Tuesday, October 30, 2007

HuntingLife.com Seeks to be the Community for Hunters Pursuing the Passions of Hunting, Conservation and a Well Lived Life

HuntingLife.com Seeks to be the Community for Hunters Pursuing the Passions of Hunting, Conservation and a Well Lived Life

The growth of hunting across North America has fueled the need to provide high quality resources for hunters to find information, great outfitters and conservation resources, HuntingLife.com has stepped into that market to provide a best of class resource portal for hunters worldwide.

Fredericksburg, VA, October 13, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Huntinglife.com focuses on hunters who are interested in both high quality resources for finding quality outfitters across the country and keeping in touch with all of the news of conservation organizations across the country. HuntingLife.com provides a full scale directory for state fish and game resources, outdoor websites, equipment reviews and hunter submitted pictures.

HuntingLife.com was started by Kevin Paulson after a brief stint as an outfitter in Montana and Idaho. Kevin saw the need for a website dedicated to conservation where hunters could research new outfitters and have a national tool for all hunters to use to create reviews and hunting reports on outfitters across the country. “Our Outfitter review tool allows hunters researching trips across the country to separate the wheat from the chaff and make informed decisions about where best to spend their hard earned dollars”

Team HuntingLife pledges 10% of gross revenue to conservation habitat programs and youth hunting opportunities across the country and these donations are reported directly on the blog section of the website on a quarterly basis.

For information, visit www.HuntingLife.com and check out our national resources or contact Kevin Paulson at 202-744-5806 or Kevin@huntinglife.com.

About HuntingLife
HuntingLife.com is community for pursuing your passions of hunting, conservation and a well lived life. Visitors are what helps our community grow by posting hunting photos, reviews, and researching outfitters.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

African Hunting Safaris - TJSafari Blog Safari Hunting in South Africa Namibia

African Hunting Safaris - TJSafari Blog Safari Hunting in South Africa Namibia

A great little story about the increase in hunter and concession fees over in Tanzania.

Check out our new website at HuntingLife.com

Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Conversation with the RMEF about Real Estate Advertisements

Saturday, August 25, 2007
A conversation with the RMEF about Real Estate Advertising.

In the last couple of issues you may have noticed some advertising in the latest issue of Bugle magazine for real estate. I am not sure about you but on initial look these advertisements got my hackle up a bit. For an organization that is working so hard to protect land from development why would they be advertising for real estate companies. Well a couple of emails later and I now have the answers for you as follows:

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is one organization in which I donate a large amount of money and also an organization that I volunteer my relatively limited amount of time to on several committees. I am really happy that we had this conversation via email and I am really thankful that I was able to have Buddy's permission to publish this information here on our website for all of readers.

My hope is that the RMEF will continue to work with these real estate companies to create relationships with new land owners to increase our work with conservation easements to increase habitat for elk and other wildlife.
Our Exchange is as follows:

My Initial Email:


I just received my copy of the September/October issue of Bugle Magazine which in my opinion is still one of the finest publications in the hunting community. I usually take the first night to flip page to page and then the next night I devour it article by article and word by word. Tonight I saw something in the bugle that I can hardly believe. I saw an advertisement for United Country Real Estate selling off the west to the highest bidder.

Isn't this what we are working against as an organization? Why do we need the advertising revenue so badly as to sacrifice our integrity to sell out to the highest bidders? Is the RMEF in support of this? I remember a discussion with you across from our booth at elk camp in 2006 where you told me that if you had your way you would not allow real estate companies to be included in Elk Camp. Please do not allow this to continue, lets keep our integrity and continue to work for the protection of elk and the purchase and protection of habitat that will be open to elk hunters of all walks of life.


Kevin C. Paulson
11005 North Lamont Court
Fredericksburg, VA 22407


Response from Walker S. (Buddy) Smith:


Thanks for your email regarding real estate advertising in Bugle magazine. To your point, the Elk Foundation had a policy against any sort of real estate advertising in Bugle for its first 22 years. The increasing pace of land transactions in Elk Country is one of the primary challenges facing the Elk Foundation today and into the foreseeable future. With escalating land values and changing demographics, the pressure to sell large tracts of land for commercial and residential development is enormous. At the same time, there are emerging buyers, sellers and real estate professionals with a strong conservation ethic who would like to see many of these traditional ranch and farm lands remain intact and be preserved for wildlife and future generations. It is this changing landscape that led us to take another look at that policy and consider the potential benefits of working with appropriate real estate companies.

The Elk Foundation is uniquely qualified to participate in real estate transactions in elk country, and by doing so, further accomplish our mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. By becoming engaged in the real estate business, we create the opportunity to educate buyers, sellers and agents on the benefits of conservation and the tools available to accomplish conservation goals.

It is absolutely crucial to understand that most properties are marketed through a variety of resources. Properties suitable for development are well known to developers. Bugle is a resource for reaching conservation minded buyers. By becoming engaged in the real estate business, we have the opportunity to compete with developers for properties that are important for the future of Elk Country. It is highly unlikely that a property will ever be sold and developed simply because it was advertised in Bugle.

Simply put, we can become engaged in the real estate business, and if we place a single property with a conservation buyer or place a single conservation easement because of the dialog created, then we are accomplishing our mission. Properties that sell and get developed would have been sold and developed regardless of our participation in the process.

We now have a new policy in place that allows limited advertising in Bugle. Properties and agencies must meet specific criteria to be considered. We have already turned down several proposed ads. I’ve attached a copy of the policy for your review.

As always, I appreciate any and all input from you and any other member. At the same time, I know that it is unlikely that any decision we make is going to make everyone happy. Hopefully I have provided you with a better understanding of our thinking regarding real estate advertising. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call.
By the way this is actually the second issue of this type of ad and this is the issue with ATV ads, from which I am sure to get some e-mails.

Happy trails,
Buddy Smith

The Official Policy on Real Estate Advertising from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Real Estate Advertising Policy for Bugle

There is substantial interest in advertising real estate in Bugle magazine. With escalating land values and changing demographics, land transactions are expected to increase dramatically in the years ahead. As the pressure for commercial and residential development of land has increased, numerous real estate companies specializing in larger properties and promoting conservation ethics have emerged. By accepting appropriate real estate advertising in Bugle magazine, and developing an RMEF endorsed property program, the Elk Foundation will benefit by developing a new source of advertising revenue and by becoming more engaged in the business. Through greater involvement, we stand to develop more opportunities to promote conservation values, place conservation easements, and acquire critical properties or place them with suitable conservation minded buyers. Real estate advertising in Bugle must meet specific conservation oriented criteria to avoid conflict with our mission to protect habitat in elk country.

Properties listed in any advertisement in Bugle must meet the following criteria:

1. Located in Elk Country as defined by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
2. Minimum property size of 100 acres
3. Property possesses conservation value for elk and other wildlife
4. Current and future use is consistent with good habitat stewardship or has the potential to respond to good habitat stewardship
5. Is an appropriate candidate for a conservation easement
6. Advertising message is consistent with habitat protection (no development oriented ads)
7. Located in Elk Country as defined by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
8. Minimum property size of 100 acres
9. Property possesses conservation value for elk and other wildlife
10. Current and future use is consistent with good habitat stewardship or has the potential to respond to good habitat stewardship
11. Is an appropriate candidate for a conservation easement
12. Advertising message is consistent with habitat protection (no development oriented ads)

Criteria for real estate companies/agents:

1. Commitment to conservation properties and ethics
2. Not oriented to subdivision/development of properties in elk country
3. Not associated wing, non-fair chase hunting, etc.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Lots and lots of blog links

The following is a list of outdoor blogs.  Team Hunting Life came from the world of blogging first as an outfitter and then as a writer.  We will always support the bloggers by trying to have the most complete list available to you.  If your blog is listed please reciprocate with a link back to our website in your blog roll and if you are not listed in this group, please contact us and we will get your site up on our list within 48 hours.

Our Old HuntingLife Blog 


The Deer Camp Blog

Backwoods Drifter

Upland Feathers 

Black Bear Hunting Blog

Mane Hunting Today  

Bolt Mountain, WV Blog  

Bright Idea Outdoors

Gun Safety Innovations, LLC 

Hunt Smart Think Safety Blog

Heartland Outdoors

Idaho Fishin' Times 

Kings Outdoor World Blog 

Marian's Hunting Stories 

Mule Deer Fanatic 

North Dakota Outdoors and Beyond 

The Outdoor Odyssey

The Outdoor Pressroom

Outdoor U

Outdoors with Othmar Vohringer 

Outdoor Bloggers Summit  - Team Hunting Life is a Founding Member

Great Wild Outdoors Blog 

Hunting Sense

Skinny Moose Media 

South Jersey Outdoors 

Hog Blog

The Shed Antler 

Arizona Outdoorsman 

Outdoor Life - Big Buck Zone 

Outdoor Life - Newshound

Outdoor Life - GoneFishin 

Outdoor Life - The Strut Zone 

Riding in the Backcountry 

The Sportsman's Blog

Pennsylvania Hunt. Fish. Shoot 

Muskoka Outdoors Blog

Montana Outdoors 

Goon's North Dakota Red Neck

Dave Richey's Weblog 

Oregon Outdoor Journal

Jon Bryan Outdoor Blog

Simply Outdoors 

TJSafari Blog Safari Hunting in South Africa Namibia

Walking in the Woods 



Outdoor Resources for finding other websites or promised reciprocal links to grow readers of our site.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

New Sites!!!!

OUR Great New website.. Call us Modest!!!!!!

A Great new Blog that hopefully will become something really great!!!!
deerPhD: A Place to Call Home

Sunday, July 22, 2007

We are live!


Please come visit our new site and our new blog! It is the same writing, the same style, the same commitment to hunting and wildlife conservation with a more professional look and feel.

We are listening and growing while we rebuild to add to your enjoyment. We hope you will stick around and visit often.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dennis is trying to get out the vote with Wolverine!


Mixing business with pleasure on his annual family vacation, Dennis takes out a sign during his trip to Ocean City, MD. It's too bad the beach did not have wifi because everyone would of been excited to have the opportunity to win a 100 just to get Dennis some new boots.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

New Mexico Governors Tag FOR SALE here on www.huntinglife.com

Ladies & Gentlemen, I have the story of the year for this humble little blog and website called HuntingLife.com. Several months ago Ben Nicholson was looking for some information on the Valles Caldera Wildlife Management area in New Mexico and he ran a search on google and up popped my article on how to apply for tags for the opportunity to hunt elk there. About that same time we also had a post about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation holding a raffle for the New Mexico Governors tag for elk. Ben followed the link to the Valles Caldera and learned that he had missed the deadline and on a whim came back to HuntingLife.com and decided to buy a raffle ticket for the that RMEF raffle for the tag.


I got a comment on that post just after the raffle was finished and Ben was looking to sell the tag. New Mexico is the only state that allows you to transfer the tag if you have purchased it and/or won the tag. He asked me if he should put it up on ebay and I thought about it for two seconds and decided that might not be the best way to sell such a valuable item like this tag.

I put Ben in touch with a couple of people I knew just might have the connections out there to sell this tag and he is working the phones and now we are working the phones on his behalf. In talking to Ben, I agreed to assist him in the sale of this tag if he would agree to donate 10% of the proceeds to Conservation. He has already agreed to buy a life membership in the RMEF and if we can assist him in selling the tag through HuntingLife.com then he will confirm with us once he has completed the sale where he is donating the 10% and we will bring the story here to all of you.

Of course we now have competitors who are also trying to sell the tag on his behalf but if they assist him, he is going to have to pay them 10% and the money will not be guaranteed to go to conservation.

I will not in any way take or receive a single dime to assist him in selling this tag. I just think this is the coolest story of the year for this fledgling website called HuntingLife.com.

A little bit about Ben Nicholson

Ben has been hunting since 1984 and is mostly a water fowler and upland game hunter but likes to forage into the world of whitetail deer and black bear. His father Tom and good friend Jim got Ben started in the world of hunting with a hunters safety course and many trips to the field together. Ben is married to a wife(Rachel) whom he describes as wonderful and for the last 8 years they have been quite happy together along with a German Wirehair named Clyde. Living in Iowa City, IA and working as a loan officer for a local bank, Ben has been able to balance a great family life with some great hunting time.

Ben said, "I've been wanting to go elk hunting for years and will be making my first elk hunting trip this fall."

I tried to convince Ben that this was the hunt of a lifetime and his comments were, "I can go on a lot of hunts with the proceeds from the sale of this tag. I would really like you to sell it so that 10% can go towards conservation" was his last comment on our phone call.

How this is going to work.

Team Hunting Life(which is currently only myself - Kevin Paulson) will be taking emails from perspective buyers for this tag. You will need to make a full offer and include your name, address, phone number and email and we will be in touch with each and every one of you. I will make an initial call to you to determine if you are serious and then put you in direct touch with Ben Nicholson and you will work out the deal directly with him. Once that deal is complete, Ben will donate his 10% to conservation and we will report the story to all of you along with the details. My email is kevin@huntinglife.com!

This tag is for

One bull elk
Hunt in any unit in the state on public land
or private land with permission

September 1- December 31, 2007
Legal weapon of choice during any season.

The opportunity for a 400 class bull anywhere in the state of New Mexico is what your buying here. This will be the hunt of a lifetime. This tag is priceless to the right person so please be very serious in your offers.

Let the bidding begin!!!!!!!!

Proposed “Safety” Regulations Would Dry Up Ammunition Sales

Proposed “Safety” Regulations Would Dry Up Ammunition Sales

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed new rules that would have a dramatic effect on the storage and transportation of ammunition and handloading components such as primers or black and smokeless powder. The proposed rule indiscriminately treats ammunition, powder and primers as “explosives.” Among many other provisions, the proposed rule would:
  • Prohibit possession of firearms in commercial “facilities containing explosives”—an obvious problem for your local gun store.
  • Require evacuation of all “facilities containing explosives”—even your local Wal-Mart—during any electrical storm.
  • Prohibit smoking within 50 feet of “facilities containing explosives.”

It’s important to remember this is only a proposed rule right now, so there’s still time for concerned citizens to speak out before OSHA issues its final rule. The National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute will all be commenting on these proposed regulations, based on the severe effect these regulations (if finalized) would have on the availability of ammunition and reloading supplies to safe and responsible shooters.

The public comment period ends July 12. To file your own comment, or to learn more about the OSHA proposal, click here or go to http://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket Number OSHA-2007-0032”; you can read OSHA’s proposal and learn how to submit comments electronically, or by fax or mail.


OSHA Docket Office Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625 200 Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20210

Re.: Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 (Explosives—Proposed Rule)

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing in strong opposition to OSHA’s proposed rules on “explosives,” which go far beyond regulating true explosives. These proposed rules would impose severe restrictions on the transportation and storage of small arms ammunition—both complete cartridges and handloading components such as black and smokeless powder, primers, and percussion caps. These restrictions go far beyond existing transportation and fire protection regulations.

As a person who uses ammunition and components, I am very concerned that these regulations will have a serious effect on my ability to obtain these products. OSHA’s proposed rules would impose restrictions that very few gun stores, sporting goods stores, or ammunition dealers could comply with. (Prohibiting firearms in stores that sell ammunition, for example, is absurd—but would be required under the proposed rule.)

The proposed transportation regulations would also affect shooters’ ability to buy these components by mail or online, because shipping companies would also have great difficulty complying with the proposed rules.

There is absolutely no evidence of any new safety hazard from storage or transportation of small arms ammunition or components that would justify these new rules. I also understand that organizations with expertise in this field, such as the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Association, will be submitting detailed comments on this issue. I hope OSHA will listen to these organizations’ comments as the agency develops a final rule on this issue.


Courtesy of NRA-ILA

Missouri Governor Signs Castle Doctrine, Hunting Preservation Bills Into Law

Friday, July 06, 2007

In a recent fly-around tour across Missouri, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox joined Governor Matt Blunt (R) at bill signing ceremonies for two of NRA-ILA's top legislative priorities. SB 62, Missouri's "Castle Doctrine" bill, removes the "duty to retreat" for victims of criminal attack; while SB 225, the "Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act," preserves important wildlife habitat and hunting opportunities for future Missouri generations.

Blunt"Missouri now joins a group of 18 other 'Castle Doctrine' states, guaranteeing victims' right to protect themselves against a criminal attack," said Cox. "When you're confronted by a criminal, you don't have the luxury of time. This bill states that if victims choose to stand their ground and fight, their decision will not be second-guessed by the State of Missouri. The ability to protect yourself, your children, or your spouse from harm is critical, whether you're in your home or outside."

Also, in a historic set of votes, the "Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act" passed unanimously out of both chambers of the General Assembly. The measure passed the State Senate, 32-0, and the State House, 158-0.

Commenting on the signing of the pro-hunting bill, Cox said, "Missouri provides some of the richest and most pristine wildlife habitats in the world. Hunters here continue to be leaders in ensuring sound wildlife management and conservation practices. The 'Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act' will protect these diverse lands critical for wildlife species and preserve hunting opportunities into the future."

"On behalf of Missouri NRA members, hunters, and residents, I want to thank Governor Blunt for signing the 'Castle Doctrine' and 'Hunting Heritage Protection' bills into law," concluded Cox. "Missourians are fortunate to have a Governor and state legislators who respect and cherish their Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage."

Courtesy of NRA-ILA

Friday, July 06, 2007

Launch Date moves to Friday the 13th!

In the quest to provide you all with the best of the best, We have moved our Launch date to Friday the 13th, at 5pm!

We have gone from what could be the luckiest day in the world to a Friday the 13th!!!!

But I am more excited then ever because it will be a great site!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

A listing of some great Outdoor Blogs

If you have any more that you think should be listed, please email me at Kevin@huntinglife.com. Thank you! I know there are many more, including many on Skinny Moose and I am trying to create a complete list of everything I can find specifically on hunting or at least 50% on hunting! Send me your links for inclusion on www.huntinglife.com which is going live this weekend.

www.alphatrilogy.com - A great site written by Darrell

The Deer Camp Blog - Rex is filled with wit and is a great writer

Backwoods Drifter

Black Bear Hunting Blog

Bolt Mountain, WV Blog

Bright Idea Outdoors - Matt is a great writer

Git-R-Slung and Hunt Smart Think Safety Blog - Kristine and the team at Git-r-slung is a great product and a great blog.

Heartland Outdoors

Idaho Fishin' Times

Kings Outdoor World Blog

Marian's Hunting Stories

Mule Deer Fanatic

National Rifle Association

North Dakota Outdoors and Beyond - Doug Leier is a great writer and biologist from the North Dakota Game and Fish.

The Outdoor Odyssey - Jon Bryan

The Outdoor Pressroom - Outdoor News that is hand picked nationwide

Outdoor U - Great blog filled with Hunting Tips

Outdoors with Othmar Vohringer

Outdoor Bloggers Summit - I am a founding Member of this group, along with many other dedicated bloggers

Great Wild Outdoors Blog

Hunting Sense

Skinny Moose Media

South Jersey Outdoors

Hog Blog

The Shed Antler

Arizona Outdoorsman

Outdoor Life - Big Buck Zone

Outdoor Life - Newshound

Outdoor Life - GoneFishin

Outdoor Life - The Strut Zone

Outfiiters Supply

Quail Forever Washington State

Riding in the Backcountry

Sitka Gear

Schnee's Boots, Shoes & Hunting Gear

The Sportsman's Blog

Pennsylvania Hunt. Fish. Shoot

Muskoka Outdoors Blog

Montana Outdoors

Goon's North Dakota Red Neck

Jay Houston's Elkcamp.com

Dave Richey's Weblog

Oregon Outdoor Journal

Upland Feathers

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to all of you!!!!

You have all given me purpose
and I appreciate it!
New Website coming Soon!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Monatana Outdoors: Sportsmen's group does battle with Cabela's over land sales

The Montana Wildlife Federation is waging a war of words with outdoor gear retail giant Cabela's over its Cabela's Trophy Properties recreational real estate listing business and how it may affect hunter access in Montana.

It began with a letter to Cabela's president and CEO Dennis Highby from MWF executive director Craig Sharpe on May 30. It continued with a letter back from Trophy Properties' manager David Nelson a few days later. And it resumed last Tuesday with another letter from Sharpe to Highby.

What sparked the controversy was Cabela's involvement in selling key pieces of wildlife habitat, including the 29,000-acre Weaver Ranch, north of Winnett, which had been enrolled in the state's Block Management Program. Through the Block Management Program, farmers and ranchers are paid by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to provide free public access to resident and nonresident hunters.

Rest of the Article at: Billings Gazette

Blog Rating

Online Dating

Mingle2 - Online Dating

Hey Rex do they think you are working blue over there in the Deer Camp Blog? What happens in deer camp, stays in deer camp.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Outdoor Tips

I am looking for 5 to 10 great outdoor tips to post on our new site. I am running short on time and I would really appreciate some assistance. The tips should be hunting related and they should be little secrets or tips that you have learned from the field. Once the site goes live we will be holding a monthly contest for our tips section and I will be contributing some as well. This week is completely slammed!

Jr. Mr. Lehigh Valley Outdoorsman

It was my pleasure to award this young man with his Cabela's 300.00 shopping spree & certificate. It could not have been won by a nicer young outdoorsman. The competition was won by Tom Hudak of Orefield, PA. He is a young hunter and avid fisherman, he really wants to become a fly fisherman & tier. During his visit to my shop I took the opportunity to show him how to tie a bass bug and a woolly old wet fly pattern. I think he has a Fly rod and some tying supplies on his wish list for his next trip to Cabela's.
Feels good to meet such and enthusiastic young man !!
Bob V Danenhower Sr.


Sunday, July 01, 2007




CHEYENNE – American pronghorn fawns captured near Cheyenne in June are headed to Zacatecas, Mexico as part of a recovery effort to bolster populations of Sonoran and peninsular pronghorn in Mexico.

Biologists and volunteers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, F.E. Warren Air Force Base and Mexico spent two weeks capturing 159 pronghorn fawns on F.E. Warren and surrounding property. The first group of fawns were flown to Mexico on June 16, with the remaining fawns scheduled to leave sometime the weekend of June 23.

“Wyoming is lucky to have a wealth of pronghorn,” says Jon Stephens, the Game and Fish Warden who organized the capture effort. “The pronghorns indigenous to Mexico haven’t fared so well, and Mexican biologists were looking for a way to help stabilize their pronghorn populations.”

Some scientists believe there to be five subspecies of pronghorn, including the Sonoran and penisular pronghorn. The capture effort in Wyoming was part of a recovery project formulated in an international pronghorn working group.

“We have the resources in Wyoming to help make this project a success,” says Stephens. “Relocating fawns from the Cheyenne area allows wildlife managers to help control populations using non-lethal techniques. F.E. Warren Air Force Base and other lands in the area do not provide opportunity for hunter harvest because of safety concerns for both people and wildlife. Because of this, the Game and Fish must look at alternative methods to manage and sustain the pronghorn population in southeast Wyoming.”

After the fawns arrive in Mexico, they are released in a natural environment on wildlife preserves or other protected areas where they mature and breed. Scientists are studying how closely the DNA of the Sonoran and peninsular pronghorn resembles that of American pronghorn. If the genetics are determined suitable, some of the of fourth or fifth generation American fawns will be released in the wild with the Sonoran and penisular pronghorn to provide a stable captive breeding population.

Female American fawns may also serve as surrogate mothers. Pronghorn can have up to six embryos, with only three having the potential to develop into fawns. Mexican biologists are studying the viability of taking the unused embryos from the Mexican does and implanting them in the American pronghorn. The hope is to provide twice as many genetically unique Sonoran or penisular fawns each year to help these populations grow more quickly.

“This project brought together people from two countries with different languages for a common goal: wildlife conservation,” says Stephens. “We are happy to help by providing Wyoming fawns, just as Wyoming has received turkeys, bighorn sheep and fish eggs from other agencies in the past.”

Fawns were housed in an outbuilding on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, and were fed by volunteers every 4 hours as they awaited transport. Veterinary care for the fawns was provided by Dr. Mike Driscoll and the staff of Broadmoor East Veterinary Clinic of Cheyenne.

“The fawns went through a rigorous health inspection to pass U.S. and Mexican customs,” explained Stephens. Driscoll inspected each fawn, insuring it was physically able to make the trip to Mexico before submitting his paperwork to the requisite federal agencies so the fawns could travel.

This is the fourth year the Game and Fish has partnered on the project, which is funded by the Mexican counterpart of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In all, more than 300 fawns from Wyoming have been translocated to Mexico in the last four years.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Our Goals for www.huntinglife.com

About Our Team

Team Hunting Life was created out of a dream and a desire to find a way to give back to the hunting community, after our years of work volunteering for wildlife conservation and chasing our dreams of the North American Grand Slam. Having been an outfitter, having been a hunter and a client, we wanted to create the best resource we could to satisfy the needs of the public in researching the very best in todays equipment, resources, outfitters & news.

HuntingLife.com is the culmination of a year in development to create a worldwide information portal for the hunter.

Our goals are as follows:

  • Become the number one community for hunters worldwide.
  • Provide a nationwide listing of quality outfitters worldwide.
  • Provide a national calendar for conservation events, hunting, outdoor shows and seasons of all game in every state.
  • Provide free outfitter reviews to research reputable outfitters.
  • Provide a daily international online magazine and blog to our readers providing daily knowledge to hunters worldwide.
  • Our biggest goal is to provide you the readers with the best information, the best outfitters, the best reviews and the best website in the country. We will be growing changing and listening to our readers to continue to provide the best website we can provide! We will be adding writers and members to our pro staff as we grow.

We Pledge 10% of our revenue to youth education and wildlife conservation so we can continue to protect the habitat that is so important in our pursuit of fair chase hunting worldwide!

Friday, June 29, 2007

USSA Provides Breakdown on Congressional Vote to Ban Polar Bear Hunting

(Columbus) – The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance has compiled a summary of how congressmen voted on a measure introduced in Congress earlier this week that sought to ban polar bear hunting.

Congress rejected an amendment in the Interior Appropriations Bill that would have prohibited American hunters from pursuing polar bears from healthy populations in Canada. The vote was 188-242. Seven lawmakers did not vote.

Breaking the vote down by party, 165 Democrats supported the amendment, while 68 opposed it. Two did not vote. At the same time, 23 Republicans voted for the amendment while 174 Republicans voted no. Five did not vote.

There are 228 members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. Forty-four voted to ban polar bear hunting, while 180 voted no. Four members of the caucus did not vote.

“It is critical to the future of hunting for sportsmen to know how their legislators vote on key issues like this one,” said U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Senior Vice President Rick Story. “Many legislators claim to be supportive of hunting, but we find out who our friends really are when the votes are counted.”

Wondering how your congressman voted?

Click here for vote results organized by state.

Click here for vote results organized by congressman’s last name.

Click here for vote results organized by ayes and noes.

Click here for Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus member vote results.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance encourages sportsmen to contact their congressmen offering thanks to those who voted for sportsmen’s rights and polar bear conservation. They should contact those who voted against hunting to make sure that congressmen understand the conservation and political facts behind the vote. Sportsmen should phone (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred to their U.S. representative’s office. Or, they may get direct contact information by using the Legislative Action Center at www.ussportsmen.org.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organization that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.

Launch Date Moved back!!!!!!


07-07-07 at 7:07pm

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Washington State needs new representation!

Hunters need to band together and vote these Whack jobs out of office!

This is what was on Representative Jay Inslee's webpage!

"In the last 10 years, over 800 polar bears have been killed by hunters to decorate American homes. U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank A. LoBiondo (R-N.J.) filed legislation in the House that would end the practice and help stop the decline of the iconic marine mammal, now threatened by global warming. A companion measure is expected to be introduced today in the Senate by U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)."

I am so glad this was defeated on the floor yesterday! I cannot understand the ignorance that must be present in a mans head to believe that hunters go hunting so that they can decorate their homes! With that little bit of ignorance alone should give most voters all of the knowledge they need to choose another candidate.

Lets do the math, 80 polar bears per year for 10 years and close to $4,000,000 in tag fees that go to native tribes in Nunavut. Millions of dollars donated to conservation projects by those same hunters and other hunters who dream of someday hope to hunt polar bears. Conservation dollars that are needed!

Just ask the Humane Society of the United States how much money has actually been donated to real conservation projects from their organization. The answer will be zero!

How much money has been spent to stop hunting of polar bears and other wildlife? Millions

Pictures from Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza

This truly was a great hunting show for the entire family. Plan on attending next year!

Draw Success Pronghorn Antelope!!!!

Dennis, Brandon and I are going hunting in Wyoming unit 43! Draw results are up at: Wyoming Game and Fish

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

U.S. House Rejects Polar Bear Hunting Ban

U.S. Sportsmen work to defeat amendment

(Columbus) – The nation’s sportsmen have stood up on behalf of polar bear conservation. Congressmen have refused to impose restrictions on big game hunters that would have crippled polar bear conservation.

On June 27, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated a last minute amendment to HR 2643, the House Interior Appropriations Bill, which would have banned the import of polar bear trophies. Voting 188 to 242, the House turned down anti-hunters’ efforts to prohibit American big game hunters from pursuing healthy, sustainable polar bear populations in Canada.

“It appears U.S. representatives recognized that the effort to ban Americans from polar bear hunting is baseless from a conservation standpoint,” said U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Senior Vice President Rick Story. “Science that shows polar bear populations are at historic highs and that there are no imminent threats to the healthy, huntable populations.”

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance worked along with the National Rifle Association and other sportsmen’s groups to help defeat the amendment. The American Wildlife Conservation Partners sent a letter of opposition signed by many of its members to all congressional offices.

American sportsmen comprise approximately 90 percent of the foreign hunting clientele in Canada, annually pouring millions of dollars into polar bear conservation and management, not to mention the financial benefits to the local communities. American hunters are the primary source of essential funding for conservation and research that allows for continued success of the populations.

Language banning the hunt has already been included in the Senate Interior Appropriations Bill.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organization that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.

My Comments:
I thank all of you that made a tremendous effort to get on the phones, sent emails and contacted their congressmen to defeat this idiotic legislation. Congressmen Inslee needs to learn about the North American Hunter Conservation Model. The reality is that the Humane Society will not stop until they stop all hunting nationwide. All hunters nationwide must share this knowledge strongly and vocally and alert everyone they know to stop giving them money and stem the flow of funds to this two-faced organization. People giving them money do not even know that they are supporting an organization working to ban hunting and stop the flow of money for conservation and the protection of habitat.

Here is the reality, there is always going to be people who are anti-hunting. I get that and understand that they have a differing view then I do. I can accept that and while I will continue for the rest of my life to share with them the good things that hunters do for the environment, for conservation, for wildlife and share the human stories, I understand they may never change their mind. That is their right! What absolutely bothers me is that organizations like the Humane Society lie to the donors about their intent with the money that is being donated to their organization. That dishonesty bothers me.

All of us most continue to support organizations like the US Sportmen's Alliance, Conservation Force, the NRA and others that are working to protect the rights of hunters. We must also continue to support the great organizations who are working to protect our habitat and the conservation of the wildlife we as hunters so dearly love.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Relentless with competition!

Of course we are helping Dennis pursue the dream of being called Relentless by Nature. I know it to be true and throw all my support his way! Please help us show the power of the HuntingLife Fan Base.

Vote for Dennis in this great competition of hunter/conservationist VS car driver that we are locked into right now!

All it takes is your name and email address and if you click on the button that you want more information they may send you a special discount coupon or something a couple of times a year. Of course you can always opt out and vote each and every day!

We appreciate the support for Dennis and we know him to be a man of true integrity!

Outdoor Tips!

My tip was posted up on the Outdoor U!

Here is the tip for all of you:

When hunting elk there is no need for scent control! Walking up and down mountains with a scent lock suite or carbon suit is only going to get you covered in sweat. Chasing elk is hard work and if you want to be successful you need to learn how to hunt with the wind and to watch the thermals. In most situations in the morning and once the sun goes down, the thermals are going to be headed down the mountain. During early morning once the sun hits the valley floor, the thermals are going to change and come rushing up the mountain. If you want a bull during archery season you are going to have to place yourself to the left or right of the elk herd.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sandy River Outfitters Spring Bear Pictures #1

450 pound Monster bear taken in Manitoba with Sandy River Outfitters! Andy Alfeldt took this bear on the sixth night of the hunt and had passed on it on the third night. But this bruiser came in late in the evening and he could not pass it up. This is an excellent Pope and Young Bear! Taken with Harry Walker at Sandy River Outfitters. Give Harry a call at 204-257-5223 and book yourself an adventure. If you notice the paw was bit off and on the third night when Andy was videoing the bear it got in a tremendous fight and lost its paw.

Sandy River Outfitters

Sandy River Outfitters Spring Bear Pictures #2

Some great shots from a fantastic season of spring bear hunting in Manitoba. I have known Harry Walker for over 3 years now and when I was a new outfitter he was the guy I called for advise and he is a stand up guy. His hunts are more then reasonable and with over 14 years of experience guiding hunters in this area of Manitoba, he has the knowledge to help you find your dream buck or bear. His lodge is on the shore of Winnipeg River and they hunt out of several camps. His team has been with him for years and years and I hear he has one heck of great cook. I personally will be hunting with him next year for both bear and deer and if any of you are interested contact Harry directly and tell him you want to hunt with the team from HuntingLife.com. I always like being surrounded with great friends while in camp.

Check out Harry Walker and Sandy River Outfitters and book your trip early.

These are some of the bears that Andy Alfedt took pictures of while in the stand in the 6 days he was hunting. He saw a total of over 16 total bears and took one of the biggest bears of the season.

Carlos Woker took this nice 300# bear.

Carlos and his son Kevin Woker who had already tagged out on the first night.

Carlos and Andy.

James Crossen with his bear taken on his second night in the stand after passing on 6 bears. This was his first bear and he could not be happier.

James and Carlos.

James, Harry Walker and Carlos! Look at that smile on Harry's face with two great happy hunters!

Paul Moore took his bear on the first night and this was the fifth bear to come into the stand! Excellent bear.

Butch Ray took this fine bear that was well over 450 lbs and was one of the biggest bears of the season and it is his first bear ever. Great Job Butch!!!!

Kevin and Carlos with an 8 and 9lb walleye respectively. Great fish guys!

Kevin Woker's Bear with his proud father Carlos.

Kevin with some great walleye and guide Jim Locke.

Kevin with some great fish and a wonderful day fishing on the Winnipeg River.

Travis Basham with a 43 and a half inch Northern Pike! What a fish!

Great looking day on the river with some good looking fish.

Travis Basham with a 10.5 lb Walleye.