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American bison are back, and not everyone is happy about it

By Mark A. Bonta / January 23, 2020 / Comments Off on American bison are back, and not everyone is happy about it

The bison herds of the North American grasslands once numbered in the millions before they were hunted by white settlers to the brink of extinction.  Now, almost miraculously, there are upwards of half a million again — but this amazing conservation success story isn’t music to everyone’s ears. Dangerous interactions In the pre-colonial era, bison […]

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Wyoming’s wildlife wars are going to keep getting worse

By Mark A. Bonta / January 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Wyoming’s wildlife wars are going to keep getting worse

The latest battle for the soul of the West is really an ongoing set of skirmishes, pitting grizzly bears, mountain lions and bighorn sheep against a rancher and his livestock.  Stuck in the middle are the federal and state government agencies charged with protecting public lands, native animal species — and also private-property rights.   Territorial […]

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