Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'Government Agency'

Despite repeated claims by misinformed public wildlife servants in the East, cougars can and do coexist with us along the edges of western urban landscapes; have been for thirty years in California. This article from the Mountain Lion Foundation details both the conflicts and the solutions being developed for coexistence. The Mountain Lion Foundation by […]

Read Full Post »

Norman Bishop, retired Yellowstone Park ranger and big game sportsman cites the latest stats on wolf recovery and wolf management in the Northern Rockies. The Wildlife News The wolf issue: What science suggests; the players, and our role. By Norman A. Bishop I will briefly sample a few recent studies, many of which were enabled by wolf […]

Read Full Post »

On the heels of federal de-listing in the Northern Rockies, a stew of paramilitary anti-federalists, anti-conservationists, welfare ranchers, and fantasies of private hunter ownership over public, taxpayer supported public ungulates are behind the decimation of recovering wolf populations. Earth Island Journal James William Gibson Lynne Stone, longtime wolf advocate and executive director of central Idaho’s Boulder […]

Read Full Post »

The first female cougar has been documented east of the Nebraska Pine Ridge population, along the Niobrora River Valley, part of which is managed by the US Park Service and the USFWS. As Nebraska considers its first hunt, the feds have an obligation to ensure that any nascent breeding cougar populations are protected. NEBRASKAlandMAGAZINE.com LINCOLN, […]

Read Full Post »

In an essay echoing our most recent newsletter, hunter, ecologist and essayist George Wuerthner details what’s wrong with state management of predators, a sentiment shared by cougar hunter Bob Speirs here. We’ll offer alternatives to Pittman-Robertson funding and how to more equitably reform this mess in our next newsletter. The Wildlife News State Agency Game […]

Read Full Post »

Evidence perhaps that the Connecticut cat toured Rhode Island; Mark McCollough of the USFWS emphasizes the absence of dispersing females (and, therefore, no evidence of breeding), a development the Cougar Rewilding Foundation was the first to report in 2012. Without females, further natural recolonization east of the Rockies is a pipe dream; why restorations are […]

Read Full Post »

Bitterroot Witchhunt?

Montana appears to be taking a page from South Dakota and blaming cougars for elk losses. History shows that marginalized young adults seeking their own territory can become moose and elk specialists. Hunters and game agencies seem to believe that deer and elk are raised for the sole purpose of being killed by hunters. As we’ve […]

Read Full Post »

The plan to make plans for panther recovery to what has already been identified as marginal Central Florida habitat is a pyrrhic recovery gesture. 2 X 240 new target recovery populations isn’t unrealistic; it’s mandated in the recovery plan, where relocation sites in North Florida, Southern Georgia and elsewhere throughout the Southeast have already been […]

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »