Video: Hunting Aoudad in Texas


Aoudad sheep in Texas are the focus of a video from The Mountain Project.

From The Mountain Project:

“While Jay and Sam are in Kodiak battling the wind, rain, and fog, Chase passes Kevin and Hunter who are looking for elk, while driving down the interstate headed to Texas. He meets up with Josh in Tucson and makes a marathon trip to southwest Texas to hunt Aoudad.

Season 4 goes south to Texas to hunt Aoudad.”

To check out more from The Mountain Project, click here.

Video: Hunting Kodiak Island Mountain Goat


Hitting the Alaska high country for mountain goat!

From The Mountain Project:

“Everyone is going different directions. While Chase is headed to Texas to look for aoudad, Kevin is in Arizona helping a friend with elk, and Jay and Sam fly to Kodiak Island in Alaska to hunt mountain goats and maybe blacktails. The weather conspires against them, however, with strong sustained winds and heavy fog.

Season 4 heads back to Alaska as Jay hunts mountain goats on Kodiak Island.”

To check out more from The Mountain Project, click here.

Video: Moose Battle in the Anchorage Suburbs


Two moose battle it out in the Anchorage suburbs!

From National Geographic:

“A fight between two moose was recently captured on video in a quiet suburb of Anchorage, Alaska. Male moose tend to be more aggressive during this time of year, their annual rut cycle, when they spend virtually all their energy looking for females to impress and mate with.”

To check out more from National Geographic, click here.

Video: Steven Rinella Charged by a Grizzly Bear


This would make a hunter’s heart race!

From MeatEater:

“Steven Rinella and Ryan Callaghan of First Lite have a close call with a grizzly sow and her two cubs on a brand new episode of MeatEater!”

To check out more from MeatEater, click here.

Film: Winter Goat Hunting in Western Canada in “Toeing the Line”


The Journal of Mountain Hunting has released their first film, and we sure hope there are more to come.

From the Journal of Mountain Hunting:

“Mountain hunting guides live enigmatic lives. They spend months in the field, but rarely get to hunt for themselves. In British Columbia, at the end of the guiding season, there is only one true mountain hunt available: Rocky Mountain goats. The undisputed king of the crags.

A late-season goat hunt requires the skills and gear of the alpinist and the hubris to think you can get it done. It is not for the timid or the unprepared.

In TOEING THE LINE, join hunting guide Nolan Osborne and his friends on an unforgettable adventure into the mountains of B.C., on what would be Nolan’s first personal mountain hunt. Faced with frigid temperatures, record snowfall, and perilous terrain, this crew of experienced hunters had the odds stacked against them. They wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

To check out more from the Journal of Mountain Hunting, click here.

RMEF Conserves Wisconsin Elk Habitat


From The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation permanently protected key elk habitat in Wisconsin elk country by first acquiring and then conveying a 360-acre inholding to Jackson County Forest.
“This is a crucial transaction because it prevents the potential of development and fragmentation within an area that is vital to Wisconsin’s newest elk herd,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “It also both improves and increases public access for hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.”

The Morrison Creek property is surrounded on three sides by the 122,000-acre Jackson County Forest and is located less than three miles east from where more than 70 elk were released in 2015-2016. The area also provides year-round habitat for black bear, whitetail deer, wild turkey and an array of other wildlife species.

The acquisition opens the door for improved wildlife management practices as well as habitat stewardship work designed to promote early seral habitat for elk and other wildlife.

RMEF previously supplied funding for a nearby grassland enhancement project to increase meadow habitat.

Snipe Lake II Project
RMEF also purchased an 80-acre private inholding within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The transaction, which builds on a prior acquisition in Wisconsin’s northern elk restoration area, permanently protects key elk habitat and is critical to future forest management efforts.

Since 1990, RMEF and its partners completed 455 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Wisconsin with a combined value of more than $8.5 million. These projects protected or enhanced 5,848 acres of habitat and opened or secured public access to 1,630 acres.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 227,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.3 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 www.rmef.org,www.elknetwork.com or 800-CALL ELK.

SCI to Auction Rifle Number Four in Series of Five World Heritage Guns at the 46th Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention

Ryan Breeding rifle custom

Custom gunmaker Ryan Breeding of Nampa, Idaho, has been selected to design and build number four in the series of five SCI World Heritage Rifle Series guns. The rifle will be auctioned during the 46th Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention, January 31–February 3, 2018, in Las Vegas. This one-of-a-kind rifle will represent Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and Tropical Pacific Ocean Islands), as the theme in the series.

The Breeding rifle is built on a double square bridge Magnum Mauser action by Granite Mountain Arms in Phoenix, Arizona. The gun is chambered in the venerable .375 H&H caliber, with the capability to take down trophies of the Australia and New Zealand region, including water buffalo, banteng and red stag, along with other large game throughout the world.

The rifle comes with open sights that are integral to the barrel, as well as a quick detachable 30mm Swarovski Z8 scope. The rifle is a true custom creation, with almost all of the parts specifically designed for the gun, featuring beautiful wood and metal finishes embellished by master engraver Lee Griffiths of Hyde Park, Utah. In a nod to the Oceania theme, the stock also features a buffalo horn fore-end tip.

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Breeding works closely with the Tech Help New Product Development Team (NDP) at Boise State University to create 3D printed models of his designs before putting them into production. One unique feature of the new Heritage Rifle will be that all of the gun’s screw heads will be hidden, creating a sleek seamless look.

The rifle comes with its own custom-designed display cabinet by Julian & Sons. It will be an elegant, free-standing piece paneled on all sides with hand-selected premium black walnut and finished with hand-rubbed Danish oil.

“I’ve made a lot of custom guns in my 35-year career, but this gun is totally something I have never done before.” said Breeding. “I build every gun like I was doing it for myself, especially this one. My primary concern is functionality and reliability. The gun will be delivered to the convention finished, sighted-in and ready to perform.”

To register to attend, click here – www.showsci.org

Video: Pumpkin Shot from One Mile Away


A fun video of Leupold!

From Leupold:

“To celebrate Halloween, the Leupold Optics Academy headed to the range to carve out a pumpkin. Using a precision engineered Leupold Mark 4 ERT 6.5-20×50 M5A2 scope mounted on a .300 Win Mag, the team took aim from a mile away. Watch the video to see how they performed in the windy conditions.”

To check out more from Leupold, click here.

Video: Hunting Musk Ox at Toksook Bay


Musk ox in a new video from KUIU!

From KUIU:

“KUIU’s Brendan Burns travels to remote Western Alaska to hunt Musk Ox with KUIU Customers Justin Shaffer, Lee Daniels and Donnie Ramey. With sub-freezing temperatures and a new cold weather kit to test, this unique opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time. Hunts like this, in some of the harshest real-life conditions continue to push our ever-expanding KUIU lines to the next level.”

To check out more from KUIU, click here.

Video: Hunting Mountain Goat in British Columbia


Hitting the high country in a throwback video from The Experience.

From The Experience:

“THE FIRST EXPERIENCE VAULT FILM! Hunting Mt. Goats in British Columbia! This hunt was filmed back in 2015 and is the first of MANY of the archives will be putting together in between the current hunts!”

To check out more from The Experience, click here.