Kara Lekse of Billings spends an average of 150 days every year hunting with her family in Montana. “We eat, breath and live it,” she laughed, adding that her husband’s family builds custom precision rifles through the Missoula company Snowy Mountain Rifles. Lekse grew up north of Billings in Musselshell County, where she spent a great deal of time hunting with her dad. Read the full article .
In Illinois, finding places to hunt is getting increasingly difficult. The state is 97% privately owned, and the few public hunting areas are so crowded that it’s deterring to newcomers. It’s a worrying trend in a state trying to combat declining numbers. Read the full article .
These days, Americans are so divided — Republican vs. Democrat, urban vs. rural — that it is hard to agree on the problems we face, much less work together on solutions. Read the Guest Opinion .