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Secret Life of Mountain Lions

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Wyoming’s Proposed Trapping Bill

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Cougar Rewilding Foundation VP John Laundre discusses his seminal Yellowstone research.

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A New Scientist article titled, Scared to Death: How Intimidation Changes Ecosystems, and featuring CRF VP John Laundre’s groundbreaking research on predator ecology, was reprinted by Psychology Today. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Fear and Loathing in YLP  

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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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Last week we felt we had reason to cheer when we read headlines that appeared to give the Black Hills cougar population—the primary source of cougars entering the Midwest but one under assault by draconian hunting quotas—some reprieve: “Commission rejects unlimited cougar hunts.” (See link at bottom of this preface.)  That’s what we wanted, wasn’t […]

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This is a must-read overview of the Wyoming Black Hills cougar controversy http://trib.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/portion-of-growing-lion-population-could-face-unlimited-hunting/article_f5657e35-0ce8-55fb-a687-7ba2a3f774b8.html trib.com Portion of growing lion population could face unlimited hunting For Wallace Lyons, the trouble started two years ago. He’d known mountain lions roamed the rolling hills near his ranch. Like others near Hulett, he’d seen the tracks and scat, but they […]

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