Visit a National Park for Free!

 

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June is Great Outdoors Month, so go visit a National Park this weekend for FREE!

Though there may not be much to be happy with our government these days, I do applaud the recent actions of President Obama and Secretary Salazar to encourage Americans to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature.  Especially, in a time where many of us are trying manage our finances.

Maybe taking Obama and Salazar up on their offer may help some of deal with the stress of our own challenging circumstances. In doing so, we can spend some time camping with family or hiking with friends.

Secretary Salazar’s plans to waive fees at the National Parks on select weekends – including this Father’s Day – and President Obama’s declaration of June as Great Outdoors Month are inspiring testaments to the enduring power of nature to strengthen our bodies, calm our psyches and draw us closer to those we love.

Get more information here.

 

Udderly ridiculous proposals

 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. But if the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has its way, it’s none for me, thanks.

PETA officials sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the creators of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, urging them to replace cow’s milk in their divine creations with human breast milk. Am I the only one out there who visibly wretched at this idea?

Now I think most people would wholeheartedly agree that breast is best. For babies, yes, not frozen confectionary treats. Even the La Leche folks were left scratching their heads at this off-the-wall suggestion. But PETA based this nutty notion on Storchen, a Swiss restaurant, whose menu includes soups, stews and sauces made with 75 percent human breast milk. With the exception of perhaps Russ Meyer, I’m betting most adults who are decades beyond the breast-feeding years would unequivocally concur that this is, well, gross.

Read the entire article here.

Cameron Hanes & EBJ Have Parted Ways!

Not sure if you guys/gals received your latest EBJ, but you’ll notice in the Dialed in section, that Cameron Hanes is no longer with Eastman’s Bowhunting Journal.

My impression of Cam is that he is a very down to earth genuine guy, couldn’t have been nicer or gone out of his way answer a multitude of questions that I have asked him.

I was told by a friend of mine that Cam addressed this situation before he began his seminar at the Phoenix ISE and basically said that things had ran their course. He’ll continue writing, and is currently working on a book about backcountry hunting the wilds of Alaska.

The cause was that he just had “too many irons in the fire.” He has a full time job, a wife and 3 children, 2 of which play sports, he writes, he shoots, he trains like a madman and oh, he hunts!

I will say that reading Backcountry Bowhunting was what turned me onto backcountry hunting.  This book has helped this flatlander with some great advice on the backcountry. That book was more than inspirational for me and I have read it several times!

I hate to see him leave as I’ve always enjoyed reading his columns, stories, and tips/advice…not sure how it’ll effect Eastmans’ Publishing, Inc.

Cam is still going to host RMEF Elk Chronicles and for Bugle magazine.

We can only speculate on what, if any other projects are brewing, maybe this!

The Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation is gearing up for the 19th 2009 Trip Auction

 

Brighten your day knowing you’re ready to bid at 9:00 am Mountain Time!

Proceeds from the 19th Trip Auction will support: “BE OUTSIDE” – The Idaho Children and Nature Network program. The Network’s mission is to connect children with nature in Idaho from backyards to mountaintops.

**LOOK for the “BE OUTSIDE” logo – it means the trip is suitable for children of varying ages.

Become a winning bidder & experience Idaho’s greatest gift, the outdoors!

Here are just some of the types of auction items:

Day & Overnight Trips

Wildlife Research Trips

Fish

Wolf pup counts

Sage grouse lek counts

Upland Bird Hunt

Harlequin Duck River Float

Family Camping

Backpacking

Horseback

Bird Watching

Lots More!

SPREAD THE WORD ON THESE IDAHO ADVENTURES!

Email family and friends about these unique Idaho outdoor adventures. There are trips for everyone and for a great cause!

 

For more information:

https://www.cmarket.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?_sourcePage=%2FauctionHome.jsp&auctionId=78835531

http://www.visitidaho.org/children-in-nature/

http://www.greatlodge.com/cgi-bin/donations/donation_info.cgi?st=ID&pg=Home

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/

 

 

Bull Run Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION

BULL RUN CHAPTER

18th ANNUAL BANQUET & AUCTION

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

Burke Volunteer Fire Department Hall

9501 Old Burke Lake Road

Burke, Virginia

Dinner, Raffles, Silent and Live Auctions

FOR TICKETS CALL:

Carl Hampton  (703) 323-8671  Rich Vigue  703-317-0441

SINGLE $ 65  COUPLE $ 95  YOUTH $ 15

CORPORATE TABLES AVAILABLE

**Ticket includes meal and 1 year Membership in RMEF

**A corporate table includes 1-Sponsor Membership, 3 – annual memberships and meals for 8 guests.

**Pre-Banquet Raffle is a Sony BRAVIA KDL-42V4100 42″ LCD TV or $1000 cash.

1 Ticket for $10

3 Tickets for $20

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is an international, non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat.

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! COME JOIN US AT ELK CAMP IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL AND HELP US CELEBRATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RMEF!