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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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Someone is using the artificial sweetener, xylitol, to presumably poison wolves in the Wood River Valley. It is unclear whether any wolves or other canines have been poisoned but one dog has died and another has been sickened by eating xylitol laced meatballs placed in the Lake Creek area.

A picture online shows […]

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William, Tom and Erin White of Washington state have all plead guilty for their role in the killing of two wolves from the Lookout Pack, Washington’s first wolf pack in 70 years.

William White, his son and daughter-in-law Tom and Erin White will have to pay fines and be on probation for their parts in […]

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William D. White, plead guilty to numerous charges relating to poaching several animals and two wolves from Washington’s first documented wolf pack in decades. The wolves were members of the Lookout pack which came from British Columbia on their own to live near Twisp, Washington which is outside of the Northern Rockies DPS. These wolves […]

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This has to be one of the most egregious incidents of wildlife destruction I’ve heard of in recent times. A farmer has admitted to destroying an entire colony of pelican nests. 2,400 eggs and chicks were destroyed by a farmer who complained that the colony was destroying his crops.

Pelicans are protected under the […]

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It’s been more than two years since the killing took place of two wolves from the Lookout Pack in Washington state near Twisp.  Charges have now been filed against three people who federal agents say are responsible.  These wolves came from British Columbia and were fully protected by the Endangered Species Act.  They were also […]

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Tony Mayer can’t hunt or fish in Idaho for poaching big elk-

Finally, and after a trial, Mayer lost his hunting and fish privileges for 3 years, was given a 220-day suspended jail sentence, got put on probation for six years, was ordered to pay $1585 in various court costs, fees, and ID Fish and […]

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I think that most people think that poaching should be punished. Rammell seems to think that most people feel just the opposite and that they might side with him. I doubt he’s right and I think that this will make thing much worse for him. He doesn’t seem to be getting much sympathy either.

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State won’t say from which pack

This is bad news for Washington’s small wolf population but it sounds like the the case of a previous poaching incident from 2009 is still open and progressing. We’ve heard rumors that charges may be filed soon in the poaching of wolves from the Lookout Pack in north […]

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The wolf bills are probably dead

I’ve rewritten this post as it appears that there is still a chance for a bill to move in the Senate.

The bill that would have removed wolves from the Endangered Species Act has failed and the bill which would have removed protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana […]

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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