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Here you’ll find answers to common questions from non-hunters, avid anglers and engaged outdoorsmen, as well as resources that will keep you better informed about conservation of public lands, fish, wildlife, and habitat.

mule deer in the mountain

What Do Hunters Hunt the Most? (Most Hunted Game Animals in...

There is no doubt that Americans value their time outdoors. The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation shows that more than...
fishing vs. hunting

Is Fishing More Ethical Than Hunting?

Today it would seem that many people who want to enjoy the outdoors struggle with ethical questions concerning their impact, if any, on mother...
man counting money from wallet

How Much Do Hunters Pay To Hunt?

In the United States, hunting laws are governed by the state. On average, there are approximately 36 million active hunting licenses in the country...
hunter cooking on fire

Do Hunters Eat What They Kill? (By Animal Type, Ethics)

In days gone by, when the expansion west was beginning, there was little question that game harvested was used on a regular basis as...
recreational fishers on the river bank

The Most Ethical Fish to Catch Recreationally (Best Practices)

Commercial and recreational fishers need to consider conservation when seeking the most ethical fish to catch. Using good practices and contacting your local government...
Big brown bear in the forest

Largest Bear Ever and 8 Biggest Bear Species In the World

How big is a bear? If you're like most people, you know that bears are big, but you may be surprised to know just...
pack of wolves in the woods

How Big Are Wolves: Variation, Record & Wolf Size Comparison

How big are wolves? If you've never been up close and personal with a wolf, it's tough to imagine just how large these canines...
moose by the water

How Big Are Moose? Weight, Height, Length & World Record

Moose are magnificent creatures. Their long slender legs prop up a massive body with a hump to boot. They may look awkward, but they...
colorado river near moab

You’re a Conservationist if You Hunt or Fish: What’s Your Cause?

As outdoorsmen and women living in the US, we enjoy some of the greatest hunting, fishing, shooting, and other outdoor opportunities to be found...
hunters camouflaged in the woods

Pros and Cons of Hunting: Ethics, Culture, and Conservation

Today the question of hunting is brought to the forefront more than at any time in history. Is hunting ethical, necessary, outdated, or any...
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