We can’t lose our momentum on LWCF

Ashley Beyer is an Artemis sportswoman and New Mexico resident. She was invited by the National Wildlife Federation to join the LWCF Coalition on a trip to D.C. in mid-September to talk to our elected representatives about the importance of LWCF. Here Ashley tells us about her D.C. experience and reminds us to stay involved in […]

What does it mean that LWCF expired?

By Marcia Brownlee, Artemis Program Manager When I chose to be engaged in conservation advocacy, I jumped on a steep learning curve. Conservation issues are complex. Our government systems are complex. It can be difficult to sort through all the available information to get the answers you’re looking for. The Land and Water Conservation Fund […]

National Hunting and Fishing Day – Saturday, September 22!

Did you know the 4th Saturday in September is National Hunting and Fishing Day? It was first proclaimed in 1972 by President Richard Nixon to celebrate the roll hunters and anglers play in wildlife conservation. Here at Artemis, it’s a pretty important day. We are going to honor it with some solid action to protect […]

My outdoors passion was born on LWCF land in the Sierra Nevada’s of California.  I couldn’t get enough of hiking through the wilderness. After I moved back to a Northern California valley I found myself pushing myself further and becoming aware of my natural resources. Although I feel that I have graduated from just hiking […]

Just two weeks ago, I had the trip of a lifetime to the Kenai peninsula in Alaska. We left for the airport at 0700, arrived in Anchorage at 1400, and were fishing on the Kenai river at Centennial campground by 1800. The seven of us in our group descended the slope of the river using […]

Location: Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Afognak, AK It was November 29th, 2012 and it had snowed almost 8 inches overnight. I was hunting with my husband and his father in law that day. The three of us were dropped off separately on small beaches that were relatively close to each other but far enough apart […]

My name is Rhonda Gomez and as a sportswoman, I am very thankful to have access to LWCF land. I hunt and fish in the great state of New Mexico. To me, hunting and especially fishing is more than just a sport. My husband and I have a special needs daughter so our daily lives […]

“Crank one, babe” he whispered, motioning toward the sprawling valley below us. Our shed hunt had quickly turned into a wild turkey stalk, leading us up a drainage and across the pine-covered ridge. With each beginner’s attempt at my mouth call, an enthusiastic gobble erupted in reply. Somehow, that sound alone was enough to send […]

I walked up the hill, my headlamp casting shadows on the young regenerating lodgepole pines. Before reaching my morning sit spot I turned off my light and let the darkness settle in. In a world seemingly void of light and sound I crept the last few yards to the place I hoped to sit and […]

Alaska is a truly a land of opportunity in terms of public lands. Protein harvest is a central part of life for most Alaskans and their Federal lands managers and Alaska Fish and Game have ensured that everyone from traditional users to non-residents can have a chance to gather their fill. I am fortunate to […]