Montana Elk Habitat Conserved, Opened to Public Access

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

MISSOULA, Mont.—A key wildlife landscape previously threatened by subdivision in northwest Montana is now permanently protected and in the public’s hands thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation-minded family and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

“This property lies within the popular Holland Lake recreational area of the scenic Swan Valley and there was some pressure to develop it,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “We appreciate the landowners for recognizing the wildlife values of the land and reaching out to us to help conserve it.”

The 640-acre parcel offers important summer and winter habitat for elk and whitetail deer. It is also provides key habitat for grizzly bears, Canada lynx and a vast array of other wildlife. Additionally, it contains riparian habitat via springs and a chain of wetland ponds that feed a tributary of Holland Creek.

Located about 65 miles north of Missoula, the property lies west of the Swan Mountain Range and is nestled between the Bob Marshall Wilderness to the east and Mission Mountain Wilderness to the west. It was previously an inholding within the Flathead National Forest but thanks to its conveyance, it now falls under the ownership umbrella of the USFS and belongs to all citizens.

”This acquisition will improve public land access, and help to preserve the recreation setting and valuable wildlife habitat in the popular Holland Lake area,” said Rich Kehr, Swan Lake district ranger.

The Holland Lake project is one of the first to receive 2017 funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Since 1985, RMEF and its partners completed 967 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Montana with a combined value of more than $160.2 million. These projects protected or enhanced 818,826 acres of habitat and opened or secured public access to 289,532 acres.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 222,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.1 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” or 800-CALL ELK.
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Video: Bowhunting Monster Bull Elk in Colorado

Bowhunting monster bull elk in Colorado in a new video from Born and Raised Outdoors. Insane! This is everything you can hope for in a Colorado hunt.

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New Browning Footwear Now Available

Browning Buckshadow boot

The new line-up of Browning Footwear is available to consumers at local dealers and at The line-up covers a wide range of user needs from hiking, hunting and work.

Browning Glenwood shoe

Some of the highlights in the line are trail shoes for men and women in three different styles and feature sets. For big-game hunting, the Buck Shadow boot is full of innovation and available in a variety of insulation thicknesses and camo patterns. The classic Browning Upland Featherweight boots are back and proudly a part of the line, as well as rubber boots and slip-on style work boots.

Browning featherweight boot

Features in the 2017 Browning Footwear line include OutDry® waterproof technology; Thinsulate™ Insulation; Silent Cell™ single injected midsole, and SymmPlate an integrated external shank. All features add to the comfort and stability of the boot and ultimately to the enjoyment of the hunt.

For more information on the entire Browning Footwear line, visit

Browning Footwear is an officially licensed product and is distributed by SPG. For more information about SPG products, log on to the Signature Products Group website at, or call them at 800-553-1098.

Federal Premium Introduces Edge TLR All-Range Hunting Ammunition

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ANOKA, Minnesota – August 16, 2017 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce Edge TLR. The full line of rifle ammunition combines the features of top match bullet designs with the industry’s best bonding technology. The result is match accuracy and reliable expansion at extreme long range, with high weight retention, deep penetration and lethal terminal performance at shorter distances. There’s never been a hunting bullet that compares. Shipments of Edge TLR ammunition are being delivered to dealers.

Unlike so-called long-range projectiles that can fail to perform on impact at lower velocities downrange, the Edge TLR bullet uses the exclusive Slipstream tip to instantly initiate deadly expansion. The tip is also crafted from the industry’s most heat-resistant polymer for the most consistent ballistics possible.

At close range, the bullet’s copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for deep, reliable penetration. Its long, sleek profile offers an extremely high ballistic coefficient, and AccuChannel groove technology improves accuracy and reduces drag across the range spectrum.

Watch Edge TLR video:

Features & Benefits
• Match-grade long-range accuracy in a bonded hunting bullet
• High-performance polymer tip material provides the industry’s highest heat resistance for the most consistent ballistics
• Extremely high ballistic coefficient with target bullet precision
• Exclusive Slipstream tip helps flatten trajectories and initiates low-velocity expansion
• Less wind drift and drop
• AccuChannel groove technology minimizes drag and improves accuracy
• Copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for deep penetration at any range
• Demonstrated expansion at out to 1,200 yards

Part No. / Description / MSRP
P308ETLR175 / 308 Win. 175-grain Edge TLR / $47.95
P3006ETLR175 / 30-06 Spring. 175-grain Edge TLR / $47.95
P300WETLR200 / 300 Win. Mag. 200-grain Edge TLR / $59.95
P300WSMETLR200 / 300 Win. Short Mag. 200-grain Edge TLR / $59.95

Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, and Europe. For news and information, visit or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at

Video: Bull Elk Brawl

Sometimes National Geographic is the best source for amazing wildlife footage. In this video, bull elk battle it out for rut dominance.

From National Geographic:

“These elk bulls are surging from a testosterone rush – so it’s natural that they might butt heads.”

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Browning Updates Hell’s Canyon Clothing Line

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From Browning:

For 2017 Browning has totally revamped their line of popular Hell’s Canyon big game apparel. Changes include improved fabrics, fit and construction to provide the most modern technology for hunters. Not only is Hell’s Canyon better, it is also expanding to include a complete line for women plus styles for youth.

The new Men’s Hell’s Canyon BTU Parka will feature a two-layer, fully-taped outer fabric with Browning’s Pre-Vent waterproof/breathable membrane and ADDVANCED SCENT CONTROL. Two large chest zipper pockets, two front dump pockets with SilentSnaps and internal drop pockets are featured. The parka also comes with Harness Access and adjustable wrist closures. The insulated liner jacket features a water/wind-resistant shell fabric with PrimaLoft® Hi-Loft Silver 80 gram insulation. Handwarmer pockets, left chest zipper pocket, internal zipper chest pocket and internal zippered security pocket for valuables are featured. The new Hell’s Canon BTU Parka with insulated inner jacket will be offered in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® and Realtree Xtra® camo patterns. Available in sizes S-3XL.

Suggested Retail, $319.99.

Browning Hells Canyon Mens Proximity Jacket in Realtree Xtra

The new Men’s Hell’s Canyon Proximity Jacket and Pant features a quiet 3-layer 86% polyester/14% Spandex poplin fabric with Browning’s Pre-Vent membrane and ADDVANCED SCENT CONTROL. Harness Access, two zip chest pockets, handwarmer pockets and internal drop pockets are featured. The Proximity Jacket and Pant are available in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® and Realtree Xtra® camo patterns in sizes S-3XL. Suggested retail for the jacket is $189.99 and $169.99 for the pants.

Browning Hells Canyon Mens Mercury Jacket in MO Mountain Country

The new Hell’s Canyon Mercury Men’s Jacket and Pant features a water-resistant 94% polyester/6% Spandex double weave fabric with ADDVANCED SCENT CONTROL. The jacket features Harness Access, zip handwarmer pockets, two zip chest pockets, two internal drop pockets, and full-length zipper with chin guard. The Mercury Pant features hip pockets with abrasion resistant fabric overlay, zip rear pocket and 22” side seam leg zippers. The Mercury Jacket and pant are available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Mountain Country, Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® and Realtree Xtra® camo patterns as well as solid Capers color in sizes S-3XL.

Jacket Suggested Retail, $169.99. Pant Suggested Retail, $149.99.


The new Hell’s Canyon Women’s Mercury Jacket and Pant are constructed with the same fabric as the men’s version. The jacket features Harness Access, zip handwarmer pockets, zip chest pocket, and two internal drop pockets. The pants feature hip pockets with abrasion-resistant fabric overlay, zip rear pocket, full-length gusset and articulated knee construction and 20” side seam leg zippers. The jacket and pant are available in Mossy Oak® Mountain Country and Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camo patterns as well as solid Capers color in sizes XS- 2XL.

Jacket Suggested Retail, $169.99. Pant Suggested Retail, $149.99.

Browning Hells Canyon Womens Mercury Vest in MOBUC

The new Hell’s Canyon Women’s Mercury Vest has same fabric construction as new Mercury Jacket model and features zip handwarmer pockets, zip chest pocket, two internal pockets and harness access. Vest is also available in same camo patterns, solid color and sizes as jacket. Suggested Retail, $159.99.


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Video: Spot and Stalk Hunting Antelope

One of the toughest challenges in hunting — spot and stalking antelope with a bow! A great video from Bowtech.

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