All posts by Todd Wilkinson

About Todd Wilkinson

  • Peregrine Falcon Tags: Why don’t we hunt bald eagles for the sport of it?

    In case you’re wondering where the thinking of some Westerners is — note, I am using the adjective some here — you need look no further than social media. This week, a few citizens from the great...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Bear in Mind: Game warden killing of grizzly raises questions

    We don’t yet know what Chris Queen was thinking when he pulled the trigger on October 25 in an area northwest of Cody, killing the mother grizzly with one shot, orphaning her three cubs. Queen told authorities...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Real Wyoming Natives: For 10,000 years, Sheepeaters knew how to live with nature

    Earlier this year, tantalizing new research based on mastodon bones was reported, which suggested that humans might have been in North America far longer than we’ve been long lead to believe — 130,000 years rather than the...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • Higher Thinking: In new book, Bekoff, Pierce reveal what’s on the minds of animals

    Jessica Pierce and Dr. Marc Bekoff, one of our country’s leading ethologists, have a new book out that you really ought to read. Whether you agree with the basic tenets of the animal rights movement or not—the...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: What is Wild?

    Let us hope JH tourism board succeeds in its ad campaign JACKSON HOLE, WY— It’s a tough thing being an official tourism promoter in a town that, for several months each year, bursts at the seams with...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Ursid Rock Star

    A trip back to the dawn of Grizzly 399’s fame JACKSON HOLE, WY— Between living in a region for a long while and writing about it, you find that words yield snapshots. This one flashes forward from...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Rite of Passage

    To be men, real warriors don’t have to kill lions Daniel Ole Sambu and I were sitting in the second-floor grand room at Jackson Lake Lodge discussing predator conflicts this week when he said, “American cowboys love...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Herd Mentality

    Jarvi’s “African Menagerie” Shows How Fine Art Can Move the Masses Normally, encounters with fine art are personal affairs.  Paintings might hang in museum galleries and attract long lines of people, but when they stir the soul, they...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: It’s Our Turn

    How Greater Yellowstone sees the rest of degraded America JACKSON HOLE, WY — Maybe you still don’t realize it, neighbors, but we hicks of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem dwell in that part of the American boondocks otherwise known...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Indigenous Wisdom

    The voice of Red Elk-Reed hails from the real old West. JACKSON HOLE, WY — On the high plains of the American West, where four or five generations of land tenure is invoked to claim greater credibility...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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