CBD Threatens Lawsuit on Wolves
On Wednesday, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sent a notice of intent to sue to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), due to the hunting of gray wolves in Wyoming’s Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.
Know-How: Prepare to Meet a Predator
Thanks to conservation efforts and sometimes over-the-top protective measures, predators are expanding their range across North America. Here’s what to know, what to carry and what to do should you come face to face with fangs and claws.
Montana: Aerial Hunting of Wolves Runs Afoul of Federal Law
Despite a recent interpretation of Montana state law that aerial hunting of wolves is not prohibited, doing so runs afoul of federal law.
Scientific Management Frustrated Again as Wolves Relisted
A federal judge in California has restored federal protections to gray wolf populations in the Lower 48 (as this wording is a little confusing, note that this ruling does not affect wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming).
NRA-ILA Joins Colorado’s Stop the Wolf Coalition
The NRA supports the state’s professional wildlife managers over ballot-box biology of animal-rights extremists.
Wyoming Expands Wolf Hunting Season
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has updated the state’s wolf hunting regulations to extend the season by one month and increase the harvest quota from 44 to 58.
France to Allow Wolf Populations to Expand
Despite farmers’ concerns, the French government says it will allow wolf populations to expand.
Ruling on Great Lakes Wolves a Starting Point for State Management
On Aug. 1, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., handed down its 54-page ruling on Great Lakes wolves: Gray wolves will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and state management will not be allowed. While the ruling doesn’t immediately remove federal protections from wolves in the Western Great Lakes states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, the court’s decision regarding the important issue of a “distinct population segment” (DPS) is a win for sportsmen.
Court of Appeals Rules to Lift Federal Protections on Wyoming Wolves
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled to lift federal protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming, reversing the order of a lower judge that had sided with environmental groups in 2014.
Top 15 Movies for Hunters
Here are 15 films that portray hunters in a positive light.