Outdoor America 2013, Issue 4

Outdoor America is the award-winning quarterly magazine of the Izaak Walton League of America. Each issue is filled with entertaining and educational articles about the conservation work of League members. We also provide in-depth coverage of broader conservation issues such as national energy policy, urban sprawl, and wetland loss. To start receiving Outdoor Americabecome a League member. Here's what you missed in this issue of the magazine:


The Hunt That Changed America
A bison hunt in the Dakota Territories helped cement Theodore Roosevelt’s vision of hunters as conservationists.
By Brad Fitzpatrick

As more acres of grasslands and prairie go under the plow, restoration hinges on a different approach to land use. 
By Peter Carrels

Education and fun for your League youth program.


League Leader
Outdoor Musings: From a rabbit hunt to Biscayne Bay
By Robert Chapman, IWLA National President

Director’s Chair
League Has Momentum Heading into 2014: Our 2013 successes provide building blocks for the coming years
By Scott Kovarovics, IWLA Executive Director

Large or Small Mouth? * 2013 IWLA National Convention

League Lines
Uncle Ike Turns 30 * Community Outreach Through Shooting Sports * Overcoming Obstacles to Outdoor Recreation * Citizen Science: Mapping Habitat Is “For the Birds”

Thinking Like a Mountain
By Jeff Manes

Outdoor Ethics
A Shot Too Far? Long-range hunting is the newest fad. Is it sending the wrong message?
By David Hart, Field Editor

Hooks & Bulletins
Guide to League Conservation Policy * 2013 National Scholarship Winners * Policy Pulse * Your Endowment in Action * Reading Room

Last Word
Conservation in Controversial Times: Lessons for the League from the government shutdown
By Mike Leahy, IWLA Conservation Director

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