Report: Drilling squeezes hunters, habitat. By Matthew Brown. Associated Press writer. Casper Star Tribune.

In the old sense of the phrase, the real wolf at the door in the West is the energy industry.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Report: Drilling squeezes hunters, habitat in the West

  1. avatar Mike Wolf says:

    Follow the money. It applies here too.

    I’m getting things set up here to host a roundtable discussion on the common threats to wolves, ranching, hunting, and conservation efforts in western lands. This will of course be one of the issues discussed.

  2. avatar Steve says:

    It scares the hell out of me that the people on the casper star tribune comments section actually defend energy companies just to put down wolves and environmental “activists”. i think part of me wants to see wyoming get completely destroyed by drilling so all of these people can get exactly what they wish for…



‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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