Category: WILDLIFE & HUNTING

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Beavers in Utah

Beavers in Utah

Utah’s population of beaver has recovered since the days when they were trapped by mountain men, but some people wonder if moving beaver to traditional habitat may help deal with drought. Beaver were found across

Maybe This is Why You Don’t Like the Research Coming From Land Grant Colleges

Maybe This is Why You Don’t Like the Research Coming From Land Grant Colleges

This thoughtful article discusses inadequate funding for the land grant colleges and how this shortfall affects research. Not mentioned is that, faced with this continual funding crisis, the land grant colleges have accepted massive funding

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Energy Development Abuse Threatens Port Aransas and Texas’ Bays and Estuaries

Energy Development Abuse Threatens Port Aransas and Texas’ Bays and Estuaries

Protect Port A from Port Aransas Conservancy on Vimeo. The idea of lessening regulation to achieve energy independence is a good one until it is catastrophically abused as it is in South Texas’ coastal estuaries.

Disease Threatening Deer Population Has Spread to 26 States

Disease Threatening Deer Population Has Spread to 26 States

According to this article, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was first “discovered” in mule deer at a wildlife research facility in Colorado in 1967. Here is, as Paul Harvey used to say, “The rest of the

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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

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