All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hunting’

Death of Alpha Wolf Sparks Renewed Concern over Hunting near Yellowstone


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton She was graceful and photogenic. She was a good mother. She was widely admired for her strength and beauty. But earlier this month, a hunter killed one of Yellowstone’s most famous canines just 15 miles outside the park boundary in Wyoming—the gray wolf that led the Lamar Canyon Pack in the northeast [...]

Posted on: December 27 2012
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Wolves under Fire in Wyoming


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton This month has been a sad one for Wyoming’s wolves. On October 1, the federal government removed wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act, allowing the state to permit hunting of these animals, despite glaring deficiencies in Wyoming’s wolf management plan. Even worse, the state included national park lands (namely, [...]

Posted on: October 23 2012
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Getting Close to Katmai’s Bears in the Hopes of Protecting Them


I recently captured the true essence of seeing brown bears up very close and personal in the wild with my camera at Katmai National Park and Preserve. Joined by three colleagues and our passionate guide and partner in bear conservation, Dave Bachrach from AK Adventures, we departed from the coastal town of Homer via float plane, soaring over volcanoes, massive [...]

Posted on: July 31 2012
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National Parks Under Threat: Why NPCA Opposes New Farm Bill Amendments in the Senate


Update, June 19, 2012: The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act amendments discussed in this article are officially no longer part of the Farm Bill package the Senate is expected to vote on today. Thanks to all who took action to stop these harmful amendments–this news is a big victory for national parks. In Congress, lawmakers will often take a bill on one thing and “amend” [...]

Posted on: June 14 2012
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Prevent Wolf Hunting in Wyoming’s National Parks


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton The gray wolf has made a stunning comeback in the northern Rockies. In the late 1920s,  wolves had been completely eradicated from western Wyoming as well as the rest of the lower 48 states. Conservationists reintroduced wolves to the region in the 1990s, successfully restoring new populations to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, as [...]

Posted on: May 15 2012
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