Latest Opinion Stories
Lessons We Can Learn from the Viral “I Own the F*cking Land” Video
Why We Love (and Hate) Hybrid Game Fish
The Real Problem with the Infamous Walleye Tournament Cheating Scandal
Don’t Aim for a Deer’s Head
If I Were America’s Public Lands Czar, Here’s How I’d Fix Access
Why I Hunt the Whitetail Rut by Moon Phase—and You Should Too
What If Grizzly Bears Killed as Many Hunters as Treestand Accidents Do?
Why Congress Must Pass Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
Let’s Get Real About Catching Pike on the Fly
Is Hunting with Cellular Trail Cameras Fair Chase or Cheating?
Video of Two Men Stabbing a Shark on a Florida Beach Shows Exactly Why Land-Based Shark Fishermen Are Getting a Bad Rap
Will a Few Oblivious Anglers Get Land-Based Shark Fishing Outlawed Entirely?
A Bow Is a Bow: 5 Ways That Shooting Compounds and Trad Bows Are the Same
The Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Trying to Raise a Diehard Angler
My Rifle Is Better Than Yours—and Always Will Be
Why I’m Selling My Antlers
This Year’s Record-Breaking Salmon Run in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Proves Why Pebble Mine Is Such a Terrible Idea
Are Fishing Apps Doing More Harm Than Good?
To Be a Proud American (Bowhunter)
A Firsthand Perspective on Wildland Fires in Alaska, and a Tribute to the Few Who Fight Them
The Ultimate Not-Country-Music Playlist for Hunters, According to an NYC Bowhunter
Some Kids Just Aren’t Meant to Be Hunters. But All Kids Should Get the Chance
The Best Advice Dad Ever Gave
Why You Should Never Stop Shooting BB Guns, Pellet Rifles, and .22s
The Worst Hunting Advice I’ve Gotten as a New Hunter
What Is a Stopping Rifle—and Do You Need One?
If You Live in Bear Country, Then You Already Know—Bears Must Fear Us
Did Your Turkey Season Suck? You’re Not Alone
What I Learned from Shooting 200 Turkey Loads and One Mountain Longbeard
Why My Son’s Name Includes “Hunter”
Why I’m Killing My Lawn and Turning My Yard Into Wildlife Habitat
Hunting Creates Bonds Between Friends and Family Like Nothing Else Can
Hunting in the Metaverse
Let’s Not Forget, the Midwest and South (Not the West) Are the Heartbeat of Hunting in America
The Case for New, Wood-Stocked Deer Hunting Rifles
A Banded Goose Didn’t Save Christmas, But It Damn Sure Helped
The Opinion Pieces You Loved (and Hated) From 2021
As We Drift Further From the Outdoors, America Needs Trapping More Than Ever
Furbearers Are the Ultimate Renewable Resource
Why I Bowhunt During Gun Season
Hunting Mamas: The Trend No One Expected to Take Off. Here’s Why It Did
Sure, Crossbows Are Legal and Accurate at Longer Ranges, But I’m Not Giving Up My Compound Bow
I Started Hunting a Few Years Ago, and My Family Doesn’t Exactly Support It—Yet
We Need More Lifelong Hunters? Get Rid of Hunting Age Minimums
The 28-Gauge Shotgun Can Kill Ducks as Effectively as a 12-Gauge (At Modest Ranges)
Whitetails Have Always Ruled the World, and Our Hunting Culture
It’s Okay (and Sometimes Necessary) to Shoot Does with Fawns During Hunting Season
Things New Yorkers Say When They Find Out I’m a Hunter
It’s Time to Acknowledge the ‘Problem Bear’ Reality in the West
Hunters Are Chronic Overthinkers. It’s Usually a Waste of Time and Money
Conserving Our People’s Subsistence Culture Means Retracing It
Newsflash: Women Have Been Hunters as Long as Hunting Has Existed
Why Every Angler Needs to Fish the Everglades for Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon
As Hunters, We Need to Take Field, Firearm, and Bow Safety More Seriously
No, Hunting Whitetails from the Ground (Without a Blind) Is Not a Lost Art
Minnesota’s Early Teal Experiment: More Opportunity for Duck Hunters or a Threat to Duck Hunting as We Know It?
The Truth About Hunter Mentoring: Everyone’s Got to Earn It
Is the Toyota Tacoma a Real Hunting Truck?
Why Do Duck Hunters Despise Each Other?
No Shot: The Best Whitetail Bowhunters Are Still Limiting Themselves to 40 Yards
Yes, I’m Already Teaching My 2-Year-Old How to Shoot a Bow
Is It Time for Hunters and Shooters to Give Up on Social Media?
Dear Mainstream Media: Please Stop Calling Chronic Wasting Disease the ‘Zombie Deer Disease’
Can You Mentor a New Hunter When You’re Still Learning to Hunt Yourself?