Author: Andrew McKean

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If I Were America’s Public Lands Czar, Here’s How I’d Fix Access

If I Were America’s Public Lands Czar, Here’s How I’d Fix Access

Nearly 20 years ago, I started Outdoor Life’s Open Country program with a simple premise: The lack of meaningful access to the outdoors was [...]
Study Suggesting CWD Can Infect Humans May Be Flawed

Study Suggesting CWD Can Infect Humans May Be Flawed

A recent study reported here suggesting that chronic wasting disease may cross species barriers more capably than previously thought is gett [...]
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 a [...]
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 along [...]
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, Jo [...]
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 pair [...]
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 unde [...]
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 compan [...]
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 director [...]
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 crushing [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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