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Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

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Video: Giant Bull Elk Try to Escape Wildfire

At nearly 67,000 acres, the Poverty Flats Fire in Eastern Montana is the state’s largest wildfire of the year so far. Amazingly, the sizable blaze hasn’t claimed any structures yet—but it’s certainly displacing wildlife. The most jarring example is a July 30 video taken by Chris Sharpe, a member of...
Spencer Neuharth Aug 2, 2021
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12 States Suffering Massive Fish Die-Offs

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12 States Suffering Massive Fish Die-Offs

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. We all know that 202...
Maggie Hudlow Jul 30, 2021
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How an Elk Poacher Nearly Murdered Me

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How an Elk Poacher Nearly Murdered Me

This audio is an excerpt from one of 16 harrowing tales featured in "MeatEater's Campfire Stories: Close Calls." In the audio book, you'll hear from seasoned hunters, anglers, and outdoor professionals who share their tales of perilous adventures in the natural world, from run-ins with black bears...
Steven Rinella Jul 22, 2021
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Did Wolves Really Start a Trophic Cascade in Yellowstone?

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Did Wolves Really Start a Trophic Cascade in Yellowstone?

You’ve seen the video. Narrated by British environmental activist George Monbiot, “How Wolves Change Rivers” tells the incredible story of how gray wolves sparked a cascading series of ecological benefits for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. “We all know that wolves kill various species of animals...
Jordan Sillars Jul 15, 2021
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National Park Sued for Starving 152 Elk to Death

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National Park Sued for Starving 152 Elk to Death

On July 5, a few Tule elk in Point Reyes National Seashore got lunch and a show—of good faith, that is. As the elk grazed the drought-stricken grounds of the Northern California park, they watched dozens of protestors march by on the road. The leaders, clad in orange inmate jumpsuits and decorative...
Katie Hill Jul 13, 2021
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Video: River Otter and Snapping Turtle Fight to the Death

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Video: River Otter and Snapping Turtle Fight to the Death

If the video doesn't play on site, follow this link. This week’s viral video comes from Wisconsin. The encounter reminds us of a recent video out of Tennessee where a black bear and feral hog fight to the death. And the cameraperson’s composure is rivaled only by the woman who captured a bald eagle...
Spencer Neuharth Jul 9, 2021
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Woman Killed by Grizzly in City Limits

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Woman Killed by Grizzly in City Limits

Leah Lokan, 65, was ripped from her tent and killed by a grizzly bear while camping in Ovando, Montana, on Tuesday, July 6. Lokan, a resident of Chico, California, was camping near the post office on Main Street in the midst of a cross-country bike tour. Ovando, a town of less than 100 people...
Maggie Hudlow Jul 8, 2021
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What’s Killing Swarms of Mid-Atlantic Songbirds?

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What’s Killing Swarms of Mid-Atlantic Songbirds?

Thousands of diseased songbirds have been dropping dead from Appalachia to the Midwest for almost three months now. Apart from a few under-developed hypotheses, biologists remain mostly stumped as to why. Many hunters are concerned the ailment could spread to waterfowl or upland birds. The...
Katie Hill Jun 30, 2021
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Minnesota Man Sentenced to Prison for Poaching Giant Black Bear

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Minnesota Man Sentenced to Prison for Poaching Giant Black Bear

In September 2019, Brett Stimac poached a 700-pound black bear on the Red Lake Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. As if this crime wasn’t bad enough, Stimac, 41, couldn’t figure out how to move the massive carcass. In a lazy attempt to claim his “trophy,” he sawed off the head and allowed all of...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 29, 2021
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US and Canada Clash Over International Walleye Crisis

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US and Canada Clash Over International Walleye Crisis

You’re bound to get differing opinions on the health of a lake’s walleye population when its shoreline zigzags for 25,000 miles through one state and two provinces. So whose opinion do you embrace when agency biologists on one side of the Minnesota-Ontario divide say walleye fishing in Lake of the...
Patrick Durkin Jun 28, 2021
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Pair of Bald Eagles Kill 54 Sheep on Idaho Ranch

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Pair of Bald Eagles Kill 54 Sheep on Idaho Ranch

A pair of bald eagles are attacking a flock of sheep near Murtagh Lake, Idaho. The birds have managed to kill 54 animals so far. Rocky Matthews, owner of the farm, began finding dead lambs in April. He assumed someone had killed them with a pellet gun because of the small puncture wounds on their...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 8, 2021
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