The Coyote Derby Lightning Rod


  By Bob Ferris   I just learned on Facebook about yet another western coyote killing derby.  This one is located in Northern California and is likely to bleed over into Oregon and Idaho—pun intended.   Although the organizers of this event in Modoc County are trying to keep it on the “down low” to … Continue reading The Coyote Derby Lightning Rod

In Washington, Opposition Mounts to Notorious Federal Program’s Attempt to Grab Wolf-killing Powers


For Immediate Release, January 16, 2014   Contacts:  Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, (541) 359-0990   In Washington, Opposition Mounts to Notorious Federal Program’s Attempt to Grab Wolf-killing Powers    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Eight conservation groups representing tens of thousands of … Continue reading In Washington, Opposition Mounts to Notorious Federal Program’s Attempt to Grab Wolf-killing Powers

Coalition Comments on Washington Wolves and Wildlife Services


On January 16, 2014 Cascadia Wildlands and a coalition of conservation groups submitted written comments on a proposal to involve USDA Wildlife Services in the Washington wolf recovery effort.  Please click the link below to read the coalition's comments on this ill-advised proposal.   Wildlife Services EA Comments WA_FINAL  

Coyote killing competition planned in Oregon


By Associated Press January 15, 2014   BEND, Ore. — A coyote killing contest is scheduled this weekend in Eastern Oregon.   The event near Burns is called the JMK Coyote Hunt, and this year’s event is the eighth, the Bulletin newspaper of Bend reported Wednesday. Last year, 20 teams of hunters killed nearly 150 … Continue reading Coyote killing competition planned in Oregon

Cry wolf? Large carnivore decline puts humans at risk , study says


By John Roach NBC News January 9, 2014   A few years after wolves were reintroduced to the Northern Rockies in 1995, fifth-generation Montana rancher Rick Jarrett gave up on the parcel of federal land near Yellowstone National Park that he grazed for 20 years. The carnivores harassed his cattle so much that they stopped … Continue reading Cry wolf? Large carnivore decline puts humans at risk , study says

Editorial From May 1922 Field and Stream


Below is an editorial from the May 1922 issue of Field and Stream Magazine by Le Grand T. Meyer.  His closing line speaking of western federal lands exposed to public lands grazing was: MAKE THESE PLAYGROUNDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, INSTEAD OF STINKING DESERTS.   This editorial was in defense of the Idaho Department of Fish … Continue reading Editorial From May 1922 Field and Stream

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

Comments, Comments, Get Your Red Hot Comments


Today is the last day of wolf comments and folks are speaking up.  Please click these links to see what people are saying. Cascadia Wildlands People Pictures and Comments: Wolf Comments People with Pictures American Society of Mammalogists: ASM 2013 Wolf Delisting letter_revision_15Dec And last but certainly not least, Cascadia Wildlands' joint comments with Center … Continue reading Comments, Comments, Get Your Red Hot Comments

Press Release: Over 100,000 in Northwest Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2013 CONTACT: Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, 707-779-9613 Jasmine Minbashian, Conservation Northwest, 360-671-9950 x129 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789 Lauren Richie, California Wolf Center, 443-797-2280 Pamela Flick, Defenders of Wildlife, 916-203-6927 Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 x210 SEATTLE— Demonstrating Americans’ broad opposition to … Continue reading Press Release: Over 100,000 in Northwest Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting

Competitive hunting of wolves, coyotes in Idaho sparks outcry


Laura Zuckerman, Reuters December 11, 2013   SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – The first statewide competition in decades to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho has sparked outrage among wildlife conservationists, who condemned it as "an organized killing contest."   The so-called coyote and wolf derby is slated for the weekend of December 28-29 in the … Continue reading Competitive hunting of wolves, coyotes in Idaho sparks outcry