Tag: Conservation

What to Take From the BBC’s “Are American Hunters an Endangered Species?”

Travis Smola
Hunters

The BBC painted something of a bleak portrait of hunting in North America. The British Broadcasting Corporation recently put out an interesting piece discussing the future of hunting here in North America, and it has us wondering what we should take away from it. The piece admittedly paints a bleak picture of the future of

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Wolf Picture Sparks Angry Comments, From Both Hunters and Anti-Hunters

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You’d think that anti-hunters and animal rights would tire of saying ridiculous things. Here are a few more of the stupidest. As we mentioned in Part I of this two-part series, I shared a photograph on my Stumpjack Outdoors page of a hunter holding a very large wolf. The photo generated over 10,000 reactions and

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Survival On the Missouri

Survival On the Missouri

A Warm Day It was Nov. 30, 1998. Three of my childhood friends were coming back to duck hunt – a tradition we had done since the mid-1980s. I’ve known one since kindergarten, the rest of them fifth and sixth grade, more than 50 years. We grew up hunting together with BB guns, so we …

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Nebraska bighorn sheep hunters successful

MORRILL, Neb. – Nebraska’s bighorn sheep hunting season wrapped up Wednesday afternoon as the second of the state’s two permit holders found success at Montz Point Wildlife Management Area in Scotts Bluff County. Trevor Premer of McCook, who won his permit by a lottery open to Nebraska residents, harvested a 7 1/2-year-old ram to conclude …

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Frabill Trophy Haul Nets: Optimal for Conservation, Not to Mention Toothy Fish

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The new Frabill Trophy Haul landing nets save more fish than you’d ever imagine due to a few simple engineering improvements. A net is pretty much a necessity piece of fishing gear, especially when you’re after certain species. Some fish shouldn’t be handled for a variety of reasons, and the state they’re in while netted

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Fishing Industry Facts: Does Angling Make Money?


Does the fishing industry really make money? You may or may not have pondered this question while out recreational fishing at your favorite lake or while trolling off the coast of New England. While commercial hunting practices are something that died out in the 1800s in the name of conservation, commercial fishing persists to this

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Marshes: A Winter Refuge for Pheasants

Marshes: A Winter Refuge for Pheasants

Nothing beats hunting a frozen-over, snow-covered marsh for wily rooster pheasants in the dead of winter. At this time, pheasants are concentrated in the marshes’ thick cover, and tracking birds in fresh snow is almost a guarantee for success. Wetlands occupy about 1.9 million acres in Nebraska, or about 4 percent of the state’s area. …

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Biologists Studying Utah’s Antelope Island Mule Deer Herd through Radio Collar Study

Travis Smola
Antelope Island Mule Deer

Scientists are closely monitoring Utah’s Antelope Island mule deer herd. Isolated in the Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City, Utah, Antelope Island’s mule deer herd is being watched closely by scientists through recent radio collaring efforts. According to the Standard Examiner, staff members and biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources worked to radio collar, take blood

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10 Hunting and Fishing Organizations Worth Following and Joining

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Hunting and Fishing Organizations

These are the hunting and fishing conservancy organizations to consider joining. Hunters and anglers need all the allies they can get these days. Fortunately, there are plenty of conservation organizations out there fighting for sportsmen and women while also working to improve wildlife conservation overall. These organizations help protect public lands and the natural resources

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