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Shaun Mathewson

Mountain lion attacks, mauls 6-year old California boy

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CUPERTINO, CA-A mountain lion attacked and mauled a 6-year-old boy who was hiking with his family about midday on Sunday along a trail near here, and the hiking trails near the Picchetti Winery on Montebello Road were closed. He suffered lacerations and bites around the head and neck, but is expected to live. More than 20 deputies, park rangers and officials from the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife were asking the public to avoid the area as they searched for the animal. “We know they’re up there,” said Santa Clara County Sgt. Curtis Stenderup. “We do get some calls about them, but most of the time, it’s ‘they crossed the road’ or ‘went by someone’s yard,’ ” Stenderup said….

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Public comment opportunity for National Elk Refuge Management Plan

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced yesterday a Notice of Availability (NOA) for a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the National Elk Refuge, located in Teton County in northwest Wyoming. These draft documents describe how the Service intends to manage the refuge for the next 15 years. The Service works with partners and the public to prepare CCPs for every national wildlife refuge and wetland management district in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Each of these 15-year plans identifies specific goals for achieving the purpose and vision for each refuge and for the overall mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. This draft CCP and EA provides the public with…

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Seen a wolf or grizzly bear Lately? IDFG wants to know

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Seen a Wolf or Grizzly Bear Lately? IDFG Wants to Know IDAHO FALLS – Each year tens of thousands of hunters scour the woods of Idaho in search of game, and the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) is seeking their help. IDFG is asking sportsmen and others who may be in the field and observe wolves and grizzly bears to report the sighting. According to Regional Wildlife Manager Daryl Meints, “We know we’ve got plenty of wolves in the state, but as a condition of the wolf delisting we must be able to document 15 breeding pairs with pups each year in the state until 2016. We are asking that anyone who has specific information about wolf sightings…

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