Mountain Pursuit advocates a 400-yard maximum big game shot distance for firearms to protect Fair Chase, and an a 50-yard maximumb big game shot distance for archery - to protect special archery seasons. Click HERE to read more about our thought process and reasoning behind these maximum shot distances.Take the survey
Mountain Pursuit Urges the Wild Sheep Foundation to Pull Its Sponsorship of "The Best of the West" Extreme-Range Hunting TV Show
By Mountain Pursuit
The Best of the West TV show, website, and youtube channel, focus on extreme-range big game hunting.
The Wild Sheep Foundation, one of America's largest and most venerable hunting advocacy groups, is listed as a sponsor of The Best of The West Television Program. Mountain Pursuit is urging The Wild Sheep Foundation to pull it's sponsorship of this program.
Extreme-range hunting violates the ethic of Fair Chase.Read more
Mountain Pursuit Advocates Maximum Shot Distance Restrictions for Archery (50 yards) and Firearms (400 Yards) To Address the Ethics of Improving Hunting Technology
By Mountain Pursuit
At its meeting in November, the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission is considering regulation and statute changes to address increasing technology in hunting. The effort began in December, 2017 when the Commission asked the Wyoming Game & Fish Department to complete a report on new technology impacting hunting, and develop a set of regulation changes to address it.
The Wyoming Department of Game & Fish's white paper "Exploring New Hunting Technologies" covered the gamut from trail cameras to smart rifles. Of particular concern was increasing crossbow technology and long distance shooting.
In its final recommendation, the Game & Fish recommended disallowing use of crossbows during archery seasons, but did not recommend a rule change to address the ethics of long range hunting and instead advocated an educational approach, and more data collection.
Mountain Pursuit goes further and advocates regulation changes setting the maximum allowed archery hunting shot at 50 yards (bow and crossbow), and maximum allowed rifle/firearm hunting shot at 400 yards.Read more