Conservation

Pheasant being farmed for public lands
Montana to Spend $1 Million Per Year on Pheasant Farming Instead of Habitat

We should be a culture creating a sustainable future for wild birds, not perpetuating the…

Sage grouse durning the breeding season
Wyoming Hunters, Stakeholders Fighting Senate File 61 Concerning Pen-Raised Sage Grouse

While the notion of stocking pen-raised birds to help dwindling sage grouse populations may seem…

A mountain lion watches from a tree.
State Legislatures ‘Need to Leave Management Decisions to the Experts’ as Anti-Hunting Bills Intensify

Colorado SB22-031 is the most recent example that the intensity of anti-hunting and anti-sportsmen bills…

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act: Breaking Down RAWA, and How to Support It

Passed out of committee on April 7, New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich explains the Senate’s…

A waterfowl hunter walks out of a marsh.
Discovering BioAmmo: Investing in Biodegradable Shotshells for a Cleaner Environment

Two hunters’ quest to leave as small of a footprint as possible leads them to…

Conservation partners work together on a multi-species project in Elkins, West Virginia.
The Future of Conservation: Interagency Partners Work in Tandem to Protect Multiple Species

In the mountains of West Virginia, three agencies are setting an example by joining forces…

A ruffed grouse sits on a log.
Landmark Legislation of the 117th Congress and Upland Birds

A lot has happened in the first year of the 117th Congress and the Biden…

A.J. DeRosa holds the paw of a black bear with a hound in the background.
Battle of the Hounds: Vermont Legislature Considering Bills to Limit, Ban Bear Hunting with Dogs

A long-standing tradition is under threat in Vermont after legislators in the state’s House of…

Advocate with Your Story – Her Upland – Episode #14

Engaging with elected and appointed officials is super important for hunters, learn how to here.…

A Grouse in a Sea of Sage – Her Upland Episode #13

The sage grouse is a habitat specialist and hunters must be as well to find…

A hunter walks over a hill in a grassland area.
‘North American Grasslands Conservation Act’ Gaining Traction on Capitol Hill

A piece of legislation with large-scale implications currently titled the ‘North American Grasslands Conservation Act’…

Logging machinery stacks cut timber in a private rural forest.
Filling in the Gaps: The Rural Forest Markets Act Will Aid Private Forest Owners, Woodland Upland Birds

Another voluntary incentive program may be coming to the American conservation arena and provide funds…

A Lesser Prairie Chicken on a lek in Oklahoma
Lesser Prairie-Chicken ESA Listing Proposal Highlights Unmet Goals, Need for Voluntary Private Land Management

The recent dual proposal by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the iconic…

A hunter walks through the Arizonan landscape in search of birds.
Landmark Legislation of the 116th Congress and Upland Birds

Congressional leaders passed plenty of high-end conservation bills from 2019-20, but also let two key…

Three pheasants fly away after being flushed in an open field of conservation reserve program land. .
Expansion of CRP Will Support Upland Bird Populations Through Habitat

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces program increases capacity by 4M acres to increase carbon sequestration, benefit…

Image of large unmapped area of the United States wilderness
The MAPLand Act Looks to Revamp Archaic US Mapping System Creating 21st Century Access

The MAPLand Act passed the Senate by unanimous consent April 6, sending the comprehensive bill…

a close up of North American grassland style grasses
Types of Grasslands in North America

Learn the types of grasses that form the Great Plains and how these ecosystems relate…

A duck hunter carries his decoys and harvested mallards
Largest National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Proposal in Recent History Accepted by Interior Department

The plan expands refuges by 2.1M acres, open up new hunting opportunities for the first…

A male sage grouse displays on a lek in Wyoming.
The Sage Grouse Crisis has Reached Critical Mass

Sage grouse numbers are worse than we thought and catastrophic consequences await if major action…

Adult bobwhite quail wing feathers showing color pattern for aging the bird
Determining the Age of a Quail from Wing Feathers

Use data from feather observations to find the age of your hunted quail and identify…

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#138 | A Passion for Healthy Forests with Mike Neiduski of the Ruffed Grouse Society

Sharing the message of healthy forests and abundant wildlife with Southeast regional director of the…