Posted: June 20, 2015
Here are some recent updates from the Utah Moose Study, Provided by Joel Ruprecht, USU Graduate Student. This is an important project funded and supported by SFW members. We’ve been conducting calf searches the last two weeks to see how many radio-collared cow moose produced calves this year. Of the three years we’ve been collecting this information, this has been the best year for calving rates. In the Wasatch Unit as a whole, more than 60% of the cows we surveyed had a calf with them, although calving rates were much higher in the western portion of the unit. In…
Posted: April 20, 2015
Western Hunting & Conservation Expo Drawing National Attention It appears the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo has broken through to the other side. After its 2015 four-day tear this past February, the Expo showed all new levels – record levels – in attendance, exhibitors, banquets and auctions, and money raised for wildlife and conservation. An estimated 41,000 hunters from 37 states and Canada converged on downtown Salt Lake City in February 2015 booking more hotel nights than most smaller conventions combined. More exhibit booth space was needed in 2015 to accommodate an ever growing number of exhibitors interested in tapping…
Posted: March 21, 2015
March 21, 2015 — North Salt Lake, UT • • • Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife (SFW) today issued the following comments regarding recent discussions and activities relative to federal government potentially relinquishing hundreds of millions of acres of public land to states’ control. SFW has not taken an official position on this issue. SFW is working through a process that will lead to greater abundance of wildlife, greater opportunity for hunters, and greater land access for citizens. SFW has begun gathering input and opinions from its membership and will continue to do so. SFW is also meeting with key…
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: 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…