Great American Outdoors Act Passes House of Representatives

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July 22, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier today, the U.S. House passed landmark legislation to promote conservation and access to public lands and waters on a strong bipartisan vote of

310-107. Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) represents the single greatest financial commitment to increasing public land access and opportunities for sportsmen and women in a lifetime, and marks a monumental victory for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in its work on behalf of hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers.

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Grizzly Bear Restoration in North Cascades Rejected by DOI

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OMAK, WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced today at a roundtable with community members in Omak, Washington that the Department of the Interior (Department) will not move forward with a new Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan for the North Cascades Ecosystem and the associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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USFWS Grizzly Delist Appeal

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The USFWS lost its appeal to delist the GYE grizz in 9th Circuit. I have also attached a court doc. This is disappointing news, we somewhat expected it but had held out hopes the efforts of all involved on the grizzly recovery would have their work deemed successful.

In essence the 3 judge panel upheld Judge Christensen’s opinion that grizzly bears in the GYE stay listed. This was a bunch of plaintiff’s against FWS but Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and others were intervenors as well and did put together a lot of information as to why grizzly bears should be delisted, there were 3 primary points of contention:

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Wyoming Receives $7.2 Million for Conservation Work

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MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $7,256,274 of grant funding in Wyoming to enhance wildlife habitat, scientific research and hunting opportunities. RMEF directly granted $340,471 and leveraged an additional $6,915,803 in partner funding.

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Interior Secretary Proposes Historic Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

New hunting and fishing opportunities across 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries

WASHINGTON – Continuing the Trump Administration’s significant efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced today a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. This proposed rule is the single largest expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) in history.

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KUIU Conducts Rocky Mountain Sheep Transplant

Performance hunting gear company KUIU, announces the success of a historic simultaneous transplant of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. KUIU and its customers purchased, captured, and transplanted 55 sheep from the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation-Chippewa Cree Tribe, located in Montana, to Antelope Island, Utah and to the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation in North Dakota. The transplants took place from January 28-30th, 2020.

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Montana Groups Working to Establish New Bighorn Sheep Population in Bridger Mountain Range

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Bozeman, Montana. January 9, 2020. After three years of collaborative efforts between the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation and the Montana Wool Growers Association, establishing a new bighorn sheep population in the Bridger Mountains east of Bozeman has taken another step forward.

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SCI Members Making a Difference – Member – Mia Anstine

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Meet Mia Anstine, active member of SCI, writer, photographer, hunting guide and instructor in archery, firearms and other outdoor-related skills. She’s an engaging speaker, commentator and instructor. Mia’s work has been featured on television, radio and in newspapers and magazines. She is also a champion for hunting, conservation and firearms ownership.

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Pope and Young Announces Remi Warren as 2020 Convention Featured Speaker

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Chatfield, MN – Pope and Young Club is proud to announce Remi Warren as the featured speaker for the annual convention in Chantilly, Virginia, March 26-28. Remi has worked as a hunting guide, outfitter, outdoor writer, photographer, videographer, and TV personality. As host of the television series, Apex Predator, Remi studied the uniqueness of a single animal. As co-host of Solo Hunters on the Outdoor Channel, Remi heads into the mountains and films his hunts alone, playing the role of hunter, cameraman, producer, and adventurer simultaneously. When not guiding or filming, Remi works as a field editor for Western Hunter Magazine, sharing hunting tips and tricks. You may also catch him on Joe Rogan’s podcast or episodes of MeatEater TV, hunting alongside his friend, Steven Rinella, traveling across the globe, harvesting, and preparing wild meat along the way.

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What is the Western Bear Foundation?

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Here are a few videos that highlight what the Western Bear Foundation is and what they do.

It’s great when someone asks what the Western Bear Foundation is?

Feel free to share around.

It is the giving season, the Western Bear Foundation is always looking for donations and funding to help with projects and research.

click link to view or download:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oyw3n59sbzmsjaj/AADgelcN1vmjQPThQtmNB_Mza?dl=0