From the daily archives: Thursday, November 9, 2006

Update from the field:

All remains quiet in the field for the moment. We are relishing the peace because in less than a week, Montana’s canned bison hunt will begin. Like last year, BFC will maintain a presence in Gardiner as well as West Yellowstone. We will bear witness for the buffalo and tell their story.

As you know, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) expanded the bison “hunt” for this year, issuing 140 permits to kill Yellowstone bison, as opposed to the 50 issued last year. Some tags are for the West Yellowstone area, and some are for the Gardiner area. Some are for bulls or cow/calf and some are specifically for cow or calf.

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Two radio collared lynx have been shot in the last two weeks on southwestern Colorado. A $5000 reward is being offered for information

Wild Again has the full story.

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The Donahue Pack has been a small wolf pack in the vicinity of Paradise Valley. It formed a couple years ago.

The pack has long been beset by mange, and seems to have been down to its alpha pair when they were shot after two incidents of killing large cow calves in Paradise Valley.

They […]

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Out-of-state developer Howie Rich’s Proposition 2 got the bum’s rush in Idaho, losing by an overwhelming 76-to 24%. Except for $50 all of the money spent in Idaho on behalf of the ballot initiative came from Howie’s group. Conservative Idaho voters saw it for what it was, a radical effort to remake the foundations of […]

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“Glacier National Park has seen more rain in the past couple of days than it did all of July, August and September and that has caused flooding in several locations, including a severe washout of the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the east side above Jackson Glacier Overlook.”

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November 2006


‎"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