Karl Malone stands up for hunting and hunting issues, as evidenced here:
Malone raised the ire of anti-hunters when NBC, during halftime of an NBA playoff game in 1997, showed film of him hunting cougar.
Malone successfully lent his voice in support of 1998's Proposition 5 an amendment to the Utah Constitution that requires at least two-thirds of the ballots cast to pass any initiative that has to do with hunting and wildlife management.
Malone went national with his love for outdoor sports when he was named the honorary chairman of the 1999 National Fishing Week.
In 2001, the future Hall of Famer unveiled the Karl Malone Youth Conservation Initiative, which provided 30 youth from across the nation a chance to win a guided hunt in Utah. Malone committed $50,000 to cover up to $1,000 in travel expenses for the participants and one parent to reach their hunting destination. Malone convinced the Utah Wildlife Board to donate the hunts. The program, touted as an annual affair, has not been offered since, although Peay said Malone has expressed interest in doing it again.
Fueled by his success at schooling politicians in outdoors matters, Malone acknowledged in 2002 that he was toying with the idea of running for governor of Utah. He also said he had an interest in running for governor in Arkansas, where he owns a ranch.