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This horseback hunt for elk is like stepping back in time.
Two muleys battle it out on the Southwest Desert.
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For most of us, shooting at a running herd of elk doesn't equate to a high-percentage shot. And, depending on the circumstances, it could be a downright unethical shot. But should it be illegal?
Grand Teton National Park is approaching this issue with a new regulation. Each year the park holds a restricted hunt to curb its elk population. Next season it will ban hunters from taking more than one shot at a herd of running elk. [ Read Full Post ]
A hunter paid an astronomical $310,000 for the privilege of hunting a Utah mule deer because the deer in that state are made of platinum and gold nuggets. Ok, not really.
He purchased the hunt because the money will go to a great cause, and he'll have the chance to take a monster buck. [ Read Full Post ]
For more than a century, Africa has been the dream destination for many hunters, including such notables as Theodore Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway. A young Frederic Courtenay Selous was so enthralled by the idea of hunting Africa that when the director at his boarding school in England found the boy asleep on the floor of his room and asked why he wasn’t in bed Selous retorted, “I’m toughening my back to sleep on the dirt of Africa!”
The idea of venturing into remote lands in search of exotic and dangerous game has intrigued hunters worldwide since the days of flintlocks and Pith helmets, and even today thousands of hunters are compelled to explore the far-flung corners of the continent just as Selous did in the late 1800’s. As Peter Hathaway Capstick once said, “more of Africa gets into your blood than just malaria.” [ Read Full Post ]
The National Shooting Sports Foundation released a report yesterday detailing just how heavily hunting impacts the economy. The report, which collected data through 2011, unveiled some interesting facts: There's been a 9 percent increase in hunter participation from 2006 to 2011 but overall hunting-related expenditures have grown by 55 percent.
The expenditure data for the report were obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, conducted every five years with help from the U.S. Census Bureau. Hunters’ expenditures were then analyzed with the IMPLAN economic model to develop estimates of jobs, tax revenues, and other economic measures, according to the NSSF. [ Read Full Post ]
As Ursus arctos horribilis outgrows the Montana backcountry, bears are moving into plains and river bottoms. This is Outdoor Life's in-depth report on the population expansion. Is it time to once again hunt this symbol of the Western wild?
Mike Madel and I are driving north out of Choteau, Mont., in his Fish, Wildlife & Parks pickup, looking for trouble in the 2,500-square-mile area he patrols with his Karelian bear dog, Ursa. Madel has been trapping, darting, and bear-proofing his way to an understanding with grizzlies for 30 years now. He knows every rancher, butte, and drainage, and a lot of the bears. He keeps a list of the names and radio frequencies of the collars on local grizzlies’ necks by his right hand. I glance down and see that they have handles like Dex, Beenie, and Bonita. I look out the window, knowing the bears could be anywhere from the snow-capped Rockies on our left to the flat plains and grain fields on our right. [ Read Full Post ]
Ever daydream about what you might do with a cool $1 million? The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is about to find out, times 30.
At its annual convention, “Elk Camp,” in Reno, Nev., last night, RMEF CEO David Allen announced the creation of what is likely the largest endowment in the history of an American hunting-conservation organization. It’s the $30 million Torstenson Family Endowment, a fund earmarked to help the RMEF achieve its core missions of habitat enhancement, hunting heritage, permanent land protection, and elk restoration.
Outdoor Life sat down with Allen shortly before he announced the endowment. Here’s the backstory of this remarkable gift, and ways the RMEF intends to pay it forward. [ Read Full Post ]
With the sequestration (an $85 billion across-the-board cut from the federal budget) set to take place by at least 11:59 p.m. tonight, a lot of people are wondering exactly what the impacts will be. If the White House and Congress can't come to an agreement, and it doesn't look they will, there will be a forced 8.2 percent budget cut to all non-exempt federal programs including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. National Park Services, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
What it could mean for you, is less access to hunting, hiking, and fishing opportunities at national wildlife refuges. [ Read Full Post ]