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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.

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.

Bridging the Gap, By Emory Wanger

I’ve been told time and again I would never bridge the gap between the backcountry hunter and the long distance thru-hiker. It baffles me as to why we sometimes go out of our way not to interact with one another when there is a vast pool of knowledge waiting to be tapped into, sometimes a mere arm’s length away.

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

DIY Fruit Leathers, By Heather Kelly

With the snow melting away in the high-country, we’re all gearing up for spring adventures, whether that be hunting, scouting or training. But this also means we need healthy, trail-worthy snacks! In the process of

The Tip of the Spear, By Randy Bauman

In the August 2016 issue of the Journal of Mountain Hunting, editor Adam Janke penned an article entitled A Call to Action. If you read that article, you may recall his opening line, a phrase