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  • The truth about wolves is hard to find

    The truth about wolves is hard to find

    Some hunters claim wolves are killing too many deer and elk in northwestern Montana, but the facts indicate otherwise -- although those facts are easily lost in all the emotional rhetoric.

  • Wolf management in Idaho is not ready for prime time

    Wolf management in Idaho is not ready for prime time

    The controversy that flared when a trapper posted a photo of himself with a dying wolf proves that Idaho and other Western states are incapable of managing wolves without the help of the Endangered Species Act.

  • When wolf-trapping goes viral

    When wolf-trapping goes viral

    When a trapper posted photos of himself with a dying wolf on Facebook, the resulting angry, hate-filled uproar on the Internet accomplished nothing useful.

  • Big game tag auctions raise big bucks for Western states

    Big game tag auctions raise big bucks for Western states

    Hunting tag auctions may get too pricey for a lot of Western hunters, but they also raise significant money for conservation projects.

  • It’s time 23,000 elk got off the dole

    It’s time 23,000 elk got off the dole

    Wyoming needs to stop feeding elk in winter in order to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease.

  • Western game wardens go after poachers

    Western game wardens go after poachers

    Overstretched game wardens like Colorado's Tom Knowles rely on tips from hotline informants to catch elusive poachers.

  • Why do people yearn to possess wolves and other wild animals?

    Why do people yearn to possess wolves and other wild animals?

    Human beings seem to have an insatiable desire to own or at least manipulate wild animals.

  • Wolf on a picnic table

    Wolf on a picnic table

    Is a more-or-less trained and captive wolf anything at all like a truly wild wolf?

  • When the bear comes too close to home

    When the bear comes too close to home

    It's easy to love wild animals like bears until they actually start eating your chickens and coming a little too close to your family for comfort.

  • At last, Yellowstone bison catch a break

    At last, Yellowstone bison catch a break

    Montana is finally working on ways to deal with stray Yellowstone bison without killing them outright or keeping them indefinitely quarantined for fear of brucellosis.

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