Since our beginnings as a species, we have relied directly upon wild creatures for our survival. To sustain our lives and communities, it was inescapable that, like all natural phenomena, human beings would engage directly in the life-and-death struggles that mark the essential are irreversible truth of existence. Perhaps the great American mythologist, Joseph Campbell, put it best when he was asked about what he considered the most basic element of our existence to be. His reply: Flesh eats flesh! There is no escaping this fundamental natural law.
While we can make many decisions about land, there is one thing we simply cannot do. We cannot make any more of it. What we have, we have — and wildlife’s future depends very much on how we use the lands, both public and private, now resting within the powers and authority of private citizens and governments. The land debates, including the private property issues of ownership and management of residing wildlife, cannot realistically be divided into separate public and private sector discussions. All land is intertwined economically and ecologically.
Early conservation pioneers succeeded because they understood how to convey the importance of their ideals to the public. However the conservation movement has to a large extent moved away from an agenda of trying to convince society of its social, cultural, and economic value. We no longer strive for the hearts of our nations’ publics. The conservation community has replaced this with an emphasis on membership rosters and obtaining political influence, both often emphasizing specific issues that can hardly be viewed as being of the greatest public value or concern.
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Bugle Magazine is Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s signature publication. Published bimonthly and provided to all Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation members, Bugle Magazine explores issues affecting wildlife conservation, elk ecology, and hunting. Through this magazine, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hopes to inspire all members to do more to protect and enhance elk country.
Fair Chase is the official publication of the Boone and Crockett Club. In 1986, Boone and Crockett began publishing the Associates Newsletter. Fair Chase evolved from this original newsletter in 1994. Published quarterly, the magazine is a full-color magazine dedicated to hunting and conservation of North American big game. Fair Chase is available to all Boone and Crockett Associates. Each issue contains feature articles, as well as conservation and research studies.
Game Trails is the official publication of Dallas Safari Club. Written by industry experts and available exclusively to Dallas Safari Club members, Game Trails features news and industry reports, in addition to articles on conservation, the latest hunting gear, gadgets, and adventure tales from far-flung locales.
Published 3 times a year, Mountain Hunter is the signature professional hunting magazine of the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia. It is distributed to hunters worldwide, and features adventure stories and amazing experiences from guide outfitters in British Columbia and the Yukon, as well as articles by well-known conservationists pertaining to wildlife management and sustainable use.
Safari Magazine is an official publication of Safari Club International and a premier magazine enjoyed by the international hunting community. It is published bimonthly in a “coffee table style” that features lavish illustrations, and includes regular columns on the lives and lifestyles of Safari Club International’s members, professional hunter profiles, reviews of guns and ammunition, and articles about conservation and wildlife management.
Sports Afield, America’s oldest outdoor magazine, is a magazine for serious hunters who like to read about and experience real adventure. It serves people who have a passion for hunting big game around the world, and focuses on Western North America and Africa. Sports Afield’s primary goal is to inspire hunters with exciting adventure stories about the most desirable game species. The magazine strives to provide articles that cover top hunting destinations; the right tools, gear and skills; and conservation issues.
The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. It features poetry, fiction, and reviews and critical articles from Canada and around the world using original graphics to enliven the format. For forty years, The Antigonish Review has consistently published works by emerging and established writers.
The P & Y Ethic: The Journal of the Pope and Young Club
The P & Y Ethic is subtitled the journal of the Pope and Young Club, and is that organization’s official publication. The magazine is published four times a year and distributed to Pope and Young’s members, friends, and other supporters. The Pope and Young Club is dedicated to ensuring bow hunting for future generations by preserving and promoting its heritage and values.
The Wildlife Professional is an official publication of The Wildlife Society which publishes timely and scientifically sound news and information reflecting the interests and concerns of professionals who work in fields related to wildlife management and conservation. The magazine’s unique approach combines scholarly and popular writing styles. Published bimonthly, The Wildlife Professional is sent to all members of The Wildlife Society, and is also accessible as a digital publication.
Wild Sheep is the premier publication of the Wild Sheep Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing wild sheep populations; promoting professional wildlife management; and educating the public, and particularly youth, on sustainable use and the conservation benefits of hunting while promoting the interests of the hunter and all stakeholders. Each full-color issue is loaded with stunning nature photography, compelling feature articles, updates on wildlife conservation efforts, and the latest Foundation news.
Founded in 1968, Wisconsin Outdoor News covers the local hunting and fishing scene, and is considered by many to be the “watch dog” for Wisconsin sportsmen. Wisconsin’s hunter, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts rely on Outdoor News to provide the most up-to-date, local, outdoor information available. It’s part of the Outdoor News family of publications, which also features outdoor newspapers and websites in seven other states.