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  • Montana Considers New Management for Elk and Brucellosis in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

    Brucellosis is a bacterial disease caused by Brucella abortus.  Infections cause female ungulates to abort their calves and produce “undulant fever” in humans.  Efforts to eliminate brucellosis in livestock began in 1934 and for a brief time in ea...
  • New Report Touts Importance of Public Lands to Jobs in the West

    Click to view larger image Headwater Economics, a non-profit economic research firm based in Bozeman, Montana, released new data in late November that cites the importance of public lands for the strong economic growth in the West compared to other r...
  • Sportsmen's Act Stumbles at Finish Line

    In spite of broad support from sportsmen and conservation organizations, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525) failed to clear its final procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate in late November, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. Bill sponsors have...
  • Slim Chance Remains for Farm Bill in 112th Congress

    Negotiations to address the looming “fiscal cliff” are currently consuming all the oxygen in Washington, DC. As a result, it appears that the best hope of passing the 2012 Farm Bill in this Congress is to incorporate it into a larger legislative packa...
  • The Baldassarre Legacy - Updated "Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America"

    There became notably less energy, intelligence and charisma in the wildlife profession and the entire world with the loss of Dr. Guy A. Baldassarre in late August.  Guy passed away peacefully at his home in Tully, New York, from complications due to chro...