Nature

The Killer Whales

The Killer in the PoolThe story that started it all. Tim...

The Head on My Shelf

The bush pilot dropped my brothers and me on a gravel bar where a stream that I’ll call Nowhere Creek flows into the much larger and glacially fed Forgotten River. This was in the Alaska...

The Life of an American Hunter

You’ve always seemed kind of immortal, dodging grizzlies and crazy things out there in the wild. But you got really sick recently. What happened?I spent my first...

Get Me Out of Here: Moose Hunting

Editor’s Note: Get Me Out of Here will be a regular column in which a novice attempts to do a number of outdoor activities, increasing the level of fear with each...

No Bull: Dissecting 'The One That Got Away'

Recently, a YouTube video appeared on Surfermag.com’s bulletin board in a post titled “The One That Got Away.” The clip featured a stellar exchange between a very southern...

The Deadliest Animals in the U.S.

Whether it's by stinging, crushing, biting, butting, kicking, or any other variety of accidental or nefarious means, animals injure millions and kill hundreds of people every year. The Centers...

Hunting Monsters in the Night

It’s 11:30 p.m. and I'm running so hard that I can taste blood in my mouth. My headlamp gives me about 20 feet of visibility, but there’s so much sweat pouring down my face that I...

The Urban Conservationist

I am an unabashed city kid. I grew up in Washington, D.C., where urban parks—no matter how small—were my nature. That is why my column is called "Urban Conservationist." It sounds...

Shamu Show Smackdown

A decision released yesterday by Administrative Law Judge Kenneth Welsch in Florida will fundamentally change SeaWorld's killer whale shows. In a

EPA on Bristol Bay: Mining Probably Bad for Salmon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a draft of its long-awaited study of the potential effects of large-scale mining on Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed and its...

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