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Steppin’ Up for Luke

Luke Carter

SFW’s Beaver Chapter and Phone Skope helped open a new chapter in the life a young hunter and friend. A dirt bike racing accident broke Luke Carter’s back and took the use of his legs. SFW and Phone Skope stepped up with a West Desert Antelope Hunt to help open a new chapter in Luke’s life. Watch the Phone Skope video and see.    

Get Paid to Save Mule Deer

Coyote Horseback Hunters Steve Sorenson

A unique program created by the Utah Division of Wildlife provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for coyote hunters to help increase Utah’s Mule deer populations. An added benefit to the program is that successful hunters can also get paid handsomely for having fun in the field. Utah initiated a unique predator-control program provides a cash incentive for any qualified hunter who wants to take coyotes. Participants in this program can receive $50 for each properly documented coyote that they kill in Utah. However, hunters hoping to cash in on the coyote bounty must pre-register for the program and follow through on…

Common Q&A on Hunting Expo and Conservation Offered by DWR


The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has posted a list of common questions and answers about how the 200 Hunt Expo Permit Program contract was awarded to SFW and how the program works to benefit wildlife and the hunting public. This comes on the heels of wild accusations and much misinformation about both the program and the process of awarding the contract. “Utah’s 200 Expo conservation permit program and the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo built by SFW and its partner the Mule Deer Foundation is unique and highly successful in delivering on-the-ground results for Utah big game,” said Jon…

SFW Reports $6M+ Conservation Successes of 10th Anniversary Expo

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Wildlife Conservation Showcased at Western Hunting & Conservation Expo Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife released information on the successes of the 2016  Western Hunting and Conservation Expo (WHCE) event, which exceed previous records for attendance and donations raised for Utah wildlife conservation topping 40,000 attendees and $6 million in wildlife conservation donations. The success of the WHCE makes it the largest non-profit fundraiser in the state. Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife (SFW) and the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) partnered in presenting the 10th Annual WHCE event held last month, a gathering that is also becoming one of the most important annual…

Utah Governor Herbert Praises Western Hunting & Conservation Expo

Gov Herbert

Watch a video clip of Utah Governor Herbert’s address about the Expo here.

A Message from the President

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Re: Utah’s Award of 200 Expo Tags to SFW To Our Valued Members,   As you might be aware, there has recently been much said about SFW on public forums and social media outlets since we were named the successful bidder of Utah’s 200 Tag Expo contract. Unfortunately much of what is being said is being grossly misinterpreted and twisted. As a result I thought it would be beneficial to set the record straight. It is my hope that you will form your own opinion, based on our conservation record and facts, rather than be wrongly influenced by the falsehoods…

SFW Issues Statement on 200 Expo Tags Award

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The Western Hunting and Conservation Expo partners – Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife, Mule Deer Foundation and the Utah Foundation for North American Wild Sheep – would like to express their sincere appreciation to the State of Utah for its consideration in awarding us as the recipient of the 200 Expo Permit contract. The official conclusion of the review committee stated, “Overall, the evaluation committee determined that the proposal submitted by Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) provides the best value to the State.” President and CEO of the Mule Deer Foundation Miles Moretti said, “We are grateful for the…

State of Utah Awards 200 Expo Tags to SFW through 2021


Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife and the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo partners (MDF and UFNAWS) have been awarded the 200 Utah Big Game Tags for five more years. The Utah Wildlife Board today voted unanimously to accept a review panel’s recommendation and award the 200 Expo Tags contract to SFW. A four-member panel appointed by the Utah State Purchasing Department reviewed two formal proposals; one submitted by SFW and the other by RMEF. The final scores, based on 500 possible points and six specific criteria, were SFW 435 vs. RMEF’s 387.5. In the judgement of the four panels members, it…

Hunts for the Brave Unveils New Website


SFW’s Affiliate Hunts for the Brave has launched a new website at Hunts for the Brave is lead by a group of outdoorsmen who understand the value that outdoor activities bring to a person’s life. These men are dedicated to thanking everyday Heroes for their selfless service by taking them on hunting and fishing adventures. Anyone can nominate a worthy Hunts for the Brave candidate at Welcome to Hunts for the Brave Hunts for the Brave is dedicated to giving back to our community Heroes. A Hero is any public or civil servant, or citizen of any age who goes above and beyond…

Hunters Touting “Best Deer Hunt in 20 Years” for Utah

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Many SFW members in Utah have been reporting the best deer hunt of your lives, for them, their kids and their families on our general season, public land units. SFW Chapter Leader Brayden Richmond agrees and said about this year’s hunt, “Most people in our town are saying it is almost as good as the good old days, and the future looks even better. There are many nice big mature bucks to choose from.” SFW Board Chairman Dave Woodhouse also agrees. “We at SFW have worked for twenty years, the 1.1 million acres of habitat restoration, fencing highways, reducing lions, and now…

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