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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to Pronghorn numbers rising in SW Montana

  1. avatar Jon Way says:

    I like the last quote of this article “You’ve got to demonstrate good hunting skills to get within 100 yards of an animal that can see a mile out,” Vinkey said. “Their speed and vision – what they’ve evolved to – was developed as a defense strategy against predators from the Ice Age, most of which are extinct. They outlived the predators they were built to outrace.”

    Somehow, though, I wonder if this man would find a way to complain about wolves…

  2. avatar Rick Hammel says:

    My “next door nieghbor has about 1280 acres that he lets hunter onto for hunting. About 3 weeks ago, he let a group who were using pickup trucks to herd the pronghorn into shallow ravine where they shot the animals.

    To me, this is not hunting, but willful slaughter of wildlife. To complain to Colorado Division of Wildlife is fruitless and the waste of a phone call. And people wonder why some of us are anti-hunters.


  3. avatar Mike says:

    That’s not hunting, that’s trash.


October 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

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