Regardless of who has access to it, and what you’re allowed to do or not on it, all land is part of a larger ecosystem that we as humans have significantly marred. If we’re to continue pursuing our passions or preserve them for generations to come, we need to address the damage we’ve done, and come up with sensible solutions.
Modern Huntsman is a biannual publication dedicated to reframing the narrative of hunting and bridging the gap between the hunting and non-hunting communities. Volume Two is crafted around the theme of public land both in the U.S. and globally, as well as the nexus of public & private land.
“While we realize that not everyone is familiar with these nuanced situations, we’re trying to provide context and resources to learn about them and begin to contribute in a productive manner, if you so wish,” said Tyler Sharp, Editor in Chief of the magazine. “So whether you’re a hunter, hiker, angler, climber, rider or skier, we hope this issue accentuates the importance of participation, cooperation, and even collaboration in matters surrounding public lands.”
While Volume One was designed to be introductory in nature, taking the first step to present a holistic array of topics that will be pursued in future issues of the publication, Volume Two plants its feet, celebrating the freedom and privilege that Americans have to explore, hunt, fish, and recreate on public lands, as well as highlighting contributions from private landowners to wildlife corridors, and honoring some of those who help maintain and manage the parks, trails, and forests that we so deeply love. Volume Two also dives into the realities of land access in other parts of this diverse world, hoping that it will illuminate the differences that exist between home and abroad, for good or ill, and reinforce why it’s important to protect what we have.