Kristen A. Schmitt

Kristen A. Schmitt

Senior Editor

Kristen writes regularly about wildlife, science, adventure, sustainable agriculture and the outdoors from her home base in northern New York.

She has written hundreds of articles, which have appeared in Glamour (including a profile on a Montana female game warden), USA Today (2020 cover story on Jared Allen; 2017 cover story on Remi Warren), Marie Claire (covered the Blaze Pink debacle), Smithsonian, Washington Post, Outside Magazine, National Geographic (first article was the viral piece: More Women Give Hunting A Shot and also covered Blaze Pink here, too) and a variety of others. She has also contributed original reporting for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program and other outdoors-related companies and organizations. She is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

Follow her on Twitter: @kristen_schmitt or Instagram: @kristen_a_schmitt

Montana wolf harvest similar to prior years

Montana wolf harvest similar to prior years

General hunting and trapping seasons end March 15

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, trapping, hunting, wolves

CWD confirmed in two more Idaho big game animals

CWD confirmed in two more Idaho big game animals

All positive cases discovered in Unit 14

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, whitetail deer, chronic wasting disease, elk, CWD

RMEF grants $100,000 dollars towards 2022 CWD research projects

RMEF grants $100,000 dollars towards 2022 CWD research projects

Three specific projects will benefit from the grant monies

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, research, chronic wasting disease, RMEF, CWD

New bill aims to end mountain lion hunting in Colorado

New bill aims to end mountain lion hunting in Colorado

SB 22-031 would make it illegal to hunt or trap any cat

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, Colorado, mountain lion, hunting, bobcat, ban

Colorado considers wolf hazing regulations

Colorado considers wolf hazing regulations

CPW could allow ranchers to haze wolves to protect livestock

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, livestock, Colorado, ranchers, wolves

Biologists in Washington worrying about wildlife this winter

Biologists in Washington worrying about wildlife this winter

Snow and cold weather plus disease is a deadly combination

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, winterkill, disease, Washington

Washington officials seek poacher who cut off the heads of elk

Washington officials seek poacher who cut off the heads of elk

Three bulls were illegally killed in Spokane County on New Year’s Eve

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, elk, poaching, Washington, illegal

Utah Wildlife Board bans trail camera usage for big game hunting

Utah Wildlife Board bans trail camera usage for big game hunting

Trail cameras prohibited between July 31 and Dec. 31 for use to harvest or aid in harvest of big game

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, trail camera, scouting, hunting

Idaho whitetail deer test positive for CWD

Idaho whitetail deer test positive for CWD

To date, 448 samples collected in the CWD surveillance zone have tested negative

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, chronic wasting disease, CWD, Idaho

Montana considers changes to mule deer season length in Regions 1 and 2

Montana considers changes to mule deer season length in Regions 1 and 2

Herds in Region 1 and 2 struggling due to dwindling habitat

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Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Tagged as: News, habitat, mule deer, montana