Posted: December 20, 2014
SFW’s Davis-Weber and Salt Lake chapter volunteers lead the way on an important urban mule deer transplant project.
Posted: December 1, 2014
Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife presented a check for $1.013 Million to Utah Division of Wildlife Director Greg Sheehan on November 20, 2014. The large donation represents money SFW generated in 2014 through the Utah Conservation Permit program with special hunting tags auctioned at SFW banquets, fundraisers and other events throughout the year.
Posted: November 17, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT — Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife has opened registration for the 2015 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo (Hunt Expo). Attendees hoping for the best seating and hotel rooms are encouraged to register now. Tickets and best seating are going fast. SFW members and hunters who come from all 50 states can look forward to the 9th Annual Hunt Expo and a myriad of hunting and related activities and more than 300 exhibitors available at the Salt Palace Convention Center, February 19 to 22, 2015. This year Saturday Conservation Night features Keynote Speaker NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Country Music’s Sawyer Brown performing live. Country music entertainer Jerrod Niemann will also perform live Friday night.
Posted: October 6, 2014
North Salt Lake, UT – Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife (SFW) has named Jon W. Larson Chief Executive Officer. He will begin immediately overseeing day-to-day operations and management functions for the non-profit wildlife conservation organization.
Posted: September 3, 2014
SFW staff and volunteers joined Utah Division of Wildlife biologists and US Forest Service personnel in the capture and release of 15 mountain goats onto the La Sal Mountains southeast of Moab.
Posted: July 17, 2014
The SFW Cache Team just returned from a high country ride to evaluate big game summer range conditions in remote parts of the Cache National Forest. SFW rode with Utah Division of Wildlife (DWR) big game personnel to an elevation of 9,979 feet to get a first-hand, up close look at range conditions.
Posted: June 14, 2014
Mule deer on the Eastern Paunsaugunt will have more water, cleaner water, and a safer, more secure resource to drink from because of a recent $34,000 commitment from SFW. “SFW has committed this money to fund the completion of two winter watering tanks that will prevent mule deer drownings and provide consistent and cleaner water resources for wintering mule deer,” according to Rusty Aiken, SFW’s Iron County Chapter Chairman. “This important project will cap two existing water storage tanks where wildlife have been drowning for many years.” The project is being managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and…
Posted: June 12, 2014
Dutch John, Utah – SFW is putting bighorn sheep back on Goslin Mountain. A small herd of 23 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep were released at Dripping Springs near Little Hole on the Green River. The herd includes 13 ewes, five lambs and five rams. SFW volunteers worked with Utah Division of Wildlife (DWR) biologists and others to capture the bighorns in Desolation Canyon near Green River, Utah. The sheep were then moved to begin a new herd on Goslin Mountain. Dripping Springs is at the base of Goslin Mountain, between Dutch John and Little Hole in northeastern Utah. “SFW is…
Posted: June 1, 2014
The Uintah Basin chapter of SFW has been an exceptional partner, going above and beyond to recruit and retain hunters, generate good will among sportsmen, and generously raise money for conservation and their worthy causes.
Posted: May 22, 2014
SFW is working to reverse a downward trend in mule deer numbers on Utah’s San Juan unit. More than just volunteers who worked at a recent habitat restoration project, SFW has provided 97% of the funding that will ensure success of the critical Beef Basin/Dark Canyon Habitat Restoration Project. In total, SFW provided more than $228,164 to the important project. The Beef Basin/Dark Canyon project has been deemed “critical for mule deer winter survival” by big game and habitat biologists and by SFW members who know the habits and condition of the wildlife on this unit.