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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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Why Don't We Shoot Bald Eagles For Sport And Fun?

November 7, 2017 // Endangered Species, Grizzly Bears, Hunting, The New West

Is the main reason we recover species to shoot them and sell hunting tags?
Some Argue The Reason We Remove Animals From Federal Protection Is To Hunt Them. Are They Right?
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A Sportsman's Moment of Truth: The Head of Trout Unlimited Weighs In

November 5, 2017

Trout Unlimited's Chris Wood
TU's President and CEO Chris Wood talks Zinke, Pruitt, Climate Change, Pebble Mine and lake trout in Yellowstone
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When An Off-Duty Game Warden Kills A Grizzly

November 1, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, The New West

A sow grizzly in Wyoing with three cubs. (Thomas D. Mangelsen photo)
After a mother grizzly with three cubs is shot in Wyoming, critics wonder why the person, who invoked self-defense, didn't use bear spray?

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Chasing Summits And Running Toward The Sun

October 31, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The path into wild can lead us to ourselves and, in turn, knowing who we are helps us to better appreciate wild places, Timothy Tate says.
One week after Timothy Tate wrote provocatively about tragedy in the mountains, the MoJo columnist pens another on humility—and the ethic of using, but not using up, the places that personally inspire 
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To Live Or Die In Bear Country: Counting The Seconds In Your Grizzly Moment Of Truth

October 29, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

When seconds matter, are you ready?
Mountain Journal Takes A Deep Dive Into Grizzly Attacks, Bear Spray, And What You Need To Know.  
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Standing In Reverence Of Yellowstone's Grand Canyon—And Thomas Moran

October 26, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

The Lower Falls From The North Rim by Sue Cedarholm
Okay, so I realize it’s an audacious thing to even dare to paint a landmark. I get it. In his first outing, Thomas Moran...
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Lessons Learned From A Hunter Attacked Twice By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, Wildlife

The Incident Involving Todd Orr In The Madison Mountains Offers Insights For Those Chasing Big Game And Adventure In Bear Country
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Is The Silencer Gun Controversy Leaving Us More Tone Deaf?

October 26, 2017 // Hunting, Public Lands

Various kinds of suppressors that cal also be placed on hunting rifles and shotguns
Franz Camenzind Teases Apart One Disquieting Piece Of A Very Bad Anti-Conservation Bill In Congress
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Two Meditations On Mni Sose, Water, Mother Earth and Standing Rock

October 24, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Water

Mni Sose  Photo by Todd Wilkinson
Mountain Journal's Poet In Residence Lois Red Elk Reed Unveils A New Work Focussed On Mni Sose, The Missouri River
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Holding The Line On Wild: Is The U.S. Forest Service Up To The Challenge?

October 19, 2017 // Forest Service, Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness

Enchantment Basin from Prusik Pass in Alpine Lakes Wilderness  by Jeffrey Pang
Susan Marsh spent her career protecting wilderness and trying to manage human pressures on America's public lands. Now this veteran of the Forest Service ponders whether her storied agency has the courage to confront the increasing impacts of outdoor recreation.
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America's National Elk Refuge: A ‘Miasmic Zone Of Life-Threatening Diseases'

October 17, 2017 // Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Will the National Elk Refuge become ground zero for catastrophic disease? Photo courtesy National Elk Refuge
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is known internationally for its wildlife. With the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease looming, the epicenter of a deadly outbreak would be western Wyoming and the home to America's "national elk herd". Part 2 in Mountain Journal's series looking at the coming wildlife plague.
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A Cow Elk Crosses The Snake

October 10, 2017

Elk Crossing The Snake River by Sue Cedarholm
For painter Sue Cedarholm, autumn is the golden time in Jackson Hole. Bugling bull elk heighten the brassy feel of the season.
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George Carlson's Perpetual State Of Wonder

October 9, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, MoJo Profile

"Sentinel Bluffs" by George Carlson
George Carlson is considered one of the best contemporary nature painters in the world. Mountain Journal visited the American master at his studio and took a deep dive into his reverence for wild landscapes
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