User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Problems :: Hunting and Poaching
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Colorado wildlife agency’s past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels 24.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Five years ago, Colorado Parks and Wildlife scientists found that killing mountain lions at the levels agency managers allow across much of the state — including what’s now being planned for the next decade on the Western Slope — will lead to declining numbers, contrary to the goal of ensuring stability for this species.
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Colorado mountain lions hit with new hunting plan as people spread 3.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Mountain lions face an uncertain future under a new state plan to let hunters kill up to 15% a year across western Colorado, and more near subdivisions -- rankling animal rights advocates who favor a live-and-let-live approach to wildlife.
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Why China's wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak 3.4.2020 LA Times: Science

China's multibillion-dollar wildlife industry is driven by corporate interests and traditional Chinese medicine companies whose animal-based remedies are prescribed as treatment for the coronavirus.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife says fake social media posts, robocalls spreading lies about hunting and fishing policies 2.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Fake social media posts and robocalls have been spreading falsehoods about Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunting and fishing policies.
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Minnesota DNR: Wild deer in Dakota County tests positive for CWD 14.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A wild deer in Dakota County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the first case of the fatal brain disease discovered in that area of Minnesota, state wildlife officials said Friday.
Florida men banned from hunting in Colorado after poaching mule deer and pronghorn 18.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
Two Florida men convicted of poaching after killing at least three mule deer and six pronghorn in Elbert and Lincoln counties have been banned from hunting in Colorado.
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It's words, not bullets, for the 'bear whisperer' of the Eastern Sierra 12.2.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

'Bear whisperer' Steve Searles lures bears away from kitchens and campsites, with words instead of tranquilizer darts. And he thinks the lessons of the wild may translate to society.

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Trophy Hunters Can Bid for a Chance to Kill Deer With ‘Accomplished Conservationist’ Donald Trump Jr. 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. A week-long “dream hunt” with the US president’s son Donald Trump Jr. is being auctioned at an annual trophy hunting convention in Reno, Nevada, alongside expeditions to shoot elephants, bears and giraffes. The four-day event organized by Safari Club […]
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Moorhead seeks to thwart turkey takeover 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Moorhead officials are developing a plan to manage a growing population of urban turkeys. A public meeting this week drew about 70 people — many with tales of turkey conflict.
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Wolves likely living in northwest Colorado, state wildlife officials say 8.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials announced on Wednesday that they've found evidence of wolves living in northwestern Colorado, news that comes days after state election officials placed a measure to re-introduce wolves on this year's ballot.
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Colorado hunting, fishing licenses bring in 20% more revenue, plus more key 2019 numbers 6.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Hunters had less than a 1% chance of getting a big game license in fiscal year 2018-2019.
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Texas man pleads guilty to illegally hunting trophy elk in Conifer, Evergreen backyards 21.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A 50-year-old Texas man pleaded guilty this month to sneaking into Evergreen and Conifer residents' backyards to illegally hunt elk and deer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release.
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One ranch, 26 wolves killed: Fight over endangered predators divides ranchers and conservationists 18.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Wolf advocates accuse Diamond M Ranch of exposing its cows to attacks as they graze. The rancher denies goading wolves, but opposes the species' recovery.

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U.S. wildlife officials agree to grizzly bear review after lawsuit 10.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. wildlife officials will review whether more protections are needed for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 states after animal advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the animals to more areas, according to court documents filed Monday.
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Big money is building a new kind of national park to protect Montana's prairie 9.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Haulers' beef complicates deer disposal effort 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildlife managers are scrambling to find a way to move thousands of deer carcasses after the state trash hauler suddenly refused to handle them just days before the opening of rifle season. Officials are getting little sympathy from local trash haulers, who say it’s the state’s own fault.
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Grand Junction couple fined for killing beloved Lake City moose 1.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
A moose killing that rattled the mountain town of Lake City earlier this month was deemed illegal, and two hunters have been fined by the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Thursday.
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Environmentalists push Minnesota to ban lead bullets, tackle over health concerns 31.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
“We all know that lead is bad for people, it’s bad for wildlife. It’s just not something that should be voluntarily introduced to our environment by hunters and fishermen and others,” the petition author says.
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Chronic wasting fears rise as deer disposal plan unravels 30.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The contractor in charge of emptying special dumpsters in areas where the disease has been found is backing out. State officials worry more hunters will leave bones in the woods where the disease can spread to other deer.
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