Conservation Auction Tags Raise $92,000 for Wildlife!

  Thank you to everyone who participated in today’s Conservation Tag Auction! With your support, we raised $92,000 that will be directed back into conservation on tribal lands. The 2016 Conservation Tags included: White Mountain Apache Elk: $50,000 Navajo Nation Mule Deer: $19,000 Acoma Pueblo Elk: $23,000 Total: $92,000 This auction and these tags continue …

North Carolina Proposes Opening Elk Hunt

In 2001, an experimental herd of 25 elk was reintroduced to the state of North Carolina. Now, after 15 years of special protection, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is hoping to remove the species from the state’s list of protected species and allow the possibility of opening an elk-hunting season in the future. …

Issue of the Week: Conservation on Tribal Lands

Native American tribes are once again donating big game hunting tags to the 44th Annual 2016 SCI Convention. SCI Foundation and our Native American partners are excited for this year’s Rocky Mountain Elk tag from the record breaking White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona, Mule Deer and Desert Bighorn Sheep tags from the Navajo Nation, …

Weekly Update: Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project

The Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project is a fourteen year, ongoing research initiative on the elk population of the Ya Ha Tinda (YHT) ecosystem in Alberta. Once one of the largest migratory elk populations in Canada, the YHT herd has experienced significant declines since the mid-1990s. In 2013, SCI Foundation partnered with the University of …

Chronic Wasting Disease and Plants

Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, has baffled scientists for decades. CWD is an infectious brain disease that has been killing deer, elk and moose since it was first identified in captive mule deer in a Colorado research facility in 1967. CWD is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), and is similar to mad cow …

Weekly Update: Montana Bitterroot Elk Project

  In 2011, SCI Foundation partnered with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the University of Montana to investigate the influence of predation, habitat and nutrition on elk population dynamics in the southern Bitterroot Valley. After four years, the research is complete. There are some important outcomes that are being used to change regulations and …

Hunter Legacy Fund 100: Emerging Leader in International Conservation Funding

During the past six months the Hunter Legacy Fund 100 (HLF) contributed over $450,000 to conservation projects around the globe.  It started on Saturday night at the 41st Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention in Reno, the HLF made a $250,000 contribution to the “Fighting for Lions” campaign.  The “Fighting for Lions” campaign will focus on keeping …

The Bitterroot Elk Project: Spring 2013 Progress Report

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana have completed the second year of a three-year project, in partnership with SCI Foundation, investigating the influence of predation, habitat and nutrition on elk population dynamics in the southern Bitterroot Valley. As they approach the end of the second year of intensive elk survival monitoring, they …

Bitterroot Elk Project Fall Progress Report

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and the University of Montana are now in the second year of a three-year project investigating the influence of predation, habitat, and nutrition on elk population dynamics. As we approach the end of the second summer of intensive calf survival monitoring, we continue to see lion predation as the dominant …