From the daily archives: Friday, February 16, 2007

Look at these amazing details.

Look and see if you can detect the effect of wolves. Remember wolves were reintroduced in 1995. At first there were just a few, and at the end of 2005 about 600 wolves, so the evidence of their effect should increase each years after 1995.

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Poachers are running amuck in the West’s “oil patches,” and all we hear about are loser hunters who blame wolves.

What the hell is wrong with these peabrains? They never see the real threat. It might also be that the media facilitates their tales, but I’m only half convinced of that argument

Story in […]

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Wolves have nailed some cougar-tracking hounds again.

Somehow it is hard to cry for these cry-baby hunters. Where is their sense of adventure and that a hunt should be a risk to hunters too?

Story in the Jackson Hole Star Tribune
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Related. This was in Ed Bang’s report that came in this […]

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Story in the Billings Gazette. By Noelle Straub.

Their visit seems to be pretty low key.

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I’m a bit confused about what this means, however.

Story in the Casper Star Tribune.  By Whitney Royster.

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The Woods of Germany are home to wolves again. Their status as a protected species has hunter and biologist snapping at one another in Saxony. By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer.

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Canned “hunts” won’t be banned, or even altered. The state Dept. of Agriculture could demand that elk operations put up additional fencing. A $200 licensing fee would be required which the Dept. of Agriculture could revoke.

Legislators argued no farmed elk had been known to escape “lately.”

Story. Elk industry’s bill clears Senate panel. […]

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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