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Michael Adams

Michael Adams

Mike Adams is a wildlife biologist and outdoor writer hailing from the mid-Atlantic. His work has appeared in numerous outdoor publications, where he uses hunting and fishing narratives to explore deeper issues in conservation or ecology. When he's not at the office or behind his writing desk, he's usually out on the salt marsh, where he hunts ducks out of his Barnegat Bay sneakbox, fly fishes under the cover of night for weakfish, and traps any number of furbearing critters.

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How Scat-Sniffing Dogs Revolutionize Wildlife Research

Wildlife Management

How Scat-Sniffing Dogs Revolutionize Wildlife Research

Pepin wakes up well before sunrise every morning, just in time to summit southeastern Montana’s Centennial Mountains with a team of biologists. Unlike his human handlers, Pepin skips the coffee. His pregame jitters surpass anything you can derive from caffeine. At a whopping 80 pounds, Pepin is...
Michael Adams Jan 25, 2023
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Mammoth Discovery Would Double Timeline of Humans in North America

Anthropology

Mammoth Discovery Would Double Timeline of Humans in North America

Nine years ago, during a casual afternoon stroll, Gary Hartley uncovered one of the most controversial finds in modern anthropology. Hartley had been hiking a narrow game trail that followed the Rio Puerco, a small tributary to the famous Rio Chama, in northern New Mexico. The creek and game trail...
Michael Adams Jan 12, 2023
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Following 2018 Ban, New Jersey Reopens Black Bear Season

Wildlife Management

Following 2018 Ban, New Jersey Reopens Black Bear Season

The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted to reopen the state’s bear hunt this December. Following a rampant increase in human-bear conflicts, Governor Phil Murphy announced that he will rescind his 2018 executive order which banned bear hunting on state lands. “I feel awful,” Governor Murphy said...
Michael Adams Nov 16, 2022
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What Happened to North America’s Weasels?

Wildlife Management

What Happened to North America’s Weasels?

The weasel on my office desk has a serpentine body that wraps into a tight coil. It’s perched on a piece of driftwood and has lush chocolate brown fur that melds into a porcelain white belly. It has a cheese wedge head, stubby legs, and a black-tipped tail the length of a butter knife. My old man...
Michael Adams Aug 12, 2022
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