Mule Deer Foundation Names Pike to Board of Trustees

Mule Deer FoundationSalt Lake City, Utah: At their February board meeting, the Mule Deer Foundation board of directors voted to add Kirstie Pike, the founder and CEO of women’s hunting apparel manufacturer PrÓis Hunting & Field Apparel for Women, to the board. Pike immediately started a 3-year term. [Read more…]

Conservation Groups Urge Stop to Wolf Negotiations

MISSOULA, Mont.—In a letter to Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Joe Maurier, conservation organizations are urging state officials to stick with science in determining adequate populations of gray wolves, rather than negotiating with environmental and animal rights groups to allow surplus populations.

The agency is currently negotiating a settlement with the 13 groups who sued to keep gray wolves federally protected under the Endangered Species Act.

These negotiations potentially threaten to weaken the state’s authority to manage populations of game and non-game species, presenting a dangerous precedent for other states seeking to manage wolf populations through their respective state agencies.
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