Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bad Week For Wildlife

Where do I begin?
I'll start with the deer in Helena.

FWP agreed to allow 150 deer to be captured and killed. The "Urban Wildlife Task Force" began this week. Read more from the Helena IR.

Next are the gray wolves.
Bush along with the Department of the Interior have created a plan to delist the gray wolf, but it will need to be approved by Obama's administration. Great Falls Tribune.

Now the elk.
FWP has begun capturing them, then testing them for antibodies of brucellosis, and slaughtering those that test positive. Bozeman Daily Chronicle

On to buffalo.
Gallatin National Forest Supervisor, Mary Erikson, gave the MT DOL a "10 year special use permit" to put a "portable" capture facility on Horse Butte! Billings Gazette

Also, FWP is considering appointing a rancher on their board of commission! The ranchers are wanting this seat under the reasoning they own much of the land where hunting takes place. HelenaIR

Whew! It's been a busy week as Bush makes his final moves before leaving office. Now, if only we could get rid of Palin....

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