Why Animals “Give Themselves” to Hunters
Many northern Indigenous cultures think about hunting in terms of literal “gifts” from animal to human, yet outsiders often dismiss the concept as a metaphor.
The Plight of the Hunter
Seeking buried treasure has long been an American pastime, but its the failure to find the gold that keeps the hunt—and the story—alive.
The Feminine Art of Bow Hunting
Although hunting is often styled as a sport of men, American magazines marketed bow hunting to women in an attempt to legitimize and civilize the sport.
How Gwich’in Hunters Protect Caribou Herds
An Arctic indigenous community has developed complicated but flexible "rules" for its own hunters to follow. Respect for animals is paramount.
Fighting Wildlife Crime With Forensic Genetics
How can law enforcement officials help save endangered animals from poachers? Techniques of forensic genetics used in human crime scene analysis are entering the fray.
Democracy, Aristocracy, and the American Hunter
In our own new Gilded Age, it’s worth asking what the big game hunters have in common with people who hunt to put some extra meat on the table.
To Kill a Maltese Bird
The Mediterranean island nation of Malta is the scene of migratory bird massacres twice a year. Why do they continue to do it?
No, Trophy Hunting Won’t Protect Wildlife
Killing wildlife to save it isn't a viable strategy. We can create diverse, self-sustaining ecosystems without trophy hunting.
Can Game Theory Help Save Our Forests?
How forests and endangered species might be saved by artificial intelligence and game theory.
Does Hunting Have a Place in Wildlife Conservation?
Can hunting be a viable option for wildlife conservation?