Recreation

Articles and advice about outdoor recreation on the land, from hiking and wildlife watching to hidden swimming holes and campfires secrets!

Theodore Roosevelt conservation legacy

Raising Roosevelts: The Next Generation of Wildlife Conservation

Theodore Roosevelt’s contributions to wildlife conservation and land stewardship are monumental. Now it is up to the present generation to preserve the wildlife and land for those generations to come, just as Roosevelt did.

Rogue River Ranch, Oregon

Listing of the Week: Oregon Recreational Retreat with Rogue River Access

Tucked among the pine-covered foothills of southern Oregon's Cascade Mountains, 74-acre Rogue River Ranch is a recreational gem with a quarter-mile of Rogue River frontage.

View of Grand Tetons from Teton Timbers Ranch near Driggs, Idaho

Listing of the Week: Idaho Wilderness Inholding Offers Base Camp for Adventure

As a forest-service inholding, Idaho’s Teton Timbers Ranch is a virtual private wilderness retreat on the doorstep of some of the American West’s best outdoor adventures.

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How to Remove Deer Ticks Safely (Video)

Summer is peak season for nymphal-stage deer ticks, meaning you should be prepared to spot these poppy-seed-sized critters and know how to remove safely.

The Guadalupe River: A Comprehensive Overview

The name Guadalupe has been applied to the present river, at least in its lower course, since 1689, when the stream was so named by Alonso De León.

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Five Hollywood Films That Can Actually Help You Survive in the Wild

With Oscars season upon us, we take a look at five Hollywood movies where wilderness survival goes beyond CGI special effects.

How to Protect Yourself Against North America’s Most Dangerous Predators

Bears, wolves, and cougars may be a sight to behold from a distance, but up close they can be rather frightening. Here's what to do if your wildlife encounter becomes more than just a photo op.

10 Things to Know About Deer Senses

Here are 10 basic but useful facts about deer senses for you to mull over the next time you find yourself sitting in a treestand wondering why that buck just bolted.

Conquering the Land: Skiing Colorado’s Elk Mountain Grand Traverse

The Elk Mountain Grand Traverse is an annual endurance ski race starting in Crested Butte, Colorado, at midnight, finishing in Aspen the next day.

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Backyard Crown Jewels: Land for Sale Near National Parks

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016. Here is some of our favorite land for sale on the doorstep of these treasured public lands.

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