From the monthly archives: November 2006

Jeff Bingaman, senator from New Mexico will be the new chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He says the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is now safe from drilling proposals. The oil industry’s political representatives can count the votes too, and they agree.

Story by James W. Brosnan. Albuquerque Tribune.

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A small number of bison escaped from a controversial “quarantine” facility a few miles north of Yellowstone Park. There are stories about it in several Montana papers and a news release from the Buffalo Field Campaign (see the next page for both)

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Kathie Lynch, one of our Wolf Recovery Foundation directors, has just written one of her ever popular reports of Yellowstone wolf observations.

Ralph Maughan

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YNP WOLF Field Notes, November 22-26, 2006

By Kathie Lynch.

Thanksgiving in Yellowstone! If you want to escape the holiday frenzy, head to Yellowstone–where theonly crowds you’ll […]

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Paradise Valley wildlife photographer Alan Sachanowski has written a very interesting and timely story about a recent experience he and another photographer had in Hayden Valley close up with the Gibbon wolf pack . . . Ralph Maughan
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By Alan Sachanowski.

I have read with interest stories recently about individuals who have felt […]

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I notice that many blogs provide a place to post without the posts being in any relation to a particular topic.

So let’s see if there is interest.

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Over on Alan Gregory’s blog there is a discussion of urban deer. It’s not just a matter of concern in the East. It’s in the West too, even including Wyoming.

 The Urban Deer ‘problem’

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IDAHO FISH AND GAME
HEADQUARTERS NEWS RELEASE
Boise, ID

Date: November 27, 2006 Contact: Ed Mitchell
(208) 334-3700 wolf report: update

Federal officials are investigating the killings of two wolves in the Clearwater region of north-central Idaho, and in November wolves have killed one cow and one calf, both east of […]

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An interesting, lengthy cougar story from the Santa Monica Mountains near L.A. appeared the other day in the LA Times (By Amanda Covarrubias)

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At New West, Bill Schneider wrote an interesting column on the likihood of wolf hunting in the future in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

There have been a lot of thoughtful responses, especially from Robert Hoskins, who is a regular poster here.

 The Greatest Hunting Controversy of Them […]

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It’s no surprise that some merchants in Cody are opposed to the Park’s Service’ proposal to close the East Entrance to Yellowstone (and Sylvan Pass) to snowmobiles in the winter, but what is most interesting in the article below is the information that avalanche control alone near Sylvan Pass has amounted to a subsidy of […]

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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