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Nature Fakers Then and Now


It's no secret that many people are against hunting, but when it comes to talking about the lives and behaviors of wildlife, hunters are actually some of the most honest people you'll find. It has always been that way, except for a short period around the turn of the 19th to the 20th century.


Nature Fakers were at work then, and they were leading the public astray telling fanciful stories and passing them off as truth. The public was interested in natural history, thanks to the adventures of Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, John Burrows and others, but nature fakers stole their thunder. "Nature Fakers Then and Now" is the Everyday Hunter's November 1, 2021 column in the Jamestown Gazette. Read it, and see if you can tell who the "nature fakers" of today are.


To access more of my writing on hunting topics, go to the home page of my blog, Mission: Hunter.