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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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Talking bull: How to get started elk calling

Talking bull: How to get started elk calling

Of the many varied species that constitute North American big game, few are as iconic as elk. Their pursuit draws thousands of hunters to the forest each year, many of whom venture forth with the modest hopes of catching even a distant glimpse at a pair of bobbing antlers. Elk are challenging to hunt, and

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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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Is the rising cost of big-game hunting shutting out new hunters?

Is the rising cost of big-game hunting shutting out new hunters?

Has big-game hunting once again become the exclusive privilege of the elite as it was in medieval England? When one thinks of medieval England, perhaps the first things to come to mind are lofty images of knights in armor, looming castle walls, and nobles bedecked in colorful regalia observing a royal (pronounced with a heavily

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Daniel Boone, America’s hunting legend

Daniel Boone, America's hunting legend

When the first colonists came to America and took in the vast, untouched wilderness, they knew they had found a home. The pioneers brought with them diverse beliefs and cultures, and as they intermingled, a nation with its own unique folklore was formed. Many of their stories have persisted from those early days, myths and

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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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