From the daily archives: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Shooting Wolves in a Barrel

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About the shooting of the Basin Butte Pack.

Todd Grimm from Wildlife Services and Suzanne Stone from Defenders of Wildlife were interviewed for a segment on BSU Radio.

“One of the main concerns we had is that a hunter may take a collared wolf from this pack. If that happened we would no longer be […]

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“The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times”

by Ken Fischman, Ph.D.
Vice Chair & Spokesman
Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” (first sentence in Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Tale of Two Cities.”)

It was the “best of times” because NIWA and other […]

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Pneumonia in important SW Montana herd spreads-

FWP biologists, volunteers cull sick bighorns in East Fork of Bitterroot. By Perry Backus. Ravalli Republic.

Damn those domestic sheep!

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This story earlier on this blog. Bighorn sheep near Darby, MT dying of pneumonia.

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These are the fish seen in YouTube videos leaping out of the water when disturbed by boats. Water skiers have been injured by them and they are rapidly taking over waterways in the midwest.

Fish and wildlife officials will poison a 6-mile stretch of water near Chicago on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to keep […]

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Cottonwood along the Upper Missouri in Montana all date before the dams. Some are two centuries old-

More flow could bring back trees. By Karl Puckett. Great Falls Tribune Staff Writer

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Ted Turner gets OK for Yellowstone bison on ranch. By Matthew Brown. Associated Press Writer.

Earlier Robert Hoskins had criticized this. Illegal plan just makes Turner richer

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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