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DNA Of Wolf Declared Extinct In Wild Lives On In Texas Pack

More on the ‘discovery’ of Red Wolves in Texas. The real hero is “Wil E. Coyote” the indomitable little wolf of our Southwestern Deserts. Like his roadrunner cartoon adversary, Coyote has run circles around the ‘conservation’

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Hunting Gambel’s Quail Through the Lens

The Gambel’s quail (Callipepla gambelii) is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. It inhabits the desert regions of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Sonora; also New Mexico-border

Put Down the Kombucha and Pick Up a Crossbow

Put Down the Kombucha and Pick Up a Crossbow

The number of active hunters has been falling for decades. Because hunters have always led the effort and funding for wildlife and habitat conservation, declining hunter numbers is a major threat to wildlife. Non-hunters have

Environmental Groups Leave Oregon Wolf Plan Discussions

Do States Manage Wolves Better?

Decades of experience with wildlife and forestry management shows that state agencies generally produce better results than federal agencies. It’s not that the feds don’t know what needs to be done; it’s that they can’t

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Bounty Program Looks to Help Control Texas’ Feral Hog Problem

Bounty Program Looks to Help Control Texas’ Feral Hog Problem

For thousands of years, wild and domestic animals have been sold as food. Because this “bounty” works so well, stopping market hunting is the first thing we do to protect the wild species. Human civilization

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Aberdeen Angus Cattle: America’s Most Popular Breed

The Aberdeen Angus, sometimes simply Angus, is a Scottish breed of small beef cattle. It derives from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus in north-eastern Scotland. Aberdeen Angus cattle have been recorded

Wyoming Game and Fish Prepares for CWD at Elk Feedgrounds

Wyoming Game and Fish Prepares for CWD at Elk Feedgrounds

The well-intentioned state and federal government practice of feeding elk on public lands has led to overpopulation and over-concentration of these animals. The combination of too many elk in too little space has put elk

Wild Canids Carry DNA of “Extinct” Red Wolves

“Wil E. Coyote” for the Evolutionary Win

More on the “discovery” of Red Wolves in Texas. The real hero is “Wil E. Coyote,” the indomitable little wolf of our Southwestern deserts. Taking a cue from “The Roadrunner,” his cartoon adversary, the coyote

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The Great Migration by Johann Fanzoj

A beautiful double rifle by the Ferlach, Austria gunmaker Johan Fanzoj. He describes the rifle as follows, “The Great Migration” portrayed by Johann Fanzoj in artistic splendor, in a 5-year-project based on a monumental large-caliber

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Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 10

Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 10

Nothing is as peaceful as elk country. Rather than trying to eliminate all elk on Texas’ public lands under the scientifically-bogus belief that they are an “invasive, exotic” species that harms bighorn, pronghorn and mule