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Drones for hunting and for harassment-
Drones to stop and catch poachers-
Drones for wildlife research-

More and more stories appear featuring drones and wildlife.

Recently it was revealed that private drones were in use in Zion National Park so that photographers could avoid scaling cliffs and get closeups of the wild sheep [...]

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Love Wolves and Hate Coyotes

On November 28, 2012 By

The Wildlife News blog gets a disproportionate amount of comments when wolf related topics appear on a thread compared to other stories. Clearly, this illustrates society’s polarization with the wolf whereby some people love them, while others hate them – or at least seemingly so. However, for those that love them – and there are [...]

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Conservatives kill controversial bill-

The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act passed the House last April, and the Senate version sponsored by Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana seemed poised to win Senate approval after beating back a number of filibuster attempts, a success that has become increasingly rare.

Nevertheless, the bill would have still had to survive [...]

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Hunting and eating feral hogs less likely to cause furor-

I enjoy editing this on-line newspaper, but one of the things I don’t like is the never ending debate over whether hunting is right or wrong. It can never be settled and leads to disunity among those who use the outdoors and wildlife. I do [...]

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An article in the Idaho Statesman today says some opponents of the the proposed Idaho constitutional amendment to make trapping, fishing and hunting protected rights in Idaho could be used to harm wildlife habitat in Idaho, especially water.

Ned Horner, who is the retired Idaho Fish and Game fish manager for northern Idaho, told reporter [...]

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Is this amendment to Idaho Constitution needed?

If there is any state where the abstract legal ability for people to hunt, fish and trap is guaranteed and there is no political threat, it is Idaho. Nevertheless, the Idaho Legislature has proposed and put on the November ballot a measure that would amend the Idaho Constitution [...]

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Mitt and Don up in a tree (stand), . . .

A huge, two-page centerfold ad in today’s Bozeman Chronicle by Big Game Forever (biggameforever.org) urges readers to sign a petition to demand predator management and support for H.R. 509 and S. 249, American Big Game and Livestock Protection Act, which would exempt [...]

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In 1907, my great grandfather – Walter L. Cole – kept a journal of a trip he took with a friend, Perry, to Central Idaho’s Riordan Lake just southeast of Yellow Pine, Idaho. This area, which I have spent a lot of time in over the years, is some very rough and steep country.

I first [...]

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say rules on PTHV permits must be tightened up-

I’ve seen it most of my adult life — perfectly healthy folks competing with one another to claim a handicap so they won’t have to walk. Whether it is access to a good parking place, or using a vehicle on [...]

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Law makes hash of the talk of superb state level wolf management?

In the new Montana wolf hunt those who shoot a wolf can tag it and walk away, leaving the entire wolf on the ground.  Nick Gevock of the Montana Standard just blew the whistle on this amendment that was sneaked into Montana’s game [...]

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