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 White-tailed deer overpopulation boost cases due to more deer ticks-

Lyme Disease is a real threat to those who go outdoors, unlike the recent hysteria over the rarely transmitted dog tapeworm larva (Echinococcus granulosus) to humans. In 2010 there were over 30,000 reported cases in the U.S. of  often debilitating Lyme disease. It is […]

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 More than 90 percent white-tail deer suddenly dead along a 100-mile stretch of the Milk River-

Carried by biting midges, EHD kills within a couple days. This epidemic began in late summer. The organism also kills Mule deer, bighorn sheep, elk and pronghorn. White-tailed deer are hit the worst, however.  Local outfitters and officials says it […]

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Two injured in what could have been fatal attack on road between local cornfields-

Although most wild animal attack accounts seem to involve bears, autumn is a time when the behavior of male deer, elk and moose can become problematic.

A resident of Whitney, Idaho, which is just southeast of Preston and near the Utah […]

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Declining habitat the problem-

Wyoming energy development is causing a big decline in Wyoming’s deer herds with subdivisions a weaker second cause. The long-term problem is discussed in this detailed article in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. By Shauna Stephenson

I can’t help but think that a lot […]

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Unprovoked attack leaves grandma dead while protecting one year old grandson-

I wonder if the cows will be showing up at bus stops sizing up which children (or seniors) they can stomp to death 😉 For sure, cows kills far more people than wolves do. Maybe shelters should be built for the children.

Family […]

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The never-ending winter in the Northern Rockies hits deer, elk, moose, pronghorn hard-

During the winter, I made a number of posts about the hard conditions for ungulates in the Northern Rockies. The failure of spring to arrive is causing deaths to continue and grow.

Record wildlife die-offs reported in Northern Rockies. Reuters. By […]

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Elk, deer, and pronghorn being fed since January 1-

Idaho Fish and Game doesn’t like to feed, but deep snow and frozen snow after a melt has prompted off and on feeding.  Some of it is to keep the wild animals away from farms.

Idaho […]

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Currently Chronic Wasting Disease does not infect humans, but . . .

Chronic wasting disease is spreading more and more widely.  Our anti-conservation friends in the Department of Livestock and the various anti-wolf groups worry about brucellosis and dog tapeworms, but here is something that would be truly terrifying. Prions jumped from sheep probably to […]

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Pronghorn and mule deer hit hard-

Winter takes a toll on northeastern Montana wildlife. By Brett French. Billings Gazette.

I posted a news release from ID Fish and Game the other day about winter conditions and wildlife in Eastern Idaho, but hardly anyone read it.  […]

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Result might be due to change in hunting rules-

Eyes in the sky: FWP aerial survey counts Bitterroot deer on the ground. By Perry Backus. Ravalli Republic.

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February 2021


‎"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