From the monthly archives: December 2012

According to a state records request submitted in November, as well as publicly available information on the Idaho Fish and Game’s website, there have been 193 wolves killed since April 1st of this year. The records request response contained information for documented mortality from April 1, 2012 to November 25, 2012. Since then an additional […]

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The Montana anti-trapping organization, Footloose, held a protest this weekend in Missoula and Great Falls as Montana began its first wolf trapping season. Wolf trapping season begins; protest held in Missoula. By Rob Chaney. Missoulian. Great Falls. Wolf trapping in Montana draws […]

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Ten photos of jaguar near at site of 6,990-acre Rosemont mine project area-

Arizona is pockmarked with abandoned copper pit after pit and associated toxic tailings.  There are also some active pits and old ones starting back up. Finally there are plans for another new giant pit on the north end of the Santa Rita Mountains […]

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Current wolf hunt management by states may well end scientific study of wolf behavior in the wild-

Scientists had about 17 years to study wolf behavior in the wild in the Northern Rocky mountains. Hopefully they got most of the data they wanted because the new heavy state wolf hunts coupled with lack of concern […]

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Montana and Wyoming hunts ruin Park’s study of how many elk wolves eat, wolf movements, pack territories-

While the official stance of Yellowstone Park is that the three state wolf hunt that has been going on along the Park’s boundaries has not jeopardized the Park’s wolf population (now down to 81 wolves), it certainly killed the […]

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Disease ridden domestic sheep killed off the bighorn in early 1900s and pose the same disease barrier today-

As has been written so many times, domestic sheep are full of diseases that are fatal to their wild cousin, the bighorn. Now plans to restore the mighty bighorn to the rugged Bridger Mountains to the northeast […]

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Closure around Yellowstone, no more wolves will be hunted, none will be trapped-

In the much anticipated Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting today, the Commission voted 4-1 to close a buffer around the Montana part of Yellowstone National Park to hunting and the upcoming wolf trapping season.

Commission Chair Bob Ream said the […]

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Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Commission meets Monday-

Five years ago few would have ever believed they would think of trapping wolves right on the YNP boundary, given its status as a national park and the clear knowledge the wolves are concentrated in northern part of the Park near the boundary. The reality today is […]

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Wolf “06”, the alpha female of the Yellowstone’s Lamar Canyon Pack has been shot in Wyoming by a hunter.

Wolf “06” was probably the most famous wolf in Yellowstone and had been viewed by thousands of Park visitors.  She was also part of the ongoing study of wolves that has been conducted in Yellowstone since […]

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Latest Posted Idaho Wolf Hunt Kill total: 114
Latest Posted Idaho Wolf Trapping Kill total: 6
Latest Posted Montana Wolf Hunt Kill Total: 87
Wyoming Wolf Kill Total: 58

Regional Total Reported Killed This Year: 265
Regional Total Reported Killed Since Delisting: 810

A famous trout stream […]

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December 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