From the monthly archives: October 2012

Deb Fisher, tea party, public land rancher versus Bob Kerry, former Nebraska senator-

This was a race Republicans thought they would not have to worry about because the state has become quite red, and the retiring Democratic Senator Ben Nelson, offers Republicans a chance to pick up a seat and win the U.S. Senate.

Bob […]

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Hunting and eating feral hogs less likely to cause furor-

I enjoy editing this on-line newspaper, but one of the things I don’t like is the never ending debate over whether hunting is right or wrong. It can never be settled and leads to disunity among those who use the outdoors and wildlife. I do […]

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An article in the Idaho Statesman today says some opponents of the the proposed Idaho constitutional amendment to make trapping, fishing and hunting protected rights in Idaho could be used to harm wildlife habitat in Idaho, especially water.

Ned Horner, who is the retired Idaho Fish and Game fish manager for northern Idaho, told reporter […]

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Here is the new open comments thread (starting on October 27, 2012) on wildlife news topics you think are interesting. You can access the previous “Interesting Wildlife News” here.

Please post your new stories and make comments about wildlife topics in the comments section […]

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Much discussed case ends with victory for bear researchers-

Yolanda Evert sued the federal government over the grizzly mauling death of her husband Erwin Evert as he walked near the Kitty Creek trail on June 17, 2010. Erwin Evert came upon a male grizzly that had very recently been trapped, tranquilized, and radio-collared.  The bear […]

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Bird hunter-shot-sow treated and returned to the wild, minus an eye-

While numerous injured black bears are rehabilitated and returned to the outdoors, this medically treated mother grizzly bear will likely survive and this will save her cub too.

Story with photos

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Ravalli Republic publishes photos of 4-member cougar family in Sapphire Mountains-

The Sapphire Mountains are the range on the east side of the Bitterroot Valley.  Outside of the immediate area the mountains on the west of the Valley, the Bitterroot Mountains, are better known.  The Sapphires are much more gentle and have a lot of […]

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Not really, but why were 80% of released documents on Mexican wolf capture plans  redacted?

Last August the conservation group WildEarth Guardians requested the documents about a planned removal of a female Mexican wolf whose pack might have killed up to six cattle near the SW corner of New Mexico.

Folks are often suspicious of […]

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Is this amendment to Idaho Constitution needed?

If there is any state where the abstract legal ability for people to hunt, fish and trap is guaranteed and there is no political threat, it is Idaho. Nevertheless, the Idaho Legislature has proposed and put on the November ballot a measure that would amend the Idaho Constitution […]

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Good News for the Portneuf River and Pebble Creek’s fish and wildlife-

The Portneuf River is one of two major streams in Southeast Idaho. The other is the Bear River. Both have been much abused.

All of the former clean water tributaries to the Portneuf of any important volume no longer flow into it. There […]

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October 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