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 Wolves and Beer


By Bob Ferris   The New York Times op-ed by Arthur Middleton questioning the strength of evidence in Yellowstone of wolf-generated trophic cascades and urging more cautious messaging on trophic cascades by conservation groups and wolf advocates has spawned a fire-storm of debate.  And that is good and healthy in terms of what science should do … Continue reading Of Wolves and Beer

Making War on Wolves


Chicago Tribune  July 7, 2013   Yellowstone National Park's best-known wolf, beloved by many tourists and valued by scientists who tracked its movements, was shot and killed Thursday outside the park's boundaries, Wyoming wildlife officials reported. The wolf, known as 832F to researchers, was the alpha female of the park's highly visible Lamar Canyon pack … Continue reading Making War on Wolves

Of Hobbits, Elves, Elk, Ecology and Wolves


  By Bob Ferris My wife and I are fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  For us that meant that we recently re-watched the extended versions of the three movies and also spent time watching the special features disc associated with each film.  The former was still great and the latter was revealing … Continue reading Of Hobbits, Elves, Elk, Ecology and Wolves