Update from the Field: First Buffalo to Enter Montana Met with Gunfire — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Buffalo Field Campaign Is it any wonder that buffalo have been staying out of Montana when this is the kind of welcome they receive? As we’ve been reporting, hardly any buffalo have migrated from Yellowstone into Montana this winter. The few who had come close didn’t stay long before heading deeper into the park. […]

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Yellowstone and Montana are Killing the Last Wild Buffalo — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Does anyone in Montana, Yellowstone or the broader US care at all anymore about their wild resources and icons? This article seems to indicate not. There’s a brutality now quite evident, boiling over everywhere, in the US that is stark, cold and cruel.

Straight from the Horse’s Heart article follows verbatim.    

read more at the Buffalo Field Campaign “Yellowstone National Park — shamefully complicit in Montana’s livestock industry’s war against wild buffalo…” More than 1,200 of America’s last wild buffalo have been killed this winter, and it isn’t over yet. Hunting along Yellowstone’s boundaries has taken the lives of more than 400 buffalo. Hunters are still […]

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For Migratory Birds, Lebanon Is A ‘Black Hole’ Where They Are Hunted, Trapped, Killed — News : NPR

Every year, some 2.6 million birds are shot or die after being trapped in illegal nets in Lebanon. “This country is a black hole in terms of protection,” says a conservationist.(Image credit: Sam Tarling for NPR)

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B.C. group wants to kill the seals to save the whales – CBCNews

by Greg Rasmussen (via msn.com)

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Ken Pearce throttles back on his outboard motor, his boat slowing as it cuts through the waters of the lower Fraser River near Steveston, B.C.

He’s spotted a half-dozen seals swimming in a side channel.

“They’ve fed on the rising tide and now they’re coming in to soak up the sun and snooze,” he says.

Pearce views the animals as a major threat to migrating salmon and the endangered killer whales that feed on them.

He wants tens of thousands of them killed in a commercial hunt.

His group, Pacific Balance Pinniped Society, has support from some First Nations, commercial fishing groups and elements of the sport fishing industry. 

Read the full article here.

Wyoming Gives 22 Winners The Chance To Hunt Grizzlies — Or Not — News : NPR

A whopping 7,000 people vied for the chance to hunt Wyoming grizzly bears for the first time in 44 years. Many entrants in the permit lottery said if they won, they would sit out the hunt.(Image credit: Bryant Aardema/Getty Images)

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Interior Dept. moves to allow Alaska bear hunting with doughnuts, bacon

What is wrong with the policy makers at the Interior Department, are they themselves the hunters, or are they just as depraved as those who think baiting bears with doughnuts and bacon is either ethical or honourable?

Where’s the public outcry? I don’t understand how such cowardly policies are even being considered.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/interior-dept-moves-allow-alaska-bear-hunting-doughnuts-bacon-n876306?cid=public-rss_20180522

Goose hunting gone (a)fowl

A falling goose hit a waterfowl hunter near the Miles River on the state’s eastern shore, knocking him out and causing head and facial injuries. He’s in stable condition. (Image credit: Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images)

via Hunter Knocked Unconscious By Falling, Dead Goose Shot By His Hunting Party — News : NPR