RMEF Team Elk- New Mexico Black Powder Hunt


"There is just something different about hunting, it's an art, it's a learned skill and you get to have that passed down to you by people you really admire" said teen hunter Jessica Nielson as she goes on her first elk hunt with RMEF President and CEO David Allen in New Mexico. 

Tune into RMEF's Team Elk airing on the Outdoor Channel, Monday at 9:30am, Saturday at 6:30pm, and Sunday at 5:30pm EST.

 

Cabela's Colorado Elk Calling & Hunting Seminars

 

 

The sound of a bull elk bugle resonates through the heart and soul of the hunter that pursue him. It is a sound that once heard, can never be forgotten. A sound that compels the hunter to return to the woods in pursuit of the most majestic animal on the planet, year after year without abandon.

The elk speak to the hunter, telling a tale of what they are thinking, feeling and doing; the hunter but only has to listen and interpret the beautiful tale of the elk. The learning curve never ends, the elk are always teaching the hunter, sometimes the hunter gets the best of him and fills his or her tag, sometimes we walk away, lesson learned, memory made, cherishing the time pursuing him.

Lessons learned from elk are hard earned. The price is worn boot leather, sweat, blood and sometimes tears sacrificed from the efforts of the compelled in this blessed dance between man and beast. Sharing my experiences with the royal giants of the forest is an honor. Getting out into wild country in pursuit of elk is something that some folks have only dreamed about, sharing with them, lighting the fire within their heart, and blazing the torch of those who’s fire for elk already burn.

Cabela’s in Thornton and Lone Tree Colorado welcomed me, my stories and experiences on the mountain in pursuit of the bugling bulls into their stores for attendees to experience, listen and learn from my time spent afield. The language spoke, cow mews, chirps, estrous mews and cow bugles to the triumphant sound of the bull elk, location calls, display and challenge calls were all talked about and demonstrated with the use of my favorite Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls.

My hope was to help inform attendees with how those sounds made are all about the emotion of the elk and how to better interpret that emotion based on HOW those sounds are articulated.

The stalk and set up is what often brings a filled tag, so beyond the language of elk, I discussed common behaviors, traits and characteristics often experienced while afield from elk. The desire the elk have to lead with their nose, circling the hunter to the down-wind side and using that tendency to our advantage. The hang up or distance that they often feel safe in approaching, tactics on hunting elk solo and more.

Talking about elk hunting wouldn’t be complete without discussing the great gear that Cabela’s has to offer, so I did a little shopping, showcasing some of my new Kristy Titus Collection of solid sterling silver jewelry by Montana Silversmiths and some of my favorite gear from Swarovski Optik, Wilderness Athlete and Buck Knives along with handing out a complete gear list with item numbers for shopping Cabela’s online. My gear list may be found by clicking HERE.

Opening week of archery elk season is fast approaching and I wish all of the elk hunters out there the best of luck and memories made.

 

Extreme Elk Joins Elk Hunter Magazine

Effective now, Extreme Elk Magazine has merged with Elk Hunter Magazine!! The title of Extreme Elk will be going away, but many popular features from Extreme Elk will be added to the awesome line up of content that already exists in Elk Hunter Magazine. We are bringing the best of both magazines together to create one awesome, united elk hunting magazine. I will continue as the nutrition and fitness editor, along with the editors from EHM and Extreme Elk, Corey Jacobsen and Dirk Durham. For more information or to subscribe visit www.westernhunter.net and click the subscribe button.


RMEF Team Elk Now Available for FREE on Carbon TV


 

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce an agreement with CarbonTV that allows online viewers the ability to watch the first three seasons of RMEF Team Elk for free.

 

“This is an excellent opportunity for us to reach a broader audience of elk hunters and conservationists,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “There is real value in making RMEF Team Elk available beyond its seasonal airings on Outdoor Channel.”

 

Launched in 2013, CarbonTV describes itself as the premier online video destination for premium outdoor-themed shows and engaging personalities with a mission to provide the best quality and exclusive content covering the widest range of topics to the outdoor enthusiast.

 

Viewers can watch their favorite outdoor shows for free, 24/7 on www.carbontv.com. Since RMEF Team Elk is part of CarbonTV’s ambassador program, RMEF will receive a $1 donation for each viewer who subscribes to CarbonTV, again at no charge, through this link (http://bit.ly/1I2CESt).

 

RMEF Team Elk will be available for viewing on CarbonTV beginning Monday, June 1. It currently airs Mondays at 9:30 am., Saturdays at 6:30  pm., and Sundays at 5:30 pm.,  (all times ET) on the Outdoor Channel.

 

Presented by Cabela’s and hosted by Brandon Bates, RMEF Team Elk focuses on elk, elk habitat and elk hunting. Other sponsors include Archer Xtreme, Browning, Buck Knives, Danner, Eberlestock, Flextone, goHUNT.com, Grizzly Sleeping Bags, Montana Canvas, New Holland, Nosler, onXMaps Team Hunt, Peak, PSE Archery, Sitka, Yamaha, YETI Coolers and Zeiss.

 

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 205,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 6.6 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 or 800-CALL ELK.

North American Hunter- Having What It Takes

Does the bulk of your hunting practice include doing everything right to make the shot? Ok, so how do you practice getting yourself into position to make that heavily practiced shot?

Luck Is Made


When I started shooting archery in my early 20s, I shot a youth bow set at a mere 18 pounds with a 26-inch draw length, aiming at a target only 10 yards away. Having arrowed my largest bull elk, I had come a long way. Practice and training made the perfect partnership for success.

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RMEF Team Elk- Wolf Impact & Chuck Wicks

Wolf Management & Chuck Wicks- What does the hottest topic in conservation and one of the hottest country music stars have in common? They are both on RMEF Team Elk this week. Tune in and learn about the legal issues surrounding wolves and the impact they've had on elk from an attorney who has helped the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation PLUS country music artist Chuck Wicks hunts elk in New Mexico.

RMEF Team Elk- Big Horn Public Land

RMEF Team Elk Member Randy Newberg hunts public land in Wyoming with RMEF life member Mark Hirvonen, who’s dealing with health issues and wants to get just one bull in his lifetime.

Team Elk airs on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday 4:30pm, Wednesday 1:00am, Thursday 10:30pm and Saturday 11:00pm EST. 

RMEF Team Elk- Eli's Story

RMEF Team Elk member Kristy Titus helps 14-year-old Eli James on his first bull elk hunt. The James family from Indiana is a testament to what’s right with today’s families and youth. Eli and I had a great hunt and a ton of fun. Check it out....Airing on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday, Feb 10, 4:30 PM,Wednesday, Feb 11, 1:00 AM, Thursday, Feb 12, 10:30 PM, Saturday, Feb 14, 11:00 PM EST.

RMEF Team Elk- The Golden Age of Elk Hunting

The love of wild places and desire to not only protect those wild places but make them better than ever, stirred something in the heart of John Caid some 37 years ago. John is arguably the most experienced elk and wildlife biologist in the world having spent 35 years managing the White Mountain Apache Tribe Game and Fish Department and now for the past two years the Express UU Bar Ranches in New Mexico.

Tune in this week and join me and John Caid in New Mexico at the Express UU Bar Ranch for a management bull hunt and see for yourself why we are now in the Golden Age of Elk Hunting. 

Team Elk airs on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday 4:30pm, Wednesday 1:00am, Thursday 10:30pm, and Saturday 11:00pm EST.


RMEF Team Elk Named Golden Moose Award Finalist 2015

Story Courtesy of RMEF Blogspot:

RMEF Team Elk, theRocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s TV show, is a finalist for the upcoming 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards (GMA). The program is one of 12 finalists in the running for “Best Conservation, Education & Instruction.”

“We are not in the conservation business to win awards, but at the same time it’s nice when peers recognize the hard work our folks dedicate to this production,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “Winning or losing on awards night won’t change the fact that we have a very dedicated and talented marketing and production team that excels in what they do. It’s great that others have taken some notice of those efforts.”

The GMAs are the country’s premiere outdoor entertainment awards featuring programs that air on the Outdoor Channel. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 22, at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas during the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference.

 

Among the GMA presenters are Sarah Palin, Joe Mantegna, Craig Morgan and Eva Shockey. The event will include musical performances by Ted Nugent, Nate Hosie and Kari & Billy.
For the first time ever, Outdoor Channel will be streaming the GMA live athttp://outdoorchannel.com/goldenmooseawards. And, fans can get real-time Golden Moose Awards updates and images from Outdoor Channel talent by following the #GoldenMoose hashtag on social media.
RMEF Team Elk, presented by Cabela’s and hosted by Brandon Bates, focuses on elk, elk habitat and elk hunting. Season five features great storylines and adrenaline-filled hunts that spotlight the beauty of the backcountry and the importance of conservation and our hunting heritage. Featured hunts include a Fort Hood shooting victim who finally realizes his dream of hunting elk after almost losing his life in the 2009 attack, a wounded warrior seeking to punch her elk tag in California and many more adventures. 
RMEF Team Elk was also nominated for and eventually won a Golden Moose Award in 2011 for “Fan Favorite New Series.”

RMEF Team Elk- A Way To Say Thank You Part 2

Continuing our hunt with Country Music Artist Easton Corbin at the Express UU Bar Ranch. RMEF’s Steve Decker also hunts for a management bull.

Team Elk airs on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday at 4:30PM, Wednesday at 1:00AM, Thursday at 10:30PM and Saturday at 11:00PM EST.

RMEF Team Elk- A Way To Say Thank You Part 1

Country Music Artist Easton Corbin brings his uncle to the Express UU Bar Ranch to say thanks for introducing him to the outdoors.

Team Elk airs on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday at 4:30PM, Wednesday at 1:00am, Thursday at 10:30PM and Saturday at 11:00PM EST.