2016 comes to a close…

Ana went for a walk a few mornings ago and cut fresh mountain lion tracks heading up into the BLM land north of our house where the wintering elk usually bed during the day. The cat would probably ease into a perch, giving itself as good a shot as possible at...

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Archery Season

Archery season for 2016 came to a conclusion last Sunday, September 25th.  The month of September has long been a favorite month of mine, with October being a close second.  There are so many things about the harvest season to look forward to during the rest of the...

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Stone Flies

Guiding for Black Canyon Anglers down in the Gunnison Gorge offers the opportunity to see some of the most amazing geology in the lower 48, be on a beautiful river full of brown and rainbow trout and, during the month of June, witness the spectacle of the stone fly...

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Delisting Grizzlies

The prospect of certain populations of grizzly bears being removed from the Endangered Species List is good news in my opinion.  As grizzly populations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (Glacier NP area) reach carrying...

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Drones

It seems that for every good use that exists for drones there is an equally bad use.  Consider the usefulness of drones with regards to wildlife management in the form of collecting new data on antelope or mule deer migrations.  The agricultural industry can...

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Hunting is participating in the Natural World

A great voice for public lands, wildlife and hunting, Randy Newberg talks about why he hunts.  His explanation touches on the bigger picture of our relationship with the natural world and those who share it with us. Definitely worth the 2:26 of time to hear his...

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Can we make sense of the Malheur mess?

By Hal Herring, excerpted from High Country News. What more can be said? I was one of the hundreds of journalists who went to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during the Ammon Bundy occupation, and I saw the same things that all the rest of them did. If there was...

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America’s best idea

By Ralph Maughan, excerpted from Idaho State Journal Politics When I was a child we’d often drive from Rexburg to Yellowstone National Park. By the time I was about 5, I knew all the roads and junctions in the park. Yellowstone was my earliest most favorite place....

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