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Elk Invasion in Missouri

MISSOULA, MO -- Thirty-four elk from Kentucky have arrived in Missouri to start a new herd-as well as a new chapter in an elk restoration saga still being authored by state conservation agencies in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The elk made an overnight ride in a semi-driven...


Florida Gator Permits 2011

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting applications for a chance to obtain highly coveted permits to participate in the statewide alligator harvest. Applications submitted in Phase I will be entered in a random drawing to assign permits. Applications will be accepted from 10 a.m. (EDT)...


1880s Bear Trap Fetches $3,491 in Auction

MATTHEWS, NC -- A vintage Oneida Newhouse No. 6 bear trap, made in the 1880s and weighing a whopping 43 pounds, with three wicked-looking teeth mounted on each massive jaw, sold for $3,491 in an Internet and catalog auction that went online in February and ended March 19 by SoldUSA.com,...


Remington Super Slam Hunting Alaska for Wii

San Francisco, CA - Leading video game publisher Mastiff LLC announced they have shipped Remington Super Slam Hunting: Alaska, the latest edition in the best-selling outdoor action franchise for the Wii™ system from Nintendo and Windows PC, to retailers across North America. Test yourself with a wide array of real...


Bear Busting In Maine: Dogs, Traps Still OK

AUGUSTA, ME -- Maine lawmakers voted today to continue allowing bear hunters in the state to use traps and dogs, maintaining the status of the law since voters made the same decision seven years ago. While voting 11-0 to kill a bill that would have outlawed the use of traps...


VT Moose Deadline Looms

WATERBURY, VT -- Vermont moose hunting permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's website ( www.vtfishandwildlife.com ), and printed applications are at Vermont license agents statewide. Hunters have until June 3, to apply this year. Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. Winners...


WA State Special Permit Deadline Approaches

OLYMPIA, WA -- Hunters have through May 18 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons in Washington state. Permit winners will be selected by random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in late June...


RMEF Sponsors OYOA

MISSOULA, MT -- Warm Springs Production has announced that Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has signed on as a sponsor of their Federal Premium's On Your Own Adventures television series. "Randy Newberg and his series have been the ultimate voice for the non- guided hunter," said Marc Pierce, Managing Partner...


Bear Goes Easter Candy Hunting

The Ward family will, after a black bear boldly strolled into their garage late Sunday, climbed into the family’s minivan and helped itself to their Easter treats. The Wards, who live on Pinegrass Street in Pineview Valley, had just returned from a trip to Kelowna around 11 p.m. They opened...


Mule Deer Foundation Looks To...Pass It On!

Wichita, KS -- The Mule Deer Foundation hunting and conservation membership organization has unveiled another element in its new education initiative by teaming up with Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, a leading national mentoring organization. Together, they intend to greatly increase the number of youngsters pulling triggers safely at...


Elk Camp 2012--Vegas Baby!

MISSOULA, MT -- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's annual convention, known throughout its 27 years as "Elk Camp," is set for Feb. 2-4, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and host hotel, the Riviera. It's the first time Las Vegas has hosted the event. America's premier hunting, fishing and...


Official 2010 PA Bear Take

HARRISBURG, PA -- According to official 2010 bear harvest figures released today by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters took a total of 3,090, which included 269 bears during the first-ever, five-day statewide archery bear season and 2,821 bears during the statewide three-day season, which included a Saturday-opener. This harvest ranks...


Last Call For Kentucky Elk

FRANKFORT, KY -- Calling all elk hunters - the deadline to apply for Kentucky's elk hunt lottery is fast approaching. Lottery applications must be purchased online at fw.ky.gov by midnight (Eastern time) April 30. New this year, hunters may apply for up to two of four permit types: bull firearms,...


Maine Bill Seeks To Ban Most Bear Hunting and Trapping

Legislative Draft 1080, which was recently introduced by Representative Alan M. Casavant (D- Biddeford), would ban all hunting of bears with dogs and bear trapping in the state. Under the bill, either activity would be a criminal offense. Ending bear hunting and bear trapping in Maine has long been a...


Mountain Lion Dispatched in Cali Backyard

A mountain lion that wandered into a residential neighborhood in Redwood City was shot to death Tuesday in a backyard. A state Department of Fish and Game warden "dispatched the animal" with two rifle shots at 11:30 a.m. after authorities concluded that it was too risky to try to tranquilize...


NFL's Adam Vinatieri Shoots Straight For USSA

NFL Star Adam Vinatieri Becomes a Sentry for USSASuper Bowl Winning Field Goal Kicker Joins Grassroots Effort Defending Sportsmen COLUMBUS, OH -- Indianapolis Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri has joined forces with the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) to become a spokesperson for its Sentry Program. The Sentry Program is a no...


AZ Elk / Pronghorn Draw Results 2011

PHOENIX, AZ -- The drawing results for Arizona's 2011 elk and pronghorn antelope big game hunts are now available. The more than 120,000 eager applicants can find out if they were drawn for the limited permits by visiting the Arizona Game and Fish Department's website at www.azgfd.gov/draw or by calling...


Mountain Lions Playing Golf In AZ

A north Scottsdale couple feel lucky to have made a rare sighting of three mountain lions this week on the fourth hole of Desert Mountain Golf Club's Cochise Course. Desert Mountain resident Linda Borman said she quickly snapped a few photographs on Monday afternoon after her husband, Ty, saw the...


Myth Busting! Feral Hogs in Texas

According to a recent study, about 134 million acres, or 79 percent of the state total of 170 million acres, is feral hog habitat. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service graphic courtesy of the Texas A&M University Institute for Renewable Natural Resources) Until recently, if anyone tried to tell you how many...


US Soldiers Getting Pre-Paid RMEF Memberships

Pre-paid RMEF Memberships for U.S. Service Members MISSOULA, MT -- More than 1,800 pre-paid memberships to one of America's premier wildlife organizations are waiting to be claimed by active U.S. servicemen and women with an interest in elk, hunting and conservation. Supporters of the 178,000-member Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)...


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