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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Commoners’ Right To Hunt Under Threat

First, a plea to non-hunting environmentalists to join sportsmen in the battle to preserve access to wildlife. Ordinary hunters seeking sport or food were not to blame for the near loss of the bison and the extinction of such species as the passenger pigeon, heath hen and Labrador duck.

August 16, 2016

We Should Rethink Naming Wild Animals

Animals do not name themselves. The lion illegally hunted down in Zimbabwe last year did not know he was “Cecil.” The western lowland gorilla shot at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old fell into his enclosure did not answer to the name “Harambe.”

July 5, 2016

Conservatives Taking Hunters For Granted

Conservative politicians routinely declare their love of hunting, but they are in effect calling for the closing of the land used by 72 percent of Western hunters.

October 27, 2015

Ethical Hunters Shocked By Cecil Story

The biggest threat to African lions is not hunters but the loss of wild habitat through human overpopulation, development, and climate change.

August 6, 2015

Japan Plans To Resume Whaling Next Year

After being ordered to stop hunting whales by the International Court of Justice in March, Japan has submitted plans to start hunting again for what they claim are scientific purposes in 2015.

November 19, 2014

North Dakota To Decide Whether To Put Oil Revenue Into Conservation

North Dakota has accumulated a surplus of profits from its oil industry, but now voters must decide what to do with all that extra money.

October 28, 2014

Bears Are On The Ballot In Maine As Hunting Methods Are Debated

Voters in Maine are facing the question of how to manage the bear population in a way that satisfies animal rights groups who are lobbying to ban hunting methods.

October 22, 2014