Field Report

Pronghorn Hunting in Wyoming

October 23, 2021 MeatEater

No other big game animal embodies the wide open spaces of our country’s Western prairies and high desert steppe better than the pronghorn. Pronghorns are actually a uniquely American species that once used their incredible vision and speed to evade now-extinct Ice Age cheetahs.

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Field Report

South Dakota Pheasant Hunting

October 16, 2021 Hall and Hall

South Dakota is home to more than 7 million pheasants and is consistently the best state in the country for bird counts and harvests. In 2021, the traditional season opens on October 16 and runs through January 31, 2022.

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Field Report

Best Time to Go Elk Hunting

September 30, 2021 MeatEater

Many of you have asked which month you should go on your first elk hunt. In Western states, elk seasons can run anywhere from August to January. When you go will have a big impact on your style of hunting as tactics change from one week to the next. For instance, calling works very well during the rut, but it may not work at all once rifle seasons begin.

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Editorial and Opinion

5 Tips for Fall Fly-Fishing

September 27, 2021 Hall and Hall

When summer fades away and is replaced with cool autumnal weather, many anglers hang up their waders in favor of other outdoor pursuits. But don’t let challenging conditions steer you away from fishing in the fall. There are still lots of fish to be caught and the transitioning scenery, pleasant weather and dwindling crowds make it a great time to be on the water.

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Land Management

Wildfire Recovery

August 31, 2021 Hall and Hall

Wildfires can cause complex problems, from severe loss of vegetation and soil erosion, to a decrease in water quality and possible flash flooding. Post-fire recovery is facilitated through a program called Burned Area Emergency Response, or BAER. BAER addresses post-fire emergency stabilization and other post-wildfire problems in order to protect public safety and prevent further degradation of the landscape and to mitigate post-fire damages to cultural resources.

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