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How Bills To Stop Killing Coyotes With Snowmobiles Went Down In Flames

January 19, 2023

In 2019, former Montana Sen. Mike Phillips introduced a bill to outlaw running over coyotes with snowmobiles. It failed.
Former Montana lawmaker questions what kind of religious people who worship Creator would condone torturing living products of creation?
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'Real' Wolves, Yellowstone and Humans’ Place in the Discussion Revealed at ‘Night of the Wolves’

January 12, 2023

Conrad Fisher of the Northern Cheyenne/Tsėhéstáno and Shane Doyle regale panelists and the crowd
MoJo hosts three preeminent wolf experts at The Ellen Theatre, bestows first-ever Conservation Courage awards at sold-out event
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Should Enviro Groups Be Promoting More Human Recreation Use Of Still-Unspoiled Places?

January 10, 2023

Two's company, but crowds can destroy the magic of wild places
A longtime Montana conservationist calls out a group for promoting its 'Trail of the Week' at a time when natural areas are being overwhelmed at the expense of wildlife
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White-tailed Deer Buck With CWD Confirmed Near Bozeman

December 14, 2022

CWD is now on the doorstep of Bozeman
As CWD spreads across the West, Wyoming still operates elk feedgrounds and states take aim at disease-fighting predators
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Why 'Yellowstone' Rancher John Dutton Says 'Progress' Is Destroying The Wild Rural West

October 27, 2022

The "balance" between private land development and conservation is landing hard on some of America's most famous wildlife populations
The only way Greater Yellowstone, America's most iconic wildlife ecosystem, stands a chance of being saved is if there's a game plan. Glaringly, none now exists
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Win Or Lose, Liz Cheney's Legacy In American History Will Be Non Sibi Sed Patriae

August 16, 2022

Not so long ago, prior to Jan. 6, 2021, Liz Cheney defended Trump
In this op-ed, Tom Sadler reflects on Wyoming's Republican primary and what Lincoln, Roosevelt, Ike and Reagan would make of Harriet Hageman
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Yellowstone's Famed 'Boiling River' Undergoes Dramatic Shape Shift

July 24, 2022

The popular Yellowstone soaking place formerly known as 'Boiling River'
The "historic" floods in Yellowstone obliterated roads, disrupted our use of the park and altered Boiling River, but Nature isn't "destroyed"
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Unthinkable Disaster: Sweep Of Yellowstone Likely Closed To Tourism For Remainder of 2022

June 14, 2022

Historic north entrance to Yellowstone obliterated
Park Supt. Cam Sholly says damage caused by roaring rivers to roads puts northern part of park out of commission just as busy 150th anniversary/summer season getting under way
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Peacock The Firebrand Asks: Is Fighting For Wild Earth Worth It?

May 17, 2022

Peacock during his searching years in Yellowstone
Doug Peacock battles for grizzly conservation, inspired an Ed Abbey character and served as a Green Beret medic in Vietnam. His new memoir is perfect read for summer
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Grizzlies Around Yellowstone Are Entering A Big Squeeze

May 16, 2022

Grizzly 399 and four cubs, with whom she recently parted company
Past research shows bears are sensitive to small amounts of habitat intrusion by recreation and development. But what's the impact now as both of those go boom?
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Juggernaut: Industrial Recreation Deepens Its Tear Across America's Wildlands

April 27, 2022

At what point is nature conquered?
Is outdoor recreation Manifest Destiny 2.0?  Get ready, the West is about to experience a rush to expand the outdoor recreation infrastructure like never before. Is that a good thing for nature?
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Is Montana Entering New Dark Age of Unaccountable Government?

February 20, 2022

Politicians: what does their oath to uphold public trust mean?
Jim Nelson, a retired state Supreme Court Justice, says democracy is being undermined by elected officials at all levels who are dodging their constitutional oath to keep citizens informed
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We Outdoor Recreationists—All Of Us— Are Displacing Wildlife

January 31, 2022

The crush of Covid visitation has created a new reality
Scientist April Craighead shares what the Craighead Institute has found so far in its examination of user impacts on wildlife near Bozeman, attitudes toward animals and each other
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Prominent Scientists Push Back Against Delisting Grizzly Bears: Op-Ed

January 13, 2022

Grizzly 399 and one of her recent cubs
When it comes to assessing biological recovery of grizzlies, who is better informed—people who study wildlife for a living or governors and legislators who dislike grizzlies and wolves?
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