CONSERVATION & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

This Hunting Season, Thank a Private Landowner

This Hunting Season, Thank a Private Landowner


Montana’s private landowners—ranchers and farmers—provide key habitat for a variety of big game species, including elk, mule deer and pronghorn. If we overlook the importance of private landowners in conserving wildlife, we risk jeopardizing what we love.READ MORE

Trophy Hunting Bans Imperil Biodiversity


International scientists—many of them non-hunters—argue there is compelling evidence that ending trophy hunting risks land conversion and biodiversity loss. Trophy hunting can provide income for marginalized and impoverished rural communities. Effective hunting reforms should be prioritized over bans.READ MORE

Hunting & Social Media: Namibia Has a Position on That–Today’s hunters must take the Worldwide Web into account


Social media posts of happy hunters with dead animals often dismay anti-hunters and non-hunters alike, with predictable negative consequences. Namibia’s Ministry of Tourism and Environment, which regulates that country’s safari trade, has said it wants to ban such posts outright. NAPHA, Namibia’s professional hunting body, has countered with a social-media code of conduct. All hunters everywhere should think long and hard before publicizing trophy photos.READ MORE