Hunting

Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Macho moose; thousand-dollar bobcat; lost in Dark Canyon
Macho moose; thousand-dollar bobcat; lost in Dark Canyon
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
In Utah, public access to state lands comes at a cost
In Utah, public access to state lands comes at a cost
Public access to trust lands varies widely from state to state.
A hunter goes lobbying
A group of hunters and fishermen visit Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) to ask him to sign on as a co-sponsor of the Lieberman-Warner bill to control greenhouse gas emissions.
The fur is flying
Ranchers file a lawsuit in Oregon -- to stop cougar killing.
Ducks on the walls
Julianne Couch would rather have real antlers on the walls than a silkscreened trout adorning a sweatshirt.
Wolves have a reputation that’s larger than life
Some hunters are blaming the Big Bad Wolf for a decline in the northern Yellowstone elk herd, but Dan Whipple points out that recent weather – and Montana hunting policy – are more likely to be responsible.
Getting the lead out
Condor 134’s harrowing experience with lead poisoning exemplifies these endangered birds’ greatest challenge – which some advocates hope to ease by banning lead bullets in California
Idaho's permissiveness leads to elk on the lam
The escape of 100 domestic elk from self-styled mountain man Rex Rammell’s Idaho game farm shows up the foolishness of the state’s permissive attitude toward the industry
A deliberate life in the Rockies
On the Wild Edge is David Peterson’s account of the two decades he and his wife, Caroline, have spent living close to nature in a cabin in the mountains of southern Colorado
Lion plan draws heat from scientists, enviros
The Oregon state Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to cut mountain lion numbers by as much as 40 percent over the next five years
In hunting camp, the closet is closed
A "gay, wolf-loving, tree-hugging former Marine" writes about Brokeback Mountain, elk hunting, and his own lifelong experience with shame and prejudice
Dr. Sharon and the lion hunters
Small-animal veterinarian Sharon Senezcko has become a fierce advocate for South Dakota’s mountain lions
It’s true: Guns don’t kill people
It’s true: Guns don’t kill people
The writer says Vice President Cheney’s gun "accident" is a mischaracterization
Hunters could free Yellowstone bison
The writer decries the state-sponsored slaughter of Yellowstone’s bison and calls on hunters to get political
Time for a little outrage
It’s time for hunters to rally on behalf of wild lands and wild animals – beginning with the bison in Yellowstone
The Killing Fields
The first bison hunt in 15 years was supposed to offer hope for a reasonable solution to Yellowstone’s ‘buffalo problem,’ but a lifelong hunter who watched it says the senseless slaughter continues.
What’s the NRA’s beef with roadless areas?
A hunter and member of the National Rifle Association is angry at the way the group puts gun ownership above roadless areas, wildlife, and hunting
Bison aren’t Buicks, and other dangerous beliefs
The writer says bison aren’t Buicks and neither are domestic cows
Let’s hunt wild bison instead of plugging them where they stand
The writer says real hunters only want to shoot "wild" bison
Bring on that old lanky dog (and be sure to eat the elk)
The writer is a veterinarian who sees the need to cull the elk herd at Rocky Mountain National Park. His solution: Wolves
Presidential candidates try to look svelte in blaze orange
The writer is amused by the blaze-orange posturing of both candidates for president
Are mountain lions in danger of disappearing?
Disappearing habitat and an increase in hunting quotas based on politics and guesswork are threatening the stability of mountain lion populations in the West.