Hunting

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.
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.
Lessons learned, and unlearned, from a life around guns
Lessons learned, and unlearned, from a life around guns
In my family, everyone got a hunting license, and everybody hunted big game.
The Latest: Park Service takes the reins at Valles Caldera
The Latest: Park Service takes the reins at Valles Caldera
The failed experiment in privatized land management has come to an end.
A Western lesson from Cecil the lion: trophy seekers aren't hunters
Wasting disease in wildlife inches toward Yellowstone
Wasting disease in wildlife inches toward Yellowstone
The illness affects moose, elk and deer and may be carried by long-distance migrations.
Who should manage Grand Teton’s private inholdings?
Who should manage Grand Teton’s private inholdings?
A dead wolf and jurisdictional confusion in an iconic national park.
Hunters and anglers organize against land transfers
Hunters and anglers organize against land transfers
Sixty-nine percent of hunters in the 11 Western states rely on public lands for the sport.
Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range
Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range
Study says jackrabbits, not bison, are cattle's main competitors in the Henry Mountains.
Death of Utah wolf is collateral damage
Death of Utah wolf is collateral damage
Shooting was side-effect of state's aggressive push to control coyotes
Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation
Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation
Hunters may lose influence as other groups are asked to increase their contributions.
A new century with carnivores
A new century with carnivores
Learning to see predators as companions, not competition.
Sweeping new rule for Alaska’s predator control
Sweeping new rule for Alaska’s predator control
Federal versus state wildlife politics get even hotter.
Want a trophy buck? Ditch the camo and get a guide
Want a trophy buck? Ditch the camo and get a guide
Study looks at successful types of big game hunters
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Plus the management budget those dollars provide.
Hunting for conservation dollars
Hunting for conservation dollars
State wildlife agencies struggle to broaden funding as their duties expand.
The Latest: California is first state to ban lead ammunition to protect condors
The Latest: California is first state to ban lead ammunition to protect condors
Utah and Arizona have voluntary incentive programs.
It's time to kill my own food
It's time to kill my own food
If you really believe in trying to eat a local, sustainable diet, why not learn to hunt for your own food?
Let them eat copper
Let them eat copper
The National Park Service’s decision to ban lead bullets and lead fishing tackle will protect rare California condors and other creatures, including humans.
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