Law Enforcement on a National Wildlife Refuge

A glint against the distant hills caught U.S. Fish & Wildlife Officer Walter Duran’s eye as we drove up the dirt road through Desert National Wildlife Refuge in southern Nevada. To check it out, Walter veered off onto the next side road heading in the direction of the still visible glimmer. “That’s what we do,” …

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Magnificent Animals

“I wouldn’t want to take part in the death of such magnificent creatures!” we recently overheard someone say in regard to killing bison for meat. But what constitutes a “magnificent creature”?  Bison?  Bear?  Bluebirds?  Butterflies? Perception “It’s all just perception,” noted a biologist friend of ours. “It’s what’s been glamorized and victimized. We kill anything …

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