Utah Big Game Hunt Applications Due by March 6

Utah Dept of Natural ResoucesTime is running out to submit your application to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall.

Applications to hunt big game-including deer-are due through www.wildlife.utah.gov no later than 11 p.m. on March 6. [Read more…]

New Utah Concealed Permit Law

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On May 10, 2011 several new Utah laws will go into effect regarding concealed firearm permits, fees and applications.

One major change in the new law is regarding some non-resident applicants for the Utah concealed firearm permit. If a non-resident applicant is from a state that either has a formal reciprocity agreement with Utah or recognizes the Utah concealed firearm permit (ALL OF THE GREEN AND BLUE STATES ON THE MAP ABOVE), the applicant must hold and provide proof of a current concealed firearm or concealed weapon permit issued by the applicant’s state of residency upon application for the Utah concealed firearm permit. [Read more…]

Concealed Carry Course at The Eastern Sport Show

Everyone,
I just wanted to let you know that I took advantage of and completed my concealed firearm permit class this year at the 2011 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show.I found the class enjoyable as they’ll as informative. I wanted to inform those of you who have not yet come out to the show that they have ONE remaining course at this year’s show, they look forward to having you in one of them!

Saturday 02/12/11: 11:00AM until 2:00PM
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Utah Conservation Projects Draw RMEF Funding

MISSOULA, Mont.–Wildlife conservation and public education projects in 18 Utah counties have been selected to receive grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in 2010.

The new RMEF funding, totaling $165,500, will directly affect Beaver, Cache, Daggett, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, Rich, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Uintah, Utah and Wasatch counties.

Two additional projects have statewide interest.

“These grants are possible because of two major funding sources in Utah,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “First are the many banquets and fundraisers staged over the past year by our Utah volunteers. Second are raffles and auctions of special Utah hunting permits, which are earmarked to fund habitat projects across the state.” [Read more…]

Elk Foundation Grants to Benefit 19 Utah Counties

MISSOULA, Mont.–Nineteen Utah counties are slated for wildlife habitat conservation projects using $262,462 in new grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

The 2009 RMEF grants will affect Cache, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, Rich, San Juan, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington and Wayne counties.

All grants are funded by proceeds from Utah hunting permits sold at RMEF fundraisers.

“Thanks to our volunteers across Utah who helped drive the 2008 fundraisers that made these grants possible. When Elk Foundation banquets, auctions and other events transform into on-the-ground conservation work, it’s payday for all of our supporters who are passionate about giving something back to the outdoors,” said David Allen, Elk Foundation president and CEO.

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Follow Mark Seacat's entire 2009 Hunting Season…. LIVE!

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Mark is in Santa Fe, New Mexico right now. Next stop is the eastern edge of the Gila National Forest to hopefully find another great bull! Andrew Crow harvested his first ever elk in the Monroe Unit, this is the same unit that the Spider Bull was taken last season and Mark had to enjoy his “Tag Soup” in the North Cache!

Mark has been regularly submitting photos, blog entries, and videos to O.L. for the past several weeks, part of the “Live Hunt with Mark Seacat“. The Live Hunt is definitely the best place to keep up with his fall schedule and whereabouts!

Mark and Outdoor Life would love it if you would comment as often as possible.

There are some great hunts scheduled throughout the entire hunting season and Mark is looking forward to sharing them with everyone!!!

But, the only way you will stay updated is if you check it out here!

The Bull Goes Down!!!

Seacat Crow BullWell, Andrew and Mark made it happen! They showed perseverance on this elk hunt which only took 12 days to put the first bull down. This is as tough as it gets on these types of hunts. You are in unknown territory and on you will probably on draw 1 tag in your lifetime for this area.

This is the first of several hunts to be documented on the OutdoorLife Live Hunt Series.

You can an overview of what is on deck for Mark and Andrew’s this season, here.