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2012 Winter | The Wildlife Society News

2012 Winter

Now in Print: The Wildlife Professional Winter 2012 Issue

This edition examines a variety of critical wildlife issues such as the impact of deer breeding on public trust wildlife, the ethics of wildlife photography, ongoing efforts to protect Vietnam’s rarest primate, and more. Read now! [...]

The Wildlife Professional, Winter 2012 Table of Contents

        A Growing Threat How Deer Breeding Could Put Public Trust Wildlife at Risk By James E. Miller Working Group Takes on Mule Deer Continental Collaboration for Mule Deer Conservation By Anis Aoude The Ethics [...]

A Growing Threat

A recent news story in Iowa’s The Gazette, dated September 21, 2012, began: “Iowa’s first seven cases of chronic wasting disease — all directly related to confined white-tailed deer — have put a bull’s eye on the backs [...]

Vermont Draws a Line

In 2010, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VTDFW) was caught off guard. State legislators passed a bill with a provision granting a private elk farmer ownership of wild moose and white-tailed deer that had become [...]

Working Group Takes on Mule Deer

These are interesting times for mule deer biologists across North America. They are excited and anxious as they implement and monitor new efforts by their respective states or provinces to improve mule deer habitat and population performance. The excitement comes from [...]

The Ethics of Wildlife Photography

In 2010, a wildlife photographer in Madrid, Spain, was stripped of the prestigious Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year award when the contest committee ruled that he had likely hired a captive wolf to represent a wild animal in his [...]

Protecting Vietnam’s Rarest Primate

In November, Vietnam government authorities and conservationists moved two critically endangered female golden-headed langurs (Trachypithecus poliocephalus poliocephalus), also known as Cat Ba langurs, from Vietnam’s Dong Cong Islet to neighboring Cat Ba Island—home to the endemic [...]

A New Forest Fire Paradigm

During the 2012 fire season from June through August, wildfires in the drought- stricken western and central United States burned more than 3.6 million acres of forest and shrubland. In the hot, dry, windy conditions seen [...]

Letters to the Editor

A Job Well Done Congratulations on your really magnificent, inspiring “Celebrating 75 years” issue of The Wildlife Professional. It arrived today and I could not put it down. I was employed by the U.S. Fish and [...]


To Fly or Not to Fly  By Robin Steenweg Canadian Broadcast Corporation. 2012. “Chopper crash in northern BC kills 3.” Federal Aviation Administration. 2012.U.S.Department of Transportation Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years 2012-2032, Aviation Policy and Plans. Helicopter Association [...]