Wildlife Management

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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What Does it Mean to ‘Follow the Science’ with Wildlife Management?

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What Does it Mean to ‘Follow the Science’ with Wildlife Management?

For better or worse, the coronavirus pandemic has brought science to the forefront of our political discourse. Phrases such as “follow the science” have become mainstream terms to describe someone’s commitment, or perceived lack thereof, to science-based decision making. These recent debates beg the...
David Dippold Mar 12, 2021
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4 Men Sentenced for Poaching Nearly 100 Turkeys

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4 Men Sentenced for Poaching Nearly 100 Turkeys

Editor’s Note: MeatEater mistakenly included images of the wrong people in the earlier version of this story. We’re very sorry for that error and apologize to anyone affected. Four southwest Mississippi men have been sentenced for poaching wild turkeys in multiple states. In addition to killing in...
Maggie Hudlow Mar 4, 2021
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Hunters and Trappers Hit Wisconsin Wolf Quota in Two Days

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Hunters and Trappers Hit Wisconsin Wolf Quota in Two Days

In a blisteringly fast effort, sportsmen and women in Wisconsin harvested 162 wolves as of Wednesday morning—43 more than the target set at 119. All units opened on Monday, Feb. 22 and closed Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. After wolves were removed from the Endangered Species List across the Lower 48 in...
Sam Lungren Feb 25, 2021
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Fact Checker: Is the Coral Snake Poem Accurate?

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Fact Checker: Is the Coral Snake Poem Accurate?

The old saying goes: “Red on yella, kill a fella. Red on black, a friend of Jack.” Another variant says: “Red against yellow, you’re a dead fellow. Red against black, you’re OK, Jack.” Outdoors folks from Arizona to the Carolinas have long learned such poems to help distinguish the highly venomous...
Shane Townsend Feb 24, 2021
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Texas Freeze Kills Thousands of Fish Along Gulf Coast

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Texas Freeze Kills Thousands of Fish Along Gulf Coast

Texas is many things—but prepared for severe winter storms is not necessarily one of them. It’s not just the infrastructure or the folks, some critters aren’t really equipped for the cold either. To be fair, the Lone Star State hasn’t seen a storm of this magnitude since the ’80s, so why should they...
Maggie Hudlow Feb 19, 2021
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Opinion: Making an Example Out of Sturgeon Eggs

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Opinion: Making an Example Out of Sturgeon Eggs

Last week, Pat Durkin reported on charges filed against Wisconsin’s head sturgeon biologist, Ryan Koenigs, for his involvement in illicit caviar trading. Several other pillars of the Lake Winnebago sturgeon community were also implicated in the case. Reactions to the pending charges have been mixed...
Miles Nolte Feb 18, 2021
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