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Please comment on beaver trapping-

Mike Settel in Pocatello asked us to post an alert to The Wildlife News regarding beaver trapping.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is setting trapping regulations for beaver and other species throughout the state.

Beaver play a very important role in the ecosystem. Their numbers are greatly depleted […]

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Mink Creek-Gibson Jack Creek juniper, sagebrush and grass fire burns houses and winter range-

At about 3 PM today, a fire suddenly erupted near Charlotte Drive just off of  Mink Creek at the south end of Pocatello.  This is a foothill area on the edge of the Bannock Mountain Range with many homes, recreational trails, […]

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Pocatello, Idaho. There was a lot of lightning early this morning 2 – 6AM. Now there is a rapidly growing fire (see photo) north of Pocatello Creek on the southern boundary of the Indian Reservation burning in sagebrush, grass, some thick juniper and aspen. It has spread rapidly.  It has been named the 2 1/2 […]

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Despite long wet spring, cool summer rangefires take hold-

Pocatello, Idaho.

Unlike the U.S. Southwest, Idaho has had a very cool and wet last 6 months in most parts. The result has been almost no wildfires, especially forest fires; but the rangelands are now dry in many places, especially where too many livestock have degraded […]

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Now, your opportunity to comment on the Pocatello, Midnight, and Michaud grazing allotments-
Comments are due Jan. 4, 2011-

An opportunity like this only comes along every ten years or so.  I know a lot of people have been furious for years about the cattle grazing in the Bannock Range immediately west and south […]

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Photography web site gives exposure to killing contest, provokes big reaction-

The “predator derby” held annually by Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife is not well known outside of its participants. I don’t know about it until someone brought it up in comments. One web site, however, really took note of it.

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This area hasn’t been grazed by cattle for many years-

I took this photo in late May on Pocatello’s West Bench at the base of the Bannock Mountain Range. Because it is a mixture of city land and Forest Service and no maintained fences, it hasn’t been grazed by cattle or sheep for many years.


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This winter begins like last with cougars on campus-

The cougars haven’t harmed anyone, but, of course, their presence on campus worries people.

The following announcement came over Idaho State University email Nov. 4.

Idaho Fish and Game officials have set a cougar trap on campus after a possible sighting Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 4.  The […]

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Three mountain lions were spotted on the Idaho State University campus the night of March 28-9.

There are a lot of deer in Pocatello, Idaho right now due to the prolonged winter.


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September 2023


‎"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