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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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Idaho cougar kills dog, scratches boy

This is the third attack, resulting in some kind of injury, that we’ve learned about this year.  If the boy hadn’t run, the cougar probably would not have pursued him.   http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/idaho-boy-10-escapes-1187588.html ajc – Atlanta Idaho boy, 10, escapes clash with mountain lion By JESSIE L. BONNER The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — A 10-year-old […]

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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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Usually it is not necessary to kill, or tranquilize and relocate, a treed cougar.  A cougar climbs a tree when it is afraid.   It will descend and leave when it feels safe.  By withdrawing people from the immediate surroundings and and perhaps requesting that they stay indoors for a few hours, authorities can save the life of […]

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