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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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Alberta Has Second Fatal Grizzly Attack in 3 Weeks

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Alberta Has Second Fatal Grizzly Attack in 3 Weeks

On May 25, a 68-year-old woman was killed by a grizzly bear near Water Valley, Alberta. "The individual had gone for a walk on their property and was found deceased on one of their trails," Alberta Fish and Wildlife said in a written statement. The individual’s name was not released. Despite finding...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 3, 2021
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Grizzly Responsible for Fatal Attack Continues to Evade Capture

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Grizzly Responsible for Fatal Attack Continues to Evade Capture

David Lertzman went out for a run on Moss Trail near Waiparous Village in Alberta on Tuesday, May 4. After he failed to return home, his wife, Sarah Lertzman, went out looking for him early in the night. “I was looking for a man in trouble and not for a scene of something that had happened,” Sarah...
Maggie Hudlow May 27, 2021
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Video: Black Bear Steals Candy from Gas Station

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Video: Black Bear Steals Candy from Gas Station

California has a weird relationship with its big predators. From their pattern of poisoning mountain lions on golf courses to their effort to ban black bear hunting—you never know what’s going to come out of the Golden State. This footage from last fall might take the Little Debbie, though. In not...
Spencer Neuharth May 26, 2021
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Hog Bung of the Sea: Fish Often Isn't What It Seems

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Hog Bung of the Sea: Fish Often Isn't What It Seems

Seafood fraud is a worldwide conservation and culinary problem. Mislabeling fish directly impacts consumers as well as marine ecosystems. Seafood is the most traded global food commodity, so this issue touches all corners of the Earth. But what exactly is seafood fraud? Fraud occurs along the...
Maggie Hudlow May 21, 2021
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USFWS Proposes Biggest Hunting and Fishing Opportunity Expansion Ever

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USFWS Proposes Biggest Hunting and Fishing Opportunity Expansion Ever

Nine hundred and thirty nine brand-spickety-new hunting and fishing opportunities will open to Americans if a proposal from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is approved. In this context, an "opportunity" is one target species at one field station. The proposal includes 90 national wildlife refuges...
Sam Lungren May 19, 2021
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Study Shows Mountain Lions Have Unexpected Predator

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Study Shows Mountain Lions Have Unexpected Predator

Elk hunters were among the first in line to object to wolf reintroduction in the Lower 48, but a new study suggests that mountain lion hunters may have had even greater cause for concern. “The big take home of this paper is that wolves have the strongest effect on the survival and abundance of...
Jordan Sillars May 11, 2021
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Florida Men Face Charges for Dragging Tiger Shark Upriver

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Florida Men Face Charges for Dragging Tiger Shark Upriver

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. Joseph Wilson had never...
Maggie Hudlow May 7, 2021
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Idaho Passes Bill to Kill 90% of Wolves

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Idaho Passes Bill to Kill 90% of Wolves

A bill intended to dramatically decrease wolf populations in Idaho passed both chambers of the legislature and now goes before the governor to become law. SB 1211 removes most regulations, seasons, and bag limits for wolf harvest and provides an additional $190,000 per year toward hiring contractors...
Sam Lungren Apr 30, 2021
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Volunteers Needed to Cull Hundreds of Grand Canyon Bison

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Volunteers Needed to Cull Hundreds of Grand Canyon Bison

The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to kill bison on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Arizona Game and Fish and the NPS entered an agreement on Sept. 25, 2020 to reduce the number of bison on the North Rim. Because this herd does not have any predators in the area it is...
Maggie Hudlow Apr 29, 2021
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Two Men Charged for Poaching Wolves From Helicopter

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Two Men Charged for Poaching Wolves From Helicopter

On Mar. 3, two men poached wolves by helicopter in Montana’s Big Hole Valley. Neither Dalton Tamcke of Wisdom nor Justin Peterson of Dillon had wolf tags or permission to hunt on the Mark Clemow Ranch where they shot the wolves. Killing wolves from a helicopter is illegal in Montana. Tamcke and...
Maggie Hudlow Apr 28, 2021
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