Economic Impact

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s #HuntingIsConservation social media campaign, designed to educate hunters and non-hunters alike, reached more than 7.4 million* people since its launch in January. [Read more…]

Hands-down hunting provides more funding for conservation and wildlife!

True Identity of America's Conservationists

Virginia Celebrating 100 Years of Wildlife Management

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland FisheriesRICHMOND, VA – On March 11, 1916 legislation was passed creating the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). On June 17th the act became law and the cloak room of the Senate was opened for Department business. When the Department was established in 1916, it was considered the most radical event in the history of conservation in Virginia. It took the support of many individuals, groups, and organizations before the landmark legislation would ever become a reality. The newly created state agency quickly began the work of restoring the state’s beleaguered fish and wildlife populations, as well as improving the loss of critical wildlife habitat. In those early years the conservation of Virginia’s wildlife resources was to be funded exclusively by hunters and anglers through the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. Those funding challenges still remain while the number of people wanting to use those wildlife resources is dramatically increasing. [Read more…]

Wyoming Grizzly Hunting Regulations

Grizzly BearTo all,
The time again has come to attend meetings and comment online, this time it is for the proposed Grizzly Bear Hunting Season and Regulations in Wyoming.  I have attached the draft plan, its pretty short and sweat with a lot of language included that indicates that Wyoming is going to be very adamant about managing grizzly bears to ensure they do not end back on the list, This is a good thing!

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