Gilbert Randolph works for a conservation non-profit, and is an avid public land forager, hunter, angler, and trapper. He holds an MFA in creative writing from UMKC and is passionate about helping people connect with their local ecosystems. His writing has been published in the Missouri Conservation Federation Magazine, the Preserve Journal, Northland Lifestyle, and others.
Missourians should be ecstatic that we are now reopening bear hunting. Despite the claims in a recent opinion piece by the Humane Society’s Cody Atkinson that this is a “trophy” hunt, black bears have historically been and continue to be hunted for the same reasons that whitetail deer, elk and other charismatic wildlife are. Hunting fosters a […]