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House Passes Bill to Drop Legal Protections for Gray Wolves

By | November 19, 2018

House Passes Bill to Drop Legal Protections for Gray Wolves – Flathead Beacon News & Features WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped… Read More »

Warding Off Wolves

By | October 24, 2018

Warding Off Wolves – Flathead Beacon MARION – Surveying his pasture from the cab of his Toyota pickup truck, his Australian Shepherd Griz by his side, John Hanson bears the appearance of a quintessential Montana rancher, which he is, having grazed cattle on this land north of Marion for decades.

Estimating Wolf Counts

By | December 10, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that Mike Mitchell, unit leader of the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, is one of the scientists developing a newer method to track animal populations — not by counting, but by estimating. Called patch occupancy modeling (POM), it’s been tested for a decade by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.… Read More »

Wildlife advocates see wolves as ‘best natural defense’ against chronic wasting disease

By | April 16, 2017

The Missoulian reports that wolves are the perfect animal to help reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease among elk, deer and moose, wolf advocates told the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission last week during the board’s meeting in Helena. “And it doesn’t cost us anything,” said Marc Cooke, president of Wolves of the Rockies. Read… Read More »

The Jane Goodall of Wolves

By | March 28, 2017

The Flathead Beacon has a wonderful article about our good friend and North Fork neighbor Diane Boyd. It begins… In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively eliminated the species by the 1930s through hunting,… Read More »