Video: Hunting Moose in Montana


Moose hunting in Montana in a video series from Randy Newberg. Montana is unquestionably one of the ultimate big game destinations.

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Video: Bowhunting Mule Deer in Kansas


Bowhunting mule deer in Kansas in a new video from Hoyt!

From Hoyt:

“Hoyt Pro Staff Manager, Evan Williams, has an unbelievable encounter with a monster muley on a Kansas public land DIY bow hunt with his brother. You won’t believe how this hunt unfolds! Watch Williams put his new REDWRX Carbon RX1 to the test.”

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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

Public Access Dispute Solved in Central Oregon

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

From The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The public will continue to have access to 43,000 acres of central Oregon’s prime elk country thanks to a group effort including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Bureau of Land Management, Crook County, Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) and the Waibel Ranches, LLC.

“We are pleased that all parties could come together to provide continued access to a part of Oregon revered by elk hunters and others,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “Opening or improving access to our public lands lies at the core of our conservation mission. We hear time and time again from our members how important it is that we carry out this public access work.”

At issue was what was thought to be a public road through private land south of Prineville in the Crooked River drainage that provided access to the southern end of Ochoco National Forest. RMEF provided title work and research that showed continuous public use of the road since the late 1800s.

Waibel Ranches, LLC facilitated the construction of the new road at their own expense and at their own initiative. They did so in order to provide access to the same public lands as a means to reduce the liability, trespass, poaching and littering associated with public travel along the old Teaters Road.

“It’s great to have a partner like RMEF to help find solutions to public land access issues,” said Dennis Teitzel, Prineville BLM district manager.

“This project provides access for hunters and all others that could have been lost without the cooperation and efforts of several organizations. The landowners should be thanked for their willingness to work to solve a problem for the benefit for all,” said Richard Nelson, OHA Bend Chapter past president. “It shows what can be accomplished when all work on a solution instead of locking in to an adversary position.”

Since 1986, RMEF and its partners completed 875 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Oregon with a combined value of more than $57.4 million. These projects protected or enhanced 793,317 acres of habitat and opened or secured public access to 90,073 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™” at www.rmef.org,www.elknetwork.com or 800-CALL ELK.

Browning Steps Up The Game With The New X-Bolt Pro Rifle

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From Browning:

Browning has introduced a rifle that many are calling a “semi-custom production rifle.” What gives the X-Bolt Pro this classification is the level of specialized finishing touches and higher-end construction that is above the already top-tier X-Bolt family of hunting rifles.

The new Browning X-Bolt Pro has many features that set it apart from the average production rifle. Most notably, the stock is a second generation design that is constructed using a full 360° carbon fiber wrap with a compressed foam core. The stock is extremely lightweight, rigid and includes textured gripping panels, a palm swell and is coated with Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish for added protection.

X-Bolt Pro Rifle Browning

The receiver of the rifle is corrosion-resistant stainless steel with the durable Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish applied. It is glass bedded into the stock for accuracy and is drilled and tapped for the solid X-Lock scope mounts.

The fluted barrel of the X-Bolt Pro is a lightweight sporter contour and features a new proprietary lapping process that provides consistent, superior accuracy, reduced fouling and easier bore cleaning. The barrel lapping also allows customers to avoid the need for a time-consuming break-in process. The muzzle of the barrel is threaded to accept the included muzzle brake or thread protector cap. This rifle is ready to go, right from the box.

The X-Bolt Pro has a classy looking spiral fluted bolt and enlarged fluted bolt knob that aids in sure operation. Like the stock, the barrel, bolt and bolt handle are coated with the Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish that looks great and mutes the color of the gun for better concealability from keen eyes.

Other Features:

  • Feather Trigger
  • Free-floated barrel
  • Bolt unlock button
  • 60° bolt lift
  • Rotary magazine
  • Tang safety
  • Inflex recoil pad
  • Sling swivel studs

The X-Bolt Pro is available in the following calibers:

Caliber             Barrel Length             Weight                        Suggested Retail Price

6.5 Creedmoor            22                    6lbs. 1 oz.                    $1,999.99

308 Win                      22                    6lbs. 1 oz.                    $1,999.99

30-06 Spfld                 22                    6lbs. 5 oz.                    $1,999.99

300 Win Mag              26                    6lbs. 9 oz.                    $2,039.99

28 Nosler                    26                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,069.99

300 WSM                    23                    6lbs. 5 oz.                    $2,039.99

26 Nosler                    22                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,069.99

7mm Rem Mag          26                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,039.99

270 Win                      22                    6lbs. 6 oz.                    $1,999.99

 

For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at www.browning.com.

 

Video: The Pack Out in “This IS Hunting”


The pack out is highlighted in a new video from The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

From The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

“As the sun begins to touch the distant horizon, it signifies the end to another September day in elk country. However, the work is hardly over for the elk or for the hunter. Time is of the essence now as hundreds of pounds of fresh organic meat must now be properly cared for and hauled back to camp. Hours of prepping and packing seem to fade away in moments of reflection and appreciation for the hunt and the animal. What seems like a never ending trail is promised to end by the glow of a warm fire. This IS Hunting…”

To check out more from The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, click here.

Video: Bowhunting Montana Bighorn Sheep


Bowhunting bighorn sheep in Montana!

From Eastmans’:

“Bowhunter Jake Popp heads to the Missouri Breaks with bow in hand for a once-in-a-lifetime bighorn sheep hunt. Eastmans’ bowhunter Dan Pickar is behind the camera to capture the action when Popp arrows a Montana trophy ram.”

To check out more from Eastmans’, click here.