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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Hunters’ Patron Saint Celebrated This Month

“According to the article below, not only do virtually all major religions support ethical hunting, but most religions and cultures conduct special ceremonies to guide, support and protect hunters.  

Bosque del Oso

The Bosque Del Oso State Wildlife Area contains 30,000 acres of prime elk winter range. It holds some of the biggest bull elk in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and […]

Trumpeter Swan Cygnets Released at Yellowstone to Boost Population

“The trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator) is a species of swan found in North America. The heaviest living bird native to North America, it is also the largest existing species of waterfowl, with a wingspan of […]

Bison Herd To Be Culled On North Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park

Limited hunting of bison is to be used to manage herd numbers in Grand Canyon National Park. Let us hope this common sense catches on elsewhere, including Yellowstone.

Algonquin Park Wildlife Videos

Algonquin Provincial Park is in southeastern Ontario, Canada. Its forests, rivers and numerous lakes, including the large Lake of Two Rivers, are home to moose, bears and common loons.

Burned, Beetle-ravaged Wyoming Forest Expected to Flourish

As demonstrated across the West, refusing to “manage” forests is a powerful management practice. While the practice of keeping human hands off of forest resources may be well-intentioned, it is detrimental and destructive. The “hands […]

Building Waterfowl Habitat on the Snake River in Idaho

Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area in Southwest Idaho provides an important stop over for resident and migrating ducks and geese. Habitat biologists strive to create the perfect mix of open water, cover and food.   […]

The Elwha Dams Are Gone and Chinook Are Surging Back, But Why Are So Few Reaching the Upper River?

“As reported below, King Salmon recovery on the Elwha River is going slowly. It will require that wild sea-run fish find their way back into the river, spawn, and then after several years, return to […]

Brucellosis Outbreak in China Worsening as Disease Spreads to Farms

The many sincere and well-intentioned “defenders of wildlife” who oppose treating the brucellosis that infects Yellowstone Park’s elk and bison should read the article below.   The current Covid pandemic demonstrates once again that animal […]

How Predators and Forest Management Affect Elk Numbers

Elk numbers around Yellowstone Park have declined over recent decades. This is usually blamed on wolves and bears. But according to this video, forest management probably plays a larger role.      

Owl Protections Questioned as Blazes Rage

What is described in the article below is how competing priorities are paralyzing common sense ways to address the forest decline that everyone wishes to halt.   Declining forest health and catastrophic wildfires are symptoms […]

Tasmanian Devils Return to Mainland Australia for First Time in 3000 Years

Here is an interesting article about how on the Australian mainland, Australian wildlife managers are reintroducing an animal wiped out thousands of years ago by human impact.   Reintroducing a native animal thousands of years […]

Allan Savory – Saving Western Ranching Culture

“In this interview Allan Savory explains why the Western ranching culture is dying along with other cultures.

Nature’s Fear Factor

“For animals in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, the normal balance of competition and predation was upended when a war wiped out the top predators. The remaining animals didn’t simply grow in numbers—they began behaving in […]

Fighting Wildfires With Fire

Due to well-intentioned “hands off” forest management practices – often intended to help wildlife – our national forests are accumulating highly flammable understory material faster than nature can cycle it away.   The well-meaning prescription […]

Purcell Mountains Wildlife

Idaho Fish and Game cameras capture wildlife in Idaho’s Purcell Mountains. This remote and rugged range extends north into British Columbia where its upper reaches offer some of the continent’s most famous mountaineering and powder […]

Chukar Life

Upland bird hunting along the Snake and Salmon rivers in Idaho.  

Painting Eyes On The Butts Of Cattle Surprisingly Effective At Scaring Off Would-Be Predators

Here is another example of low-tech, non-lethal ways to protect cattle from predators.     NOTE: this article was originally published to IFLScience’s Apple News Channel on August 7, 2020. It was written by Katy […]

Mother Grizzly and Cubs

  Idaho Fish and Game posted this video with these comments: Every year Idaho Fish and Game Biologists place GPS collars on grizzly bears to learn about their reproduction, survival, and distribution. A recently retrieved […]

Documents Detail Push To Manage Yellowstone Bison as Cattle

The article below summarizes various objections to managing Yellowstone bison more like cattle in order to control brucellosis, among other things. Yellowstone’s elk and bison are now a regional reservoir for this disease, which causes […]

Ohio Hunter Killed by Grizzly Bear in Alaska in ‘Surprise Attack’

The tragic outcome described in the article below is not surprising.   If you are in bear country and come upon a kill or carcass including livestock, you are likely within 100-200 feet of a […]