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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 […]

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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 […]

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Montana began allowing trapping this year as a part of its wolf hunt. A seasoned trapper discusses the problems with catching collateral species in wolf traps, including cougars. Cougars are routinely caught in traps meant for other predators like bobcats and coyotes. However, such collateral cougar trapping incidents have failed to appear anywhere in the […]

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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 […]

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Bitterroot dumbfoundings

More elk calf-depradation scapegoating, this time from Montana. Read more… The Missoulian http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/wildlife-officials-propose-study-of-bitterroot-s-lion-population/article_7b15121a-f2b8-11e1-938a-001a4bcf887a.html

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/01/the-moral-corruption-of-wolf-hunting/ Counterpunch The Illusion of Control The Moral Corruption of Wolf Hunting by George Wuerthner The resumption of wolf-hunts in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming illustrates why citizens must continue to oppose such unnecessary and senseless slaughters. Read more….

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Dr. John Laundre, Vice President of Cougar Rewilding, will be giving a presentation on “The feasibility of the Northeastern U.S. supporting the return of the cougar (Puma concolor).” 10th WAFWA Mountain Lion Workshop-Agenda

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