If you don't do it correctly, catch-and-release doesn't ensure fish survive.
FWP outlines plan to restore sharp-tailed grouse west of the divide, and return one of the icons of the sagebrush plains.
Snow is crucial for rivers and wildlife, but late-winter storms provide the fodder for avalanches.
As the hunting population ages, efforts such as R3 recruit a new generation.
Colorado man fights off an attacking mountain lion. It's the kind of close encounter that is becoming increasingly common as we move deeper into wildlife habitat.
Hunters need to consider the impression they create for non-hunters on social media.
Owls are special birds. I learn a little more each time I hear their call.
It's time to take stock of the bird carcasses in my freezer.
A FWP program teaches women how to ice fish, and hopefully gets more women involved in the outdoors.
There's no excuse for animal cruelty. Sorry, please excuse the abbreviated profanity in the headline. If you follow this link to Todd Wilkinson's powerful article in Mountain Journal, however, you'll likely be just as outraged. And that's especially so if you follow the links in the story to videos of snow machine riders in Wyoming (apparently) running down coyotes just for kicks. In the Equality State a snow machine is a legal method of take, at least for coyotes and other predators.
Hunters need to develop new language to differentiate ourselves from people who practice animal cruelty. We believe in ethical, fair chase hunting. The Boone and Crockett Club has a fair chase statement here, and that statement links to a longer essay. It's worth a read. And here's a link to stories about Jim Posewitz, Montana's dean of hunting ethics.
Hunters are an ever-decreasing minority in modern, urban America. But that non-hunting majority may ultimately decide the fate of hunters. If we're perceived to be just like those sadists on snow machines we won't be a minority for long.
We'll no longer exist.