Above: 2017 gohunt.com Article on Arizona OTC deer tags.

The “Gohunt” Effect and Arizona OTC Late Season Archery Deer Tag Sales

By Mountain Pursuit

While the number of hunters in the United States is declining with the corresponding decline in rural America, the interest, media attention and marketing of western state big game hunting has exploded in recent years.

This increased attention and marketing, driven by hunting brands (clothes, weapons), hunting-related internet companies (Onx Maps, GoHunt), and even western state game and fish departments, the “Gohunt” effect after gohunt.com, a subscription-based website created in 2013 to help nonresident do-it-yourself hunters find and apply for big game tags in the western states.

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Mountain Pursuit Recommends Changes to Wyoming Governor Complimentary Big Game License System

By Mountain Pursuit

An in-depth report completed this week analyzing the Wyoming G&F Governor Complimentary License system identified opportunities to increase revenue from the Governor Tag sales, and immediately add up to $1 million to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department general fund.

The report, "Wyoming Governor's Complimentary Big Game License Revenue (2012-2018) and Allocation (2014-2018)" analyzes the current method by which the Governor's Tags are sold, how the revenue is granted for wildlife research and other projects, and who has purchased the Tags over the past decade.

The report was completed by Mountain Pursuit, western-state hunting advocacy nonprofit headquartered in Wyoming.

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February 22, 2019

Mountain Pursuit Grades 19 Hunting Industry Instagram Accounts From the Perspective of the Non-Hunter, Develops Social Media Image Guidelines

By Mountain Pursuit

A report completed this week by Mountain Pursuit analyzed and graded hunting industry Instagram accounts perspective of the non-hunter.

The report, "Grading Hunting Industry Instagram Posts From the Perspective of the Non-Hunter" categorized and graded 1,660 images total from fifteen hunting companies and four hunting nonprofits.

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Above: A forum post on monstermuleys.com offers to sell points to another nonresident and apply for a "party" tag under Wyoming's liberal point sharing rules. 

Nonresidents Are Selling Preference Points Under Wyoming's Liberal Party Hunt Draw Regulations

By Mountain Pursuit

Farmington, Utah Resident and hunting personality, Brian Latturner is the owner of the website, monstermuleys.com, and offers a "Wyoming Hunt Consulting/Scouting" service for Western Wyoming.

For $1,499, Mr. Latturner promises buck location, glassing, trailhead, camping and other information to increase the odds of harvesting a 1-2% buck for nonresident hunters from "1 in 100" to "1 in 5 for a 5-7 day hunt."

Mr. Latturner himself has deer hunted the prized Region G in western Wyoming as a nonresident an astounding 9 of the past 10 years, according to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.

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Mountain Pursuit Urges the Mule Deer Foundation to Reconsider Its Title Sponsorship of The Western Hunting & Conservation Expo Because of Seminar Presenter Robby Denning

By Mountain Pursuit

Celebrity hunter Robby Denning is the author of a book on Mule Deer Hunting, owner of hunting forum website rokslide.com, and also the owner of wescout4u.com - a public lands scouting service.

Mr. Denning is also listed as a Seminar presenter at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City, February 14-19, 2019.

The Mule Deer Foundation, one of America's largest and most venerable hunting advocacy groups, is listed as a "Title Sponsor" of the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo.

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Wanted: All-Star Research and Advocacy Intern!

Mountain Pursuit is a new, bold, innovative, western states, hunting advocacy nonprofit headquartered in Jackson, Wyoming.

We need a courageous, hard working, passionate Research and Advocacy Intern to assist in our multi-pronged efforts to fight for wildlife and preserve the tradition of big game hunting in the Western US. 

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