The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has confirmed, through DNA testing, that at least two wolves chased and killed, Candice Berner, a teacher who was jogging last year near a rural Alaska village.
Biologists cite the reason for the attack as simply aggression. In retaliation, eight wolves were killed. The trouble is that because of protections still in place, more attacks are likely. Read more at the link…
Four Sitka button bucks (fawns) were pulled from the icy water in Alaska thus saving their lives. A good story and photos are here…
Cass County, Michigan
A deer with a swollen snout may provide information about what is causing the strange malady among whitetail deer in Michigan and other states.
Dale Wallace of Cass County is sending the head of a deer he shot last week to scientists in Georgia who are studying similar animals found in Eastern states and as far away as Idaho.
La Grande, OR — A cow, a yearling heffer, was killed by wolves from the Imnaha pack this past weekend. A court-ordered stay prevents Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to kill any wolves from this pack even though livestock losses will continue to add up. This one pack is confirmed to have killed 19 livestock animals since last year alone.
LEWISTON, Idaho – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is aiming to control wolf populations with helicopter gunners and government trappers in north-central Idaho. Animal activists are sure to provide a howling response.
WASHINGTON – Lin Feng Xu, 31, an antique dealer in China, has pleaded guilty to smuggling and to violating the Endangered Species Act in connection with the illegal export of African elephant ivory in his carry-on luggage. Read more
MISSOULA, Mont.-A custom casket featuring hardwood inlay artwork of an elk and mountain scene, hand-forged elk antler handles and camouflage bedding is among many special items to be auctioned in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-4, 2012, to support the conservation work of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Read more
A court refused the Animal Protection League’s attempt to block the six-day bear hunt, and now the group has requested permission to protest at the weighing station in Franklin, N.J. They are whining because passing motorists might see bears being weighed.
Maybe they should keep their eyes on the road.
OLYMPIA – After four years of development and extensive public review, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today unanimously adopted a plan that will guide state conservation and management of gray wolves in Washington state. Read more
PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission (Commission) today voted 3-1 to continue both its financial and infrastructure support of Mexican wolf conservation in the state, but voted not to support the release of any new wolves until the federal government completes certain critical planning measures. Previously, all initial releases of captive Mexican wolves in the U.S. have occurred in Arizona with the concurrence and support of the Game and Fish Department. Read more