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How Eating Meat Made Us Human

Anthropology

How Eating Meat Made Us Human

Anthropologists generally agree that eating meat was a pivotal change in early human diets. But they are still piecing together exactly how we evolved from big-stomached plant-eaters into big-brained meat-eaters about 2 million years ago. For example, a study published this March in the academic...
How States Are Creating Public Access to Private Land

Public Lands & Waters

How States Are Creating Public Access to Private Land

In Illinois, finding places to hunt is getting increasingly difficult. The state is 97% privately owned, and the few public hunting areas are so crowded that it’s deterring to newcomers. It’s a worrying trend in a state trying to combat declining numbers. “You used to be able just to knock on...
Is Pink the New Orange?

Big Game

Is Pink the New Orange?

As more women and girls take an interest in hunting, blaze pink has become more widely accepted as a legal alternative to blaze orange. Though more states are legalizing this substitute, hunters are sharing mixed reactions. When Washington recently became the tenth state to add blaze pink, the bill...
Study Suggests Elk Hate Bark Beetle Deadfall as Much as You

Habitat

Study Suggests Elk Hate Bark Beetle Deadfall as Much as You

“Beyond aggravating,” is how wildlife biologist Kevin Monteith describes elk hunting in forests where bark beetles have killed most trees and you have to scramble over dead logs at every turn. “There’s no way you’re going to navigate through it quietly if elk were in there, so you get torqued off...