Parks Service to Kill Many or Most of Fire Island Deer, Targeting Friendly Ones

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The National Parks Service gears up for long-dreaded killing of Fire Island deer, targeting friendly ones and messing with the species natural evolution in a world dominated by humans.

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Did a Hunter Leave a Dead Bear in Central Park to Teach New Yorkers a Lesson?

Releasing predators in Central Park play a huge role in the fantasies and rhetoric of hunters. Could one have planted a dead black bear cub scare New Yorkers? Seems like somebody with access to dead wildlife was trying to make a point.

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Parks Service Wants to Hunt Fire Island Deer Again

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Watch out Fire Island deer! The Parks Service wants you out of the way of their holly plants. And tourists, if you like seeing deer, too bad. The parks service wants to cut down on “negative human-deer interactions,” which it seems to define as anything that isn’t hunting.

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Rarest rhino species may be saved by crowdfunded drones

Ol Pejeta Conservancy asks the public for $35k to buy a drone to protect what may be the world’s last four northern white rhinos from poachers.

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What 60 Minutes' Love Letter to TX Canned Hunts Got Wrong

Thousands of virtually extinct scimitar-horned oryx survive on TX hunting ranches. But only 110 TX oryx are in the species survival plan that spans 211 institutions worldwide. The species doesn’t need Texas hunters.

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The urban kangaroo--white-tailed deer of Australia

A mob of urban kangaroos heads into Canberra at night to eat. The same arguments over hunting, contraceptives and car accidents play out.

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How quickly will national elk feeding grounds spread chronic wasting disease?

The century old tradition of feeding elk outside Yellowstone could end up severely hurting the population by spreading chronic wasting disease.

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The 71 million Americans who like watching wildlife far outnumber and outspend hunters, but don’t get much a say in wildlife policy.

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Tensleep: saved for the plants, but the elk like it, too

The Nature Conservancy bought the Girl Scouts’ biggest camp to research plants, but plenty of elk, deer, pronghorn, weasels and birds have moved in. Mountain lion and spotted bat are here, but tough to see.

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Bear biologist Lynn Rogers hosts best Wild Kingdom episode ever

Bear biologist Lynn Rogers hosts best Wild Kingdom episode ever

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