West Virginia Angler Lands New Muskie State Record

All it took was 15 minutes and some major luck for Chase Gibson to land a new West Virginia muskie record. The fishing guide caught the new state-record muskellunge, which weighed 39.6 pounds and measured 54 inches long, on Burnsville Lake on April 30.  The crazy part? He threw it back. The day began like any other for 19-year-old Gibson,

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What You Need to Know About Yellowstone Grizzly Attacks and the Future of Hunting Brown Bears in the West

The iconic Yellowstone grizzly bear is charging back into the news — and the halls of Congress.  On April 17, a backcountry guide fishing north of West Yellowstone National Park died after being attacked by an old boar grizzly protecting a cached moose carcass. Charles “Carl” Mock is the eighth person to have been killed by grizzlies in the region

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How Wildfires in the West Will Change Your Next Hunting or Fishing Trip

I’m beyond angry. I’m pissed off, standing with two US Forest Service employees while my good friend and hunting partner Anthony Noriega, almost a mile away and 1,000 feet higher than us, inspects the ruins of a man-made fire high in the Idaho backcountry. “I can definitely see smoke, but I don’t see a fire,” Tony tells us over the

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