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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups …


Fish and Game commissioner hunts ‘family of baboons’ in Africa, faces calls to resign

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues when he returned last month, expecting they’d appreciate his success.


Woman’s touch: Taxidermist makes art out of wildlife

Eyes require the most attention. Flesh tones go in the corners, and a complex mixture of darker colors lines the edges. The brow must be pushed up and properly molded.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether “this horror show” …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.”


Parker: Bear and wolf proposal is unconscionable

Senators should vote to leave the protective rule in place – not only to protect our wildlife from politicians’ predatory practices but also to reassure Americans that the chamber still …


‘Bullwinkle’ elk shooting case dropped by judge; hunter wants trophy returned

Trophy hunter Tod Reichert, 77, of Saikum, Washington, no longer is charged with using his special Washington raffle tag for


Auction tags hot topic for Idahoans

Perhaps no issue has been as controversial among Idaho hunters as the idea of “auction tags,” which would give the highest bidder access to some of the most sought-after hunts …


Rich Landers: Publishing outdoors stories can be risky business

Should newspapers print photos of bicyclists without helmets? Or run a story about a blind girl with a wish to shoot a bear? Or feature wake skiers that ride a …


Landers: Value wealthy hunters by what they give, not by what they get

A year’s worth of fund-raising banquets and silent auctions can be matched in a heartbeat by a single check from a big-bucks beneficiary. Hunters, anglers, nature lovers and the entire …


Trophy hunters prized Denali; led national park campaign

The Alaska mountain formerly known as McKinley has a less-than-thoughtful naming history that President Barack Obama cleared up this week. What didn’t come up in the trailing deluge of Alaska …


Hunter ethics count nowadays under unblinking public eye

The public is numb to kids being killed in Syria. Mouths water as a sultry TVmodel opens her mouth wide as a whale around a monster beef burger.


Landers: Record bids help all bighorn hunters

A Utah hunter has raised the value of big-game hunting with a record bid of $480,000 for a special Montana bighorn sheep permit. Selling coveted bighorn tags to the rich …


Landers: Record bids help all bighorn hunters

A Utah hunter has raised the value of big-game hunting with a record bid of $480,000 for a special Montana bighorn sheep permit.


‘The Book’ pegs whitetail boom

Big whitetail bucks are a lot like big bass. There are hunters who claim they don’t care about the big ones, but none of those people seems disappointed when Lady …


Asterisk needed when hunt guides do the work

Perhaps the day has arrived for the hunting record books to catch up with Major League Baseball. The way trophies are listed needs to be revised. To be fair, the …