Author's details

Name: Marc Bedner
Date registered: March 19, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Hunters demand access to national monuments — August 5, 2017
  2. Hail Trump, Those who are about to die salute you! — March 2, 2017
  3. No Refuge for Wildlife — January 18, 2016
  4. Protect Wolves from NM Maim and Squish — October 1, 2015
  5. The Last Rhodesian Politicians — August 3, 2015

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  2. Great White Hunter — 2 comments
  3. Protect Wolves from NM Maim and Squish — 2 comments
  4. Armed Agriculture — 2 comments
  5. What’s Left for Wildlife — 2 comments

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Jan 05

Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing

The December 18, 2013, Santa Fe Reporter, featured a profile of James Lane recently fired as director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. While no public reason was given for Lane’s firing, it seems likely that it was due, at least in part, to his public derision of the nonhunters as “tree-huggin’ …

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Oct 04

Remove Wildlife Services from the Mexican Wolf Program

Earlier this year, an agent of USDA Wildlife Services was caught in the act of killing a Mexican wolf. The agent, described by his employer as a “wildlife specialist,” claimed to have misidentified the wolf, presumably confusing it with one of the coyotes routinely slaughtered by the agency. How is the US Fish and Wildlife …

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Sep 20

Harvest time for Bears

On his LinkedIn profile, Frederic “Rick” Winslow describes his position with the New Mexico Game and Fish as follows: “I administer the black bear, cougar and furbearer harvest for the state of New Mexico.” One of Winslow’s official duties at Game and Fish has been compiling bear “depredation statistics.” Not to be confused with the …

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Sep 16

Gunning for Syria

Negotiations over the last several days have apparently postponed, if not altogether eliminated, the threat of a U.S. military attack on Syria. While the U.S. Congress has not had the chance to take a final vote on the issue, New Mexico’s two U.S. Senators were quick to take a public position. As a member of …

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Apr 22

Experiments with Wolves

Earlier this month the Albuquerque Journal reported that an employee of USDA Wildlife Services (WS) is being investigated for killing a Mexican wolf. The news came as the Mexican wolf recovery program reached its 15th anniversary. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which oversees the Mexican wolf program, refuses to comment. The Mexican wolves …

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Mar 23

Great White Hunter

There are many problems with Allan Savory’s TED presentation this month which he calls How to green the desert and reverse climate change. As the Wildlife News and other websites have pointed out, the very concept of “greening the desert” is problematic. But even people with no experience of grasslands and deserts should see a …

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