From the monthly archives: August 2012

Conservation groups angry; Wyoming wolf population delisted-

Wyoming politicians were the ones most opposed to the restoration of wolves to the American Northern Rocky mountains.  They filed numerous lawsuits against the program, which they generally lost. Now they have won. The Obama Administration has delisted wolves in Wyoming, and a hunting season beginning Oct. 1 will begin […]

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Record fawn population lifts the total near to a record of 400-

It’s common to hear a small noisy segment of the citizenry complain how the elk population is down in the southern Yellowstone Park area.

In addition, climate change has slashed moose population in and around Jackson Hole, but there is good news about […]

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Here is our new open comments thread (begun on August 28) on wildlife news topics you think are interesting. You can access the previous “Interesting Wildlife News” here. Please post new stories and make comments about wildlife in […]

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Amazing this is the first known instance of a griz killing a human in the vast bear-filled national park-

A grizzly bear has killed a lone hiker (Richard White, San Diego, age 49) on the Toklat River in Denali National Park, Alaska. There are many similar news stories today how it is the first such […]

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Has the dry summer depleted her food?

Grizzly bear 610 and her 3 cubs are usually in the southern part of Grand Teton Park, but she rarely leaves. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports, however, that bear 610, who is herself the daughter of another famous bear 399, took her 3 cubs and moved […]

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The Idaho Wildlife Summit will soon be underway. For those of you who are not physically attending it starts on-line today (Friday) at 6:30 PM.

The information below is from the “Idaho Wildlife Summit Team.”

The Wildlife Summit starts on Friday at 6:30pm Mountain Time. Eight-hundred plus Idahoans have signed up around the […]

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A rally honoring the dead from the Idaho 2011-12 hunting season set as the unlimited 2012-13 seasons nears-

Surveys show that there are many people, maybe a plurality,  in Idaho who favor wolves.  Some favor a reasonable wolf hunt, which the planned hunt arguably is not. Others are completely opposed to wolf hunting. The Idaho political establishment […]

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Billings, Montana. She’s dead a bit earlier than planned, felled by a sniper to prevent more folks from getting injured.  The cow escaped while being unloaded to be sent to the auction yards. This rarely happens, but every once and a while cattle prove they have not yet had all the fight bred out of […]

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American Prairie Reserve has purchased as huge ranch next to the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge-

The American Prairie Reserve is trying to put together a huge private wildlife reserve in NE Central Montana. This is a place where there is a lot of open space and a fair amount of public land. The C.M. Russell […]

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Have these wolves really killed any livestock at all?

A Washington state rancher near the Canandian border in the territory of the Wedge wolf pack says he has found two more dead calves he thinks were killed by wolves because of the bite marks on their hindquarters. As a result the state indicates they will […]

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August 2012


‎"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