Proposed Glacier County Cattle Petition

By Trina Jo Bradley VP, MRLA Since 1995, county cattle petitions have been helping USDA APHIS Wildlife Services with predator management by providing much needed funding for Wildlife Specialists such as Mike Hoggan to charter a helicopter to regulate coyote and wolf populations and work throughout the year setting hardware to control predators. According to … More Proposed Glacier County Cattle Petition

The Rancher’s View of The Living With Wildlife Conference

“Guard, protect and cherish your land, for there is no afterlife for a place that started out as Heaven.” ― Charles Marion Russell The first session of the Living With Wildlife Conference in Lewistown, Montana on January 24, 2019 started with Chris Johns, Former Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic’s and Program Leader, Beyond Yellowstone. He quoted Montana’s famous … More The Rancher’s View of The Living With Wildlife Conference

The comments are in!

By Trina Jo Bradley VP, MRLA Remember that proposed ARM rule about grizzly bear population management that I was ranting about for the last two months? Well, the comments are in…I just finished reading 482 pages worth, and I tell you, it was entertaining, encouraging, disheartening, and just plain ridiculous all rolled into one big … More The comments are in!

When did grizzlies become more important than our freedom as land owners?

“First we take the question as to whether bears should be there or not off the table,” was one of Gary Burnett’s first comments as he introduced himself on the NCDE Panel Discussion on Connectivity. My immediate thought was, “Hmm…. Many of us are not ready to take that debate off the table.” The Northern … More When did grizzlies become more important than our freedom as land owners?

Are more regulations the answer to hunter/bear conflicts?

By Trina Jo Bradley VP, MRLA On Oct. 26. 2018, environmentalist Mike Bader, along with support from Western Watersheds Project, WildWest Institute, Friends of the Wild Swan, Montana Chapter of the Sierra Club, Great Bear Foundation, Friends of the Rattlesnake, Friends of the Bitterroot and other environmentalists, filed a petition with Montana Fish, Wildlife and … More Are more regulations the answer to hunter/bear conflicts?