From the monthly archives: August 2008

Here’s a story subject I didn’t think we’d see.

Where Do the Veep Candidates Stand on Animals? Michael Markarian. Huffington Post.

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Nevada Governor Gibbons appointments rile sportsmen’s establishment. Wildlife Commission. Gibbons appointments rile sportsmen’s establishment New panel members align with group seen as radical. By David McGrath Schwartz. Las Vegas Sun.

As a side note, Governor Gibbons (R) has quickly become the least popular Western governor with just 23% saying he is doing a good […]

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Teton County bear conflicts down from last summer. By Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole News and Guide.

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The final roadless area rule for Idaho has been released.

There are many improvements in the rule, especially in Eastern Idaho where I live.

When President Bush tried to overturn the Clinton roadless rule (protecting all the national forest roadless areas as what you might call “backcountry” or sorts), western governors were invited to develop […]

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Below is Kathie Lynch’s detailed wolf report for the end of the summer. It sounds like the return of the Druids must have been one of the most amazing wildlife sights wolf watchers in Yellowstone have ever witnessed.

Yellowstone wolf report. July 11-Aug. 20. By © Kathie Lynch

Summer in Yellowstone meant hot, windy […]

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Senator McCain has announced that Alaska’s little known governor Sarah Palin will be his running mate.

As a “reform” governor, she was elected after Alaskans tired of the corruption and cronyism in the state, most of it involving kickbacks and bribes from the oil industry.

Despite her reputation for reform, she is a huge friend […]

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Bear visits downtown Ketchum. Ketchum police run the animal out of town. By Terry Smith. Idaho Mountain Express Staff Writer

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Wild Bill is taking on the NRA again.

Wild Bill. The Anti-Conservation Mission of the NRA. Will hunters continue to support the demise of their sport by contributing to the National Rifle Association?  By Bill Schneider. New West.

As for myself, I belong the American Hunters and Shooters Association. RM

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The monies to buy the land came from the controversial Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act. It is very important wildlife habitat.

17,000 acres purchased by BLM for public use. By Susan Voyles. Reno Gazette Journal.

Google Maps. The general area of the purchase.

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There is a bad land exchange, harmful to wildlife, in the works in eastern Oregon. It would be nice to get 1000 acres on Steens Mountain but not at the cost of 11,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat in and near the Silvies Valley.

This alert is from the Oregon Hunters Association. RM

Who: OHA […]

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August 2008


‎"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