Sportsmen

Governor’s turkey hunt highlights New Hampshire’s rural culture

Word on the street says that hunting is on a national downward trend. That “word” clearly hasn’t reached the hillside haunts of New Hampshire, as thousands of Granite State hunters and trappers still take to the woods each spring and fall to take part in the outdoor pastimes that have been integral to rural New England life.

A future up for grabs: Have you taken the Hunting Pledge?

A future up for grabs: Have you taken the Hunting Pledge?

The reality is that decisions on the direction of regulated hunting activities are being increasingly dominated by those with a hands-off approach to conservation. Luckily, we have national organizations like the Sportsmen’s Alliance here to help.

10 Ways To Protect The Future of Hunting & Trapping

10 Ways To Protect The Future of Hunting & Trapping

Here at Furbearer Conservation headquarters, we tend to discuss the politics, legislation, scientific study and other aspects that surround these outdoor pursuits. While this is all good and well, I must admit we haven’t done our due diligence explaining how YOU can help. So here goes our Top Ten Ways you can protect (and promote) the future of hunting and trapping.

Discussion: A Right To Hunt?

Discussion: A Right To Hunt?

Today, most of our human society "hunts" in the frozen food aisle rather than the woods. The food comes to us, instead of us "killing" the food. Personally, "killed by mine own hand" trumps "USDA choice".

The Top Ten of 2017: Year in Review.

The Top Ten of 2017: Year in Review.

Bust out the party hats and pour yourself a firm dram of high-end scotch - its officially the last day of 2017! I figured it would be nice to compile some of my favorite highlights and Live Free & Trap moments of 2017. So give the skinning knife a rest, and "refresh your set" with these top 2017 reviews.