Category: Conservation

New Bureau of Land Management backcountry conservation areas are the key to our hunting future

New BLM backcountry conservation areas could be the key to our hunting future

Most of us feel lucky to live in a nation that has more than 71 million acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in which to hunt, explore, and pursue adventures. Despite our sentiments, however, much of the country resides in the concrete jungle and doesn’t value the wild places of the world quite

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The Pebble Mine: Will we choose the right path?

The Pebble Mine: Will we choose the right path?

In life there are many crossroads. Forks in the paths of time that leave us with a choice we must take to carry on. Left or right. North or south. Choose correctly and we find our way home. Choose wrong, we may become lost—perhaps even permanently. At this very moment, we are at one of

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Conservation: It’s not just for hippies

Conservation: It's not just for hippies

Conservation: There was a point in my life when just hearing the word caused me to think of granola-eating hippies chaining themselves to bulldozers by their dreadlocks to save a tree they named “Grandfather.” I used to think of it as an overly Bohemian, non-conformist, liberal practice that simply gave certain people the excuse to

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Are you a hunter or fisherman? You should hate the new Clean Water Act regulations.

Are you a hunter or fisherman? You should hate the new Clean Water Act regulations.

There is a balance to everything in the world. No matter the situation, there is a median—a central point where opposing sides, ideals, or forces can exist comfortably. This is the key to harmony. Yet harmony is increasingly rare these days, mostly because we tend to overcompensate when we feel a lack of balance, throwing

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Is reintroducing wolves to their home ranges a good thing?

Is reintroducing wolves to their home ranges a good thing?

No other sound in nature is more iconic than the howling of the wolf. It’s a spine-tingling, thrilling sound that reverberates to the very soul of those lucky enough to hear it. A symbol of the wilderness, the wolf’s presence in an ecosystem signifies the overall health of a region, because the area must have

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Is hunting the key to saving Vermont’s moose before it’s too late?

Tick...tick...tick. Can hunters save Vermont moose before it's too late?

Although most deer are known for their flight response—choosing to run at startling speed to escape predators—moose evolved to fight. These lumbering tanks of the forest became bigger and stronger than the predators that hunted them, able to endure by beating back threats to their lives. Now, though, there is a threat to the mighty

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