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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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How to Use Whitetail Tactics for Farmland Elk

Elk

How to Use Whitetail Tactics for Farmland Elk

Spin through an elk hunting website or magazine and you’ll see a lot of rugged backcountry—a mountain setting with a mule packstring, or at least hiking boots and trekking poles. But a new world-record archery bull taken in 2020 drives home an emerging fact: The world of North American elk is being...
Why Hunters Accidentally Shoot Each Other

Big Game

Why Hunters Accidentally Shoot Each Other

A hunter’s worst nightmare happened this past deer season in Ohio. And again in Minnesota. Both situations were “mistaken for game” shootings, where hunters opened fire on fellow hunters or just unlucky people who happened nearby, believing they were taking game. Both situations ended in death, one...