Wildlife Management

Missouri Poachers Lose Hunting Privileges for Idaho Killing Spree

Wildlife Management

Missouri Poachers Lose Hunting Privileges for Idaho Killing Spree

What started with one dead Idaho pronghorn in 2019 turned into a multi-year, multi-state investigation that eventually sentenced three Missouri poachers for killing 12 animals of seven different species. According to a press release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Sept. 30, 202...
Katie Hill Oct 15, 2021
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Federal Agents Kill 8 Wolf Pups "Adopted" by Idaho High Schoolers

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Federal Agents Kill 8 Wolf Pups "Adopted" by Idaho High Schoolers

Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Idaho recently killed eight young wolves in an ongoing effort to manage the predator numbers in the state. The culled pups were part of the Timberline Pack—a wolf group unofficially “adopted” by students at Timberline High School in Boise who’ve...
Hayden Sammak Oct 14, 2021
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Photos: Wildlife Officials Free Elk After Two Years of Tire-Hauling

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Photos: Wildlife Officials Free Elk After Two Years of Tire-Hauling

On October 9, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials successfully removed a tire from the neck of a bull elk that had been toting the spare for over two years. A CPW officer first spotted the bull with a tire stuck around its neck in July 2019 while on a sheep count in the Mount Evans Wilderness...
Maggie Hudlow Oct 11, 2021
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The Great Mountain Goat Debate

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The Great Mountain Goat Debate

Hunters, anglers, and wildlife managers are occasionally willing to “naturalize” non-native wildlife with high aesthetic and sporting qualities. Think of the reverence and conservation attention paid to brown trout and ringneck pheasants—transplants from Northern Europe and China, respectively. If a...
Sam Lungren Oct 6, 2021
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Archery Elk Hunter Kills Charging Grizzly Bear in Idaho

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Archery Elk Hunter Kills Charging Grizzly Bear in Idaho

An archery elk hunter shot and killed a sow grizzly in the Island Park area of East Idaho on Thursday, Sept. 23. According to James Brower, the regional communications director for Idaho Fish and Game, one hunter deployed bear spray while the other discharged a pistol at close range, killing the...
Travis Hall Sep 28, 2021
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The Blueprint for Banning Beaver Trapping

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Leading Cause of Wildlife Biologist Deaths

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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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Mother Punches Mountain Lion to Save Son

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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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