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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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Rare Fishers Heavily Impacted

A response to a state public records request, submitted by Western Watersheds Project to the Idaho Fish and Game Department, shows widespread capture and mortality of non-target species related to wolf trapping and snaring in Idaho during the 2011/2012 trapping and snaring season.  For the last two years, since wolves in the Northern [...]

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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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Just 9 wolves, one of which is female. It looks bleak-

It’s probably the longest study of wolves in history  (since 1958).  The wolf numbers have been up and down along with the moose they eat many times since then. But now with just one female, it clearly looks like the end of the wolves [...]

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Idaho Fish and Games issues warning about pretty exotic evergreen-

A news release with picture of two dead moose leads an important warning about the Japanese yew, an low evergreen with a red berry popular with people during the holidays and as a landscape plant.  The landscape part of the warning is becoming more relevant [...]

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A tiny nematode spread by biting flies piles on top of habitat decline and predation-

Most know that the moose of NW Wyoming are in serious decline. This has not been the first time because early explorers and settlers reported almost no moose. Nevertheless, in the early 1900s the moose population became established and grew [...]

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This is a story that immediately suggests the relationship might be tested on other animals.

Alaska study finds female moose manipulate males to fight. Science News Daily

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The never-ending winter in the Northern Rockies hits deer, elk, moose, pronghorn hard-

During the winter, I made a number of posts about the hard conditions for ungulates in the Northern Rockies. The failure of spring to arrive is causing deaths to continue and grow.

Record wildlife die-offs reported in Northern Rockies. Reuters. By [...]

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Wyoming folks love the Wyoming Range and fear fracking-

An unprecedented number of comments came in on the Plains Exploration & Production Co.’s (PXP) plan for up to 136 gas wells south of Bondurant near Noble Basin. Most of the Wyoming and adjacent Salt River Range has been withdrawn from oil and gas leasing/drilling by [...]

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High moose density has developed in Idaho’s Panhandle area-

More moose on the loose in Kootenai County. Becky Kramer The Spokesman-Review.

It is good to point out stories like this one because they offset the much publicized stories that “all” the moose have been killed (by wolves) or whatever.  Truth is their distribution [...]

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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