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Randy Newberg

First Time Elk Hunt | Part 1

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My plan is to hunt elk this October, in a general unit in Idaho.  Idaho is unique because there are many general season tags that are available Over-the-Counter.  The upside to these tags is that they are available without the need for entering a draw or lottery in the Spring.  The downside to general season tags is that the season is short and success rates are very low.   This particular hunt takes place in the post-rut period. The post-rut is the most difficult time to find a mature bull elk, because the mating season is over, and they are holed up in thick, dark woods where they can replenish lost calories and avoid hunters. Having never hunted elk before,...

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State Land Transfer

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Transferring Federal Lands to the individual states is a very bad idea if you enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, or exploring our public lands.  Randy Newberg does a fantastic job explaining the nuanced details of Federal Land Ownership versus State Land Ownership. It's not simply a matter of "let the states manage their own lands" it's a matter of a complete departure in purpose and intention.  The States are legally required to use their State Land to raise money for education. They are by no means obligated to make State Lands available for recreational use, and in many cases, State Lands are entirely closed to the public.  Enjoy this series of videos courtesy of Randy Newberg, as he does a...

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