Tag Archives: Montana

Why I Hunt: Thoughts from a Wolf-Loving, Elk-Killing Tree Hugger

This is a guest post from David Stalling’s blog From The Wild Side. David Stalling is a writer and advocate living in Missoula, Montana. “When the buffalo are gone, we will hunt mice, for we are hunters and we want our freedom.” — Chief Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, 1831-1890. I’m a wolf-loving tree hugger and I hunt. I kill and eat wild elk. Does this seem contradictory? It’s not if you consider our Nation’s conservation heritage, and see that… Continue reading

Grizzly Bears in Northern Rockies: A Lasting Success?

This year the Endangered Species Act is celebrating its 40th birthday. That’s four decades of saving fish, plants and wildlife from disappearing forever. Since the law was overwhelmingly passed by Congress in 1973, only a tiny handful of species have gone extinct. The decline of hundreds of other species has been halted, and some have already been successfully recovered to sustainable levels. And thanks to the Act’s habitat protections, millions of acres of public land have been protected for these… Continue reading