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  • Nature fierce and not so pretty

    Nature fierce and not so pretty

    Spend enough time around a bird feeder, and you’ll realize that nature is less like a poetic cartoon and more like a gritty crime novel by someone like Elmore Leonard.

  • Alaska ho!

    Alaska ho!

    High Country News ventures into the rocky terrain of Alaska's wildlife politics.

  • Big game tag auctions raise big bucks for Western states

    Big game tag auctions raise big bucks for Western states

    Hunting tag auctions may get too pricey for a lot of Western hunters, but they also raise significant money for conservation projects.

  • Living with wolves takes some practice

    Living with wolves takes some practice

    An Alaskan wilderness ranger believes humans can co-exist with wolves, despite anti-wolf hysteria in the Northern Rockies.

  • Stay in the Hunt

    Jim Posewitz believes hunters can help save the planet with their clear-sighted, on-the-ground conservation ethic.

  • A life in the wild

    A life in the wild

    Carter Niemeyer's memoir Wolfer is the entertaining story of a government trapper who loves wildlife - especially serious predators like wolves.

  • One Way to Save the Wolf? Hunt It.

    One Way to Save the Wolf? Hunt It.

    Montana wildlife managers say the state's first wolf hunt has been a success -- for both the hunters and their prey.

  • A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan

    A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan

    In Mark Stevens' second novel, Allison Coil, a tequila-drinking hunting guide, investigates a mysterious death in a remote landscape much sought after by oil and gas developers.

  • The kindness of hunters

    The kindness of hunters

    After a lifetime of despising and fearing guns, a woman is blindsided by the everyday kindness shown by two hunters.

  • A natural and cultural history of the Rocky Mountains

    Gary Ferguson explores the history and culture of the backbone of the West in The Great Divide: The Rocky Mountains in the American Mind

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