Archives for March 2011

Polarmax Quattro Fleece Review

Polarmax Quattro Fleece Testing

Polarmax Quattro Fleece Testing

One of key items I have learned while sitting on stand in the cold over years is to dress warm. You will never make it through the morning, let alone the day if your knees are knocking together. This dressing warm solution means dressing in layers and a key element to this is your moisture wicking base layers.

“JUST SAY NO TO COTTON!!!” [Read more…]

Teddy Roosevelt Safari Rifle Set


Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s African Safari of 1909

Chance-of-a-Lifetime Hunts Awarded to Lucky Hunters

MISSOULA, Mont.—Elk hunters from Montana and New York have won chance-of-a-lifetime elk hunting experiences through special drawings offered nationally by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its sponsors.

Winners were drawn during the RMEF annual convention, which concluded March 6 in Reno, Nev.

Prizes and winners include:

Win a Hunt with Cameron Hanes (2012 hunt)—Sponsored by Danner, RMEF, Cabela’s and Colby Gines Wilderness Adventures. Winner: Sidney Richardson, Colstrip, Mont. Richardson will bowhunt with Hanes, host of RMEF television shows and columnist for Bugle magazine. Hunt includes horseback travel into a remote camp in Wyoming plus five days of elk hunting. Hunt will be filmed for the new “RMEF Team Elk” to air on Outdoor Channel. [Read more…]

Elk Hunting University 2011 is now in session!

Last year’s efforts at providing new insights, techniques and concepts for hunting the “Monarch of the Rockies” hit the mark. Elk Hunting University (EHU) pages were viewed more than 400,000 times in fewer than 12 months! Responses to and comments about EHU’s time- and field-tested wisdom, tips, and advice from the contributing Hunter Outreach Huntmasters and DOW field officers and biologists have been very positive. Thank you for your interest! [Read more…]

RMEF Launches RMEF Team Elk

MISSOULA, Mont.—The first television series fully owned and produced by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, “RMEF Team Elk” is now officially launched and set to begin airing on Outdoor Channel in July.

The launch was announced with a sneak preview at the recent RMEF convention.

Presented by MidwayUSA, “RMEF Team Elk” will feature country music entertainer Blake Shelton, baseball hall-of-famer Goose Gossage, NASCAR personality Kerry Earnhardt, pro bull riders Dustin Elliot and Austin Meier and other celebrities. Together with show hosts Brandon Bates and Cameron Hanes, RMEF Team Elk members will pursue a variety of hunting adventures in elk country. [Read more…]

Great Article Featuring Loudoun IWLA

As posted in the AshburnPatch

The modern realities of urban and suburban life – lots of people, little open space, and all those community rules – often leave sportsmen gearing up for activities struggling with one question: where?

Where can I site-in my firearm? Where can I practice archery? Where can I learn new tips and techniques from fellow outdoor enthusiasts? Where can I take my kid to learn about the outdoors and do all of things I did while growing up?

For residents of Ashburn, the Loudoun Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (LCC-IWLA) provides an oasis for outdoorsmen to take part in such activities. The LCC-IWLA also serves as a gathering place for people dedicated to conservation and the preservation of a way of life that supports the safe and ethical use of all that the great outdoors provide. [Read more…]

Wyoming Elk Drawing Results Available

Wyoming has completed the 2011 drawing for non -resident elk licenses. If you have applied for an non resident elk license, you can log on to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department web site at  and check your drawing results.

If you were successful in drawing a general season elk license, Congratulations!

If you were not successful in drawing an elk license or did not apply for a license, you still have a chance to purchase a 2011 leftover elk license or you can purchase a preference point in June. Remember if you purchase a left over license, you DO NOT lose your preference points.

Elk Camp 2011 Generates $2.5 Million for Conservation

RENO, Nev.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on Sunday wrapped up its largest annual conservation fundraiser with gross revenues topping $2.5 million.

Those dollars will help support many RMEF initiatives to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. RMEF is a major supporter of new elk restoration efforts in Missouri and Virginia. And, by the end of 2011, officials expect to top 6 million acres conserved or enhanced since the organization was founded in 1984.

RMEF’s 27th Annual Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo was held March 3-6 in Reno, Nev. Auctions, raffles, donations, exhibitors and attendees, new memberships and merchandise sales contributed to the total raised for conservation.

“Elk Camp always sets the tone for the coming year, and this year’s event had great energy and spirit. I believe we’re off and running toward a year of major milestones for our organization,” said RMEF President and CEO David Allen. [Read more…]

Update From MWF

Hello Hunter/Angler…

As we do for every legislative session, MWF monitors and provides a Sportspersons – MWF 2011 Legislative Watch Liston our Web-site. Understand that this list of legislative measures is as fluid as the Legislative Bill Draft Request List…it changes everyday. We encourage frequent visitation so that you may keep abreast of measures as they are presented to Legislators and Committees.

In addition, MWF has an email 2011 Capitol Watch – SPORTSMANS ADVOCATE NETWORK list-serve whereby we automatically send out the ‘Watch List’ to those that want to receive this information weekly and who will engage legislators on issues.  The list and email will identify legislation that sportspersons need to pay attention to and or those that need ‘action’! [Read more…]