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This article originally appear in Issue 1 of the Hunt To Eat Magazine, released in Winter 2022. All photography by Kristeen McTavish. In 2015, I was in Kugaaruk, Nunavut interviewing hunters for my graduate research. We were talking about ringed seal and polar bear ecology and the environmental changes hunters had noticed over the years, including changes to sea ice, climate, and wildlife. We were also running a harvest-based seal sampling program… Read More

It is spring wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) season throughout much of Canada and the United States. Hunters throughout the continent live for this time of year, with its sunrise glows, dewy morning fields, fragrant sunny days, and forests screaming with the gobbles of male turkeys. Some recent research has given us more insight into turkey habitat preferences, use, and what we might expect for the future of wild turkey range in the… Read More