Hunting

‘What choice do we have?’
‘What choice do we have?’
As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt.
Video: Idaho’s public lands transcend partisan divides
Video: Idaho’s public lands transcend partisan divides
Despite political affiliation, Idaho hunters and anglers agree public lands need protection.
Alliance transcends boundaries to conserve cougars
Alliance transcends boundaries to conserve cougars
Tribes of Washington and researchers work together to strengthen the relationship between cougars and the land.
Catching a band of wildlife killers
Catching a band of wildlife killers
How a bounty of digital evidence led to the downfall of one of the nation’s deadliest poaching crews.
Hunting and fishing provide food security in the time of COVID-19
Hunting and fishing provide food security in the time of COVID-19
But virus fears and travel restrictions could impact big game season in the fall.
Is shed hunting ethical?
Is shed hunting ethical?
A Utah conservationist weighs the hobby’s popularity with its moral stakes.
Oregon elk vex landowners and game managers
Oregon elk vex landowners and game managers
The herds are wary of recreationalists, unwelcome at the refuge and eating into profits.
Colorado throws wolves to the vote
Colorado throws wolves to the vote
Should democracy take over where science ends?
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands
For the first time in roughly 100 years, the species returns to historic habitat.
How an Arrow Lakes elk hunt became a case of tribal recognition
How an Arrow Lakes elk hunt became a case of tribal recognition
Rick Desautel shot an elk to prove the Sinixt descendants are not legally ‘extinct.’ Now the Supreme Court of Canada will decide.
In Southeast Alaska, a hunter searches for kinship with the wild
In Southeast Alaska, a hunter searches for kinship with the wild
A mountain goat’s death brings life into focus.
Faced with chronic wasting disease, what’s a hunting family to do?
Faced with chronic wasting disease, what’s a hunting family to do?
Hunters are critical for game management, but the spread of CWD means some may put down the rifle.
Killing Bullwinkle: Big money and controversy surround Western trophy hunts
Killing Bullwinkle: Big money and controversy surround Western trophy hunts
Wealthy hunters pay top dollar for desired hunts, padding Fish and Game budgets and prodding resistance.
An Indigenous way of life for these California tribes breaks state laws
An Indigenous way of life for these California tribes breaks state laws
In Mendocino County, ‘guerrilla gatherers’ risk fines and jail time to keep food culture alive.
Bobcats persevere despite human encroachment
Bobcats persevere despite human encroachment
In the face of hunting pressure and loss of habitat, bobcats prove themselves resilient — and aren’t above raising their young in rural backyards.
Hunters and anglers struggle for public access to Colorado’s state trust lands
Hunters and anglers struggle for public access to Colorado’s state trust lands
Compared to its neighbors, the state limits public recreation, but that is changing.
Can wolf reintroduction help stave off chronic wasting disease?
Can wolf reintroduction help stave off chronic wasting disease?
Proponents of Colorado’s initiative to reintroduce the predators suggest they could bolster herds against the disease.
Treaty rights prevail in Supreme Court
Treaty rights prevail in Supreme Court
In a 5-4 vote, the court disagreed that Wyoming’s statehood nullified a Crow Tribe hunting treaty.
The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health
The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health
Scientists are exploring the origins of chronic wasting disease before it becomes truly catastrophic.
Update: Western states move to limit trapping
Update: Western states move to limit trapping
Caught dogs and imperiled martens spur reforms for fur-bearer trapping.
Why Wyoming’s public lands are locked up
Why Wyoming’s public lands are locked up
The Cowboy State has more inaccessible public lands than anywhere in the West.
Mistaken identity; bizarre trees; chocolate grizlars
Mistaken identity; bizarre trees; chocolate grizlars
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles
Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles
In the midterms, public land access issues helped several candidates nab governorships.
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