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SFW Welcomes Oz and Tig of “13 Hours: Benghazi”

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SFW Patriot Celebration, May 14, 2016
Two of the six Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen, joined SFW, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Hunts for the Brave for a celebration of freedom and America’s patriot heroes.

UPDATE: Utah Big Game Captures and Transplants

SFW Deer Transplant John Taylor Truck

  A Message to SFW from UDWR Big Game Program Coordinator Justin M Shannon Here is a summary of the big game captures/transplants that took place this past fall/winter.  Overall, we captured 1,276 big game animals this year. I want to thank all of you who helped with the captures. Many of you contributed time, money, and efforts to make these captures happen, and we appreciate it.  There is a lot of momentum in Utah’s big game program right now, and I believe it is because of the strong partnerships we have with sportsmen and our great biologists. I also…

Words on Wildlife – May 2016

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SFW’s mission works to benefit not just a single species but multiple big game species. Many of the projects SFW has funded and provided volunteers for in recent years are showing significant, measurable and important results for deer, elk, moose, bighorns, mountain goats, bison and other species.

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…

Our Mission

"The mission of SFW is to promote the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat, assist in providing quality wildlife management programs, educating the public about the role hunters play in wildlife conservation, and perpetuating the family tradition of hunting and fishing".