Of Race Cars and Banked Tracks (Elk and Wolves)


By Bob Ferris   “At issue is how wildlife is managed in this country. Our belief is based on more than 100 years of the most successful wildlife management model in the world that our state agencies are to manage wildlife within their respective borders. That includes management of gray wolves along with other predators.” David … Continue reading Of Race Cars and Banked Tracks (Elk and Wolves)

Of Roosevelt Elk, Bacteria, Hooves and Herbicides


By Bob Ferris    Over the last several years through numerous blog posts and comments Cascadia Wildlands has been forwarding two important notions. The first is that state wildlife commissions (and therefore agencies) in the West are too beholding to resource-oriented industries such as ranching, timber, mining and energy interests at the expense of hunters, anglers and … Continue reading Of Roosevelt Elk, Bacteria, Hooves and Herbicides

Besmirching the Wolf and Roosevelt’s Ghost


By Bob Ferris    “We’re continuing to see an alarming trend in Western wildlife management. I am calling it the “Predator Death Spiral.” The underlying cause of this phenomina [sic] is when a wildlife agency attempts to hide or “pad” their big game population estimates when over predation begins to take hold. This in turn … Continue reading Besmirching the Wolf and Roosevelt’s Ghost

Oh Deer: Reading between the O&C Lines


By Bob Ferris   Before I even thought about wolf and bear advocacy, I worked on deer (at right).  In those pre-wolf times I fully immersed myself in all things Wallmo, was the first through the gate of Clover traps and pioneered some tranquilizer dart capture techniques for black tailed deer. Some of this is rusty … Continue reading Oh Deer: Reading between the O&C Lines

RMEF: Mutiny and the False Flag


By Bob Ferris   I often read historic fiction about the time when big sailing ships ruled the seas.  One frequent theme of these novels is mutiny.  The more I think about the situation at the Rocky Mountian Elk Foundation, the more it reminds me of a ship where a mutiny has taken place.  But instead … Continue reading RMEF: Mutiny and the False Flag

USFWS’s Wolf Delisting Fiasco (Last Chance for Comments)


By Bob Ferris Last June when the US Fish and Wildlife Service submitted a proposal to essentially delist gray wolves in the Western States they compromised the credibility of the Agency, ignored the public will and opened themselves to what has become global criticism from the scientific community.  This latter shortcoming was epitomized by the … Continue reading USFWS’s Wolf Delisting Fiasco (Last Chance for Comments)

Jerod Broadfoot of the Oregon Outdoor Council and His Wife Under Investigation for Wildlife Violations


Jerod Broadfoot of the Oregon Outdoor Council and His Wife Under Investigation for Wildlife Violations For Immediate Release  September 20, 2013   Contacts:  Bob Ferris  bob@cascwild.org 541-434-1463   Steven Chapman steve@skc-communications.com  949-887-0793   Correction: An earlier version of this press release indicated that Mr. Broadfoot and his wife were charged by the Umatilla District Attorney's Office.  This … Continue reading Jerod Broadfoot of the Oregon Outdoor Council and His Wife Under Investigation for Wildlife Violations

Statement of Steven K. Chapman and Bob Ferris Regarding the Investigation Of Jerod Broadfoot and the Future of the Oregon Outdoor Council and Oregon Outdoor Council Foundation


Correction: An earlier version of this statement indicated that Mr. Broadfoot and his wife were charged by the Umatilla District Attorney's Office.  This conclusion was erroneous and based upon our receipt of internal case numbers from the District Attorney's office indicating an on-going action with potential charges.  We apologize for any confusion this might have caused. … Continue reading Statement of Steven K. Chapman and Bob Ferris Regarding the Investigation Of Jerod Broadfoot and the Future of the Oregon Outdoor Council and Oregon Outdoor Council Foundation

An Un-Natural State of Fear: Oregon Outdoor Council versus Lions, Tigers (Wolves) and Bears


By Bob Ferris The Onion has some brilliant satire and some that bites a little too deep.  One that is just right was a recent one they did about wolves and the millions of people killed each year by this rapacious predator that stalks people at copiers and coffee bars and rips their throats out … Continue reading An Un-Natural State of Fear: Oregon Outdoor Council versus Lions, Tigers (Wolves) and Bears