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

New research helps predict mule deer migration

New research helps predict mule deer migration

Study finds new way of determining migration patterns without GPS collars

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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Utah asks hunters for help in CWD monitoring

Utah asks hunters for help in CWD monitoring

Voluntary testing stations will be setup in southern Utah

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Utah deer News chronic wasting disease hunting

Bear conflicts are on the rise in Montana

Bear conflicts are on the rise in Montana

MFWP has responded to multiple black bear and grizzly bear encounters in September

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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Nebraska successfully collars 27 bighorn sheep in the Wildcat Hills

Nebraska successfully collars 27 bighorn sheep in the Wildcat Hills

Helicopter crew used net guns and sling bags to safely transport the animals

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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Utah launches first wildlife law enforcement drone team

Utah launches first wildlife law enforcement drone team

Drone team will assist with wildlife crimes + more

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Utah News hunting

DNA test confirms "coyote" was indeed a rare New York wolf

DNA test confirms "coyote" was indeed a rare New York wolf

Hunter shot large canine during 2021 coyote season

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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Two men plead guilty to poaching elk

Two men plead guilty to poaching elk

Montana poachers illegally killed three bull elk in two different cases

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

News elk poaching crime montana

Bowhunter injured by angry moose

Bowhunter injured by angry moose

Moose charged and gored man after failed shot

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

News Colorado hunting moose

Colorado acreage conserved for elk and mule deer

Colorado acreage conserved for elk and mule deer

20-year easement preserves nearly 12,000 acres in critical migration corridor

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

News Colorado elk migration mule deer

Owner of ranch says corner crossing hunters caused over $7 million in damages