Man Fined $13K for Poaching 14 Deer Because They Ate His Pine Trees

A 71-year-old South Dakota man was charged with 14 counts of killing big game without a license after admitting to poaching more than a dozen deer because they were damaging trees on his property. Although the case was built around evidence of 14 dead deer, court records show the defendant admitted killing as many as …

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Biden Administration Cancels Mining Permits near Boundary Waters

“],”renderIntial:true,”wordCount”:350}”> A controversial mining project near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness may be dead after the Biden administration canceled two mineral leases on Wednesday. The decision, filed by the Department of the Interior in the US Court of Appeals, marks a significant victory for environmental groups who opposed the project. Ecologists and proposed wildlife …

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Mansplaining, Imposter Syndrome, and a Hiking-Trail Epiphany

It’s hard to destroy a post-summit high, but the mansplainer judging my footwear just about did it. I was happily sauntering down the pine-fringed trail from the top of Hunter Mountain, the second-highest peak in New York’s Catskills range, at 4,406 feet, when the gearshamer appeared. My hiking companion, Maggie, and I had just climbed …

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What it’s like to grow up with parents in the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol

skier Forrest Gilson and snowboarders Travis Rice and Cam Fitzpatrick grew up with parents who worked at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Patrol in Wyoming. in a Patrol kidsthe three professional athletes, as well as the current leagues and their children, talk about the impact that being part of the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol …

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BC extends Wolf Cull program to help Mountain Caribou

The British Columbia government has decided to extend its wolf extermination program for the next five years, according to a Prince George Citizen report. The extension of the Air Wolves Reduction Program aims to help the county’s struggling mountain ibex populations, which face the combined threats of habitat loss and increased predation by gray wolves. …

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Swastikas and Racial Slurs Discovered on New Mexico’s La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs

“],”renderIntial:true,”wordCount”:350}”> Just a short drive south of downtown Santa Fe, along the volcanic mesa above the Santa Fe River, lie the La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs, one of the most impressive rock-art sites in northern New Mexico. The thousands of drawings date from pre-contact through the Spanish colonial era, with some believed to be more than 8,000 …

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