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The Plague of America's Wild Spaces

Public Lands & Waters

The Plague of America's Wild Spaces

“I didn’t know littering was illegal!” It’s a claim no conservation warden expects to hear after citing someone for dumping garbage on public lands or sinking their empties beneath their boat. Littering is perhaps the United States’ most universally scorned dick move, and yet we seldom need to look...
Deer Woods Murder: The Day a Trespasser Killed 6 Hunters

Public Lands & Waters

Deer Woods Murder: The Day a Trespasser Killed 6 Hunters

Two of eight Wisconsin deer hunters survived a shooting rampage Nov. 21, 2004, for one reason: The enraged killer ran out of ammo after firing his SKS 7.62×39 semiautomatic rifle 22 times. That man—Chai Soua Vang, 36, of St. Paul, Minnesota, a certified sharpshooter and six-year National Guard...