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An unknown intruder was caught on camera at the author’s family cabin, prompting him to take a more measured approach to securing the premises. (Wes Siler/) My wife’s family has an incredible cabin in a very remote, and scenic part of northern Montan
On November 3rd the Trump Administration officially removed the gray wolf from the ESA, thus turning over all management to state and tribal agencies. This move comes in the wake of fully recovered and burgeoning wolf populations in the Great Lakes a
One of the author’s 11-pound bass caught from a kayak in south Florida. (Kristine Fischer/) I sat cross-legged in the backseat of the truck, my face pressed against the glass, eyes drifting over an endless sea of oil derricks dotted across the red di
Colorado voted to reintroduce gray wolves by 2023. (USFWS/) One of the most divisive players on the Colorado ballot wasn’t the presidency or a contentious senate race, but the gray wolf. While Joe Biden and newly elected senator John Hickenlooper dec
Jay Dowd, tattoos and all, is a prime example of where upland hunting is headed. (A.J. DeRosa/) The truck rolled to a stop as Jay Dowd reached over and turned the radio off. “This is a great spot,” he said as the world shifted from motion to the stil
The author, right, with wounded warrior Mike Earl after a successful deer hunt. (Ken Perrotte/) Most military veterans can recall when they first realized they had volunteered for a life-changing experience. For me, it came quickly after arriving at
A big-bodied big woods buck visits a signpost rub in Maine. (Hal Blood/) When people think about hunting in the big woods of the north, they envision hunters dressed in their classic wool clothing taking to the snow-covered forest in search of a buck
A successful spearfisherman kicks to the surface with a hefty striper. (peter correale/) I still remember the first fish I speared like you remember your first deer. As I broke through a murky surface layer of river water into the blue gulf water ben
The keys to killing an animal cleanly are selecting the proper bullet and accurate shot placement. (Brad Fitzpatrick/) The killing of an animal is something all hunters take seriously. We all want to make those kills as quickly and ethically as possi
The author's yellow Lab, Nellie, with a calf head she found on the ranch. (Andrew McKean/) If, as they say, people select their dogs based on shared qualities, then I apparently ­imagine myself a puckish orphan with appalling food habits and a love o
Justin Carbone of Federal Premium shooting the Savage B-22. (Joe Genzel/) Justin Carbone of Federal Premium, a competitive precision rimfire shooter, was showing a group of us how capable .22 LRs are, ringing steel the size of a soda can out to 300 y
Nez Percé ethnographer Josiah Pinkham studies his tribe’s traditions and culture. (Tailyr Irvine/) Even though the Nez Percé are an ancient people, tribal ethnographer Josiah Pinkham has spent much of his career focusing on the present and future. Th
If you hook into a gator this size, be ready for a fight. (mark andrew thomas/alamy/) Setting the hook on a big muskie is thrilling. Coming tight on a bull redfish is a rush. But sinking a treble hook into a 15-foot, 1,000-pound prehistoric reptile?
A lot of big changes are coming in Utah for 2021. The biggest news is the cap on the general any-bull elk permits. The last several years they have been capped at 15,000 licenses. After several recommendations by conservation groups and meetings with
To any and all that have been in northwest Wyoming recently and have any info on this poaching incident, please contact authorities soon!  They Wyoming Game & Fish is actively looking for info on a deer that was poached probably near Garland and Deav
To any and all that have been in northwest Wyoming recently and have any info on this poaching incident, please contact authorities soon!  They Wyoming Game & Fish is actively looking for info on a deer that was poached probably near Garland and Deav
Shooting offhand is an important skill, but it's not the gold standard for marksmanship. (John Hafner/) We just might be in the golden era of rifle accuracy. New rifles, optics, and ammo have never been better. Nowadays we’re capable of accuracy (at
Lessons on life and hunting from my elders. (Jonathan Bartlett/) Somewhere in Utah lies a long, cliff-rimmed mesa where I learned one of life’s secrets. It’s rugged, and as hard to get to as anyplace in the Lower 48. Anasazi dwelt there a thousand ye
From top: The Winchester XPR, Ruger American Rifle Predator, and Weatherby Vanguard Select. (Bill Buckley/) We queried the leading outdoor manufacturers and had them send us their top-selling affordable big-game rifles, scopes, and ammunition and put