Items by Ted Williams

Hey hunters, don’t vote against protecting public lands
Hey hunters, don’t vote against protecting public lands
Hunting and angling groups said Trump would represent their interests — but they were wrong.
What it takes to save an imperiled fish
What it takes to save an imperiled fish
The impressive effort to restore the Arctic grayling in a Yellowstone National Park stream.
Federal wildlife refuges are not up for grabs
Federal wildlife refuges are not up for grabs
Alaska’s attempt to intrude on federal wildlife refuges has incensed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for good reason.
The folly of “taking back” the West
The fight for dirty water
The Pleistocene and the present don’t compute
Two flat tires on the sage grouse express
Suckers for gold
Suckers for gold
Recreational dredgers can wreck stream beds.
Suckers for gold: recreational dredgers can wreck stream beds
When poisoning is the solution
When poisoning is the solution
A victory for an endangered fish, though some environmentalists fought hard to prevent it.
Wild, free and out of control
Wild, free and out of control
Calling out an NBC-TV program for romanticizing wild horses on our public lands
Citing religious freedom is no excuse
Citing religious freedom is no excuse
Debate: Should the Hopi people continue to have the right to kill eagles for religious purposes? Ted Williams says no.
Extreme Green
Extreme Green
Uncompromising environmental groups like the Center for Biological Diversity do more harm than good with their lawsuits, according to some critics.
Wildlife fauxtography
Wildlife fauxtography
If a wildlife photograph looks too perfect to be "real," it probably isn't.
When some ranchers use poison -- just like the old days
When some ranchers use poison -- just like the old days
Some ranchers in western Kansas are using a deadly biocide called Rozol to kill endangered species like the black-footed ferret.
Let them eat copper
Let them eat copper
The National Park Service’s decision to ban lead bullets and lead fishing tackle will protect rare California condors and other creatures, including humans.
On second thought, Mr. Cheney
On second thought, Mr. Cheney
Ted Williams finds it more than ironic that Dick Cheney -- a well-known foe of fish and rivers -- was invited to speak at a fly-fishing museum.
How not to save salmon
Ted Williams says killing fish, birds and sea lions to save endangered salmon is like drinking snake-oil elixir to cure a serious illness.
A political fish-kill is in the making
Ted Williams says the Bush administration is doing its best to kill off an endangered fish: Montana’s fluvial grayling.
Fees have become a public-lands shakedown
Ted Williams says charging fees to use public lands is worse than extortion.
They should shoot horses, shouldn't they?
Wild horses are not native to the West, and they do not deserve our protection
How bizarre: Wild horses have become sacred cows
The writer calls wild horses the region's sacred cows
Puppets on the range
The writer tells how Kit and Sherry Laney became puppets of the property-rights movement, sending the Forest Service into fits
The trouble with the Endangered Species Act is us
The Endangered Species Act isn’t broken; we just don’t like to enforce it
The trouble with the Endangered Species Act is us
The writer says the only thing broken about the Endangered Species Act is us
Trees can be just another sacred cow
Only God can make a tree, but anyone can ruin a prairie.
Hullabaloo in the hook-and-bullet press
The writer takes aim at the hook-and-bullet press, calling it the captive of gadget-makers and the National Rifle Association
Native fish: Some environmentalists don’t get it
The writer supports poisoning exotic fish so that native fish can be restored to the West
Sportsmen for Bush: Wise up!
Ted Williams says that if sportsmen bothered to read, they’d be shocked at what the Bush administration is doing to wildlife
Sometimes, it’s trout that have to be killed
Ted Williams sees an ecological conscience developing among anglers who usually care only for trout
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