CA Wildlife Official Photographed with Dead Mountain Lion

Critter News

Outcry is growing against one of California’s top wildlife officials after a photo of him holding a dead mountain lion surfaced online last week. Dan Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission, is shown in the photo, holding a mountain lion he reportedly hunted and killed in Idaho, according to Western Outdoor Press, which published the photo. Hunting mountain lion is legal in Idaho, but illegal in California.

Kofa Mountain Lion Update

Animal Person

Though I wrote about the mountain lions of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge a couple of times, it was never with the breadth and depth that Deb Durant of Invisible Voices has. This is a surreal situation in my opinion because, as Ron writes, "all 3 Alternatives in the DEA allow for the killing of Kofa lions, just at different rates and at different geographic locations."

Police Shooting of 15 lb Mountain Lion Cub Ruled Unjustified

Critter News

Wow, bet that must have been a short hearing. A 15 lb cub and they were so freaked out they shot it. Said Larry Nichols, a weapons and tactics specialist with the Burbank Police Department, who wrote the review: "The actions taken by the officers [were] not appropriate and outside of the department policy. No person was placed in immediate jeopardy." Morons.

California Legislators Call for Wildlife Official's Resignation

Critter News

He is a proponent of trophy hunting and was photographed with a dead mountain lion in Idaho. fish and wildlife california government mountain lions hunting idaho trophy huntingThe wildlife official in question is the President of the California Fish and Game Commission. Full story here.

When Will One Show Up In Queens?

10,000 Birds

The Mountain Lion struck and killed by a car in Connecticut in June has been confirmed as a wild animal. Its journey originated in South Dakota, 1,500 miles to the west! The last confirmed sighting of a cougar in Connecticut was in the late 1800s. Asides

“Hawk” vs. Hawk

10,000 Birds

In addition to killing birds of prey, brodifacoum has also killed coyotes, grey foxes, red foxes, kit foxes, mountain lions, bobcats, black bears, Pacific fishers, and other animals, including domestic dogs and cats. Like Syngenta’s “Talon,” “Jaguar”s active ingredient is brodifacoum, which has killed mountain lions, bobcats, and house cats, plus all of the species mentioned above. Does the product above strike you as black humor, only not funny?

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Giveaway: Emory’s Gift

4 The Love Of Animals

One day while fishing in the woods behind his home Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear. We got a chance to read Emory’s Gift recently, and we even have a signed copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader! Emory’s Gift is about a boy, and a bear, and a lot of life that happens in between. What is it that makes Emory the bear so special? What is the gift?

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Seamus McGraw tells us he has to kill deer in his section of Pennsylvania because “with no predators to speak of—the wolves were wiped out centuries ago and the last mountain lion in the state was killed more than 70 years ago—the responsibility for trying to restore a part of that balance fell to me.” Who wiped out the wolves and mountain lions? To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec.

Twitching Solitaire En Masse

10,000 Birds

So there was more than simple lister anxiety coursing through my body when word of one sitting atop Grandfather Mountain came out, and birders began making plans to head west. Grandfather Mountain , if you don’t know, is not only the second highest mountain in the state, it’s also one of North Carolina’s top tourist attractions. I’d get my bird, and the kids would have a fun day out in the mountains.

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Take Wing and Fly Here by Priyanka Kumar

10,000 Birds

encounters mountain lion sign and is momentarily engaged in something more immediate and consequential than whining, even that falls flat. Will you indulge me for a minute? (Of Of course you will. You always do.) In speaking of Take Wind and Fly Here , the first novel in a proposed trilogy by filmmaker Priyanka Kumar, I must speak less of birds, at least at the beginning, and more of the arcana of my other great nerd-love, writing. Don’t worry. It will come back around.

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

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” They agree with George Wuerthner saying, “Nonhuman predators (wolves, mountain lions, coyotes, ravens and others) are disfavored by wildlife managers at all levels as competition for sportsmen and are treated as second-class citizens of the animal kingdom. The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC) is often held up as the best system of wildlife management and conservation in the world.

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A Stick! A Bird! A Tree!–Books on Nature for Parents & Kids

10,000 Birds

If you’ve birded Los Angeles County, then you know it encompasses an incredible variety of habitats, from beaches to mountains, from conserved wetlands to rapidly populating desert. “A stick! A stick!”

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We Cannot Allow This Administration’s Environmental Policies To Stand

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It predicts “If the wall were constructed as described it would eliminate migratory movements of mammals, which could include endangered ocelots, mountain lions, Sonoran pronghorn, foxes, and deer that cross the Rio Grande for food or shelter, and lead to genetic inbreeding and eventually species extinction.” Not only is the Trump administration going about removing our hard fought environmental protections, they are destroying our reputation around the globe.

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