Video: Bowhunting Wasatch Moose


We’re always down for moose hunt footage!

From The Experience:

“This is where it all started for Dallas Hemeyer, Filming moose hunting on the Wasatch front for friends & family. For years he made it on every hunt he could fit into his schedule trying to log film & photos to hopefully turn this into a career one day. Well as you’ve probably seen he has done just that and come a long way since 2014! But we all start somewhere and this is where Dallas got his start.”

To check out more from The Experience, click here.

RMEF Team Elk Returns

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MISSOULA, Mont.—Heart-pumping elk hunts and tales of conservation success highlight the eighth season of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s award-winning television show, RMEF Team Elk, presented by Bass Pro Shops/Cabelas’s.

Team Elk captures the essence of up-close, adrenaline-filled encounters with elk as well as the beauty of the backcountry,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “We are excited to unveil another season as we highlight how Hunting is Conservation.”

Season eight of RMEF Team Elk begins the week of July 2. It airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. Additional weekly airings include Mondays at 3 a.m., Tuesdays at 5:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (all times MT) on Outdoor Channel.

Hosted by Brandon Bates, highlighted episodes feature an elk migration scientist and the conservation director of one of the nation’s largest outdoor retailers talking conservation and chasing elk in New Mexico, a father-son duo from Wisconsin hunting elk in Montana using archery equipment they build and two participants of the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow program in Colorado on their first-ever elk hunt, among others.

Presented by Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, additional sponsors include Browning, Browning Ammunition, Buck Knives, Danner, Eberlestock, Mathews, PEAK BlueDEF, Sitka, Wildgame Innovations, Yeti and Zeiss, with special thanks to ALPS OutdoorZ, Bog-Pod and Yamaha.

“We are grateful for our conservation partners who value hunting and support RMEF’s conservation mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,” added Decker.

You can watch the first six seasons of RMEF Team Elk online anytime for free on the Elk Network.

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.

Montana Project Protects Wildlife Habitat, Expands Public Access

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with a conservation-minded family to permanently protect nearly 1,000 acres of elk habitat in southwest Montana. In addition to providing public access to the property, the project also greatly improves access to approximately 2,600 acres of adjacent public land.

“We appreciate Jerry and Linda Grow for recognizing the wildlife values of their land and reaching out to us to both protect it and open it to public access,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer.

The 960-acre parcel is located about 45 minutes south of Dillon in an area that includes a number of other RMEF land protection and public access projects. It is bordered on three sides by land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. RMEF now holds the property and will keep it open to public access until conveying it to the BLM, expected to happen later in 2018.

“We are very grateful for our partnerships with the private landowner, RMEF, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) who all were all instrumental in securing this property for the public and conserving this habitat,” said Cornie Hudson, BLM Dillon Field Office manager.

The property features high quality winter range habitat for as many as 700 elk and approximately 450 mule deer. It also supports moose, antelope, black bear, wolverine, greater sage-grouse and other wildlife. Both West Fork Little Sheep Creek and Straight Creek cross the immediate landscape providing vital riparian habitat for fish and other aquatic species.

The parcel will be incorporated into a grass bank to be periodically grazed by domestic livestock. Doing so will make it subject to prescribed fire and other stewardship work that will maintain high-quality habitat for wildlife and livestock alike.

The tract is also historic range for bighorn sheep that used it until a recent die-off. FWP is strongly considering the property for future bighorn reintroduction efforts.

Two small cabins are on currently on the site and will remain to be used as public rentals via the BLM recreation.gov system.

“We are so excited for the public to be able to experience this recreational opportunity!” added Hudson.

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.

Badlands Releases New Approach FX Camouflage and All-New Apparel Line

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From Badlands:

OVERWHELMING SUCCESS OF BADLANDS APPROACH CAMOUFLAGE LEADS TO CREATION AND RELEASE OF NEW BADLANDS APPROACH FX PATTERN

West Jordan, UT – Never known to “take it easy,” Badlands is ready to release the second pattern in the Badlands Approach camouflage series, dubbed Approach FX, along with an entire new apparel line for 2018. Designed using a hardwood color palette that features Badlands Adaptive Coloration Technology, Approach FX is extremely effective concealment for Midwest or Eastern hunting as well as the Western or Southern hunter.

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Not content to merely add a new pattern option to the already robust Badlands lineup, an entire new apparel collection will accompany the launch of the Approach FX camouflage pattern. The 2018 apparel lineup in Approach FX will include:

  • Six base layer/mid-layer pieces
  • Eight outer layer jackets ranging from fleece to fully waterproof pieces
  • Four outer layer pants including silent fleece and waterproof pieces
  • Two glove options in Approach FX camouflage
  • Multiple accessories including neck gaiters and multiple hat options

In addition to the more than twenty new apparel pieces, the majority of Badlands packs and binocular cases will now be available in either Approach or Approach FX camouflage.

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“With the new Approach FX line, we really listened to our customers about what pieces were missing in our lineup,” said Badlands Sales Manager Dominick Murphy. He continued, “We knew the whitetail hunter was looking for a new color palette as well as features such as completely silent clothing, tree stand safety harness ports in the jackets and an overall warm and comfortable lineup. We feel like we checked off every box with the new camo pattern and product offering.”

Badlands Approach FX packs are available now with the new apparel line coming in June/July of 2018.

Now in its 25th year, Badlands continues to focus on exceptional quality, continuing innovation, unmatched performance and as always, the only unconditional lifetime warranty in the industry.

Video: Hunting Early Season Elk in Arizona


Hunting big Arizona bulls with a muzzleloader in a video from The Mountain Project.

From The Mountain Project:

“While Chase was in Texas, and Jay and Sam on Kodiak Island, Kevin baked in the heat of a late Arizona summer to help our friend Hunter Rackley find a bull on a tough central Arizona muzzleloader hunt.

Season 4 back in Arizona looking for one of our favorite species… Elk.”

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

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: Bowhunting Bull Elk in Idaho


Big Idaho bulls!

From Stuck N The Rut:

“Bowhunting elk. This is a continuation from Episode 34. After Travis shoots the bear, we skin it out and continue our elk hunt. As we get to the top, we hear the bull on the other side of the mountain bugling, but because he had a herd of cows, he refused to come in. After a couple hours of bugling, we decided to move into his territory without bugling (the silent treatment). As we moved closer, we heard him bugle again. After getting within 150 yards from the bull, Travis stayed put and Tom moved in with his bow closer. Tom found a good spot to set up with his bow, and so Travis challenged the herd bull to fight. You’ll need to watch the video to see what happens. This is what elk hunting is all about. This is two brothers DIY on public hunting ground. Make sure to subscribe to us and if you want to watch these hunts in better quality, go to http://www.stuckntherut.com and these are free hunting episodes”

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

Video: Hunting Dall Sheep in the Northwest Territories


Monster ram in the Northwest!

From The Mountain Project:

“As Chase and Jay are leaving Alaska in the middle of August, our friend Cody Voerman’s is headed to the Arctic Red River on a last minute Dall sheep cancellation hunt. Despite the short notice, Cody makes the most of his time, with a huge Dall sheep.

Season 4 moves on with our good friend Cody Voermans headed to the NWT to hunt Dall Sheep.”

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

Video: The Hunt for Daggers — An Iowa Giant


The mass on those Iowa whitetails …

From Midwest Whitetail:

“On this episode I’ll take you along on the journey for a giant 5 year old buck we call Daggers. It was a roller-coaster ride that began in 2009 with the first sighting when we knew this buck had great potential and ended on October 30th when I climbed into my best stand aptly named, “Old Reliable”. This buck taught me a lot and I’ll share all of it in this episode as well as a sneak peak at the new Hoyt Carbon Matrix RKT!”

To check out more from Midwest Whitetail, click here.