Tag: 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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Speak softly and carry a big stick: The hunting and conservation legacy of Teddy Roosevelt

Speak softly and carry a big stick: The hunting and conservation legacy of Teddy Roosevelt

“In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.”—Theodore Roosevelt Few of our nation’s great leaders stand out more than Theodore Roosevelt. First taking office in 1901 after the assassination of William McKinley, he guided a nation still divided and reeling from the Civil War decades

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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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Are grizzly bears ready to be hunted again?

Are grizzly bears ready to be hunted again?

Everyone loves a good comeback story. The classic tale of the little guy fighting his way back against impossible odds to win the day. There are hundreds of blockbuster movies out there with that very premise. Right now, in the American West, there is a comeback story going on that would make a doozy of

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