From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Legal wolf trapping is now underway in northern Idaho-

Idaho first legal wolf trapping season is underway.  Trapping is controversial and there are many questions about it. Answers will come. Lessons might be learned.

During this first season, wolves can be caught with leg-hold traps or by snares.

Whether trapping is ethically or morally right, […]

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Bridger-Teton National Forest sued for failure to analyze new projects blocking the path of the pronghorn-

According to the Western Watersheds Project, the Bridger-Teton N.F. was talking up a good story how they were going the protect the “path of the pronghorn” which runs from the Wyoming desert, where they winter, northward to Jackson Hole […]

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Unlike deer and pronghorn, are elk trapped forever in the high mountain valley?

The big mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming is so high and cold that elk did not winter there before Euro-American settlement blocked the late fall migration routes out and settlers eventually began to feed elk at what became the National Elk […]

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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