Category: Conservation

The Ethics of Trophy Hunting

Tips from a hunting guide: How to get the most from your guided hunt

In a 2014 survey designed to understand the perceptions of the general US population toward hunting, administered by Lightspeed GMI, a global market research firm, 87% of respondents indicated it was acceptable to hunt for food, but only 37% indicated it was acceptable to hunt for a trophy. In response to this, much of the

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It’s Getting Hot In Here: How The Extreme Summer Heat Will Affect Hunting Season

When we say the hunting is going to be hot, we generally mean that it’s going to be a prime season when the animals are moving, and our chances of success are greatly increased. However, it seems that in 2021 saying that the hunting is going to be hot, it’s a reference to the sweltering

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A positive upshot of the ammo crisis? Conservation funding is at an all-time high

A positive upshot of the ammo crisis? Conservation funding is at an all-time high

If you’ve tried to buy a box of factory ammo in the past six months, or even components like powder or bullets for handloading, you’ve undoubtedly encountered bare shelves and strict quantity limitations on whatever happens to still be available. For competitive shooters, hunters, and plinkers alike, this has been an enduring source of frustration.

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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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The Wisconsin wolf hunt: Huge success or foreboding harbinger?

The Wisconsin wolf hunt: Huge success or foreboding harbinger?

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Not the hunters in Wisconsin, apparently. In the state’s first wolf hunt since 2014, the harvest quota for the entire state was doubled in just three days, with 216 wolves killed despite a planned harvest quota of only 119 animals. This 60-hour blitz on Wisconsin wolves is remarkable

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