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by Frank DuBois

The Federal Land Council News

My column this month includes a government conspiracy against a ranch family, grazing in monuments and a federal virus.

The Other Hage Case

Most are familiar with the Hage case before the Court of Federal Claims.  However, this case is about the antics of the federal land management agencies while Hage was winning in the claims court.

In 2007 the feds filed suit against Hage, citing 44 instances of livestock trespass on BLM and Forest Service land and requesting both damages and an injunction.

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by Frank DuBois

The Federal Land Council News

My column this month will answer the question “Was it a wolf kill or did the cow stomp its calf to death?” Plus items on forest fires, more Wilderness and sequester jesters.

The Saga of M113

On January 8th of this year the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) released a male four-year-old wolf named M1133 into the Apache National Forest near the New Mexico border. The alpha male of the Bluestem pack had been shot by a hunter and it was hoped M1133 would mate with the pack’s alpha female.  

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by Frank DuBois

The Federal Land Council News

My column this month is about jaguars, wolves, a jewel, & two different kinds of buffers.

Jaguars

The New Mexico and Arizona game departments have bothexpressed opposition to the USFWS’s proposed designation of critical habitat for the jaguar.

In their comments to the feds the NM Game & Fish Dept. said, “based on the best available scientific evidence, there are no areas in New Mexico that provide physical or biological features essential to the conservation of the species.” The dept.

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