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Police officers raiding a marijuana farm in British Columbia last week were astonished last when they discovered ten bears guarding the property, the BBC reports. The bears loped into view as the five officers approached. …

Q. What is the most powerful species? Wild File Salmon A. You mean like whether a wolverine could take down Nancy Pelosi? Yawn. Today's power animals are the ones bringing in dollars or holding up development. “Endangered species have this ability to crystallize, amplify, and resolve long-standing problems,” says Center…

Q. What is “dead pool?” A. Trouble, that's what. Dead pool is the level at which water can no longer be released from a reservoir. Take Lake Powell, on the Colorado River. Glen Canyon Dam's lowest turbines sit 210 feet below “full pool,” which is when the bathtub is…

Chilling reduces the taste of alcohol and brings out sweetness. All 80-proof spirits start to freeze at around minus 10 Fahrenheit, but, warns Dave Arnold, director of culinary technology at the French Culinary Institute, in New York, trying to imbibe anything colder than minus 4 will burn your tongue. Arnold…

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is experimenting with electric mats to deter bears from outdoor freezers and dumpsters, the Aspen Times reports. The mat emits 600 volts, but does little harm to the animal because of its low amp. It doesn't present a…

She rips like Julia Mancuso. You ski blue runs. So is the relationship doomed? Dr. Eric weighs in on “Skills Deficit Syndrome” and other perils of extreme love.

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The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!

The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!

The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!

The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!

The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!

The Outside lifestyle is all about positive adventure and good, healthy fun—but not this month. Grab a six-pack and rev your engines as we celebrate those wild and sinful guilty pleasures we aren't supposed to like but do! Because sometimes you just gotta cut loose.

TheWildFile YOUR URGENT INQUIRIES ABOUT THE WORLD, ANSWERED BY STEPHANIE GREGORY Q: Can you fall asleep while walking? —Krista Hurcomb, Minneapolis, Minnesota A: “You can sleep while you’re walking,” says Jerry Siegel, a psychologist at UCLA’s Sleep Research Center, “but of course, you can’t get REM or restful…

Week of June 11-17, 1998 Exploring the Outer Cape: Activities galore Selecting a trek in Nepal Finding summer bliss in Vermont Wildlife vacations fit for families Wildlife vacations fit…

Click here for this month’s Wildfile! Got a question for Wildfile? 1999 April 1999 Topsoil, numb hands, worms, warm garbage March 1999 Detritus…

Week of June 6-12, 1996 Canada’s warmest shores Alaskan cabins and lodges Georgia’s Civil War legacy Ditching D.C. for river R&R Hiking the San Jacintos in So.Cal.

Outside magazine, September 1999 WILDLIFE MOBILITY Unnatural Selection When a protected bird preys on a nearly extinct fish, who do you back? From the water, tiny rice island in the Columbia River seems a peaceful place, the tall…

Dispatches, June 1998 Wildlife When Elephants Collide Two legends of conservation vie for the soul of Kenya’s hallowed national parks By Kevin Fedarko (with Ilona Eveleens and Sarah Friedman) The view from Tsavo is one of the most impressive…

Outside magazine, July 1995 Wildlife: Hey, You’re Not My Mommy! Duane Kraemer’s lab is a through-the-looking-glass place where cows beget oxen. Is it also the last hope for species on the run? By Paul Kvinta Standing in the office of Texas A&M…

Dispatches, March 1997 Wildlife: Velcome to Delusionland To the chagrin of conservationists, Siegfried and Roy open a big-cat zoo By Paul Kvinta E A R   T O   T H E G R O U N D…

Outside magazine, April 1995 Wildlife: To Love, Honor, and Consume Do American Indians have a better idea for Yellowstone’s bison mess? By Amy Linn Sunrise glows on rifle barrels as park rangers and game wardens huddle in a Montana snowfield just outside…

Dispatches, July 1997 W I L D L I F E Yoo-hoo! Mr. Sasquatch! Debonair woodsman Peter Byrne hones in on his elusive, malodorous prey By Robert Sullivan For The Record…

Outside magazine, November 1995 The Wayward West: Browning up the Neighborhood Ten Wise Use outfits that are moving in–fast–to a dispute near you By Jon Christensen When the wise use movement emerged in the late eighties, environmentalists mocked it as an industry-funded…

 Outside magazine, April 1997 Oh, Wilderness By Frederick Turner A C C E S S  &  R E S O U R C E S The Wildest West Exploring the geologic marvels and agoraphobia-inducing expanses of Grand Staircase“Escalante National Monument will put you in…

Vacation Special, August 1997  K A Y A K I N G   T H E   F L A M B E A U   Wild, Wild Midwest This just in: You can say “Wisconsin” and “wilderness” in the same…

Outside magazine, November 1997 Forty Acres and a Scrumptious Beaver In northernmost Maine, laying out the welcome mat for the once-exiled gray wolf By Paul Scott E A R T O  T H E G R O U…

Dispatches, February 1999 Wildlife Book ‘Em, Danno (and Mind Those Antlers) In Banff, an unusual APB: suspect last seen on the 18th green By Jake Brooks “We fertilize the grass, and we let…

Late one evening last fall, as darkness drew in on Montana's Great Bear Wilderness, a hunter on a lathered horse reined up in front of Carrie Hunt and Tim Manley's camp, shouting breathlessly. A radio-collared grizzly was ripping apart his tent, and he wanted to know what the hell the…