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The Big Bad Wolf Makes Good

September 30th, 2010

[large thumbnail url=”the-big-bad-wolf-makes-good” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”the-big-bad-wolf-makes-good” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] Excellent editorial that attempts to refocus away from political grandstanding and back on to the effect of wolves on their surrounding ecosystem.

[large thumbnail url=”beers-continues-unsubstantiated-propaganda-campaign-in-agweek” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”beers-continues-unsubstantiated-propaganda-campaign-in-agweek” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] Jim Beers, a well known anti-wolf and anti-government spokesperson, published another article, this time attempting to explain the concerns of unknown “locals” about conspiratorial claims of wolf-related wrong-doings. This one appeared in Agweek.

National Geographic Wild’s show Wild Expedition will be airing the second episode of their new season, and it’s focus will be on gray wolves.

[large thumbnail url=”montana-idaho-send-wolf-hunting-plans-to-feds” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-idaho-send-wolf-hunting-plans-to-feds” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] In an attempt to get around the relisting of wolves in the states of Montana and Idaho, both are attempting to get approval for a so-called “conservation hunt” from the federal government.

[large thumbnail url=”the-state-of-idaho-is-managing-wolves-without-any-authority” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”the-state-of-idaho-is-managing-wolves-without-any-authority” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] Ralph Maughan and Ken Cole of the active wildlife blog, wolves.wordpress.com, believe that the state of Idaho doesn’t have any legal right at this time to manage the wolves in their states as an agreement to allow them to do so […]

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-hunts-more-deadly-than-previously-thought” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-hunts-more-deadly-than-previously-thought” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] An article which appeared on the ScienceInsider Web site challenges the belief that a wolf population can survive massive losses to hunting without long-term harm to their numbers.

[large thumbnail url=”woof-montana-museum-exhibit-looks-at-mans-best-friend” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”woof-montana-museum-exhibit-looks-at-mans-best-friend” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] When he found out she owned two dogs, Bozeman Mayor Jeff Krauss says, he knew that Waded Cruzado would fit in as president at Montana State University. “This is one crazy dog town,” Krauss joked at Cruzado’s inauguration this month. Everyone […]

[large thumbnail url=”senators-introduce-bill-to-exclude-wolves-from-esa” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”senators-introduce-bill-to-exclude-wolves-from-esa” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] Hints of pending federal wolf legislation came to fruition on Wednesday, when Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both R-Idaho, introduced a bill that would exclude wolves in Idaho from the Endangered Species Act.

Editorial: Pro-wolf groups blew it

September 24th, 2010

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-pro-wolf-groups-blew-it” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-pro-wolf-groups-blew-it” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] Bill Schneider wrote the following editorial on New West’s Web site.

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-county-declares-local-disaster-in-response-to-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-county-declares-local-disaster-in-response-to-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] Idaho County, in Idaho not surprisingly, has requested that Governor “Butch” Otter declare an ongoing disaster for the county – a move which would allow people to shoot any wolf on sight.

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-watching-range-rider-quits-for-not-being-anti-wolf-enough” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-watching-range-rider-quits-for-not-being-anti-wolf-enough” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] Jason Cunningham is an internationally recognized personification of the human attempts to prevent wolf/cattle conflicts – but Oregon’s first range rider quit and the reason may be shocking.

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-in-the-midwest-vs-the-west-whats-the-difference-us” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-in-the-midwest-vs-the-west-whats-the-difference-us” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] In the Great Lakes, where there are more wolves, the animal’s not the lightning rod it is here. Blame the media and blame relocation. But should we also blame ourselves?

[large thumbnail url=”dead-wolf-leads-montana-fwp-to-look-for-a-new-pack” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”dead-wolf-leads-montana-fwp-to-look-for-a-new-pack” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is investigating whether wolves have established a pack in the Bridger Mountains after a dead wolf was found in the Brackett Creek area over the weekend.

[large thumbnail url=”feds-look-to-remove-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-look-to-remove-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] The US Fish and Wildlife Service will try again to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

[large thumbnail url=”washington-may-have-a-third-breeding-wolf-pack” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”washington-may-have-a-third-breeding-wolf-pack” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] Washington wildlife officials are scouting for what could be the state’s third breeding wolf pack after a gray wolf pup recently was caught in Pend Oreille County near the Canada border.

[large thumbnail url=”nez-perce-tribe-would-rather-not-own” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”nez-perce-tribe-would-rather-not-own” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] The Nez Perce tribe got high marks when they previously managed Idaho’s wolf population, and says they are ready to take on the job again if necessary. However, they would prefer to work with the state rather than take full responsibility […]

[large thumbnail url=”swiss-design-anti-wolf-collar-for-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”swiss-design-anti-wolf-collar-for-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] Alpine wolves may soon be running scared from Swiss mountain sheep if a new high-tech protection collar manages to reach the production line.

The Arizona Fish and Game Departmant has released its August 2010 Mexican Wolf report.

Misleading, unsubstantiated claims are par for the course for Lobowatch, an anti-wolf activism site. The latest “news release” goes above and beyond, filled with half-truths and even calling for hunters who may break the law to shoot wolves to be called “wildlife patriots” not poachers.

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center offers their wolves something a little different to help them cool down on a hot day – a fully landscaped wolfy day spa.

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