Video: Hunting Bighorn Sheep in Hungry Life: Big Sky Country from YETI


Bighorn sheep in Montana are the target in a new video from YETI.

From YETI:

“In this episode, Eduardo Garcia joins Ben Masters on a bighorn sheep hunt in Big Sky Country – recognized as the hardest hunt in the lower 48 states. The vast, treacherous terrain offers the ideal setting for a meal rich with the joy of working for it – an ingredient in no shortage at 9,700 feet.”

To check out more from YETI, click here.

Video: Hunting Axis Deer in Hawaii in the Hungry Life: Lanai from YETI


YETI has launched a new video series that focuses on the hunting, fishing, and eating. In one of their first videos, renowned hunters (and two pro surfers) take on Axis deer in Hawaii.

From YETI:

“In Hawaii, Eduardo Garcia is joined by his landscape “interpreters” and pros each in their own right, Shane Dorian and Mark Healey. Here they show Eduardo Garcia how to traverse the terrain in pursuit of Axis deer, then head to the water to override the body’s over-protective instinct to breathe while spear fishing. What results is one very hard-earned meal.”

To check out more from YETI, please click here.

RMEF, Partners Take Action, Protect Popular Recreation Area, Wildlife Habitat

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

From The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—A 120-acre tract of wildlife and riparian habitat in western Montana, under threat of development, is now permanently protected and open to public access thanks to timely collaborative work by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners.

“This project is a big win for a multitude of reasons,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “It’s a win for elk and other wildlife. It’s a win for multiple-use and it’s a win for everyone seeking better access to our public lands.”

The property is located immediately to the north of the Bass Creek Recreation Area (BRCA) between Missoula and Hamilton. It lies at the base of the Bitterroot Mountains, borders Sweeney Creek and is approximately two miles east of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. It is also surrounded on three sides by the Bitterroot National Forest while a five-acre subdivision lies immediately to the east.

“This project maintains habitat values and prevents fragmentation of vital habitat for elk and other wildlife,” said Larry Irwin, RMEF board member who lives nearby in the Bitterroot Valley. “It also enhances recreation activity in the popular Bass Creek area and prevents the conversion of a non-motorized trail into a permanent vehicle route.”

A bank previously foreclosed on the land with the intent of selling it on the private market. If that happened, the Bitterroot National Forest could have been obligated to grant permanent access via the establishment of a motorized road through the property. Instead, RMEF and its partners worked together to purchase the land and convey it to the Bitterroot National Forest, thereby placing it in the public’s hands.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for the Forest Service, our partners, and most of all, public land users,” said Tami Sabol, Stevensville District ranger. “The close proximity of the Bass Creek Recreation Area to Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley make it one of the most popular areas on the Bitterroot National Forest, providing a quality ‘backyard community’ recreation experience.”  Sabol also emphasized “this purchase consolidates existing federal ownership and provides connectivity across the Bass Creek, Larry Creek, and Sweeney Creek watersheds, which is a fantastic benefit for wildlife.”

The property is important winter range for elk and mule deer and is also home to whitetail deer, turkey and other bird and mammal life.

The BCRA is used by approximately 60,000 people each year for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking and other recreational pursuits. The acquisition provides improved access to adjacent public land and to Sweeney Creek.

“Farmers State Bank is so excited to partner with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Forest Service to provide a new outdoor recreational area in the Bitterroot Valley. Working with the RMEF and Forest Service to bring this project to fruition is a great example of community involvement and is one of the many reasons Farmers State Bank is proud to call Western Montana home,” said Kay Clevidence, Farmers State Bank president.

Funding for the project came from the Land and Water Conservation Fund Priority Recreational Access program, Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Torstenson Family Endowment, National Wild Turkey Federation, Mule Deer Foundation, Bitterroot Backcountry Horsemen and Farmers State Bank.

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.orgelknetwork.com or 800-CALL ELK.

Video: First Mule Deer in New Mexico


A first mule deer in New Mexico!

From The Mountain Project:

“After not seeing a deer the evening after Kevin’s giant mule deer, Kevin finds two good bucks the next morning. But in a thick burn, the bucks keep moving, with Chase having to relocate several times before being able to make a shot. Season 4 is back in New Mexico where the Chase and Kevin show continues on a public land mule deer hunt.”

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

Video: Bowhunting Backcountry Mule Deer in Wyoming


Do-it-yourself backcountry bowhunting for mule deer in Wyoming!

From Eastmans’:

“Take to Wyoming’s public land with bowhunter Dan Pickar on a DIY backcountry mule deer hunt on this episode of Beyond the Grid. Pickar is bowhunting a new area in hopes of turning up a high country velvet buck. After two hard winters, Pickar is pleasantly surprised by the velvet deer, a mountain monarch, that he glasses up. Hunting the high country has it’s challenges, physical and otherwise, but Pickar overcomes and finishes with an heart-pounding archery mule deer harvest.”

To check out more from Eastmans’, click here.

Video: Bowhunting Bighorn Sheep in Arizona


Bowhunting bighorn sheep in Arizona!

From John Stallone:

“My once in a lifetime Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt. Its hard to describe the feeling of having a once in a lifetime sheep tag but its not like I expected it to be…. Filmed By Jake Domres & Levi Paul. Edited By Trevon Stolzfus Narrated and Produced By John Stallone Special Thanks to Chad and Buddy Roberts for helping me glass for sheep”

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Video: Hunting Public Land Mule Deer in New Mexico


New Mexico muleys are the target of a hunt with The Mountain Project.

From The Mountain Project:

“The late night and long drive pay off, and Kevin connects on a dandy mule deer opening morning. Season 4 is back in New Mexico where the Chase and Kevin show continues on a public land mule deer hunt.”

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

Video: Long Shot in the Wind on a Mule Deer


A tough shot on a mule deer in the wind in a new video from the Bowmars. They’re killing it! (Literally.)

To check out more from Bowmar Bowhunting, click here.

Video: Hunting High Country Elk in Wyoming


A new video from Stuck N The Rut features an impressive shot on an elk in Wyoming.

From Stuck N The Rut:

“After hunting Idaho, now it is time to go after elk in Wyoming. Tom drew this tag through WTA TAGS. Every new area we hunt has new obstacles. On this hunt, there is general resident deer tags and a previous cow elk season that either pushed most of the herds in the private land or the timber. Blaze orange on every ridge makes this hunt not as desirable as we hoped, but after spending a couple days, we were seeing most of the activity in the timber. There is a technique we like to call “timber pounding.” Sneaking in timber, and making quick shots as elk run off, that is how we have grown up hunting, but very difficult catching a timber pound hunt on video because everything happens so fast. Thankfully, gopro and Travis’s Handi Cam captured the entire hunt on film. This was an incredible shot captured on film. Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe!!! Wyoming elk hunting!”

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

Video: Hunting Mule Deer in Western Wyoming


Eastmans’ heads to Wyoming in search of a mature mule deer.

From Eastmans’:

“Ike Eastman hunts the aspen and sagebrush country of western Wyoming for a trophy mule deer. Hunting deer in deep sagebrush is extra challenging. Eastman must be patient to find the right buck in the right scenario for an ethical shot.”

To check out more from Eastmans’, click here.