The Blueprint for Banning Beaver Trapping

Wildlife Management

The Blueprint for Banning Beaver Trapping

You probably didn’t hear about Oregon House Bills 2843 and 2844. The companion pieces of legislation didn’t receive much national media attention, and they weren’t advanced in committee this year. But the bills would have all but banned beaver trapping in Oregon, and we’ve been told they’ll be back...
Jordan Sillars Sep 24, 2021
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How Wardens Get the Guilty to Confess

Wildlife Management

How Wardens Get the Guilty to Confess

If a conservation warden rings your doorbell and asks to talk, and you know why the officer is there, it’s probably time to come clean. Likewise, if a warden pulls in behind your truck after your morning hunt, checks your license, asks some questions, pauses thoughtfully after your final answer, and...
Patrick Durkin Sep 23, 2021
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Missouri Poachers Busted with 471 Squirrels

Wildlife Management

Missouri Poachers Busted with 471 Squirrels

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents Brad Hadley and Eric Long discovered a large group of non-residents in the Current River Conservation Area with an overlimit of squirrels in their possession. The group, comprised of 16 individuals, took 471 squirrels over two days. Missouri...
Maggie Hudlow Sep 21, 2021
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The Biggest Thing to Happen to Wildlife This Century

Wildlife Management

The Biggest Thing to Happen to Wildlife This Century

What would Glenn Harper do with a million dollars? To start, he would bring more pronghorn back to the Santa Ana Pueblo on the Tamaya Indian Reservation, where he works for the Department of Natural Resources. Pronghorn and pronghorn hunting have high cultural significance for the Santa Ana people...
Katie Hill Sep 17, 2021
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Pipe Bomb Discovered in Montana River

Public Lands & Waters

Pipe Bomb Discovered in Montana River

On Saturday, Sept. 4, a search-and-rescue team from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office found a pipe bomb at a popular fishing access site in Southwest Montana along the Jefferson River. According to a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the team discovered the explosive device in...
Maggie Hudlow Sep 10, 2021
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The Leading Cause of Wildlife Biologist Deaths

Wildlife Management

The Leading Cause of Wildlife Biologist Deaths

Wildlife biologists have died from falls, drownings, shootings, car accidents, and other factors since Aldo Leopold created their profession in 1937. But nothing kills them as often as airplane and helicopter crashes. Air crashes, in fact, accounted for 66% of the 122 job-related deaths of wildlife...
Patrick Durkin Sep 10, 2021
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EPA Moves to Block Pebble Mine, Again

Environmental Issues

EPA Moves to Block Pebble Mine, Again

The proposed Pebble Mine and its backers ran into another major obstacle today when the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would continue working toward durable Clean Water Act protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region. Conservation groups, especially those that brought the successful...
Sam Lungren Sep 9, 2021
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'Cajun Navy' Hunters and Anglers Come to the Rescue after Hurricane Ida

Conservation

'Cajun Navy' Hunters and Anglers Come to the Rescue after Hurricane Ida

Fresh water. Tarps. A simple loaf of bread. These were just a few of the many requests Cajun Navy Ground Forces founder Rob Gaudet fulfilled on Thursday night for citizens in need, four days after Hurricane Ida touched down near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Cajun Navy Ground Forces are currently...
Katie Hill Sep 3, 2021
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The Salmon Paradox: Understanding Management and Responsible Consumption

Conservation

The Salmon Paradox: Understanding Management and Responsible Consumption

One month? That’s right folks, one month. We are exactly one month out from Fat Bear Week. Not to be confused with your weekly episode of the Bear Grease Podcast, Fat Bear Week is an annual contest in Katmai National Park that pits their well-known brown bears against each other in a bracket-style...
Stephen Klobucar Sep 2, 2021
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Mother Punches Mountain Lion to Save Son

Wildlife Management

Mother Punches Mountain Lion to Save Son

At 10:45 a.m. on Aug 26, a mountain lion attacked a 5-year-old boy in his front yard in Calabasas, California. The cat dragged the boy about 45 yards before his mother heard a cry for help. “The commotion caused by the attack and the boy’s screaming alerted the mom who was inside. She ran outside...
Maggie Hudlow Sep 1, 2021
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How the Little Ice Age Changed Hunting

Anthropology

How the Little Ice Age Changed Hunting

For most folks, the term “ice age” conjures images of wooly mammoths, prehistoric hunter-gatherers, and maybe that animated Disney movie with the sloth and the squirrel. But there’s been more than one ice age in our planet’s history, and the most recent one ended within the lifetimes of our great...
Jordan Sillars Aug 31, 2021
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