Wildlife

Wildlife, especially game species, capture human’s imagination.

They are iconic symbols of the health of our wide open spaces. Attempts to manage them as if they are industrialized livestock is ill-conceived and ill-fated. Wildlife are part of nature’s whole. To improve their future, we have to improve their habitat from the soil up.

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Read more about wildlife and management practices in America:

Cloned Black Footed Ferret

Meet the world’s first cloned member of an endangered species.   Some people think that extinct animals like mammoths could be resurrected by these methods, using cellular material found in frozen specimens.  

America’s Bald Eagle Population Has Quadrupled

“According to the professor interviewed below, bald eagles are now so numerous that they are sometimes found nesting in residential areas like yard birds. This shows what can be accomplished when we collectively decide to […]

Using Cows to Improve Wildlife Habitat and Increase Pronghorn

This is the second in a series about how domestic animals like cattle can help wildlife and habitat in desert grasslands.  Our first introduced Cows and Quail, Albuquerque-based Holistic Management International’s range and wildlife program […]

Eleven Active Alaska Volcanoes

“Anglers from across the world fish for salmon and steelhead below these brutes. Our favorite is Mount Veniaminof, pictured above. Its glacier melt feeds the Sandy River (note Veniaminof’s photo credit).  

In Montana, Bears and Wolves Become Part of the Culture Wars

All sides of this debate want similar outcomes: Healthy habitat and wildlife. We cannot get these unless we also consider the people who live with these animals, and their livelihoods.   Anyone who thinks or acts […]

Chukar Hunting in Utah’s West Desert

Adam Eakle joins Brett Wannacott and friends on a chukar hunt in the mountains of Utah’s West Desert. They show you how to hunt these devil birds for tons of fun, and shooting action.  

Aspen Forests Provide Great Habitat for Ruffed Grouse

“Ruffed grouse – and all species –  do better in mixed (partially-logged) forests.  

Legislature Strips Game and Fish of Elk Feedground Closure Power

According to the 30-year veteran employee of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department quoted in the article below, agency decisions regarding wildlife need not give equal consideration to economic or social consequences.   The mindset […]

Everything You Need to Know About Browning Shotguns

John Browning was the greatest gun designer who ever lived. He was from Ogden Utah, down the road from Pitchstone Waters Ranch. This video is all about Browning shotguns. Jonny breaks down some of their history/ […]

Local Photographer Earns International Wildlife Accolade

“Moose and Yellow Lab  

Preserving The Future of Grouse, Woodcock and Hunting – Ruffed Grouse Society

The Ruffed Grouse Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forests for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. Without young forest habitat, populations of grouse […]

Telling the Scientific Truth About Coyotes

“Coyote killing contests and indiscriminate coyote poisoning programs do not control coyote populations, and hurt the environment.

On The Wolf Trail

Tracking wolves around Teton National Park.  

Hunting Wild Pheasant in Idaho

We join Bret Wannacott on private land in Idaho to hunt wild pheasants.    We discuss how to gain access to private land by building relationships with land owners. Plus we delve into the […]

The Grand Prize – An RMEF Film

Growing up in a hunting family, Rafe Nielsen of Browning Firearms says the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation played a large role in shaping his views of hunting from an early age.  

An Idaho Congressman Aims to Dump Dams

“Here is an ecological idea on salmon restoration that gives environmental, social and economic factors equal weight. Congratulations and thanks to U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson.  

Stocking Rates vs. Grazing Days, Recovery Rates and Necessary Impact

Below is an excellent piece by our friend “Cowboy Bob” Kinford. For several years, he helped us manage cattle herds on the high deserts of far-West Texas. Paraphrasing Bob: Many holistic/regenerative grazers think that ultra-high […]

Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep Takes Out a Drone

“Bighorn and zebra?

USDA Offers New Forest Management Incentive for Conservation Reserve Program

As reported below, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying people to engage in innovative forestry practices on private land. USDA says these practices reduce fire hazards, increase water retention in soil, and benefit […]

After Dinner Guest: American Pine Marten

“When we cook on the porch this voracious little guy shows up.  

Feds Finalize Wyoming Wildlife Killing Plans

The 2021 campaign of the feds’ seemingly endless war on wildlife is described in the article below. 100-plus years into the misadventure of government funded predator removals the historian’s observation seems appropriate: “They had learnt […]