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IVITTUUT, GREENLAND / 2:32 p.m.
FOR THE LOVE OF WILD LANDS • Conserving wilderness is about much more than saving trees
DISPATCHES • WHAT THE OL STAFF IS…
HELL ON WHEELS
DEGREES OF SUFFERING • For those who endure polar vortexes, dead-winter deer hunting can be red-hot
SUPER-COOL DEER GEAR
CHANGING COURSE • America’s flyways are shifting, and so are the country’s waterfowl hotspots
WYOMING’S WILDERNESS PROBLEM • Nonresident hunters are required to hire a guide to access Wyoming’s wilderness. Courts say it’s legal. But is it equitable?
FIELD OF SCREAMS • A Q&A with an expert farm-country coyote hunter
OUT COLD • There’s more than one way to get lost in winter fishing
HIGH-STAKES HARD WATER • Drop giant laker baits for your wildest fight of the year
BLACK OPS • How to fool a salty oddball that bites on the coldest days
FORGOTTEN TROUT FLIES • Stock your box this winter with some overlooked old-school ringers
CUSTOM SHOTSHELLS • These boutique ammomakers are producing more effective waterfowl loads
UNIMOUNTS • A stronger way to attach a scope to a rifle
ARCHON TYPE B • NOT JUST ANOTHER PLASTIC 9MM
THE FIRST FRONTIER • HUNTING MUSK OX AND CARIBOU ON THE SCOURED ROCK AND ICE OF GREENLAND REQUIRES A KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE AND A GOOD BOAT
Gear For Tundra Hunting
HOOKED • FISHING SAVED LANCE CLINTON FROM A LIFE OF DRUGS AND DESPAIR. NOW ONE OF THE TOP BIG-GAME KAYAK ANGLERS IN THE WORLD IS PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE SURF FROM HIS HIDEAWAY IN COSTA RICA
RULES of the WILD • PUBLIC LAND IS OWNED BY EVERYONE, BUT WILDERNESS ONLY TRULY BELONGS TO THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO BRAVE IT. AND SOMETIMES, THAT MEANS YOU MUST FOLLOW THE
BLOOD on the SNOW • Tracking wary winter whitetails in the remote North Woods might be the most difficult of all hunting pursuits—unless you’re Hal Blood
WISDOM FROM THE WOODS
ULTIMATE OPEN-COUNTRY HUNTING RIFLE • OL’s shooting editor designs his ideal rig for Western big game
100 Rams • Bring extra ammo, run like hell, and never trust a mule. Plus other wisdom I’ve accrued as a sheep guide
HUNTING THE HIGH SEAS • IF YOU WANT TO CHASE EIDERS IN NEW ENGLAND, YOU MUST FIRST PAY YOUR DUES TO THE MIGHTY ATLANTIC
A WILDERNESS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK • THE TONGASS IS A HUNTING AND FISHING PARADISE, IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST TEMPERATE RAINFORESTS IN THE WORLD, AND IT SUPPORTS A MASSIVE TOURISM ECONOMY. SO WHY ARE WE PLANNING TO LOG IT?
WHEN IT HITS THE FAN • The wilderness isn’t all peaceful sunsets and babbling brooks. This is the gear you’ll need when things go bad in the backcountry
THE NATURE OF THINGS • When wilderness is a catch-22