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Ben Long

Ben Long

Ben Long is a father, conservationist and outdoorsman in Kalispell, Montana. His writing appears in Outdoor Life, Bugle and he is the founding editor of Backcountry Journal.

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Stoning Grouse: A Traditional, Legal Conundrum

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Stoning Grouse: A Traditional, Legal Conundrum

Out West, one of the oldest traditions of big game hunting is harvesting the occasional grouse when hunting for antlered game is slow. You could say that grouse are an elk hunter’s consolation prize. Previously, I never thought much about how I went about killing those birds; I just used whatever...