Lifestyle

In Search of Something Beautiful, By Coley Gentzel

It has taken me a while to wrap my mind around what drew me to mountain hunting and what continues to bring me back. I may not ever fully understand this love, but I believe I am getting closer to some level of comprehension. Like most others, I have gone through numerous phases in life.

The Hunting Industry – Savior or Saboteur? By Mark LR Hall

As 2017 was winding down, the host of a network TV hunting show posted pictures of himself with a cougar he hunted and shot in Alberta. Hang on, here we go again. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…kaboom. Another social media hunting fiasco erupts.

The Great Debate: To Score Or Not To Score, By Nolan Osborne

To classify all hunters with one broad stroke of a brush would be akin to using the term “mammal” as a descriptor for every ungulate in British Columbia. Certainly this term is not incorrect; it simply lacks the appropriate nuance. Unsurprisingly, the majority of my friends are hunters, though some of them couldn’t be further apart in their views.

Conservation Spotlight: The Wild Sheep Society of BC, By Kyle Stelter, WSSBC Director of Communications

It goes without saying that a little goes a long way when it comes to preparing for a hunt, especially a mountain hunt where your gear and fitness can have a significant impact on your success and enjoyment.

Dr. Ed Ashby Biography

Dr. Ed Ashby invested 27 years in the study of arrow performance and broadhead lethality. Starting in 1981, while working as a PH in Zimbabwe, Dr. Ashby was recruited by the Mkuzi Game Reserve head Game Ranger Tony Tomkinson to assist in a bowhunting research study. At the time bowhunting was not legal in South Africa.

What Is Real Conservation? By Rob Chipman

Editor’s Note: We’d like to thank Rob for submitting this incredibly well written and timely piece. You can read more of Rob’s excellent work on his own site http://www.conservatontruths.org/.     “Pseudo-conservation” is a label

Failure

Feature Image Credit: Talus Creative There are few words in the human vocabulary that carry as much negative weight as failure. For driven, goal oriented individuals, to have the outcome of any personal or professional

Answers to Questions that Surround the Grizzly Hunting Ban

We’re going to try something a little different in this month’s Mountain Life column. Rather than publish another written piece, we’re going to experiment with a purely audio based article that you can stream or

Wildlife Professionals + Citizen Scientists! By Kevin Hurley

Editors Note: We’d like to thank the Wild Sheep Foundation and Kevin Hurley, the WSF’s Senior Conservation Director, for allowing us to re-publish this important piece from the Biologist’s Corner column in the Summer 2017

Be the Change, By Andy Stumpf

Cover Photo Credit Steven Drake of Annuli Collective Editors Note: We’d like to thank Andy Stumpf for allowing us to re-publish this piece from his personal blog CONFESSIONS OF AN IDIOT. If you like hard