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Group asks increase in elk permits so public land cows can continue during drought-

Even though cattle graze for just $1.35 an animal unit month (an AUM) on Forest Service land, a group of central Utah livestock operators has asked the Utah Wildlife Board for an increase in elk permits because there isn’t enough forage [...]

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In the latest Jackson Hole News and Guide, outdoor writer Todd Wilkinson discusses the question, “Do wolves, cougars help curb diseases?” At the Wildlife News we have posed the same question. Properly stated this question can be investigated scientifically.

First a hypothesis (or hypotheses) need to be stated [...]

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What happened to wolves ate all the elk?

Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced that their 2013 elk hunting season produced a “near record” elk harvest.  They estimate that  25,968 were taken, a near record. However the number one year was 2012 when the hunt saw 26,365 elk reported killed. In a news release, the [...]

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The war for the public’s mind
In the war against our wildlife and habitat, there are other sub wars (tactics) taking place; such as the media and the manipulated science wars. It has long been recognized that he who controls the media, controls the minds, opinions and votes of the masses. As the internet [...]

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Controversy over wolves and elk was predicted before wolves entered the area-

Idaho Fish and Game reports it has used a helicopter to kill 23 wolves in the north central Idaho area commonly called the Lolo.  This is the latest in a continuing effort (6 forays in 4 years) to reduce the number of wolves [...]

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All, that is except for the increasing boring deer and elk and some exotics-

The Wildlife News has not paid a lot of attention lately to the state of New Mexico, but it appears the state wildlife mangers and governor have the same attitude as Idaho, but New Mexico is a more advanced case.

In [...]

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Controversial wildlife bills are only part of it-

Most of the attention by those interested in wildlife in this year’s Idaho legislature have focused on Governor “Butch” Otter’s 2-million dollar wolf killing bill as it continues to advance toward law. Nonetheless, there are other [...]

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Only difference is this time they might get some real money to waste-

Although the appropriation of $35-million to chase Greater Yellowstone elk and bison and try to vaccinate them against brucellosis might seem like a new issue to some, it has been around a long time.

Today the Missoulian has an article on it.  Continue Reading

Deep within the Senate version of the “Farm Bill” there is hidden a section that provides $35,000,000 to vaccinate wildlife, primarily elk and bison in the Greater Yellowstone Area (see pages 1127-1130 of S.954).  Section 12101, titled “Wildlife Reservoir Zoonotic Disease Initiative” would amend another law to provide, for 5 years, $7 million in funding annually to address [...]

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Marv Hoyt of Idaho Falls cited for illegally killing 2 elk and wasting the meat-

Editorial

I must have known Marv Hoyt for over 30 years, and sometimes worked with him on Greater Yellowstone issues. He has always been an avid fly fisher. I knew he hunted too.

He was an early volunteer for the [...]

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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