Conservation

A whitetail deer buck standing in a field.
$70M CWD-Related Bill Contains Major Benefits for Nation’s Cervids

Understanding the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act, and other current federal programs aimed…

A wildlife crossing over the Trans Canada Highway.
Congressional Infrastructure Package Creates Many Benefits for Wildlife

A month after the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the benefits of…

A moose stands in the a forest
Catching up to Change: A Sportsman’s Perspective on the Climate

Hunters and anglers have the power to make climate change a priority across the board,…

A hunter navigates public land.
Build Back Better: What’s at Stake for Conservation?

Outside of the Congressional drama, there’s a suite of conservation funding sources that would be…

A whitetail buck stands behind a barbed-wire fence.
Curbing CWD: Wisconsin DNR Highlights Mitigation Practices as Disease Continues to Spread in US

Learn about Chronic Wasting Disease, rules for the Badger State and what the disease looks…

Two male sage grouse on a lek. A female grouse is off to the right.
Wyoming Officials Weigh Sage Grouse Hunting Impacts

Wyoming’s sage grouse hunting is in the spotlight Spring arrived in Wyoming like it does…

Overfishing, Conservation, Sustainability, and Farmed Fish

Even if you’re not concerned with overfishing, overfishing and the problems it creates will soon…

A birds-eye view of the Edéhzhíe Indigenous Protected Area
Cooperative Conservation Defines the Hunting Narrative

The hunting story I was told was somewhat incomplete. More accurately, if hunting stories are the…

A Cuban Treefrog hangs on to
Florida Battles Invasive and Non-native Species

Florida’s tropical climate means it’s a hotspot for invasive species to take hold My first…

Article author Paul Forward kneels near his 2017 Dall sheep harvest on a mountainside in Alaska.
Climate change has dire consequences for Chugach Dall Sheep

An Alaska native discusses the effects of climate change on his beloved Dall sheep Growing…

Two male sage grouse lekking during breeding season.
Conserving our Roots: The Sage Grouse Initiative Promotes Native Plant Health and Diversity in the Sagebrush Sea

In the wee hours of the morning, you drive deep into the sage-steppe. Perched on a…

The sunsets behind a ridge.
The Need for Transboundary Teamwork on Endangered Species

An examination of the hurdles created by differing conservation legislation in the U.S. and Canada…

A whitetail buck stands broadside on a field's edge.
Why Native Landscapes are Great for Whitetail Deer

Even whitetail deer need a place to call home This year, I am bowhunting near a cornfield…

A caribou walks through an Alaskan tundra
Why Not Caribou and Why Not Now?

Just like our beloved wild turkey, whitetail deer, and countless other species, caribou deserve increased…

Deciduous woods on the edge of a grassy green field. A blue sky dotted with clouds is in the background.
Public and Private Land Connections – An Ecology

There are thousands of miles of three- to five-strand barb wire fences delineating the boundary…

A mule deer fawn stands in tall green grass.
Mule Deer Meditations: Migration of Animals and Mind

We are living in the time of mule deer, but that time might be running…

A cow elk and her two calves stand in a field.
All Fun and Games, Until the Elk Get Hurt

A Q&A with Luke Wiedel, Colorado resident and life member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers…