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Imagine yourself outdoors in wintery conditions, trying to focus on the task at hand despite the constant reminder of the bitter cold. You want to endure, but the piercing cold is nipping away at your feet, making it difficult to focus on your work, your fishing line or the trophy buck that could show up at any minute. ThermaCELL Heated Insoles are the solution that will transform how you spend time outdoors, whether for work or play. Read more

Judge Accepts RMEF Motion in Oregon Wolf Lawsuit

MISSOULA, Mont.-The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has learned that an Oregon court has agreed to consider in its final ruling the RMEF motion outlining the need for science-based, state regulated wolf management. The court is reviewing the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s authority to manage and control wolves as part of a state-approved plan. Read more

Hunting Memories from Afield

By Glen Wunderlich

Firearms deer season opens Tuesday and hundreds of thousands of hopeful hunters will depart to all corners of Michigan in search of the elusive whitetail. Some will travel hundreds of miles, and some will remain close to home. But, all will be making memories that last long after the season ends. Looking back over four decades of deer hunting, here are some recollections of hunts past. Read more

Animal Rights and Wrongs

While hunting can have unexpected dangers such as tripping over roots and rocks as you trek, the real dangers facing hunters these days is the animal rights lobby who are trying to stop hunting and trapping all together. While you’ve been hunting and scouting for deer or other animals, these groups have been scheming, developing, and working to pass legislation, and to win political favors and public opinion, to prevent you from ever hunting again. Some of the most dangerous groups are listed below. Read more

QDMA’s National Youth Hunt

Ten young hunters from around the nation with limited hunting opportunities recently enjoyed a dream deer hunt at QDMA’s 2011 National Youth Hunt, sponsored by Plum Creek Timber Co.

Held in Georgia on a private host property from October 26-30, the National Youth Hunt was
attended by hunters age 9 to 15 from the states of Michigan, South Carolina, Minnesota, Kentucky, Illinois and Oklahoma. The hunters are nominated Read more

Advice To Prevent Hypothermia

HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Education Division Chief Keith A. Snyder is reminding hunters, trappers and other outdoors enthusiasts to plan well to avoid hypothermia.

“Anyone heading afield for late fall and winter hunting and trapping seasons should be aware of the threat of hypothermia and how to combat it,” Snyder said. “Hypothermia occurs when Read more

IDNR Conservation Police Charge Michigan Residents in Deer Poaching Case

Springfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Law Enforcement announced recent charges filed in Cook and Sangamon counties against five men from Illinois and Michigan. The arrests came after a five month long deer poaching investigation.

Illinois DNR Conservation Police conducted an investigation into a group of hunters who were taking several trophy-quality whitetail deer. After a thorough investigation with the assistance of Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, five hunters were charged with committing numerous Wildlife Code violations involving 31 whitetail deer. The largest buck, taken in Cook County, was a large non-typical deer scoring 213 5/8 inches and valued at $25,000. Read more

RMEF Moves to Fight Wolf Lawsuit

MISSOULA, Mont.-The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is seeking to defend the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s authority to manage and control wolves as part of a state-approved plan.

Oregon wildlife officials recently announced the agency would use lethal means to stop two wolves known to habitually kill livestock in Wallowa County. Animal rights and wolf activist groups sued the state, claiming that any loss of wolves could cause “irreparable harm” to wolf recovery in Oregon. That argument was rejected in a previous lawsuit heard in a Montana federal court. But an Oregon court granted a temporary stay to stop the search for the two wolves until the legal merits of the case can be considered.  Read more

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