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True, this cover DOES feature ducks...but not wildlfie. SI covers featuring the outdoors have almost disappeared since the 1950s. (flickr | Sports Illustrated)

Hey, Sports Illustrated: Why Doesn’t the Outdoors Count as ‘Sports’ Anymore? (Updated)

4/26/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated ‘photo vault’ archivist Andy Gray came across a curious cover from SI’s past: This week’s SI cover is out and it features … Seals in the Pacific. Oh wait, that was Feb. 1958. My bad. […] Read more >

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GUEST POST: The Snowshoe Hare is Pennsylvania’s Polar Bear

2/1/2012 // By NWF

Ed Zygmunt was named the National Wildlife Federation’s 2007 Affiliate Volunteer of the Year for his advocacy on climate change and other critical environmental issues affecting America’s sportsmen and women. He served as an aide to former U.S. Representative Christopher […] Read more >

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We Can’t Fillet Our Way Out of Mercury in Fish

12/6/2011 // By Brenda Archambo

Avid Sportsman Bob Garner explains that we “can’t fillet our way out” of the mercury problem. Listen as he talks about the impacts of mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants to our natural resources, economy and way of life. Bob […] Read more >

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Guest Post by Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI): Why the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act is Important

11/3/2011 // By NWF

Congressman Ron Kind  grew up in La Crosse, WI, and is honored to represent the people of his home district to this day. He is a longtime advocate of conserving our natural heritage  and a fierce defender of America’s National […] Read more >

Taking a Visit to the Other West Virginia, Where the Mountains No Longer Stand

4/1/2011 // By Felice Stadler

I’ve lived in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years, and having the beautiful mountains of West Virginia so close to my backyard has been a saving grace. How quickly you can find yourself lost in a mountain laurel […] Read more >

Sportsmen Rally on Capitol Hill to Protect the West’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

3/9/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

SFRED members on Capitol Hill Everyday hunters and anglers are reaching out to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development (SFRED) are speaking to their representatives in Congress to encourage the creation of laws and policies that respect […] Read more >

NWF, Sage, Orvis and Sportsmen Around Country Say “NO!” to Pebble Mine

2/25/2011 // By Jim Adams

Yesterday, 363 sport groups and businesses sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking her to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and its world class fishing and hunting from the proposed Pebble Mine. National Wildlife Federation […] Read more >

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Tired of Arguing With Climate Change Skeptics? Describe the Company You Keep!

1/2/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

If you have ever become exhausted trying to convince a self-professed climate change “skeptic” that global warming is real, then you know how little the true science seems to matter in such discussions.  Regardless of what scientific information or experts […] Read more >

Add Wildlife To Your Holiday Wish List

11/29/2010 // By Tony Caligiuri

As the weather turns cold and you begin to ponder your Christmas wish list, don’t forget to add something to help out wildlife. While Santa may have a few more weeks to pull together his list, the U.S. Congress has […] Read more >

NWF Affiliate Leader Named Conservation Hero of the Year

10/20/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

Nevada Wildlife Federation’s Gale Dupree has been named the Conservation Hero of the Year by Field & Stream magazine. Dupree was among seven finalists honored at a recent Washington D.C. Gala awards event. Each finalist was awarded $5000 for their […] Read more >