Archive for the ‘killed’ Tag

Wild Things: Wolf struck and killed by a vehicle on Icefields Parkway   Leave a comment

From Calgary Herald by Colette Derworiz on July 16, 2015

Two wolves on the Bow Valley Parkway. A female wolf was killed on the Icefields Parkway on July 8, 2015.

Two wolves on the Bow Valley Parkway. A female wolf was killed on the Icefields Parkway on July 8, 2015. DAN RAFLA/PARKS CANADA / HERALD ARCHIVES

A female wolf has been struck and killed on Highway 93N, prompting officials to remind motorists to use caution on the roadways through the national parks.

On July 9, resource conservation staff responded to a report of a dead wolf about 10 kilometers south of Weeping Wall on the Icefields Parkway.

“An adult female was struck by a vehicle,” said Tania Peters, spokeswoman for Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay national parks.

She said they weren’t able to determine exactly when the female wolf was killed due to the warm weather, but they could tell she was in good health before being hit.

“It’s always challenging when you lose an animal at reproductive age,” said Peters.

There have been 16 recorded wolf mortalities in Banff National Park from 2005 to 2014. Another two were struck in Kootenay National Park and one in Yoho National Park last year.

Peters reminded drivers to watch for wildlife when they are driving in the national parks.

“No one was injured in this incident,” she said, noting it can still be traumatic for both the motorist and the animal. “We need to ensure (motorists) are obeying all posted signs.”

Three black bears have also been hit and killed by vehicles so far this year — including one on June 30, also on the Icefields Parkway, which does not have wildlife exclusion fencing.

The speed limit in the national parks is 90 km/hr.


Wild Things is a blog about all things wild: wildlife, wildfires, wilderness and even wild weather by Herald environment writer Colette Derworiz.

Advertisements

CPW seeks help with Moffat County poaching incidents   Leave a comment

From:  Craig Daily Press

Colorado Parks & Wildlife/For the Daily Press

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Moffat County, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in Game Management Unit 10 in early November, near the town of Dinosaur.

Two bulls were found along Highway 318 late last week, northwest of Maybell. Both were estimated to have been killed before Thanksgiving and were entirely field-dressed. The other was found several miles away on Highway 10N, south of Irish Canyon.

Thought to have been killed at the end of the Fourth Rifle season, only the front shoulders and backstraps were removed from that bull.

With the known total of illegally taken elk in this area now at six this year, CPW officials are asking the public for help, reminding of a unique, CPW reward program available to anyone that can provide information about the person or persons responsible for killing the high-quality bulls.

The incentive program is known as Turn In Poachers, or TIP.

“Through TIP, if a hunter provides information about poaching incidents involving big game they may be eligible to receive a quality bull elk license in the unit where the tip was turned in if it results in a conviction for the take of an illegal six-point bull elk or willful destruction,”
said District Wildlife Manager Mike Swaro, of Craig.

Officials say that instead of a license a person may instead opt for a preference point for any big game species of their choice.

Swaro said that in the latest incident, the elk were taken in Game Management Units 2 and 201, known for producing some of the largest bulls in the state. It may take a hunter up to 20 years to gather enough preference points to hunt in these units, he said.

“Someone knows who did this, and we ask that they do the right thing and come forward,” added Swaro. “Along with the evidence we were able to gather at the scenes and additional information from the public, we should be able to find who did this in due time.”

To be eligible for points or a license through the TIP program, any person providing information must be willing to testify in court, in contrast to Operation Game Thief, a tip hotline that affords anonymity to any person providing information about a wildlife crime.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials remind the public that poaching is a serious offense that can lead to felony charges, significant fines, a prison sentence and the permanent loss of hunting and fishing privileges in Colorado and 43 other Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact states.

“If you saw something or heard something, let us know right away,” Swaro said. “Even if it does not seem like a significant detail, it may be the information we need to find the people responsible. Poachers commit crimes that affect everyone and the public’s help is critical to bring them to justice.”

To provide information about these incidents, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Meeker office at 970-878-6090 or DWM Swaro at 970-942-8275. To remain anonymous, call Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648.

Rewards are available if the information leads to a citation. Please specify which type of reward you are interested in, OGT or TIP.

For more information about Turn In Poachers, go towww.cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/TurnInPoachers.aspx. For more information about Operation Game Thief, go to www.cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/OGT.aspx.

COOPERATE HEADQUARTERS

Servicing the world

Opulence

Budget Friendly Luxury and Beauty

Jen Dionne's Website

One Family's Adventures in Windsor, CO

One Mom's Journey with CrossFit

Trials, Tribulations, & Triumphs of CrossFit

AtoZMom's Blog

Where God, Life, & Community Meet

Stigfinnaren i Älvsund

vägen inåt är vägen framåt

Wildlife in Deutschland

Naturfotografie von Jan Bürgel

MyYellowFeather

Your guide to style! 💛

European Wilderness Society

Our passion is Wilderness and its wildlife

The Divine Masculine

Striving for the balance between Anima and Animus

On Life and Wildlife

Thoughts on life, dreams, and the wild things I love

CBS Denver

Find Denver news, Colorado news, Colorado weather forecasts and sports reports including Denver Broncos at CBSDenver.com.

Busiga mor

My Home My Place My Life

emmzeebee.wordpress.com/

A self-confessed blogaholic since January 2017

THE OBSESSIVE WRITER

Because life is too overrated to ignore

Hugh's Views & News  

A man with dyslexia writing about this and that and everything else!

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Mrs S. London

She's Whiskey In A Teacup

Sizzles & Strings

Hostel-friendly recipes from an aspiring little chef. Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble.

Over the Border

Man made borders not to limit himself, but to have something to cross. ~Anonymous

%d bloggers like this: