Hunting

A young hunter moves past death threats from afar
A young hunter moves past death threats from afar
The Apassingok family reflects on a formative kill of a whale and the social-media backlash.
Why Montana shouldn’t hurry to hunt its recovering grizzlies
Why Montana shouldn’t hurry to hunt its recovering grizzlies
What’s the hurry? That’s how mistakes get made.
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
Photos from Gambell, Alaska, help illustrate a different way of life.
The teenage whaler’s tale
The teenage whaler’s tale
Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.
The difference between hunting and killing
The difference between hunting and killing
A writer recalls two contrasting experiences with so-called hunters.
Don’t fear wolves and grizzlies — respect them.
Don’t fear wolves and grizzlies — respect them.
Predators continue to be shot in the West despite their known ecological value.
Good management starts with science
Good management starts with science
Should decisions on wildlife be made at the ballot box — or by experts?
Inside a taxidermy shop
Inside a taxidermy shop
In Western Colorado, bringing “life” to freeze-framed wild animals.
How Zinke’s lead bullet ruling fails the West
How Zinke’s lead bullet ruling fails the West
How toxic lead fragments follow wildlife from wilderness onto our dinner plates.
Sportsmen pull public-lands politics to the center
Sportsmen pull public-lands politics to the center
As threats intensify, sportsmen emerge as a persuasive voice.
What will a Zinke-led Interior Department look like?
What will a Zinke-led Interior Department look like?
His priorities so far: energy, sportsmen access, park repairs & restoring public trust.
An ethicist’s guide to hunting
An ethicist’s guide to hunting
In an interview, writer and hunter David Petersen says the practice makes us human.
Sportsmen take aim at law enforcement bill
Sportsmen take aim at law enforcement bill
They see HR 622 as a complex and serious threat to public lands.
Montana’s game managers try to outsmart elk
Montana’s game managers try to outsmart elk
Could unpredictable seasons trick elk into staying on hunting grounds?
Close the wolf-killer loophole
Close the wolf-killer loophole
For the benefit of all endangered species, hunters should face consequences for killing vulnerable species.
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
The ‘turkey’ was oddly shaped, too small — and the meat too dark.
It’s not the Wild West anymore. Look before you shoot.
It’s not the Wild West anymore. Look before you shoot.
Carrying a gun in the backcountry isn’t the issue—responsible use is.
How I escaped post-election blues
How I escaped post-election blues
Elk hunting offers a necessary distraction.
Getting over the ‘taboo’ in a gun-rights conversation
Getting over the ‘taboo’ in a gun-rights conversation
In Montana, the gap between gun rights supporters and opponents begins to shrink.
Park Service ended a wolf study in Alaska, since so many have been killed
Park Service ended a wolf study in Alaska, since so many have been killed
The state culled wolves that had been collared, and it’s no longer feasible to continue research.
Photos: Inside the controversial sport of coyote coursing
Photos: Inside the controversial sport of coyote coursing
This subset of coyote hunting involves trained dogs and is relatively uncommon in the West.
Latest: Wyoming drafts a Yellowstone grizzly management plan
Latest: Wyoming drafts a Yellowstone grizzly management plan
The plan could eventually include regulated hunting of the bears.
Meet the caribou hunter of Arctic Village, Alaska
Meet the caribou hunter of Arctic Village, Alaska
Photos of this winter’s hunt and a community’s subsistence way of life.