Answering the call: The Grand Canyon volunteer bison hunt

Answering the call: The Grand Canyon volunteer bison hunt

The constant growth of the human race has had a devastating effect on wildlife over the years. Our perpetual need to expand, advance, and adapt our environment to fit our perceived needs has driven many species we share this planet with to the brink of extinction. Hunters have always been on the front lines to

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Cage trapping: A primer

Cage trapping: A primer

Trapping in my home state of Colorado looks a bit different than it does in many other states. Body grips, leg holds, and snares were outlawed back in 1996, so trappers are confined to using exclusively cage traps. Having been born in the year they were prohibited, I’ve personally never used leg holds or snares,

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Ben Lilly: King of the predator hunters

Ben Lilly: King of the predator hunters

The word “legend” is thrown around a little too frequently and freely. It seems that whenever any Tom, Dick, or Jane drinks a beer a little faster or catches a couple more fish, or really does anything slightly better than anyone else, their friends are quick to exclaim, “Man they’re an absolute legend!” The frequent

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I love animals and I’m a hunter. No, that’s not a contradiction.

I love animals and I'm a hunter. No, that's not a contradiction.

The canine lymphoma came on unexpectedly and swiftly. In a few short days my little buddy Brisco went from his usual plucky self to an emaciated shadow who could barely stand. I stayed by his side until his very last breath. I get choked up thinking about it even now, a year later. To those

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How to bag a black bear this spring

How to bag a black bear this spring

Spring can be a dull season for big-game hunters. Although turkey hunting is incredibly fun and has its place, once a hunter’s tom is bagged, many solemnly put their guns away until the fall. But for hunters looking for a challenge and an adventure, there is another option—spring black bear hunting. Hunting black bear in

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Conservation in crisis: Having less hunters in the woods may lead to a bleak future

Conservation in crisis: Having less hunters in the woods may lead to a bleak future

In a contemporary world where the majority of the population is obsessed with modern convenience and superfluous technology, being a hunter sets you apart. Hunters choose to reinsert themselves into the natural cycles of the world as often as they can. For many of us, hunting is more than just a hobby—it is part of

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