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California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2014 25

Kudos to California. Last October, it became the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting. The ban will benefit the state’s namesake condors, which nearly went extinct. In 1982, only

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Are State and National Parks Going Extinct?

Are State and National Parks Going Extinct?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 4, 2012 18

As wildlife seekers and nature enthusiasts, we tend to rank state and national parks high on our lists of favorite travel destinations. And with 6,624 state parks (the term state parks also includes designations such

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After 87 Years, the Howl of the Wolf Returns to California

After 87 Years, the Howl of the Wolf Returns to California

Wendy Redal January 3, 2012 0

A solitary young wolf crossed the state line from Oregon into California’s Siskiyou County a few days ago, marking the first documented sighting of a gray wolf in the state since 1924. California Department

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Tracking Devices on Narwhals and Other Wildlife Wear

Tracking Devices on Narwhals and Other Wildlife Wear

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2011 7

After missing for more than eight years, Petunia, an American Staffordshire terrier, was found. She had disappeared from her home in Virginia sometime around Thanksgiving 2003. Last weekend, she was located in an animal

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Yosemite to Cut Trees for Better Views

Yosemite to Cut Trees for Better Views

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2011 8

“These darn trees are getting in the way of my view of nature,” joked one of my guides on a trip to British Columbia a few years back. We had stopped during a hike

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Travel Traditions

Travel Traditions

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 31, 2011 4

Some travel traditions wind up being big and grand, such as when a couple goes on an African safari for a honeymoon and then decides to celebrate each wedding anniversary with the same kind

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Six Wondrous Places to Watch Whales

Six Wondrous Places to Watch Whales

Wendy Redal May 27, 2010 6

One of the most amazing migrations on earth is taking place right now, as 20,000 gray whales make their way along the Pacific Coast of North America from Baja to their summer feeding grounds

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Discover elephant seals and more on California’s wild central coast

Discover elephant seals and more on California’s wild central coast

Wendy Redal August 24, 2009 2

A male elephant seal might be one of the funniest-looking animals on the planet. Unlike their conventional cousins, elephant seals are distinguished by their giant, bulbous nose, a pendulous schnozz that inflates with air

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