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

Idaho to sue federal government over grizzly bears

Idaho to sue federal government over grizzly bears

State wants grizzlies removed from endangered species list

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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IDFG proposes new wolf management plan

IDFG proposes new wolf management plan

Plan calls for decrease in statewide wolf count to 500 wolves over next six years

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

News hunting Idaho wolves

Eight convicted of multiple wildlife violations in multi-state investigation

Eight convicted of multiple wildlife violations in multi-state investigation

Investigation launched in 2015 and completed in November 2022

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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Wyoming House bill targets hunter harassment on public land

Wyoming House bill targets hunter harassment on public land

HB 147 would prohibit posting fake “No Trespassing” signs to limit access to hunters

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

News hunting Wyoming

Idaho will not implement emergency feeding stations

Idaho will not implement emergency feeding stations

IDFG continues to monitor deer and elk as winter conditions continue

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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Utah deploys emergency feeding stations for struggling deer

Utah deploys emergency feeding stations for struggling deer

Deep snow adds additional strain to deer in Rich and Summit counties

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Utah deer feeding News

New study finds wildlife crossings are not universal for all animals

New study finds wildlife crossings are not universal for all animals

Some are fearful of using crossings

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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UDWR relocates two bull elk from Salt Lake City

UDWR relocates two bull elk from Salt Lake City

Bulls were wandering close to city center

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Utah News elk

YouTube bowhunters sentenced for violating the Lacey Act

YouTube bowhunters sentenced for violating the Lacey Act

Josh and Sarah Bowmar skip jail time in lieu of probation + community service and fines

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

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Utah cites hunters for killing wrong animals

Utah cites hunters for killing wrong animals

Follow some simple tips so this doesn’t happen to you in the field

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Utah News