This salmon season could be a big one

This salmon season could be a big one F&G predicts one of the largest chinook returns in nearly 30 years, with enough fish to transplant some to the Boise River.     Roger Phillips / rphillips@idahostatesman.com Nicola Johnson, former assistant manager of the Rapid River Hatchery near Riggins, shows a chinook salmon that returned to [...]

New Online Destination for the Outdoor Sportsman Now Live at www.bullsandbeavers.com

SOURCE: Bulls & Beavers LLC Apr 15, 2008 11:10 ET New Online Destination for the Outdoor Sportsman Now Live at www.bullsandbeavers.com BullsandBeavers.com Aims to Be the Most Complete Resource for Outdoor Enthusiasts Featuring a Wide Range of Hunting, Fishing, Real Estate and Conservation Information, Forums and Auctions Highlighted Links www.bullsandbeavers.com SUN VALLEY, ID–(Marketwire – April [...]

Bigfoot in the freezer?????

Bigfoot in the freezer?????

(CNN) — A policeman and a former corrections officer say that on Friday they will unveil evidence of what they claim is their biggest find ever: the body of Bigfoot. The thawed body of a creature reputed to be Bigfoot reportedly weighs more than 500 pounds.

Cougars in chaos

Cougars in chaos

    Cougars in chaos WESTERN ROUNDUP – April 14, 2008 by Liza Gross RICH BEAUSOLEIL, WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE How a state hunting policy pushed Washingtons big cats to the brink Hot on the heels of a cougar, Catherine Lambert could barely contain her excitement. She had nearly nailed the location of [...]

U.S. halts commercial salmon season

U.S. halts commercial salmon season

U.S. halts commercial salmon season     template_bas template_bas Regulators are trying to protect slumping chinook population off California and Oregon. By Eric Bailey, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer April 11, 2008 EUREKA, CALIF. — – Instead of preparing to hit the Pacific’s wind-tossed waters next month, veteran fisherman Dave Bitts sat at the counter [...]

Wolf Delisting Q&A

Wolf Delisting Q&A By Kate Siber               Outside‘s October 2003 Dispatch, “Back in the Crosshairs,” explores the raging controversy between environmentalists and ranchers over the proposed removal of the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list. Here, we discuss the delisting issue with wolf expert and former Yellowstone [...]

Lets Manage Wolves Like We Manage Lions and Elk

Lets Manage Wolves Like We Manage Lions and Elk

Lets Manage Wolves Like We Manage Lions and Elk By Walker S. Buddy Smith, Jr. The Elk Foundation’s Former Chairman of the Board Reflects on the Recent Proposal to Delist Wolves in the Northern Rockies If theres anything that can grab the attention of an elk hunter faster than the bugle of a big bull, [...]

Salmon harvest to plummet this year

  Salmon harvest to plummet this year By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter   West Coast fishermen will have the smallest ocean salmon harvest on record this year, a dismal turn in fortunes that underscores the challenges in trying to rebuild the region’s once-abundant fish runs. Salmon fishing will be nearly halted off most [...]

Wolf Delisting And Designation As Distinct Population Segment

Wolf Delisting And Designation As Distinct Population Segment

I received the below comment that was sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pertaining to the removal of the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act and the intent to list the population of gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains as a distinct segment. With permission to republish, here are [...]