Video: Wilderness DIY Bowhunting for Wyoming Elk


Part two of a DIY Wyoming elk hunting video from Eastmans’.

From Eastmans’:

“Return the Wyoming wilderness with bowhunter Dan Pickar as he works to close the deal on a big bull. Hunting and harvesting in grizzly bear habitat means extra precautions, but Pickar is up to the challenge.”

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Video: Bowhunting Bull Elk in Grizzly Territory


When the wild is wild! An elk hunt in Wyoming is spiced up by grizzly bears in a full-length video from Eastmans’.

From Eastmans’:

“FULL EPISODE! Bowhunt elk in the heart of grizzly bear country in this episode of Beyond the Grid TV by Eastmans’. Bowhunter Dan Pickar travels deep into the wilderness of Wyoming to chase bull elk in early September. Hunting in grizzly bear habitat has Pickar taking extra precautions. Learn tips and tricks for staying safe and successfully hunting elk in grizzly bear habitat.”

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Video: Hunting Bull Elk in Colorado


Big Colorado bulls in the high country!

From Eastmans’:

“Hunt southern Colorado elk with Karen Seaman of Sportsman’s Warehouse. With Ike Eastman’s help, Seaman patiently hunts for just the right 6-point bull.”

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Elk Habitat Protected, Hunting Access Improved in Colorado

 

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

MISSOULA, Mont.—Thanks to a conservation-minded landowner and a key state funding program, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation joined Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to permanently protect 2,677 acres of vital elk habitat in northwest Colorado.

“We are grateful to Rick Tingle, a RMEF life member, for placing a conservation easement on his Louisiana Purchase Ranch,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “Additionally, this project highlights the critical need for the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP) and its Habitat Stamp which supplied important funding to help push things through to the finish line.”

“With a fast-growing human population, it is more important than ever before to ensure the state’s wildlife has the habitat it needs to survive in perpetuity,” said Bill de Vergie, CPW area wildlife manager. “Thanks to funds provided by Great Outdoors Colorado and CPW’s Habitat Stamp Program, a very valuable stretch of land is now protected through the CWHP. Some limited public hunting access will also be provided so the benefits of this easement will pay dividends well into the future.”

CWHP provides a means for CPW to work with private landowners, local governments, and conservation organizations to protect important fish and wildlife habitat and provide places for people to enjoy opportunities to hunt and fish.

Since the ranch is bordered on three sides by State Land Board and Bureau of Land Management land in a part of the state home to Colorado’s largest elk herds, it provides connectivity for elk and mule deer migration. Thousands of elk pass through the area during the spring and fall. The property also provides summer and winter range for both species and other wildlife.

“This truly is a special place,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO, who has visited the location. “We are grateful to the Tingle family for recognizing and helping us protect the wildlife values of this land.”

Access is improved to surrounding public lands because the landowner will provide perpetual unlimited permission to public hunters for a 25-day period each year with drive-through access. In addition, he signed off on a 10-year CPW agreement to provide access for six elk and/or deer hunters on lands off County Road 23 during a three-day window during Colorado’s third rifle season.

Since 1987, RMEF and its partners completed 726 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Colorado with a combined value of more than $165.2 million. These projects protected or enhanced 447,910 acres of habitat and opened or improved public access to 107,992 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.

Video: Hunting Giant Elk in Utah


A massive Utah elk in a new video from Tines Up!

Tines Up:

“Watch Connor harvest a absolute giant typical bull officially grossing 401 4/8 gross 387 net. Connor was able to obtain the tag through the Utah LE draw process, he had 2 bonus points. You dont want to miss this video.”

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Video: Bowhunting Public Land Elk in Wyoming


Do-it-yourself bowhunting for public land elk in Wyoming. Doesn’t get much better!

From Eastmans’:

“Bowhunter Dan Pickar heads to the timber of central Wyoming for a DIY elk hunt. This public land hunt is packed with elk encounters.”

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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.