Hunting

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.
Interactive timeline: Fish & Wildlife Service proposes to delist Yellowstone grizzly
Interactive timeline: Fish & Wildlife Service proposes to delist Yellowstone grizzly
Decision marks the second time the grizzly has faced loss of federal protection.
The science behind Yellowstone’s bison cull
The science behind Yellowstone’s bison cull
Some wildlife biologists say the cull makes sense — but not because bison can spread brucellosis.
Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
The debate over organized kills and whether they actually impact population, via a new podcast.
Adrenaline junkies get political
Adrenaline junkies get political
Do young recreationalists who like things faster and steeper care about the land the way their forebears did?
Latest: National Park Service intervenes in Alaska predator hunting
Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
An axed journalist accuses a billionaire of playing fowl with sportsmen's rights.
Oregon delists wolves, but protections remain
Oregon delists wolves, but protections remain
As in Washington, reactions to the predator reflect deep east-west divides in the state.
Alaska’s wolves and bears get new protections
Alaska’s wolves and bears get new protections
New regulations help wildlife on federal lands. But they’re still no match for state predator control.