Author: Andrew McKean

Best Axe: Camping, Tactical Axes & More

Best Axe: Camping, Tactical Axes & More

Updated Aug 4, 2022 7:33 PM For the sheer variety of tasks, it can handle, it’s hard to beat an axe. Hand [...]
Montana Is on the Brink of Destroying One of Its Conservation Programs

Montana Is on the Brink of Destroying One of Its Conservation Programs

STEEN ANDREASEN is running out of options to keep his central Montana ranch in his family. The 54-year-old is raising his own two sons alo [...]
These Hunters Won’t Score Their Big-Game Animals

These Hunters Won’t Score Their Big-Game Animals

JEFF JOHNSTON ADMITS he’s a walking paradox. A lifelong whitetail hunter who manages his farm in eastern Oklahoma for record-class bucks, [...]
NWTF Hires Two New CEOs

NWTF Hires Two New CEOs

Last month the National Wild Turkey Federation’s board of directors announced that it was replacing retiring CEO Becky Humphries with a pa [...]
Bulls for Billionaires, the Elk 454 Permit Situation in Montana

Bulls for Billionaires, the Elk 454 Permit Situation in Montana

On the face of it, the deal that billionaire Dan Wilks got last fall from Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department last fall was un [...]
The True Benefits of Wilderness Survival Skills

The True Benefits of Wilderness Survival Skills

Jessie Krebs just wants to go for a hike and feel raw rock beneath her thrift-store boots. She doesn’t want to be responsible for her comp [...]
Q&A with UFSWS Director Martha Williams

Q&A with UFSWS Director Martha Williams

Martha Williams, the former head of Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new directo [...]
Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean Fewer Pheasants This Fall?

Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean Fewer Pheasants This Fall?

If you didn’t have enough reasons to despise Russia’s hegemony, then add this to your roster of grievances: While Vladimir Putin is crushi [...]
The House Just Passed an Act to Make Finding, Accessing Public Land Easier| Outdoor Life

The House Just Passed an Act to Make Finding, Accessing Public Land Easier| Outdoor Life

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the MAPLand Act by an overwhelming bipartisan majority (414-9) last night. The bill aims to mod [...]
Is USFWS Going to Revoke Its Expansion of Hunting on NWRs?

Is USFWS Going to Revoke Its Expansion of Hunting on NWRs?

In a letter sent today, a group of 41 hunting and conservation organizations asked the newly installed director of the U.S. Fish and Wildl [...]
Listen to These Podcasts to Understand the Corner-Crossing Issue

Listen to These Podcasts to Understand the Corner-Crossing Issue

Corner-crossing, or the practice of accessing one section of public land from another at the vanishingly small point at which those geomet [...]
New Binoculars, Rangefinders, and Thermals from SHOT Show 2022

New Binoculars, Rangefinders, and Thermals from SHOT Show 2022

In a previous post, I noted the wave of low-power riflescopes flowing out of optics brands this year. I alluded to the lack of introduc [...]
New Survey Reveals “COVID Bump” Hunters’ Motivations and Impacts

New Survey Reveals “COVID Bump” Hunters’ Motivations and Impacts

A new study of both new and experienced hunters reveals some interesting trends about changing preferences of gear, about how we view n [...]
B&C Says Smart Scopes, Cellular Trail Cams Aren’t Fair Chase

B&C Says Smart Scopes, Cellular Trail Cams Aren’t Fair Chase

Last month the Boone and Crockett Club quietly approved a number of updates to its Big Game Records Eligibility statement that disquali [...]
Utah Plans a Bighorn Sheep “Nursery” on Private Ranch

Utah Plans a Bighorn Sheep “Nursery” on Private Ranch

The state’s Department of Wildlife Resources announced last month that nearly 1,800 acres of privately owned rimrock canyon and plateau [...]
Montana Elk Showdown: Proposal Would Burn Public-Land Hunters Waiting to Draw Tags

Montana Elk Showdown: Proposal Would Burn Public-Land Hunters Waiting to Draw Tags

Two tectonic forces are set to collide tomorrow over how Montana manages its elk herd. Will the state retain its reputation for offerin [...]
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