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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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Are Bison Wildlife? Colorado Conservation Group Asks State Game Agency

Wildlife Management

Are Bison Wildlife? Colorado Conservation Group Asks State Game Agency

America just can’t seem to make up its mind about bison. The buffalo is the official National Mammal of the United States and a lost icon of the West, to borrow from Steve Rinella’s book on the topic. Yet we are stuck with a strange double-vision when it comes to this massive, if inconvenient, beast...
Ben Long Mar 9, 2022
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Bar Room Banter: The Drunken Grizzlies of Marias Pass

Wildlife Management

Bar Room Banter: The Drunken Grizzlies of Marias Pass

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, mix yourself a glass of LMNT Recharge, and take notes as we look at how you could literally get away with murder in Yellowstone...
Ben Long Dec 8, 2020
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How to Predator-Proof Big Game Herds

Wildlife Management

How to Predator-Proof Big Game Herds

Maybe you’ve been there: You’re hunting and haven’t seen a hoofprint all day. Then there are tracks tearing up the snow—but instead of deer or elk, they are wolf, bear, or mountain lion. As predator populations have expanded across the West in recent decades, so has the debate about what to do about...
Ben Long Jul 24, 2020
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Study: Eastern Whitetails Thrive Despite Coyote Invasion

Wildlife Management

Study: Eastern Whitetails Thrive Despite Coyote Invasion

The howl of a coyote has spread across the Eastern United States, stirring concern and debate among deer hunters and wildlife managers. But according to a new multi-state, decades-long study, whitetail deer have continued to thrive even as coyote populations boomed. Hunters are often leery of change...
Ben Long Feb 5, 2020
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