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This is one of a number of crossing overpasses that have gone up-

Building overpasses over busy highways in notable spots where animals cross make a lot of sense in terms of safety of people and the animals.  We have seen several near Wells, Nevada and reported on them. Now one is nearing completion over […]

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Hundreds dead; news media interest spotty-

Late in many summers Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) or “blue tongue” kills deer and elk across the country. Whitetailed deer are the most commonly affected.  This viral disease is carried by biting midges that emerge in late summer.

Right now there are reports are of an entire herd of […]

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Fatal ungulate disease advances as Wyoming game managers continue on in denial-

Our recent story on chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Wisconsin now has a followup in the treasured Greater Yellowstone country. In both places, wildlife managers and politicians continue to take a heedless attitude […]

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Gov Walker, deer czar Kroll, some hunting groups become passive over brain rotting disease-

It’s aim for the lowest common denominator in management of Wisconsin’s huge whitetail population. The incidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), the prion-based malady that turns deer (and elk and moose) brains into sponges has gone from a half per cent […]

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Could no hunting zone of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) could prove haven for Idaho’s persecuted wolves?

The vast (900 sq mil), sprawling INL has many nuclear reactors, but there is also a lot of open space where hunting and livestock grazing are not allowed. Therefore, it is hardly a surprise that some of Idaho’s […]

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After years of talk, action-

The Wildlife News, like other local and even national media, has reported frequently about the beauty and the threat to the lengthy  biannual pronghorn migration route from Jackson Hole to the Wyoming high desert and back.

It’s not like nothing was done to conserve this threatened spectacle, it’s that nothing […]

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Republican Hill sees wildlife in terms of hunting; Democrat Bullock takes a more expansive view of the value of wildlife-

The view of governors on wildlife makes a big difference because wildlife management is the province of the states except for endangered species and some marine mammals.

Montana’s Democrat  and current attorney general Steve Bullock […]

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Small canine predator chows down on white footed mice-

People have sometimes blamed white-tailed deer as a factor spreading this growing menace, but a new study “Deer, predators, and the emergence of Lyme disease” hypothesizes through modeling and correlation analysis that the ecology of small mammal predators plays a key role in controlling or facilitating […]

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Man who hates public land and public wildlife gains heavy influence on Wisconsin deer management-

A last minute controversy in the unpleasant battle in Wisconsin whether to remove governor Scott Walker from office is the revelation that he has hired Dr. James Kroll, who embodies the Texas tradition that hunting should be on game farms […]

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 Acorns, mice and the climate pushing debilitating infection into Canada-

Ten or so years ago we were writing about brucellosis in the forerunner to this newspaper.  Later when anti-wolf activists tried to scare people about worm infections we examined that issue and found there was little to worry about. In following these political disease controversies, […]

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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