News Roundup: Sept. 22-26

The most important news items from the week of September 22nd.

$2.1M campaign to save mule deer migration path

Mule deer buck
Photo credit: Getty Images

Conservationists have initiated a $2.1-million campaign that would allow them to purchase private land that is a bottleneck to the longest known mule deer migration route in the country. The Conservation Fund secured a contract to purchase 364 private acres of land in Sublette County. The property stands at the outlet of Fremont Lake near Pinedale and is owned by Donald W. Whitaker. It was already listed for sale before the Conservation Fund got involved. Read the report here.

Hunting: more affordable than you think

Montana mule deer buck
Photo credit: Brady Miller,

It may feel sometimes like hunting is draining your budget, but it is actually more affordable than many outdoor hobbies and activities, according to a report that the the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released this week. Read the full report here.

Wyoming wolves regain federal protection

Black  colored wolf
Photo credit: Bruce McKay

Federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming have been reinstated after a federal judge ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 statewide Endangered Species Act delisting of the species. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected a Wyoming wolf-management plan that declared wolves unprotected predators that could be killed on sight in the majority of the state. Read the full story here.


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