Why Wilderness Matters to Hunters and Anglers
“In today’s age of habitat micro-management, hunters manipulate the land by the acre and monitor individual bucks over their entire lives. In other words, we change the habitat conditions to suit the hunt. Wilderness is the opposite. Here, one must manipulate the hunt to suit the habitat. Hunting and fishing Wilderness is an experience worth protecting. It’s also an experience that’s hard to fully capture in words, photos, or video.”—Ben Long
Tips and Tactics
From the Editors
Pristine backcountry and the promise of solitude lie within the BWCA, but its borders are home to historic mining communities, valuable mineral deposits, and a battleground for an old dispute: Who gets to benefit from the public’s natural resources?