Colorado, Idaho make reckless decisions to persecute bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife

Colorado, Idaho make reckless decisions to persecute bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife

Each year, trophy hunters and trappers kill around 2,000 of Colorado’s bobcats, either for fun or to sell their furs overseas, usually in Russian and Chinese markets. The animals are hunted down with radio-collared dogs and shot at point-blank range, or they are trapped in cage traps with no protection from the weather nor food […]

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POLL: Should private funding and a nonprofit organization be involved in state wildlife management?

POLL: Should private funding and a nonprofit organization be involved in state wildlife management?

If you kill a wolf in Idaho, your effort might be worth $1,000. A nonprofit in North Idaho covers costs for hunters and trappers who successfully harvest wolves. The group, called the Foundation for Wildlife Management pays up to $1,000 per wolf harvest. The group has been around since 2012, and although some conservationists dislike it, […]

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Idaho documents reveal weeks-old wolf pups among 570 maimed, slaughtered wolves

Idaho documents reveal weeks-old wolf pups among 570 maimed, slaughtered wolves

BOISE—As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that the removal of wolves from Endangered Species Act protection nation-wide is “very imminent,” new data from Idaho show the ugly face of state wolf management there. According to an analysis of records obtained by Western Watersheds Project, hunters, trappers, and state and federal agencies […]

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