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WY: Group asks feds to ban wolf hunting in parkway

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A conservation group filed a petition on Wednesday asking the National Park Service to place an area between Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks off-limits to wolf hunting.

 

The petition by the National Parks Conservation Association called on the park service to start a formal rulemaking process and ultimately ban wolf-hunting in the 24,000-acre John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.

The group believes it was an over


The group believes it was an oversight for the federal government to approve inclusion of the area in the larger designated wolf trophy hunting zone in Wyoming, said Sharon Mader, Grand Teton program manager with the association in Jackson....


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Group-asks-feds-to-ban-wolf-hunting-in-parkway-4519809.php#ixzz2TVgYzQNZ

 

 

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Trophy hunting - Wikipedia

Trophy hunting - Wikipedia | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of wild game animals...

 

Trophy hunting has firm supporters and opponents.

 

Public debate about trophy hunting often centres on the question of the morality of sport hunting and the question of the extent to which the money paid by trophy hunters benefits the population of game animals and the local economy.

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Kelly Waetzig's curator insight, June 15, 2013 5:25 PM
http://www.kwoutdoorequipment.com/hunting.html again thank you

I am a very big fan of trophy hunting and this article is very true.  I spent 20 years in the outfitting industry and know first hand what happens when things are not properly managed.  Quality can lead to quanity

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B.C. bear policy called unsustainable

B.C. bear policy called unsustainable | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

An increase in bear trophy hunting licences in British Columbia.

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Lion Parks but a Breeding factory for trophy hunters

Lion Parks but a Breeding factory for trophy hunters | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Lions and tigers from Port Elizabeth's Seaview Predator Park are being sold to game farms known for hunting and the exporting of animal bones.
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Dove hunting season threatened by poachers In Kansas

“The limit is about 15 doves a day so that was about 109 over the limit between the four of them,” said Ron Kaufman with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

 

“If every hunter went out and do what they did it would wipe them out,” said Robert Brumback, an upset hunter.

 

Some hunters say its normal for one to slip up every now and then and go over the limit, but they say that it isn’t hunting after some point....

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Botswana: Hunters Not Poachers

Botswana: Hunters Not Poachers | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Bushmen hunt for their survival, but are treated like poachers on their land. #HuntersNotPoachers
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Ironic... "tribesmen are accused of "poaching" because they hunt their food. And they face arrest and beatings, torture and death, while fee-paying big game hunters are encouraged."

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Lions Hunted to Save Rhinos in South African Circle of Life, uh Death!

Lions Hunted to Save Rhinos in South African Circle of Life, uh Death! | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
When U.S. television host Melissa Bachman posted a photo on Facebook Inc. of herself smiling and holding a rifle above the head of a lion she had shot, the response was instant.
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Circle of Life?

Sadly what South Africa has is a Circle of Death... and that seems to include humans and animals!

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Two Lancaster County hunters' 6-year fight to bring their polar bear trophies home

Two Lancaster County hunters' 6-year fight to bring their polar bear trophies home | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
When U.S. put polar bears on the threatened list in 2008, it barred any parts from coming into the country. Even bears shot legally before the ban. Two Lancaster County hunters want their trophies back and have taken their cry of unfair to federal court and the halls of Congress.
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Crusaders' trophy hunting controversy

Crusaders' trophy hunting controversy | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Crusaders players on a hunting trip have been brought into a wildlife organisation's campaign against trophy hunting.
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Diminishing Habitat and Wildlife Populations

Diminishing Habitat and Wildlife Populations | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
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Most Unlikely Trophy Hunting Victims - Children

Most Unlikely Trophy Hunting Victims - Children | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The next generation will pay the price as trophy, canned and sport hunting become increasingly more bizarre with hunters engaging children at earlier ages.
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Killing for Conservation? A House Divided!

Killing for Conservation? A House Divided! | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

......I work at a major firearms manufacturer. If stereotypes are derived as a reflection of the majority, well … Most employees wear camouflaged clothing to work. There are many trucks in the parking lot with gun racks and stickers bearing different NASCAR racers’ car numbers. You’ll hear Obama jokes, double negatives, and the word “ain’t.” A lot. If Wal-Mart doesn’t have it, they don’t need it. And personal firearms are allowed in the building. Care to guess how they feel about the second amendment, firearms, and hunting?

 

But even these hardcore second amendment supporters are divided on the issue of trophy hunting; that is, killing an animal you do not intend to consume. A quick straw poll at the office reflected the thoughts of one hunter who posted on Miss Jones’ Facebook page, ‘I’m a hunter and proud of that. That being said I eat what I shoot and only hunt overpopulated animals that other wise [sic] would starve or get diseased. Trophy hunting majestic and rare animals so you can get paid by the people who sponsor you is sick! … Don’t make the rest of us look bad with this crap!”....

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Facebook allows ‘Kill Kendall Jones’ page, but deletes her game hunting photos

Facebook allows ‘Kill Kendall Jones’ page, but deletes her game hunting photos | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Facebook has allowed the “Kill Kendall Jones” community page to stay, despite deleting several of the Texas teen’s hunting photos for violating the social media network’s animal abuse policies.....

 

But wait there's an update:

UPDATE: A community demanding the removal of the “Kill Kendall Jones” page quickly gained support over Wednesday night, and it appears that Facebook has removed it as of Thursday morning.

 

Social media users began uploading messages they received from Facebook that said the page had been deleted due to posing a “credible threat of violence.”


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/9/facebook-allows-kill-kendall-jones-fan-page-delete/#ixzz37SMSV3lq ;
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I still see her page??? Though the most offensive images have been removed.

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Stopping Michigan wolf hunt the focus of humane society president's Kalamazoo visit

Stopping Michigan wolf hunt the focus of humane society president's Kalamazoo visit | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The President of the Humane Society of the United States worked with about a dozen other volunteers on a door-to-door campaign on Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness for ballot issues concerning wolves in November.
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Baiting Lions to Kill them

Baiting Lions to Kill them | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Via LionAid. From Pieter Kat's blog...


This is taken from a hunt report involving Neil Duckworth, a professional hunter with Mokore Safaris in Zimbabwe and the woman hunter pictured above:


“We were able to take [a] nice buffalo cow on the first morning. By the afternoon hours she was hanging in two locations for lion bait after a lot of time and effort was put into selecting the perfect bait / blind sites.


On day 2 we spent most of the day trying for a zebra to add to our lion baits and building blinds at the existing bait sites from the day before. With all set all we needed was for a lion to show.


On day 3 … we saw a big lion track...


- See more at: http://www.lionaid.org/blog/2014/09/how-easy-it-is-to-hunt-a-lion.htm#sthash.oL1Lfz30.dpuf ;

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Hunter faces backlash after killing moose in front of wildlife watchers near Brainard Lake

Hunter faces backlash after killing moose in front of wildlife watchers near Brainard Lake | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
There's growing controversy about a bow hunter who shot and killed a moose over the weekend within feet of several wildlife watchers.
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Zambia ends trophy hunting ban, elephants fair game

Zambia ends trophy hunting ban, elephants fair game | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
After 20 months, Zambia has lifted its ban on hunting, allowing trophy hunters to target numerous species in the wildlife-rich country including elephants. The announcement was made by the country's Tourism and Art's Minister, Jean Kapata, who stated that the ban had resulted in a loss of revenue to the Zambia Wild Life Authority (ZAWA).
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How Drones Are Emerging As Valuable Conservation Tool

How Drones Are Emerging As Valuable Conservation Tool | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Lian Pin Koh believes drones can be a key part of conservation efforts, particularly in remote regions. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about how his project, ConservationDrones, is promoting the use of drones for everything from counting orangutans to stopping poaching.
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Big Cats Spared by Zambia as It Allows Trophy Hunting Resumption

Big Cats Spared by Zambia as It Allows Trophy Hunting Resumption | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Zambia, the southern African nation with nearly a third of its land reserved for wildlife, has lifted a ban on hunting for species other than wild cats.

 

“The suspension of safari hunting is hereby lifted,” Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata said in comments broadcast on Lusaka-based Radio Phoenix. “The suspension of cat hunting shall still remain in force until a survey to ascertain their numbers” is complete.

 

Zambia, where rhinos and elephants roam 20 national parks together with animals ranging from antelopes to hyenas, suspended hunting in January last year, saying its wildlife would be more beneficial alive....

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Who got to them?

Money?

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Alabama family hunts 1,000-pound alligator 

Alabama family hunts 1,000-pound alligator  | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A group of Alabama hunters have the biggest hunting trophy ever in the state of Alabama.
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Okay, I thought hunters only took out the old and the sick to preserve the strong gene pool?

What does this have to do with wildlife conservation?

 

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Can grizzly bear watchers end B.C.'s trophy hunt?

Can grizzly bear watchers end B.C.'s trophy hunt? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The contentiousness of killing grizzlies for trophies extends far beyond Bella Coola and far beyond the 32,000-square-kilometre Great Bear Rainforest.
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The Hunter Becomes the Hunted, Kendall Jones

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted, Kendall Jones | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

A US citizen reacts to seeing, reading about teen hunter Kendall Jones....

 

We wondered what regular folk thought about Texas’ teen huntress. When one of our new volunteers expressed absolute dismay we asked her to jot down her thoughts… by doing so she learned a most valuable lesson...

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Why Big Game Hunting Does Not Help Conservation

Why Big Game Hunting Does Not Help Conservation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
With less than 2% of tourism profits coming from hunters, and less than 3% of those going back to local communities, who do you think benefits?
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Instead of deterring poachers, some say trophy hunting is actually creating a conduit?

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Namibia: New Trophy Hunting Conservancies Approved in Zambezi

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has approved that the areas of Lusese and Nakabolelwa along the Zambezi and Chobe rivers be turned into conservancies, bringing to 81 the number of registered conservancies in the country.
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World Cup beauty loses modeling gig after hunting photo outrage

World Cup beauty loses modeling gig after hunting photo outrage | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

The Belgian beauty who scored a L’Oreal modeling deal after her World Cup photos went viral earlier this week has been released from her contract.

 

The decision comes after 17-year-old Axelle Despiegelaere sparked outrage on Facebook with a picture showing her posing with a dead oryx gazelle she had hunted in Africa, The Independent reports....

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Hunting ain't cool anymore!

Or is this the new double standard? Okay for guys but not for gals?

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Steven Spielberg Hunting Photo Sparks Hilarious Online Outrage

Steven Spielberg Hunting Photo Sparks Hilarious Online Outrage | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Anti-hunting advocates went ballistic when a photo of Steven Spielberg with a dead animal was posted online. Those who engaged in the social network bashing
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Namibia: Elephant Attacks Trophy Hunter

A Namibian professional hunter sustained multiple injuries when a young elephant bull attacked him in the Uukwaluudhi Conservancy.
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