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Travis Hall

Travis Hall

Travis Hall is a hunter, angler, and freelance writer with a passion for wildlife and public lands conservation. Originally from Southern Indiana, he spent time in the Appalachian Mountains of North and South Carolina before relocating to his current home in Western Montana's Bitterroot Valley.

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Spring Bear Hunts Cancelled in Washington State

Wildlife Management

Spring Bear Hunts Cancelled in Washington State

Bear hunting opportunities in the Pacific Northwest will be a little scarcer after Washington state’s permit-only spring black bear hunt was suspended amid public outcry fueled by anti-hunting advocacy groups. The suspension came about after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's governor...
Missouri Hosts First Bear Hunt Amid Media Backlash

Wildlife Management

Missouri Hosts First Bear Hunt Amid Media Backlash

On October 27, Missouri wrapped up its first-ever regulated black bear hunt. But while this new hunting opportunity was celebrated by conservationists and Missourian wildlife officials, it also generated loud opposition and dissent among anti-hunting groups amplified by the mainstream media. The...
Should Hunters Be Concerned About Deer with COVID-19?

Wildlife Management

Should Hunters Be Concerned About Deer with COVID-19?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is now circulating in whitetail deer populations in Iowa. A recent study tested the retropharyngeal lymph node tissue—the same type of tissue commonly used to test for chronic wasting disease—of hundreds of hunter-harvested and road-killed deer in the Hawkeye State. It...
Deer Processors Face 91 Charges for Poaching and Money Laundering

Wildlife Management

Deer Processors Face 91 Charges for Poaching and Money Laundering

Eight people are facing criminal charges in a grand jury indictment after a deer processing outfit in Ohio was found to have poached more than 30 whitetail deer and stolen some 700 pounds of venison from its clients. The stolen meat, which A & E Processors skimmed from the harvested deer of their...
Russian Boxer in a Coma After Stabbing Brown Bear to Death in Mauling

Wildlife Management

Russian Boxer in a Coma After Stabbing Brown Bear to Death in Mauling

A champion boxer is in a coma and critical condition after being mauled by a brown bear on the bank of Russia’s Irtysh River during a fishing trip. However, local media reports say that the fighter, IIlya Medvedev, 23, managed to kill the bear with several gunshots and a knife. According to Russian...
This Hunter Access Controversy is Going Viral on Social Media

Wildlife Management

This Hunter Access Controversy is Going Viral on Social Media

On a cool New England morning in September of 2021, a bear hunter named Butch Spear released a pack of GPS-collared Black and Tan Coonhounds into hundreds of acres of corn in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom region. Almost immediately, the dogs were off on a scent. They circled the commercial cornfield...
Archery Elk Hunter Kills Charging Grizzly Bear in Idaho

Wildlife Management

Archery Elk Hunter Kills Charging Grizzly Bear in Idaho

An archery elk hunter shot and killed a sow grizzly in the Island Park area of East Idaho on Thursday, Sept. 23. According to James Brower, the regional communications director for Idaho Fish and Game, one hunter deployed bear spray while the other discharged a pistol at close range, killing the...