The Moral Dilemma of Not Hunting

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When I returned to meat eating after a stint of vegetarianism, I discovered a growing urge to know where my food came from.

Five Conservation Issues That Concern Recreational Anglers in the Pacific Northwest


These are five significant stressors that impact fish populations much more than recreational fishing.

Finding and Harnessing Your Inner Caveman

caveman, hunting, gathering

There is a gratitude one learns as a hunter toward the meal before him.

Keeping Secrets as A Code of Outdoor Ethics

Keeping Secrets as A Code of Outdoor Ethics  State Library of South Australia:Flickr

Trust and bonding between outdoor enthusiasts sometimes requires keeping secrets to protect nature and the tranquility of your favorite spot.

The World’s Worst Fisherman

The World’s Worst Fisherman

Buzz Bishop might be a terrible fisherman, but he knows that his father-son fishing trips are about much more than just catching a lot of fish.

The Solitary Nature of Fly Fishing

Travel Trip Montana Fly Fishing

Brian Shea doesn’t necessarily understand the community of fans who so rabidly follow team sports, but as a fly fisherman he can sympathize with being misunderstood.

The Language of Dog

Language of Dog

Ryan Chin and his dog, Big Head, are has-beens–they’ve run the fastest they will ever run and jump the highest they have ever jumped.

And My Son Thought We Were Just Fishing

And My Son Thought We Were Just Fishing

Mike Bogle’s son wasn’t sure that he wanted to go fishing with his dad, but their trip turned into a memorable bonding experience for both father and son

Fishing With Grandpa


“You catch ‘em, you clean ‘em. That’s the rule. Right, dad?”

What Would Jesus Do?


In this haunting villanelle, Will Stockton evokes both the sacred and the profane, calling up, as he does so, “a dangerous memory”

Families That Fish Together, Stay Together—Fishing as a Family Survival Skill

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When it comes to collecting and foraging for food during hard times or during a long-lasting post-disaster period, almost everyone in the family can engage in some form of fishing.

Stoneroller in the Hiawassee


Christopher Martin writes on a quiet, lovely moment with his son.

Searching for the Copper Salmon of O’Brian Creek

Alaska OBrian Creek 3 Dan Szczesny

An Alaskan side road takes Dan Szczesny to a local, and secret, fishing hotspot where the fish swim right into nets.

What’s Motivating Sport Fishermen to Become Climate Advocates?

photo by fishking1

“Sportsmen are on the front lines of conservation. They’re already seeing changes where they fish and they know we can’t leave this problem for our children and grandchildren to deal with.”

Putting Alaska Behind Us: The End of the Line in Valdez

The great salmon of Valdez looms outside the visitor's center.

Dan Szczesny reaches Prince William Sound, and finds much more than oil at the end of the line in Valdez.

Things I’m Not Supposed to Be Scared Of (or “Icked” by): I Can’t Be the Only One

spider photo by london

JJ Vincent just can’t get the fear of some things out of his brain. Does anyone else feel unmanly for saying so?