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Wolves recovered, myths persist
Idaho Mountain Express    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Want to become informed on wolf issues? Don't turn to the Internet, say wolf experts. "If you really want to get misinformed, go on the blogs," Carter Niemeyer, former wolf recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told a group of Idaho Conservation League members during the group's annual conference at Redfish Lake Lodge. "It's bullisome, it's hostile and it's intimidating. There's a real attempt to misinform, and so people are totally confused about wolves." More

Support local management of wolves
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State and federal wildlife biologists have written detailed plans for managing gray wolf populations. The wolf has not only met, but exceed federal population goals and a recent study showed that 76 percent of Americans agree that management should be returned to the states. Wolf populations met federal recovery goals at least ten years ago. In 2003, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said wolves would soon be returned to state management in most of the United States, but opponents raised questions in court about the legal process for the transfer and judges have concluded that congress left the process unclear.

For years since, the plans to return wolf management to the states have been stuck in what one judge called turmoil between the clear recovery of wolves and the unanswered questions about the legal process. Now only two states may get local management, but even that is uncertain. It's time for all states with recovered wolf populations to have management authority and end the turmoil in court. Congress is now proposing to clear up the law and return wolf management to state experts. Please urge your member of Congress to support local management of wolves in all states where the wolf has returned.

4 feet on the level
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Mike Schoby met up with Alice Pulochova, President of CZ-USA in Grand Junction, Colo. It was mid-February, and the snow fell in a quiet blanket as they drove toward the quaint mountain town of Rifle. The plan was simple and straightforward; Pulochova and Schoby were to spend a week chasing mountain lions with outfitter Andy Julius. You could say Pulochova kind of has a thing for big cats. She had taken a beautiful lioness in South Africa back in 2005 and great leopard in Namibia the previous year, but so far after three attempts at mountain lion, she had gone home empty-handed. More

Bighorn sheep workshops set
Mojave Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Region III office in Kingman, Ariz., is serving as host to the popular Desert Bighorn Sheep workshops. There will be two separate, two-day workshops from July 29-30 and Aug. 5-6. The first night of the workshop is mandatory classroom education from 6-8 p.m. The second day provides the opportunity to view the majestic bighorns in their native environment during a four-hour boat ride beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the Colorado River between Willow Beach and the Hoover Dam. More

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Mexican bighorn sheep join herd at Red Rock Wildlife Area in New Mexico    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After months of quarantine, desert bighorn sheep from Mexico were successfully released to join the existing herd at the Red Rock Wildlife Area in New Mexico. The 10 rams will supply new genes to a herd that began at Red Rock in the 1970s. The newly introduced rams appear to be in good shape and the Department of Game and Fish is excited to see the outcome of years of collaborative efforts and wildlife roundups come to fruition with the release of these young sheep. More

Outdoors: The story of a bighorn and the storm
Corvallis Gazette Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The storm was birthed, like so many others, in the heated air above the Great Basin of northern Nevada. A clear morning gave way to wispy haze which then morphed into mountainous clouds. As the clouds grew more muscular, lightning flashed within the towering formations. Once formed, the storm began to make its way northward, gaining speed and power. Rain clouds hung around like raghorns behind the harem of a six-point bull elk, hoping for something good to happen. More

The return of Knight Rifles
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When Knight Rifles founder Tony Knight introduced his MK-85 inline-design muzzleloader back in 1985, it changed the entire course of blackpowder hunting and redefined "primitive" arms seasons in a way that is still debated. Knight's creation took the less reliable sidelock configuration of black-powder rifles that were in use and created an ignition system that launched a spark straight from primer to powder for a faster, much more reliable "boom." More

The truth about the quail-hunting coyote
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Although a majority of the comments expressed either skepticism or outright disbelief, the poll numbers revealed an almost statistical dead heat, with 49 percent believers versus 50 percent non-believers, out of 160 (so far) votes cast. Interestingly, what seemed to sway many of the nay comments was the alleged rigidity of the coyote in the pose. Many of you thought it was either stuffed or Photoshopped. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news for the skeptics (which is my natural inclination as well) but the story of Wylie the bird-hunting coyote is 100 percent...TRUE. It was published in the Oklahoman on Feb. 15, 1998. More

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