Video: Public Land Bowhunting for Elk

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has rolled out another episode of their new series which highlights the importance of access to public lands. In this video, hunters take on elk in Oregon.

From The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

“Lewis and Kristy Titus hunt DIY style on public land in Oregon.”

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

Video: Bowhunting Rainforest Elk in Oregon

Thick northwest rainforest Roosevelt elk in Oregon are pursued in a video from Born and Raised Outdoors. This is one for the record books!

To check out more from Born and Raised Outdoors, click here.

Video: A John Day River Bighorn Sheep Adventure

A dream hunt taken to a whole new level as a team of hunters float the John Day River in search of bighorn sheep.

From the filmmakers:

“Join Mike Stanton and friends on an adventure down the John Day River as we pursue a once in a lifetime opportunity after California bighorn sheep.”

To check out more from Rogue Wild Productions, click here.

Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Protected, Access Improved in Oregon

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

MISSOULA, Mont.—The largest private inholding in Oregon’s most popular and biggest wilderness area is now in public hands and open to public access thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.

The project permanently protects 471 acres adjacent to the Eagle Cap Wilderness in northeast Oregon and improves access to nearly 23,000 additional acres of surrounding public land.

“This area contains vital habitat for elk and a myriad of other wildlife and fish species,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer.

Located southwest of the town of Joseph and directly west of Wallowa Lake, the narrow property runs approximately two miles in length. It serves as an important elk transition area as it lies between elk summer range in the high country and winter range in the lowlands. Mule deer, white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats are also present within the surrounding area.

Additionally, Little Granite Creek and Falls Creek, two major tributaries to Hurricane Creek, cross the property. Spring Chinook salmon use the waterways for spawning. The creeks also provide crucial riparian habitat for other wildlife.

“In addition to improving public access for hunters, this project also ensures unimpeded access to Hurricane Creek and Falls Creek Trails, two of the most popular trails that provide access to the Eagle Cap Wilderness, including access to Legore Lake, said to be the highest true lake in Oregon at 8,950 feet in elevation,” added Henning.

RMEF conveyed the 471 acres to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest which now oversees its management.

Vital funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund helped complete the project.

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™” or 800-CALL ELK.
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Video: Bowhunting for Central Oregon Mule Deer

A Second Chance in November – Archery Mule Deer Hunting in Oregon from Joe Cima – Mountain Made Media on Vimeo.

Throwback to a great video in Oregon of bowhunting for mule deer.

From Mountain Made Media:

“A Second Chance in November follows friend of Mountain Made Media, Stefan Dunn, as he looks to fill his late season archery tag, in central Oregon.
After looking over a bunch of deer, we got in close to a unique 5×4, but unfortunately Stefan’s arrow didn’t fly true.
We kept hunting hard, and looking over bucks, until he got a second chance on a pretty 4×4 we name Crab Claw.
A great archery buck, and so many great memories made with friends, that will last a lifetime!”

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Video: Backcountry Oregon Elk Hunt

2015 Oregon Hells Canyon Elk Hunt from Sue Sorenson on Vimeo.

A nice montage from an impressive hunt.

From Sue Sorenson:

“Gary hunted in this area many years ago when he lived in Oregon. It is where he got introduced to elk hunting, and it has been a very special place to him. The loss of hunting this area every year was the only negative about moving to Idaho in ’97. Since that time we’ve come to love the hunting that Idaho offers… but there will always be that special place in his heart for this rugged incredible canyon country. We have enjoyed the views that the Idaho side has of this awe inspiring country and which ever side you gaze upon it is a sight that leaves you breathless in many ways! This year Gary’s brother, a cousin and his cousin’s son-in-law drew tags for this coveted area. Gary was excited to get the opportunity to be in that amazing country once again, even though it would be as a wrangler and camp chore boy!
They were very fortunate to have a young man Johnny come along with his pack string to be the “outfitter for them. Also his cousin’s two grown boys Ryan and Will generously offered their services and brought their mules and young strong backs!
They had an incredible experience along with mother nature giving them a strong dose of her changeable weather!”

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Video: Hunting Elk in Oregon

Oregon Elk Hunt: From Gun to Table from David Bryan on Vimeo.

A new video from David Bryan doesn’t feature the biggest bull elk, but rather the pursuit of a spike elk. What comes together in the video is beautiful and highlights the process that makes this pursuit so special.

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