Washington wolf pack livestock attacks continue

Wolves attack two more calves in N.E. Washington Two more calves have been attacked in northeastern Washington, including one by the wolfpack targeted for elimination by wildlife managers, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday. WDFW investigators confirmed Tuesday that a calf had been injured by the Profanity Peak pack in Ferry County. Wildlife managers killed five adults […]

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OPINION: Proactively addressing anti-hunting laws on federal lands

“Anti-hunting sentiment could lead to anti-hunting laws on a federal level if lands remain under federal government control…A number of animal rights and anti-hunting organizations are more than willing to restrict or ban hunting altogether. They have a much better chance of accomplishing their goals on the federal level than on the state level.” I could support the transfer of […]

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What role does Congress have in wild horse crisis?

Congress must get serious about the West’s wild horses “We had to do something,” one frustrated board member said. “We couldn’t just sit on our hands anymore.” The United States can target a drone on a lone desert hut halfway round the world and send a roving vehicle to Mars, but it can’t figure out what to do with the […]

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Garfield County Utah: The case for restoring locally-sourced government

Just 9 years following President Clinton’s secretive executive taking of nearly 2 million acres in central Utah, Garfield County Commissioner Maloy Dodds testified in front of the House Oversight Committee in 2005. Less than 10 years following the creation of the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument in 1996, Garfield County was feeling the destructive effects of a burdensome federal presence. Now, 20 years […]

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Extreme Greens ‘beg’ EPA to lie about fracking study conclusions

Radical Enviros Ask EPA to Lie About Facts in Fracking Report 2 Corinthians 6:15: “What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?” The obvious answer to the Apostle Paul’s hypothetical question in that passage is, “There is no harmony. A believer can’t partner with an unbeliever.” Yet that’s […]

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Ranchers nervous about slickspot peppergrass ‘endangered’ listing

Idaho mulling options following listing of tiny desert plant BOISE — It’s unclear if Idaho’s long-running battle with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over a tiny desert flower will continue. Gov. Butch Otter’s office is weighing its options after the USFWS again listed the slickspot peppergrass as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Otter, a rancher, has fought a […]

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BLM fails to provide solutions to wild horse disaster it created

“An increased wild horse and burro population wouldn’t be a bad thing, except that the out of control population growth is destroying the health of our rangeland, which harms these beautiful animals.” In recent years, we’ve seen the wild horse and burro population skyrocket – It’s estimated that there are now 49,000 roaming in the western states. In addition, there […]

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Would Bears Ears designation expose sacred sites to destructive tourist traffic?

Bears Ears: Will tourism be placed over preservation? “At the Effigy National Monument, it seems like tourism took precedence over preservation. Can we expect the same should the Bears Ears region be designated a national monument? The people of San Juan County, who aren’t willing to gamble with the answer to that question, have loudly voiced their opposition to the […]

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Forest Service claims Trail of Tears destruction to ‘dissuade’ off-roading

Fallout from Forest Service damage to Trail of Tears escalates The fallout continues after the construction more than two years ago of 35 earthen berms along almost a mile of the Trail of Tears in the Cherokee National Forest. A whistle-blower group has now called for an independent investigation, and the Tennessee Historical Commission has withdrawn from a 2005 cultural […]

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