Back in 1937, in the heart of the Depression and the Dust Bowl, America looked around itself and realized that our wild spaces were in serious trouble. Nobody had much money back then, but everyone agreed that we needed to do a better job of conserving America's natural resources. The Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund, which you know as the Pittman-Robertson fund, is one tax that … [Read more...] about Pittman-Robertson: $14 Billion Taxes for Conservation
Yes, yes, they are very cute ... until they've eaten every scrap of green in our garden, that is. If you've joined the great COVID-19 exodus from the cities, chances are you've looked around at your acreage and thought that it would be nice to have a garden. Whether you're trying to get a homestead going or just hoping for some fresh salad ingredients, gardening is one of the … [Read more...] about How to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden
North Dakota's current drought may portend a slow duck season this fall...but there's no reason to panic. Newly released numbers from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s (NDGFD) 74th annual breeding duck survey indicate a below average breeding season for waterfowl. The main cause of the decline is lack of water – the 2021 May water index was down 80% from 2020, and … [Read more...] about North Dakota: Bad Waterfowl Season Ahead?
Back in the eighth grade, Christian Liden hadn't so much as met his future bride, but he had a plan: He would design and mine the engagement ring he'd put on her hand. How does an outdoorsman go about that? Well, Liden started by panning for gold around his home state, Washington. But when it was time to get a stone, Liden traveled to Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park to … [Read more...] about Man Pans & Mines DIY Engagement Ring
No, this isn't Red Dawn 2021 (although you can hold an AK-47 over your head if you want to). Today, we have some interesting news courtesy of the Deserets at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and it's interesting on two different fronts. First, there has been a spotting of what biologists are confident is in fact a wolverine, backed up with video. The second most … [Read more...] about WOLVERINES! (In Utah)