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Living with Predators

Living with Predators

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 26, 2011 10

“Seven teens attacked by grizzly in Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountains,” reads a headline in a Sacramento news story, taken from the Anchorage Daily News on July 25, 2011. And, “Two teenagers have life-threatening injuries after

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The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

Brad Josephs April 25, 2011 6

In modern society the raven is surely the world’s most underappreciated bird. Physically, ravens are neither ornate nor powerful. They lack the color of most other songbirds,  the hunting prowess of mighty raptors, and are often

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Some Folks Call Me “Gutpile”

Some Folks Call Me “Gutpile”

Brad Josephs March 7, 2011 7

When I am not guiding or traveling, you can find me residing in the quirky little fishing village (though some argue it is primarily a drinking village with a fishing problem) of Homer, Alaska.

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Happy Birthday, Yellowstone National Park!

Happy Birthday, Yellowstone National Park!

Wendy Redal March 1, 2011 0

America’s first national park is 139 years old today! Yellowstone became the first federally protected national park by an Act of Congress signed into law on March 1, 1872. A Brief History Leading to

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The Canine Connection

The Canine Connection

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 3, 2011 4

About 12,000 years ago in what today is the country of Israel, hunter-gatherers buried a body with its hand holding a pup. It’s not known whether the animal was a dog or a wolf.

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Adventure in the Ellipses: Elk

Adventure in the Ellipses: Elk

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 18, 2010 7

Ever since elk were reintroduced to Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in 1995, I’ve wanted to see them roaming freely in my home state. Last month, my dream was realized—twice. In September, I was fortunate

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