Department of Interior Announces Recovery and Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Population

From The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The U.S. Department of Interior announced the recovery of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population as well as its intent to remove federal protections and return management to state agencies.

“The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports the delisting of grizzly bears,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “It’s been a long time coming and we think this is the appropriate move by Secretary Zinke and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.”

The Yellowstone population rebounded from as few as 136 bears in 1975 to an estimated 700 today. Confirmed sightings of grizzlies are taking place in locations where they have not previously been seen for more than 100 years as they extend their range in the Northern Rockies.

“This achievement stands as one of America’s great conservation successes; the culmination of decades of hard work and dedication on the part of the state, tribal, federal and private partners,” said U.S, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “As a Montanan, I’m proud of what we’ve achieved together.”

The Yellowstone grizzly population meets all delisting criteria. These factors include not only the number and distribution of bears throughout the ecosystem, but also the quantity and quality of the habitat available and the states’ commitments to manage the population from now on in a manner that maintains its healthy and secure status.

“We do caution everybody to manage their expectations about the potential of hunting grizzly bears. The reality is there will be very minimal hunting of grizzly bears for the next several years. Those who oppose the delisting are going to try and use ‘trophy hunting’ as a major obstacle and reason not to delist grizzly bears. It’s purely rhetoric and propaganda,” added Allen.

The final rule, and the supporting documents, will publish in coming days in the Federal Register and the rule will take effect 30 days after publication.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 220,000 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™” at or 800-CALL ELK. Take action: join and/or donate.

Video: Late Season Elk Hunting in Nevada

Throwback to a great video from SOLO HNTR highlighting the pursuit of a late-season elk in Nevada.


“Remi draws a late season depredation bull elk tag in a very difficult area to hunt in north central Nevada.
This is the VLOG Series of SOLO HNTR TV and the OFF GRID HUNTER project. It also includes behind the scenes, product reviews and how to videos. Also the many random things that go on with SOLO HNTR Production House. These Videos are the Hunting, Shooting and Wilderness Adventures of Tim Burnett and Remi Warren on SOLO HNTR as well as the many other hunters we meet along the way. ”

To check out more from SOLO HNTR, click here.

Video: Hunting Trophy Colorado Elk

Big bill elk in Colorado are in the sights of Mike Eastman in a video from Eastmans’.

From Eastmans’:

“Mike Eastman hunts bull elk in southern Colorado and reflects on his legacy of elk hunting. From building his own bugles to guiding hunters in northwest Wyoming, Eastman shares his elk hunting history.”

To check out more from Eastmans’, click here.

Film: Hunting Elk and Antelope in New Mexico in #HUSHLIFE The Movie

A dream multi-species hunt in New Mexico is the focus of a new film from Hushin.

From Hushin:

“A 90 minute film showcasing the #HUSHLIFE and our journey to New Mexico in search of antelope and elk!”

To check out more from Hushin, please click here.

Video: Hunting and Hauling Backcountry Elk

Sometimes the backcountry has the best rewards … but you have to work for it.

From Newberg:

“Randy Newberg, Hunter gives you a feel for what public land elk hunting can be, especially when excitement takes over and you shoot a bull elk in some God-forsaken place that requires two extra days to pack it out.

This Colorado elk hunt might get you laughing, but I wasn’t laughing at the time. “Don’t shoot an elk here!”

This is a behind-the-scene clip of what we go through in many of our self-guided public land elk hunts. The old axiom is true, ‘When the shooting stops, the work begins.’”

To check out more from Randy Newberg, click here.

Video: Rifle Hunting Bull Elk

Take down of a nice bull elk!

From Stuck N The Rut:

“Casie Schneider, married to owner of Stuck N The Rut, is in pursuit of her first elk. She learns a lesson the first day about hunting thick timber when she has an opportunity on a quick shot. Casie doesn’t give up easy. She kept on elk hunting until the right opportunity presented itself. Enjoy this video and make sure to subscribe to us. She was shooting a 338 ultra mag”

To check out more from Stuck N The Rut, click here.

Video: Impressive Archery Elk Kill

An impressive kill!

From Montana Wild:

“After waiting for four days, this bull finally showed up to wallow. After being at full draw for over a minute, Travis makes a great shot only to watch the bull fall only 30yds away. The efficiency of a fixed blade broahead and 65lb bow is apparent here. Broadhead was a Rocket Ultimate Steel 100gr.”

To check out more from Montana Wild, click here.