In the latest move to curtail wolf hunting across the country, Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio–one of the most vocal, influential, and persistent critics of Western wolf management–called for federal intervention to protect gray wolves that range beyond Yellowstone National Park.
DeFazio claims hunters who harvest wolves outside park boundaries are directly responsible for the recent decline in Yellowstone’s wolf population. To help solve this “problem," he penned a letter to the Department of the Interior requesting the agency coordinate among states to establish a “wolf safety zone” around Yellowstone National Park. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation responded to DeFazio with a letter of their own.
A California man pled guilty last week to poaching 60 bobcats and grey fox for commercial purposes in two of the state’s northern counties.
Tracy Lee Shultz of Courtland trapped the animals by setting about 50 large traps across 900 square miles of land, according to the LA Times. Shultz committed a number of violations, including trapping before the season opened on November 24 and failing to properly monitor his traps.
When Ms. Foils’s two bulldogs heard – or smelled, who knows – a black bear in their New Hampshire neighbor’s yard, they broke through a plank fence to confront the bird feeder mooch. The bear, even though he was much bigger than the dogs, fled the scene.
If you've got a buddy who thinks he's the best small-game hunter in the woods, show him this video of the Goshawk. These birds of prey will easily embarrass any human hunter. Just check out this BBC clip of a female Goshawk making instant adjustments while flying through different tiny spaces at breakneck speeds.
Zoo attendees in Billings, Mont., were treated to a scene of destruction Saturday as grizzly bears Bruno and Ozzy were let loose in a fake campsite to do what bears do in the woods. The bears shredded a tent, a sleeping bag, and chairs; knocked over and tore through a garbage can; and ripped into food containers. The only thing that survived was a bear-proof cooler that neither bruin could manage to get into.
The purpose of the demonstration was to allow Bruno and Ozzy to work through some deep emotional issues both had carried since childhood. OK...
The real reason for the show was to demonstrate how most bear-proof items aren’t bear proof at all.
Any shot with a rifle at 1,000 yards requires a little luck. But, the guys who posted this video have a series of clips on long-range coyote shooting to prove they know what they're doing.
This shot was made at 1,020 yards and the video was published to YouTube last year. There's plenty of reason to debate the ethics of long-range hunting, but it's also important to recognize the amount of skill that goes into this level or marksmanship.
A rabid female wolf tore through the streets of Tiberias last week injuring at least 11 people, according to Haaretz.com.
The attacks began in the morning and continued for hours into the afternoon, until police were finally able to corner and kill the animal. The injured were immediately taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for rabies.