From the daily archives: Monday, February 1, 2010

The Middle Fork zone had a limit of 17 wolves.

That is roughly 1/3 of the population estimated to be there. So far there have been 146 wolves killed in the hunt in Idaho.

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/wolf/quota.cfm

Of note is the death of wolf Y239 which was a disperser from the Greater Yellowstone wolf population and […]

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It should calm them, but doubtful it will-

“It’s difficult to imagine a safer or better home for 14 Yellowstone bison than Guernsey State Park, which was suggested by Wyoming officials to host the animals.” Read the rest of the story in the Casper Star Tribune editorial.

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Outfitter-sponsored big game licenses for non-Montanans would been done away with by Initiative 161-

Hunting initiative aims for access to wildlife. By Michale Babcock. Great Falls Tribune Outdoor Editor.

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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