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?
Biden Administration seeks to conserve 30% of America's lands and waters by 2030 The Mule Deer Foundation sees lots to like about the Biden Administration's newly released Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful initiative. The plan, released a few days ago, includes plans that support big game migration corridors and winter range conservation efforts that will benefit … [Read more...] about 30 by 30: Conserving America the Beautiful
Introducing Smokey the Bear's successor: Grizzly-Nado! The year 2020 was such a steaming garbage fire that it's easy to forget that it also featured real fires...lots of them. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is reaching out to America's hunters and recreational shooters to remind us all that we have the power to help prevent last year's disasters as we move into 2021. … [Read more...] about Grizzly-Nado Says: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires