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Montana Senate Bill 143: The good, bad, and ugly possibilities

Montana is a state where hunting dreams are made. The rugged beauty of the landscape and the plethora of trophy game animals make it the number-one destination for hunters in the lower 48. Hunting, then, is an essential part of Montana’s culture and one of the biggest components of the state’s economy. Every year, out-of-state

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Are trophy photos on social media discouraging new hunters?

Are trophy photos on social media discouraging new hunters?

Hunters want to celebrate their successes in the field by showcasing photos of their trophies and hunts, often on social media. And that’s totally normal. But at what point are we no longer merely sharing our excitement, but instead discouraging new hunters by building up a seemingly unachievable hunting mythos? There is no more natural

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A conversation with ‘professional caveman’ Donny Dust

A conversation with 'professional caveman' Donny Dust

Even the most experienced, seasoned hunters get a chill when imagining themselves stripped of their gear, alone in the wilderness. It’s a pretty extraordinary thing, then, to find someone who’s not only comfortable with that idea, they relish it. Donny Dust, owner and operator of Paleo Tracks Survival in Colorado, is just such a person.

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A conversation with Blood Origins’ Robbie Kröger

An interview with Blood Origins' Robbie Kröger

We all know someone who doesn’t understand why we hunt. It can be a challenge to convince them of the purpose and purity of our sport. Robbie Kröger, founder of the not-for-profit organization Blood Origins, has made this his mission: delivering persuasive, authentic stories of hunting and conservation in an eye-catching format to powerfully convey

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TUP Podcast Episode 13: A backcountry pack dump

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TUP Podcast Episode 13: A backcountry pack dump
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What does it take to survive for eight days while hunting in the mountains? Turns out, quite a bit. The tricky part, though: You’ve got to carry it all in on your back. TUP Founder Karl Hylle has been backcountry hunting for years and does a full-on pack dump in this episode, detailing all the

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TUP Podcast Episode 12: Nervous ticks

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TUP Podcast Episode 12: Nervous ticks
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The TUP editorial staff goes on an end-of-season turkey hunt and ends up covered in ticks and surrounded by coyotes. Editor-in-Chief Nate Granzow gives a few quick tips on avoiding tick-borne illnesses (tips he admits he should have followed himself) while TUP Founder Karl Hylle ridicules him for his continued inability to use a diaphragm

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