From the monthly archives: January 2013

Some wildlife news shorts

On January 31, 2013 By

Some recent stories about wildlife certainly deserve to be mentioned, and with a link if possible.

Trap set for wolf gets a cougar instead, then a Park employee- It was set  on the Glacier National Park boundary, and a cougar stepped on it and was found caught by a Park Service employee.  The cougar was [...]

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Here is our third edition of interesting wildlife news for the year 2013. Please post your wildlife news stories and your comments in the open thread below.

You can access the previous edition (Jan. 23, 2013) of “Interesting Wildlife News” here.

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The deadly domestic cat

On January 30, 2013 By

Study: “The impact of free-ranging cats on wildlife in the United States-“

The Wildlife News has reported earlier on the large number of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibian, the common cat, felis domesticus, kills. Because cats are so highly regarded by many as pets, a look at their side effects on wildlife makes for  intense [...]

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Is the fabled, but never found, creature making weird noises in the Blue Mtns. east of Pendleton?

The Wildlife News has discussed the matter of Bigfoot from time to time. Hint: search.

There are often things that look, and this time sound strange in the outdoors, and this time some think it is Bigfoot or [...]

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Last week Rep. Ken Ivory, R of West Jordan, Utah, came north to Idaho, up out of the smog (worst in the country), to tell Idaho’s lawmakers that they should make a play to take over the U.S. public lands like Utah has proposed to do.

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GPS collar shows grizzly was on ridge above Grant Creek in Oct. 2011-

For years there have been reports grizzly bears in or near “The Rattlesnake,” just north of Missoula, Montana. Now there is hard proof that one grizzly briefly visited in October 2011.

A “dropped” GPS collar  found miles to the north from a female [...]

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Here is our second edition of interesting wildlife news for the year 2013. Please post your wildlife news stories and your comments in the open thread below. 

You can access the previous edition (Jan. 13, 2013) of “Interesting Wildlife News” here.

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Controversial proposal rejected on Jan. 22 by Forest Service-

In a news release the Jackson Hole Alliance celebrated the end of the proposal to combine national forests in Idaho and Wyoming that include some of the West’s best wildlife and scenery.  There is still on the table, however, the idea that perhaps the headquarters (the [...]

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HB249 would allow Montana landowners to kill bison for any reason-

2012, and it looks like 2013, is shaping up to be another year of livestock interests trying to repeal a generation or two of progress in the management of wildlife.

Alan Doane,  a Montana Republican legislator, has a bill that would allow landowners to [...]

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Here is our second edition of interesting wildlife news for the year 2013. Please post your wildlife news stories and your comments in the open thread below. 

You can access the previous edition (Jan. 2, 2013) of “Interesting Wildlife News” here.

 

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‎"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